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Grade Range:
6-12
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities
Duration:
30 minutes
Date Posted:
2/19/2020
With and without the vote and throughout American history, young people have been a force to be reckoned with as they take action and stand in support of the issues that matter most. In 2020 this legacy will continue; 22 million young people will be eligible to vote in American elections for the
Grade Range:
6-12
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities
Date Posted:
3/19/2018
In honor of America's entry into "The War to End All Wars" in 1917, World War I: Lessons and Legacies explores the war and its lasting impact and far-reaching influence on American life. From the Great Migration to the 1918 flu pandemic and from the unionizat
Grade Range:
5-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities
Date Posted:
3/15/2018
Through a set of three classroom videos, examine the actions taken by suffragists in 1917 as they fought to win the right to vote. Students will meet Rebecca, a historical character from Takoma Park, Maryland, who
Grade Range:
5-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities
Date Posted:
3/1/2018
The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History presents a filmed version of its on-the-floor program, The Suffragist.  This set of three classroom videos examines the actions taken by suffragists in 1917 as they fought to win the right to vote. Students meet Rebecca, a histo
Grade Range:
6-12
Resource Type(s):
Primary Sources, Lessons & Activities
Date Posted:
11/15/2017
In honor of America's entry into "The War to End All Wars" in 1917, World War I: Lessons and Legacies explores the war and its lasting impact and far-reaching influence on American life. From the Great Migration to the 1918 flu pandemic and from the unionizat
Grade Range:
8-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Date Posted:
9/4/2020
“Immigrants were pouring into the country. They spoke a different language. They worshiped in a different way. Leaders were worried about the new residents' loyalty. Would they defend their new home in a possible military conflict, or undermine their neighbors? These were the questions early Ameri
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Primary Sources, Lessons & Activities
Date Posted:
11/7/2019
February 2017 marked the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, a document that President Roosevelt signed in 1942, two months after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. The order resulted in the imprisonment of 75,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry and 45,000 Japanese nationals in prison ca
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities
Date Posted:
5/1/2018
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith traces the unfolding of America’s experiment with government “of, by, and for the people” and illustrates the fact that democracy involves civic engagement and participation. This exhibition and its 
Grade Range:
K-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Date Posted:
5/6/2017
For nearly a decade, the museum has used theater as a means of enlivening the visitor experience and engaging the public in dialogue on challenging topics in history. Thousands of visitors have joined a mock civil rights training session, debated the use of violence with John Brown, or met Louise
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities
Date Posted:
6/19/2015
Abraham Lincoln is typically portrayed as a gaunt, bearded man, both thoughtful and troubled. The story that goes along with this image is as familiar to Americans as any children’s fable. He was born in a log cabin. He became the 16th president. He freed the slaves and saved the Union. He was
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