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Remembering Jim Crow

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

In the documentary entitled Remembering Jim Crow , Americans—black and white—remember and reflect on life in the time of Jim Crow. The accompanying website breaks down the documentary into sections, and features audio clips tha...


Santos of Puerto Rico

Grade Range: K-6
Resource Type(s): Web Link, Worksheets
Date Posted: 9/16/2008

Teodoro Vidal became a collector in Puerto Rico after traveling all over Puerto Rico collecting artwork, furniture, toys, and much more. He collected many of the santo that can be seen in this activity guide. Mr. Vidal collected objects because he...


Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture: New York Library

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

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is a national research library devoted to collecting, preserving and providing access to resources documenting the history and experiences of peoples of African descent throughout the world. Their...


Smithsonian Collections Search

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 3/9/2012

Search over 7.4 million records with 568,100 images, video and sound files, electronic journals and other resources from the Smithsonian's museums, archives & libraries.


Smithsonian Institution Asian Pacific American Program

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 6/11/2008

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program provides vision, leadership and support for all Asian Pacific American (APA) activities at the Smithsonian while at the same time, serving as liaison to APA communities.


Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 10/7/2008

The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery tells the story of America through the individuals who have shaped U.S. culture. Their official online website features links to current, past, upcoming and online exhibitions, a collections search and e...


Southeastern Museums Conference

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

Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) members include museum staff, corporate partners and other individuals, who benefit from the networking opportunities provided through this website, Members represent museum interests throughout the Southeast...


Spy Letters of the American Revolution

Grade Range: 3-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 8/6/2009

This website, produced by students from the University of Michigan, focuses on the communications of American and English spies during the Revolutionary War.   The site includes a gallery of eleven different spy letters, stor...


Stand Up For Your Rights - U.S. History for Kids

Grade Range: 4-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 10/3/2009

This PBSkids website, part of the WayBack series from the American Experience, focuses on an interactive approach to teach about civil rights. Students can complete a mock interview, evaluate and comment on an image related ...


Teachers (U.S. National Park Service)

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link

The National Park Service offers distance learning, field trips, and curriculum materials in addition to accredited professional development opportunities for teachers.  Look here for opportunities to visit guest speakers, borrom nature kits,...

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Edison's "New Year's Eve" Lamp

Thomas Edison used this carbon-filament bulb in the first public demonstration of his most famous invention, the first practical electric incandescent lamp, which took place...