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Grade Range:
K-12
Resource Type(s):
Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted:
3/10/2015
This bus carried rural children to the Martinsburg, Indiana school in the 1940s. Busing enabled children to attend consolidated schools, which were larger than one-room schools and had better curricula, teachers, and facilities. All-steel school buses like this one were safer than earlier school
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media, Worksheets
Duration:
8 minutes
Date Posted:
2/18/2014
Freedom Summer veteran Courtland Cox discusses his work in the civil rights movement, the relationship between the work of Freedom Summer and the recent voter registration requirements, and emphasizes that the challenge of this generation of young people will be the fight for equal access to qual
Grade Range:
8-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media
Date Posted:
2/5/2014
Civil rights legend Robert Moses, Marshall Ganz, activist and professor at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, students, and others participated in a panel discussion about Freedom Summer, the 1964 youth-led effort to end the political disenfranchisement and educational inequa
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:
5-8
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities
Duration:
45 minutes
Date Posted:
12/17/2012
Explore the American presidency and elections in these four activities from Smithsonian Education’s Art to Zoo. Each of the four activities focuses on a different skill in social studies: examining maps, using timelines, studying collections, and using primary sources. The activiti
Grade Range:
6-12
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities
Duration:
15 minutes
Date Posted:
9/24/2012
Students can guide themselves to a deeper understanding of segregation with this 2-page activity sheet. The sheet includes description and analysis questions to use alongside the digitized version of two photographs of segregated schools, suggestions for other related online resources, and possib
Grade Range:
3-5
Resource Type(s):
Reviewed Websites
Date Posted:
7/20/2012
Project Archaeology, a program of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, uses archaeological inquiry to foster understanding of past and present cultures; improve social studies and science education; and enhance citizenship education to help preserve our archaeological legacy. &nb
Grade Range:
5-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Date Posted:
6/19/2012
In this online exhibition, students will learn how Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere), an American medical philanthropic organization, has impacted global health care. Currently, Project HOPE's education programs in southern Africa, Latin America, Central Europe and disadva
Grade Range:
5-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities
Duration:
100 minutes
Date Posted:
6/11/2012
This kit of guided listening activities and streaming music offers an engaging way of introducing students to jazz. It traces Louis Armstrong's career as a musician, from influences in African rhythms and New Orleans marches through performances in the 1960's and 70's. It could also be used as an
Grade Range:
K-12
Resource Type(s):
Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted:
5/3/2012
This apparatus was designed by Catherine Stern, a physicist by training and the founder of a Montessori school in her native Germany. Stern and her husband were of Jewish descent, and emigrated to New York City in 1938 to avoid persecution by the Nazis. There she developed these materials, descri
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