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5-12
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Duration:
5 minutes
Date Posted:
8/30/2013
In this post, a Museum staff member answers a question posed by Museum visitors: Why do we celebrate Memorial Day?” A commemoration with a long history, this blog explores the roots and intentions of this spring holiday.  Written by Project Assistant Ryan Lintelman,
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5-12
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Duration:
5 minutes
Date Posted:
8/29/2013
In this post, readers are encouraged to reflect on the historical and psychological meaning of one of the Civil War’s most stirring and most significant battles: Gettysburg.  Through photographs and remembrances, readers will revisit this scene and the sacrifices made there.  Writ
Grade Range:
5-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Duration:
5 minutes
Date Posted:
8/20/2013
In this post, readers will learn about an historical moment from a personal point of view.  William Steinway recounts the terrors of the 1863 New York City Draft riots and why he feared for his family during those dangerous days.  Written by Curator Emerita Cynthia Adams Hoover and volu
Grade Range:
5-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Duration:
5 minutes
Date Posted:
8/20/2013
In this post, readers are encouraged to think about how differently news travels now than it did when the United States first became a country.  Most Americans did not learn of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress until weeks after July 4, 1776.  W
Grade Range:
5-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Date Posted:
7/20/2012
In this post, students will learn about Alice Paul, a suffragist who was jailed while working to get the vote for women. During her graduate studies in England, Paul became exposed to the confrontational tactics of the English "suffragettes," and when she returned to the United States she adapted
Grade Range:
5-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Date Posted:
7/20/2012
In this post, students will learn about Almera Anderson Romney, a California teacher, and her efforts to correct the inequity of the substandard condition of most aspects of the school. As a teacher and principal, she introduced innovative educational strategies, recruited a top-notch a
Grade Range:
5-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Date Posted:
7/20/2012
In this post, students will learn about Audie Murphy by answering the question, "What was it about Audie Murphy that impelled him to become a hero?" Murphy was the most highly decorated World War II soldier, and upon his return to civilian life, he was an instant celebrity. He parlayed his n
Grade Range:
5-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Date Posted:
7/20/2012
In this post, students will learn about Celia Cruz's life, music, and impact on Caribbean and Latino immigrants in America. In a career that spanned six decades and took her from Cuba to the United States, Cruz became known around the world for her piercing and powerful voice and larger-than
Grade Range:
5-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Date Posted:
7/20/2012
In this post, students will learn about Frederick Douglass as more than an orator and activist. Though Douglass' persona was poised, dignified, and proper, he was also a fighter and an agitator. Written by Chris Wilson, Director of Daily Programs and the Program in African American Culture, this
Grade Range:
5-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Date Posted:
7/20/2012
In this post, students will learn about the spring and summer of 1961, when more than 400 Americans became Freedom Riders. They did so knowing full well that the simple act of violating long-held traditions of racial segregation and white supremacy would almost certainly lead to arrest
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