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Grade Range:
K-12
Resource Type(s):
Artifacts
Date Posted:
2/1/2017
In 1776 Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence on this portable desk of his own design. It features a hinged writing board and a locking drawer for papers, pens, and inkwell. By the summer of 1776 members of the Second Continental Congress prepared to declare thei
Grade Range:
K-12
Resource Type(s):
Reviewed Websites
Date Posted:
4/24/2013
This guide introduces teachers to resources on the Battle of Baltimore and the role the state of Maryland played in the War of 1812. Find short background information on the course of the war and its effects on citizens, suggested books for adults and children on 1812 history, and links to educat
Grade Range:
4-6
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials, Lessons & Activities
Duration:
380 minutes
Date Posted:
11/26/2012
Studying the presidency offers students a new way to explore American history. What does it mean to be the president of the United States of America? What is the relationship of the presidency to the American people? Using artifacts and documents, students can begin to uncover this uniquely Ameri
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Primary Sources, Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities
Date Posted:
11/11/2009
This object-based learning activity revolves around the desk on which Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence. Students will learn how the Jefferson desk can help them understand the meaning of the Declaration, both at the time that it was written as well as to future g
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Primary Sources, Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities
Date Posted:
11/5/2009
This teacher resource challenges students to think about the Jefferson desk and the Declaration of Independence as objects that are valuable sources of historical information. It includes a preliminary activity intended to introduce students to doing history with objects a
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Reviewed Websites
Date Posted:
8/7/2009
This website, produced by the New York Historical Society, focuses on the debate in New York regarding the ratification of the Constitution.  This online exhibition takes the form of a timeline features primary source documents, newspapers, broadsides, portraits and objects, allowing student
Grade Range:
2-12
Resource Type(s):
Reviewed Websites
Date Posted:
8/6/2009
This website, from the New York Times, allows students to read the texts of every American president’s inauguration speech.  The site creators clarify each address by highlighting words that appear the most often in each president’s speech.  The site also includes related multimedia
Grade Range:
4-12
Resource Type(s):
Reviewed Websites
Date Posted:
10/7/2008
This website was originally designed to complement C-SPAN's 20th Anniversary Television Series, American Presidents: Life Portraits, which debuted in 1999.  The American Presidents website, created for the television series, contains a complete video archive of the series, additiona
Grade Range:
K-12
Resource Type(s):
Reviewed Websites
Date Posted:
10/7/2008
POTUS.com consists of detailed biographies of every president from George Washington to George W. Bush. Each president has a comprehensive individual section devoted to them specifically. In each section teachers and students can find a great deal of information about the [residents, inc
Grade Range:
4-12
Resource Type(s):
Reviewed Websites
Date Posted:
10/7/2008
The Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress is the nation's oldest and most comprehensive presidential library. Although the website is older, it provides valuable images of original primary source documents related to 23 presidents, each paired with contextual information.  This is a
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