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Grade Range:
K-4
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials, Lessons & Activities
Duration:
75 minutes
Date Posted:
3/5/2012
September 11, 2001 was a shocking day in American history. By using this OurStory module from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, children and adults can start discussing the events of that day through children's literature, museum objects, and hands-on activities. Focused arou
Grade Range:
K-4
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities, Worksheets
Duration:
60 minutes
Date Posted:
8/11/2010
Take a trip or conduct a phone interview with a member of the League of Women Voters. The League of Women Voters was created in 1920 to help organize women voters and encourage their active participation in civic life. Part of an OurStory module entitled Winning the Vote for Women, this activity
Grade Range:
5-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials, Primary Sources, Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities
Duration:
60 minutes
Date Posted:
10/14/2016
Popular athletes can reflect the broader societal change that is going on around them; they can also be instigators of that change. This collection traces the African-American civil rights movement through the 20th century and touches on athletes like Jack Johnson, Jackie Robinson, and Muhammad A
Grade Range:
K-5
Resource Type(s):
Reviewed Websites, Lessons & Activities
Duration:
60 minutes
Date Posted:
10/19/2016
This historical investigation is aligned with the C3 Framework and is from C3teachers.org. This inquiry is an exploration into the concept of responsibility, beginning within the home and then expandi
Grade Range:
6-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials, Primary Sources, Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities
Duration:
60 minutes
Date Posted:
10/14/2016
This collection teaches students about the changing role of women during World War II: their role in the workplace, increasing presence in the military, and participation in voluntary organizations that supported the war. Students should think about how these activities reinforced traditional not
Grade Range:
6-12
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities
Duration:
60 minutes
Date Posted:
9/24/2012
The 101 Questions activity includes reading and responding to the current USCIS Naturalization test, determining a hypothetical 101st question on the exam, and displaying their final product in a classroom or online gallery walk. The activity includes teacher directions and a student worksheet.
Grade Range:
K-5
Resource Type(s):
Reviewed Websites, Lessons & Activities
Duration:
60 minutes
Date Posted:
10/21/2016
This historical investigation is aligned with the C3 Framework and is from C3teachers.org. Through the compelling question “Do we have to have rules?” this annotated inquiry inv
Grade Range:
K-2
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities
Duration:
60 minutes
Date Posted:
11/19/2008
What do museums do? In this classroom activity, students will recognize the Smithsonian Institution and be able to explain what a museum does. This is accomplished through the use of discussion questions and activities in which they relate stories from prior museum visits or share ideas for a mus
Grade Range:
6-12
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities
Duration:
60 minutes
Date Posted:
12/31/2021
This Learning Lab collection explores the life of Anna Dickinson, an abolitionist who became a prominent public speaker as a teenager during the Civil War. Consider the following guiding and supporting questions as you navigate the collection: What is the power of youth voice in the fight against
Grade Range:
6-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials, Primary Sources, Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities
Duration:
60 minutes
Date Posted:
10/13/2016
This learner resource includes a 26 minute documentary where Charles Moore explains the context of many of his most famous civil rights images. Then, students examine the images and think about the importance of photojournalism to the civil rights movement. Finally, students are presented with An
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