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Grade Range:
4-8
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities
Date Posted:
6/10/2008
What can we learn by studying a buffalo hide painting? In this activity, students will learn about the culture of the Plains Indians by determining the meaning of stories told on a buffalo hide painting and compare their interpretations to that of a Smithsonian historian. This activity is meant t
Grade Range:
K-4
Resource Type(s):
Primary Sources, Lessons & Activities, Worksheets
Date Posted:
6/10/2008
In this activity, students will analyze images of tools that were used on rice plantations to determine each tool's purpose. These objects can tell us a great deal about slavery and the lives of the slaves who worked on rice plantations. It is included in an OurStory module entitled Slave Lif
Grade Range:
K-8
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media
Date Posted:
6/10/2008
The northern Plains Indians used every part of the buffalo. In this interactive matching game, students will match objects made by Native Americans from the body parts of buffalo to the appropriate part of the buffalo's anatomy. It is interactive whiteboard and iPad friendly and is included in th
Grade Range:
8-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Duration:
5 minutes
Date Posted:
9/3/2013
In this post, readers have the chance to see and learn more about a few objects from the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum collection.  The Sewall-Belmont serves as the historic home for the National Woman’s party and so has a rich connection with the history of the woman’s suffrage moveme
Grade Range:
8-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Duration:
5 minutes
Date Posted:
8/30/2013
In this post, readers are asked to consider the question “when is a neck-tie more than just a neck-tie?” This piece spotlights the objects in the NMAH collection which recount the story of the landmark Lawrence v. Texas Supreme Court case, decided in 2003, which ultimately insured the LGBT co
Grade Range:
8-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Duration:
5 minutes
Date Posted:
8/30/2013
In this post, readers will discover some of the early history of bullet-proof vests and how Americans during the Civil War tried to protect themselves and their loved ones with this relatively new invention.  Written by Civil War scholar Sarah Weicksel, this post i
Grade Range:
8-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Date Posted:
7/13/2012
In this post, students will learn about the work the Museum is doing to preserve the history from September 11, 2001. Students will hear an insider's perspective on the decision-making process, and discover what it's like to sort and collect important objects that will help tell the story for gen
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