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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:
6-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials, Interactives & Media
Duration:
5 minutes
Date Posted:
5/19/2014
One of the most enduring national brand characters to appear in the early days of advertising is everyone's favorite sartorially gifted legume, Mr. Peanut. In this episode, host Tory Altman joins Kathleen Franz, professor at American University, to talk about the history of "spokes-characters" in
Grade Range:
5-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials, Primary Sources
Date Posted:
5/15/2012
Students can explore each page of the bible, read translations, and view short videos about the bible’s history and conservation. This volume, created by Thomas Jefferson in 1820, is an 84-page assemblage of passages from the first four books of the New Testament, a project undertaken by J
Grade Range:
4-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Date Posted:
5/11/2012
This online exhibition features approximately 100 objects from the Museum's collections to tell stories from the earliest days of America's colonial history through the 2008 presidential election. Each object is used as the starting point for a larger story about American history. The exhibition
Grade Range:
3-5
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities, Primary Sources
Duration:
15 minutes
Date Posted:
3/9/2012
How can the Statue of Liberty be used in a timeline? Take a close look at an object made by an immigrant, then tell your family or cultural stories through a timeline. Part of an OurStory module entitled Coming to America, this activity includes a guided exploration of a museum artifact,
Grade Range:
6-8
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media, Worksheets
Duration:
19 minutes
Date Posted:
1/15/2012
In this episode of the History Explorer podcast series, curator Paul Johnston discusses the field of underwater archaeology and how the study of shipwrecks can add to our understanding of many areas and eras in US history.  The resource includes a teachers guide and student worksheet.&n
Grade Range:
6-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media
Date Posted:
10/15/2011
Hear staff from the museum's paper conservation lab discuss the preservation and repair behind Thomas Jefferson's personal Bible and other paper objects at the museum in this episode of the History Explorer podcast series.  
Grade Range:
2-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media
Duration:
3 minutes
Date Posted:
6/17/2010
Cartoons from World War II helped explain the war to children and encouraged families to do their part for the war cause. This video is part of the Price of Freedom learning resources package for use with the Mobilizing Children WWII lesson plan. It was produced to accompany th
Grade Range:
2-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media
Duration:
3 minutes
Date Posted:
6/17/2010
This video, an overview of the Allied efforts in the North Atlantic and North Africa, was compiled from original video footage as part of the Price of Freedom learning resources package for use with the The Soldiers Experience lesson plan. It was produced to
Grade Range:
4-12
Resource Type(s):
Primary Sources, Interactives & Media
Duration:
2 minutes
Date Posted:
6/15/2010
Eugenia Phillips, a Southern spy, tells of her encounter with Union troops trying to incriminate her. This video is part of the Price of Freedom learning resources package for use with the Women's Role in the Civil War lesson plan. It was produced to accompany the exhibition
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