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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:
K-12
Resource Type(s):
Artifacts
Date Posted:
5/1/2018
The term “ballot” is derived from the Italian ballotta, meaning “little ball.” This ballot box was not used in a U.S. election. It was used by members of a Washington, D.C., social club.
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials, 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):
Artifacts
Date Posted:
4/16/2018
The glass ballot jar became a symbol of democratic self-government. This 1884 glass ballot jar is typical of the transparent devices used to secure paper ballots.
Grade Range:
K-12
Resource Type(s):
Artifacts
Date Posted:
4/16/2018
This rare silk banner was probably carried in a public parade in Philadelphia in the mid to late 1790s. Its elaborate design suggests the importance of such festivals, which provided a place for many Americans, voters and non-voters, to express patriotic sentiments or partisan views on current ev
Grade Range:
3-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Date Posted:
3/26/2018
“Old enough to fight, old enough to vote” was the rallying cry for lowering the voting age from twenty-one to eighteen. A first attempt during World War II, when the draft age was lowered to eighteen, was unsuccessful but during the war in Vietnam the issue gained momentum again, led by young
Grade Range:
K-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials, Primary Sources, Interactives & Media
Date Posted:
3/23/2018
Giving in America is a permanent exhibit that looks at the historical role of philanthropy in shaping the United States. The exhibit showcases four major themes of American philanthropy centered on the questions of “Who Gives?” “Why Do We Give?” “What Do We Give?” and
Grade Range:
K-5
Resource Type(s):
Reviewed Websites, Primary Sources, Lessons & Activities
Duration:
90 minutes
Date Posted:
10/19/2016
This historical investigation is aligned with the C3 Framework and is from C3teachers.org. This inquiry is an exploration into governments around the world; it examines how the fundamental principles
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Reviewed Websites, Primary Sources, Lessons & Activities
Duration:
90 minutes
Date Posted:
10/14/2016
This historical investigation is aligned with the C3 Framework and from C3 teachers.org. This inquiry leads students through an investigation of youth voting practices. By investigating the compelling
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