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Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities, Interactives & Media, Primary Sources
Date Posted:
11/8/2009
This object-based learning activity revolves around an 1898 Standard Voting Machine, the fight against voting fraud and the extension of voting rights in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Students will learn how voting technology was used to democratize the voting process in the
Grade Range:
3-5
Resource Type(s):
Worksheets, Lessons & Activities, Interactives & Media, Primary Sources
Duration:
25 minutes
Date Posted:
1/5/2010
In this activity, children pretend to be an American during 1963 and decide whether or not to join the March on Washington. Children base their choice on information gathered through guided observation of a handbill from the march. Included in an OurStory module from Smithsonian's National Museum
Grade Range:
4-8
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities, Interactives & Media
Date Posted:
6/10/2008
What can we learn by studying a buffalo hide painting? In this activity, students will learn about the culture of the Plains Indians by determining the meaning of stories told on a buffalo hide painting and compare their interpretations to that of a Smithsonian historian. This activity is meant t
Grade Range:
K-8
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities, Reference Materials, Interactives & Media
Date Posted:
6/10/2008
In this interactive website, students explore the role buffaloes played in the lives of Native Americans of the northern Plains. The website includes: online interactives, printable activities and a map of the Plain Indians, information about the art of buffalo hide paintings, a teacher's guide a
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media
Duration:
9 minutes
Date Posted:
7/7/2008
Three short videos provide an overview of American transportation history in three different eras: 1800-1900, 1900-1950, and 1950-2000.  These videos are included in the online exhibition entitled America on the Move, which focuses on transportation in US history.
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media
Duration:
10 minutes
Date Posted:
7/7/2008
Three short videos provide an overview of the history of America's transportation infrastructure in three eras: 1800-1900, 1900-1950, and 1950-2000.  These videos are included in the online exhibition entitled America on the Move, which focuses on transportation in US history.
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media
Duration:
9 minutes
Date Posted:
7/7/2008
Three short videos provide an overview of transportation technology in three eras: 1800-1900, 1900-1950, and 1950-2000.  These videos are included in the online exhibition entitled America on the Move, which focuses on transportation in US history.
Grade Range:
6-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media
Duration:
4 minutes
Date Posted:
3/23/2012
Meet Steven Turner, curator at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, as he discusses the Smithsonian's scientific instrument collection. This video focuses the science behind and uses for tuning forks, including demonstrations of tuning forks on resonators, the Grand Tonometer, a
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media
Duration:
96 minutes
Date Posted:
3/31/2010
In this archived panel discussion, experts compare, contrast, and contextualize the relationships between President Lincoln and Frederick Douglass and President Johnson and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The content of the discussion includes comparison of the figures as orators, comparison of these
Grade Range:
6-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities, Primary Sources, Worksheets
Duration:
16 minutes
Date Posted:
4/5/2012
Spud Campbell was a Merchant Mariner who served on a Liberty Ship carrying supplies to help the Soviet Union fight Germany on the Eastern Front.  Listen to his oral history, and then study the supporting primary sources to answer the discussion questions. This resource is part of a series ca
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