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The Presidential Inaugural: Smithsonian Documentary Photographs

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 1/15/2009

Documentary photographs of inaugural events and festivities are the focus of this online collection from the Smithsonian Photographic Services. Included are photographs from the inaugurations of Presidents Reagan through Clinton, as well as select...


The Presidential Pullman Railcar Ferdinand Magellan

Grade Range: 4-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 9/29/2008

This website, hosted by Florida’s Gold Coast Railroad Museum, includes an online exhibition about the Ferdinand Magellan , the only Presidential Railcar built in the 20th century. It is now the only passenger railcar that has ever be...


The Presidential Timeline of the Twentieth Century

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 10/17/2009

This resource, designed by Learning Technology Center in the University of Texas at Austin College of Education, features an interactive timeline that tells the stories of the American presidents of the twentieth century, from Herbert Hoover to Wi...


The September 11 Digital Archive

Grade Range: 7-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 8/3/2009

The September 11 Digital Archive uses electronic media to collect, preserve, and present the history of September 11, 2001 and its aftermath. The Archive contains more than 150,000 digital items, a tally that includes more than 40,000 emails and o...


The Smithsonian’s First Ladies Collection

Grade Range: 4-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 10/9/2008

This website includes 10 objects from the Smithsonian’s First Ladies Collection supplemented with contextual information. Part of the online exhibition entitled Legacies: Collecting America’s History at the Smithsonian, this resource w...


The Visible Human Project

Grade Range: 9-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 9/15/2008

The Visible Human Project and its website is an outgrowth of the United States National Library of Medicine’s 1986 Long-Range Plan. It is the creation of complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the normal male a...


The White House Collection of American Crafts

Grade Range: 4-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 9/29/2008

The White House’s Collection of American Crafts website is hosted by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. This virtual collection features seventy-two objects, all of which were installed in various locations throughout the White House This ...


The White House Historical Association

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 9/25/2008

This website is a must-visit for students and teachers studying the history of the White House, or the presidency itself. The site contains timelines, historical photographs, historical tours, as well as links for further research.  In additi...


Trains.com

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 9/10/2008

Trains.com is a website dedicated to those who love everything about railroading and model trains.  It contains the latest railroad news, and allows students to explore the history of railroading and the hobby of model trains.  The websi...


Treasures of the Library of Congress: The Star-Spangled Banner

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Source, Reference Materials, Web Link
Date Posted: 1/7/2009

This resource includes images of a rare, first print edition of the Star-Spangled Banner sheet music that combines words and music as well as a hand-written copy of the Star-Spangled Banner poem by Francis Scott Key.  These primary sources ar...

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