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Grade Range:
4-6
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials, Primary Sources, Lessons & Activities
Duration:
40 minutes
Date Posted:
3/18/2011
Take a close look at two newspaper articles and a children's book telling the story of an escaped slave-compare the stories they tell to uncover the perspectives they represent. Part of an OurStory module entitled Full Steam to Freedom, this activity includes transcripts of two Civil War
Grade Range:
6-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media
Duration:
18 minutes
Date Posted:
3/15/2011
In this episode of the History Explorer podcast series, learn what it takes to develop a great National History Day project from museum staff members who have judged the website, exhibits, and essay competitions at national level. National History Day is an annual competition that engages s
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted:
3/3/2011
Khaki-colored tropical worsted material with a rolled collar with lapels, epaulets on the shoulders, two false horizontal breast pockets with small gold-colored metallic buttons, and two side pockets over the hips. The jacket is closed by four gold-colored metallic buttons. Staff sergeant chevron
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:
6-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media, Worksheets
Duration:
19 minutes
Date Posted:
2/15/2011
In this episode of the History Explorer podcast series, Christopher Wilson, Director of the Program in African American Culture, discusses the use of freedom songs during the civil rights movement and how they are incorporated into public programs on the museum floor.  The resources inc
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:
5-8
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities
Duration:
135 minutes
Date Posted:
2/9/2011
This lesson plan, developed in support of the exhibition Paper Engineering: Fold, Pull, Pop, and Turn, introduces students to the variety of mechanisms included in movable books and encourages them to build their own pop-up in support of a social studies lesson. Making pop-ups subtly rei
Grade Range:
5-12
Resource Type(s):
Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted:
2/3/2011
To control the form of war messages, the government created the U.S. Office of War Information in June 1942. OWI sought to review and approve the design and distribution of government posters. Posters such as this one and their messages were seen as "war graphics," combining the sophisticated sty
Grade Range:
6-12
Resource Type(s):
Primary Sources, Lessons & Activities
Date Posted:
2/3/2011
In lesson from the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies, students examine a primary source that might seem both familiar and strange: a yearbook from Rutgers in 1860, complete with farewell messages from classmates. On close study, the messages from reveal much about the
Grade Range:
K-12
Resource Type(s):
Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted:
1/24/2011
Enlisted soldier's uniform. The brown, doughy color of the uniform led to these soldiers being referred to as "doughboys," though the exact derivation of the nickname has been debated.
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