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Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Primary Sources, Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities
Date Posted:
11/2/2009
This resource includes an introductory essay entitled Looking at Artifacts, Thinking about History, 6 sections that each focus on an object from the collections of the Museum, an archive of curator commentary, and an online tool with which students can create virtual exhibits. Also inclu
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Date Posted:
3/18/2009
America's worst accident at a civilian nuclear power plant occurred on March 28, 1979. This online exhibition provides information about the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant, the course of the accident there and the steps-extending over almost 15 years-through which the nature and extent of
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Reviewed Websites
Date Posted:
9/19/2008
Every Monday, The National Archives and Records Administration's Office of the Federal Register compiles all of statements, messages and other Presidential materials released by the White House the week before.  All of these Weekly Compilation documents from 1993 through the present can be f
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities
Date Posted:
4/16/2018
Where Do You Stand? asks students to formulate opinions on fundamental American rights while listening to and learning from the ideas and experiences of their peers. The learning begins with the guiding question: What does the right to vote mean to you?
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Primary Sources, Interactives & Media
Duration:
98 minutes
Date Posted:
3/1/2011
In this webcast, students will hear from Freedom Rides veterans Congressman John Lewis, Jim Zwerg, Rev. James Lawson, and Diane Nash, and view clips from the PBS American Experience documentary Freedom Riders.  The site includes a teachers guide and the webcast included questions from studen
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities
Date Posted:
8/31/2011
In this lesson, students will learn the story of September 11 and the process for building a collection at the Museum by listening to curators discuss collecting objects to represent the September 11 terrorist attacks, interviewing family or community members who remember the events of that day,
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Primary Sources, Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities
Date Posted:
11/11/2009
This object-based learning activity revolves around the desk on which Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence. Students will learn how the Jefferson desk can help them understand the meaning of the Declaration, both at the time that it was written as well as to future g
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Primary Sources, Lessons & Activities
Date Posted:
8/18/2008
Public confidence in the accuracy of voting systems is  the focus of  this section of the online exhibition entitled Vote: The Machinery of Democracy, from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.  Students will learn how the recount of ballots during the 2
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities
Date Posted:
4/16/2018
Where Do You Stand? asks students to formulate opinions on fundamental American rights while listening to and learning from the ideas and experiences of their peers. The learning begins with the guiding question: What would you do to support what you believe in? 
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities
Duration:
90 minutes
Date Posted:
9/21/2010
In this lesson, students will examine primary sources to understand John Brown’s actions in Harpers Ferry and will develop a creative project on his legacy. This resource was produced to accompany the exhibition The Price of Freedom: Americans at War, by the Smithsonian’s Nat
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