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National Japanese American Memorial Foundation

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

Construction of the National Japanese American Memorial on Federal land was authorized by statute (PL 102-502) and signed into law by President George Bush on October 24, 1992. Initially intended to commemorate Japanese American War veterans, the ...


NCHS Social Studies Standards

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

This is a link to national standards of history written by the National Center for History in the Schools at the University of California, Los Angeles under the guidance of the National Council for History Standards.  From this homepage, stud...


New England Museum Association

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

The New England Museum Association’s goal is to strengthen member museums in the region. NEMA fosters communication and ethical conduct; provides professional development; promotes excellence in museum operations; and encourages support for ...


New York Divided

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 8/6/2009

This website, from the New York Historical Society, is a collection of two special exhibitions focused on slavery in antebellum New York.   Both sites offer students interpretation of the people, places, and documents that define ...


Old Sturbridge Village

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

This website allows students to take a tour of Sturbridge village, a living history museum that replicates rural live in the nineteenth century. Students who use this site will gain an understanding of early rural American l...


Paper Engineering: Fold, Pull, Pop, Turn

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 11/10/2010

Paper Engineering: Fold, Pull, Pop & Turn , an exhibition developed by the Smithsonian Libraries, presents more than 50 examples of action-packed constructions and inspired works of art spanning 500 years. The related Web sit...


PBS American Experience: The Presidents

Grade Range: 4-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 10/7/2008

This website, related to the award-winning broadcasts of Presidential biographies, provides a wealth of excellent material related to Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Johnson, Nixon, Carter, Reagan and George H. W. bush.  Students can view indiv...


Pentagon 9/11 Memorial

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 9/1/2010

The Pentagon Memorial Fund’s Web site offers an interactive map of the memorial, a video and other information about events on 9/11 both at and beyond the Pentagon, a space to read and share personal stories, and links to related organizatio...


Portraits of a City: The Scurlock Photographic Studio’s Legacy to Washington, DC

Grade Range: 4-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 1/29/2009

For most of the twentieth century, two generations of Scurlocks documented Washington, D.C.'s African American community and city life.  Portraits of a City is a web resource from the Archives Center, National Museum of American Hist...


Portraits of the Presidents Activities

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Duration: 300 Minutes
Date Posted: 12/17/2012

This Teacher Resource Guide from the National Portrait Gallery will introduce students to the Presidents and the role of the presidency in American history through the portraits. The activities, games, and puzzles are designed to enhance students&...

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