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Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials, Primary Sources
Date Posted:
6/10/2008
Through the use of use of authentic magazine covers, objects from the museum's collections, a timeline and brief video news clips, students will explore the themes of the home front during World War II: the war effort; the ideals that were fought for, the diverse audiences that were targeted, and
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities
Duration:
120 minutes
Date Posted:
4/30/2010
This lesson plan outlines topics for short research projects and classroom performances related to the Mexican War. Have students select individuals connected to the Mexican War, perform research, and then interview each other to showcase the disparate views on the motivations behind the War and
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Primary Sources, Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities
Date Posted:
11/11/2009
This activity challenges students to think about the 1898 Standard Voting Machine and the democratization of the voting process in the United States. It includes a preliminary activity intended to introduce students to doing history with objects and three lesson plans focused on th
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities
Duration:
90 minutes
Date Posted:
9/21/2010
In this lesson plan students will examine primary sources to determine the level of threat caused by the buildup of Soviet nuclear missiles and weapons sites in Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis and will analyze President Kennedy’s response.  This resource was produced to accompany the
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Date Posted:
7/7/2008
Students can learn about the history of the sugarcane industry in Hawaii by exploring how the Olomana, a plantation locomotive, was used to serve the fields. This reference page is included in the online exhibition entitled America on the Move, which focuses on transportation in
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Primary Sources, Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities
Date Posted:
11/8/2009
This object-based learning activity revolves around an 1898 Standard Voting Machine, the fight against voting fraud and the extension of voting rights in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Students will learn how voting technology was used to democratize the voting process in the
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Primary Sources, Lessons & Activities
Date Posted:
8/18/2008
Efforts to ensure the funding of modern, accurate, and secure voting machines is the focus of this part of the online exhibition entitled Vote: The Machinery of Democracy from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Students will learn about current computerized systems
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Primary Sources, Lessons & Activities
Date Posted:
6/10/2008
In this lesson, students will answer the question, "What makes a good magazine cover design?" Students will examine cover designs used by House and Garden, Children's Playmate, Life, Steel Horizons, and Ladies' Home Journal and compare the artistic and design philosophies behind them. This activi
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Reviewed Websites
Date Posted:
9/29/2008
30 years after the assassination of President Kennedy, Congress enacted the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992, signed by President George H.W. Bush. The Act mandated that all assassination-related material be housed in a single collection in the National Archi
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media
Duration:
3 minutes
Date Posted:
6/20/2010
Huey Helicopter: Air Armada - selections from documentary on the use of the Huey during the Vietnam War. This video is part of the Price of Freedom learning resources package for use with the The Soldiers Experience lesson plan. It was produced to accompany the exhibit
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