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Grade Range:
K-12
Resource Type(s):
Reviewed Websites, Reference Materials, Interactives & Media
Date Posted:
7/22/2017
What happens when a people decide to govern themselves? America’s national treasures come to life in this compelling exhibition that examines the bold experiment to create a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” American Democracy: A Great Leap of Fait
Grade Range:
6-12
Resource Type(s):
Primary Sources, Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities, Worksheets
Duration:
220 minutes
Date Posted:
4/27/2010
Investigate the authentic journal of Alex Van Valen, a man who set sail in 1849 to stake his claim in the California gold fields, to discover what life was like during the gold rush. This dynamic project from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History includes student questions to help
Grade Range:
K-4
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials, Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities
Duration:
175 minutes
Date Posted:
11/30/2010
Railroads have moved people and cargo around America for more than 180 years. By using this OurStory module, children and adults can enjoy exploring the history of trains in America. Focused on actively reading Jingle the Brass, a historical fiction picture book about a ride on a steam l
Grade Range:
K-6
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials, Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities
Duration:
160 minutes
Date Posted:
3/18/2011
Robert Smalls was born a slave in South Carolina, but made a daring escape to freedom on the ship CSS Planter and joined the Union in fighting to end slavery in America. By using this OurStory module, children and adults can enjoy exploring one aspect of the Civil War. Focused on actively reading
Grade Range:
5-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities
Duration:
135 minutes
Date Posted:
8/3/2012
In this lesson, students will examine the difference between history and memory by debating the legacy of Benedict Arnold.  Using video clips of an actor playing Arnold, students are invited to debate his actions and determine how history should remember him.  
Grade Range:
8-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities
Duration:
135 minutes
Date Posted:
8/3/2012
In this lesson, students will examine the difference between history and memory by debating the legacy of John Brown.  Using video clips of an actor playing Brown, students are invited to debate his actions and determine how history should remember him.  The video segments are also avai
Grade Range:
5-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities
Duration:
100 minutes
Date Posted:
6/11/2012
This kit of guided listening activities and streaming music offers an engaging way of introducing students to jazz. It traces Louis Armstrong's career as a musician, from influences in African rhythms and New Orleans marches through performances in the 1960's and 70's. It could also be used as an
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media
Duration:
99 minutes
Date Posted:
4/8/2010
In this archived panel discussion, experts discuss Abraham Lincoln's views on race issues in the context of his mid-19th century contemporaries. Beyond discussing slavery and emancipation, the panel of experts explores historical and modern perspectives on colonization, voting, and int
Grade Range:
7-12
Resource Type(s):
Primary Sources, Interactives & Media
Duration:
98 minutes
Date Posted:
2/12/2010
During this 98-minute archived webcast, hear three members of the Greensboro Four reflect on their experiences as nonviolent protesters during the civil rights movement. The three surviving members of the Greensboro Four, Jibreel Khazan (formerly Ezell Blair, Jr.), Franklin McCain, and Joseph McN
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media
Duration:
98 minutes
Date Posted:
3/31/2010
In this archived panel discussion, experts compare and contrast the impact of science and technology on the role of the presidency for President Abraham Lincoln and President Barack Obama. The experts explore the interactions between President Lincoln and the Smithsonian Institution, how the Civi
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