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Grade Range:
6-12
Resource Type(s):
Primary Sources, Lessons & Activities
Duration:
90 minutes
Date Posted:
5/6/2010
Have students document the national response to the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001 using polls, comment cards from teenagers, and their own recollections. This lesson plan (which includes background information and full-color primary sources) was produced to accompan
Grade Range:
6-12
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities
Duration:
60 minutes
Date Posted:
8/9/2022
In support of the traveling exhibition of Girlhood (It's complicated), the Smithsonian has developed a set of curricular materials and platforms to create meaningful learning opportunities for girls (and all students) in your learning network connected to this content.
Grade Range:
6-12
Resource Type(s):
Primary Sources, Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities, Worksheets
Duration:
17 minutes
Date Posted:
4/5/2012
William Flury was a Merchant Mariner who served on a Liberty Ship carrying supplies for “the Burma Road.”  Listen to his oral history, and then study the supporting primary sources to answer the discussion questions. This resource is part of a series called “Maritime Voices: Merchant M
Grade Range:
6-12
Resource Type(s):
Reviewed Websites, Reference Materials, Primary Sources, Lessons & Activities
Duration:
60 minutes
Date Posted:
8/9/2022
The Smithsonian Transcription Center, the National Museum of American History, the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access, and Smithsonian Enterprises collaborated with five secondary teachers from the greater Washington, D.C., metro area to create
Grade Range:
7-9
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities
Duration:
380 minutes
Date Posted:
12/17/2012
Studying the American presidency offers students an unparalleled opportunity to explore the democratic political process and to deepen their understanding of how this process fits into the whole of American history. While learning about subjects as diverse as campaigns, the media, and presidentia
Grade Range:
7-12
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities
Duration:
45 minutes
Date Posted:
9/21/2010
In this lesson plan, students analyze news sources from the Vietnam War era to describe how POWs and their families were represented in the media, then write letters from the perspective of the relative of a POW that describes the concerns of POW families. This resource was produced to accompany
Grade Range:
7-12
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities
Duration:
50 minutes
Date Posted:
6/10/2008
This lesson will help students identify with the experiences of camp internees during World War II. Students will be divided into four-member "family" groups that are to be relocated to an internment camp. They will then read two sections of the online exhibition entitled A More Perfect Union
Grade Range:
7-12
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities
Duration:
100 minutes
Date Posted:
7/7/2008
In this classroom activity, students will research to gather information in order to create a radio broadcast about the five court cases that made up Brown v. Board of Education, and tell the stories of the African Americans from different walks of like who demanded better educational opportuniti
Grade Range:
8-12
Resource Type(s):
Reviewed Websites, Primary Sources, Lessons & Activities
Duration:
90 minutes
Date Posted:
10/12/2016
This historical investigation is alinged with the C3 Framework and is from C3teachers.org. By asking the compelling question “Was the New Deal a good deal?” students take on a topic with a long hi
Grade Range:
8-12
Resource Type(s):
Reviewed Websites, Primary Sources, Lessons & Activities
Duration:
90 minutes
Date Posted:
10/11/2016
This historical investigation is aligned with the C3 Framework and is from C3teachers.org. This inquiry leads students through an investigation of the perennial power struggle between federal and stat
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