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Grade Range:
6-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials, Interactives & Media
Date Posted:
3/9/2016
Labor leaders often rose from the ranks to secure for fellow workers a living wage, safer working conditions, shorter hours, and balance the scales of economic justice through direct action as well as state and federal legislation. In this video series, learn about 5 labor leaders. 
Grade Range:
3-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media
Date Posted:
5/16/2013
Nearly seven decades after the beginning of World War II, the Congressional Gold Medal was bestowed on the Japanese American men who served with bravery and valor on the battlefield, even while their families were held in internment camps by the very country for which they fought. Through videos,
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 an educators guide on expanding the
Grade Range:
8-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Date Posted:
12/31/2021
"Although women's empowerment can have a revolutionary effect on society, it doesn't always look like a revolution. Today, organizations like UN Women work to empower women in rural areas through economic programs that help them “claim their rights to land, leadership, opportunities, and choices
Grade Range:
8-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Date Posted:
12/31/2021
"One hundred years ago Marie Curie stood among the rose bushes, the press, and a crowd of White House guests, holding a golden key. The key opened a box that contained a gram of radium. Could it also unlock a cure to cancer? Women across America were led to believe as much, rising to the call sent
Grade Range:
6-12
Resource Type(s):
Reviewed Websites, Reference Materials
Duration:
60 minutes
Date Posted:
12/31/2021
American women have always worked, but their work in the home is often unpaid and invisible. One way to see this work is through what women wore. This labor—cleaning, cooking, child rearing, and other care work—fused with notions of what it meant to be a woman and shaped Americans’ ideas ab
Grade Range:
K-12
Resource Type(s):
Artifacts
Date Posted:
12/30/2020
A New Havel Motor brand pocket watch with black faceplate and radium painted numbers and clock hands. The watch case is made of plated metal and has a ridged winding mechanism at the top. "New Haven Motor" and "Radium" are printed in white lettering on the watch face.In the 1910s–1920s, radium was
Grade Range:
6-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media
Duration:
5 minutes
Date Posted:
12/29/2020
This series introduces you to the lives of 10 Latinas, as told by curators, scientists, and educators across the Smithsonian. Join them as they explore stories of labor organizing, fashion, music, science exploration, performance, and art that have shaped the United States. The Latinas Talk Latinas
Grade Range:
8-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Date Posted:
9/4/2020
“One of the most infamous tragedies in American manufacturing history is the Triangle shirtwaist factory fire of 1911. You may recall the story—how a blaze in a New York City sweatshop resulted in the fiery death of 146 people, mostly immigrant women in their teens and 20s. When workers found ex
Grade Range:
8-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Date Posted:
9/4/2020
“The Transcontinental Railroad was completed 150 years ago, in 1869. In 1800s America, some saw the railroad as a symbol of modernity and national progress. For others, however, the Transcontinental Railroad undermined the sovereignty of Native nations and threatened to destroy Indigenous communit
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