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Grade Range:
5-8
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media, Worksheets
Duration:
13 minutes
Date Posted:
11/22/2010
In this episode of the History Explorer podcast series, numismatics curator Karen Lee discusses the history and meaning of the dollar, including unusual items that have been used to represent the dollar in the U.S., and discusses the value of studying money.  The teacher guide incl
Grade Range:
6-8
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media, Worksheets
Duration:
19 minutes
Date Posted:
1/15/2012
In this episode of the History Explorer podcast series, curator Paul Johnston discusses the field of underwater archaeology and how the study of shipwrecks can add to our understanding of many areas and eras in US history.  The resource includes a teachers guide and student worksh
Grade Range:
6-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media, Worksheets
Duration:
12 minutes
Date Posted:
1/11/2013
In this episode of the History Explorer podcast, we go behind the "seams" to explore the many layers of the Museum’s latest acquisition—Elphaba’s dress from the Broadway Musical Wicked, which gave a new spin on L. Frank Baum’s well known book, The Wonderful Wi
Grade Range:
6-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media, Worksheets
Duration:
14 minutes
Date Posted:
3/28/2013
In this episode of History Explorer, curators Bart Hacker and Margaret Vining discuss the roles that women have played in the military throughout history, their research, and the 2013 announcement of a policy to allow women in combat.  The resource set includes a teacher guide, student
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities, Interactives & Media, Primary Sources
Date Posted:
11/11/2009
This activity challenges students to think about the 1898 Standard Voting Machine and the democratization of the voting process in the United States. It includes a preliminary activity intended to introduce students to doing history with objects and three lesson plans focused on th
Grade Range:
K-4
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media, Worksheets
Duration:
20 minutes
Date Posted:
4/19/2012
In this activity, children will examine pictures of a Congressional Gold Medal for Japanese American soldiers, investigate the symbols on both sides, and design their own medal for kids who lived in the camps. Part of an OurStory module from entitled Life in a WWII Japanese American Internmen
Grade Range:
4-8
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media
Duration:
28 minutes
Date Posted:
7/7/2008
This electronic field trip was designed to introduce grades 4–8 to the America on the Move exhibition on transportation in U.S. history. Curators and a student host visit the exhibition and examine the impact of immigration and migration and the influence of various forms of t
Grade Range:
4-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities, Primary Sources
Date Posted:
1/22/2009
Use this interactive document to bring one of the five known handwritten copies of the Gettysburg Address to life! Students can zoom in on the document, click on highlighted passages that help put the famous speech into context and listen to actor Liam Neeson read the entire address. Transcripts
Grade Range:
K-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities
Date Posted:
1/6/2009
Explore features of the Star-Spangled Banner using this interactive flag included in the online exhibition entitled The Star-Spangled Banner: The Flag that Inspired the National Anthem. Using this interactive tool, students can click on hotspots and learn something new about the fla
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 on the history of acoustics during the 18th and 19th centuries, including demonstrations of wave models, tuning forks, siren
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