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Grade Range:
K-4
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials, Lessons & Activities, Worksheets
Date Posted:
9/9/2008
This booklet, connected to the Invention at Play online exhibition from the Lemelson Center, highlights inventors who started out as great players and who recall a strong link between their play and inventing. It encourages adults to create an enriching play/inventing environme
Grade Range:
6-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Date Posted:
9/8/2008
Students will learn about the public, private and official uses of the presidential mansion, the White House, and the realities of life for the President of the United States in this section of the online exhibition entitled The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden. In additi
Grade Range:
K-12
Resource Type(s):
Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted:
7/21/2008
In the spring of 1803, Meriwether Lewis began to purchase scientific and mathematical instruments for a pending expedition into the northwestern region of North America. Among the items he purchased from Philadelphia instrument maker Thomas Whitney were three pocket compasses and this silver
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Primary Sources, Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities
Date Posted:
11/10/2009
This teacher's resource challenges students to think about the Lincoln-Keckley as an object that has multiple symbolic meanings. It includes a preliminary activity intended to introduce students to doing history with objects and 3 lesson plans focused on the multiple meanings of the dress, t
Grade Range:
K-12
Resource Type(s):
Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted:
1/29/2009
Muhammad Ali gained fame for his boxing skills, charisma and the controversy he generated outside the ring...
Grade Range:
4-12
Resource Type(s):
Reviewed Websites
Date Posted:
10/3/2009
This website allows students to take a tour of Sturbridge village, a living history museum that replicates rural live in the nineteenth century. Students who use this site will gain an understanding of early rural American life by navigating an illustrated map, searching an online artif
Grade Range:
4-12
Resource Type(s):
Reviewed Websites
Date Posted:
1/29/2009
For most of the twentieth century, two generations of Scurlocks documented Washington, D.C.'s African American community and city life.  Portraits of a City is a web resource from the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, that preserves and provides access to the pho
Grade Range:
K-4
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials, Lessons & Activities
Date Posted:
3/8/2012
Use this guide to actively read Ballet for Martha an award-winning work of children's literature about the collaboration of three artists to create an American masterpiece. Part of an OurStory module entitled An American Story in Dance and Music, this activity includes discussio
Grade Range:
5-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Date Posted:
2/14/2011
This resource sheet is designed to help students conducting projects for National History Day locate primary documents, advice from curators on research and exhibition development, and on locating secondary sources. 
Grade Range:
5-12
Resource Type(s):
Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted:
12/29/2010
On May 22, 1863, Ulysses Grant sent brigades from three corps of the army to assault Vicksburg. While the assault showed some success, a long bitter struggle ensued and the Confederates quickly restored their original lines of defense. Realizing that the city could not be taken by assault, Grant
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