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Art to Zoo: The Constitution Lives! How It Protects Your Rights Today (1987)
Online issue to aid educators in teaching the Constitution by bridging the gap between the document and the students’ own world.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8
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A Brush with History Teaching Guide
Lesson plans providing an in-depth exploration of selected historical figures and their contributions to the history of the United States. The guide is organized by thematic unit: from revolution to constitution, those inventive Americans, and abolition and the Civil War. Each unit contains background information about the individuals and their portraits, related questions and activities, a bibliography, and a reproduction of each portrait.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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A More Perfect Union
This exhibit puts the subject of the Japanese American internment into the context of the U.S. Constitution.
Grade(s): General audience
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A More Perfect Union: Japanese-Americans and the U.S. Constitution – Overview
Printable version of A More Perfect Union, an online exhibition focused on the experiences of Japanese Americans who were placed in internment camps during World War II. Provides a brief introduction as well as links to all of the separate sections of the exhibition.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): General audience
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A More Perfect Union: Japanese-Americans and the U.S. Constitution Homepage
Online exhibit focused on the experiences of Japanese Americans who were placed in internment camps during World War II. Explores a period of history when racial prejudice and fear upset the delicate balance between the rights of citizens and the power of the state. This story is told through through interactive galleries that combine photographs, objects, oral histories, and first-person accounts. Includes a comment board, a search engine with more than 800 artifacts from the Smithsonian collection, related activities, additional web sites, and bibliography, and additional resources.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): General audience
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America's Voting Patchwork
Section of the online exhibit Vote: The Machinery of Democracy addressing the variety of voting methods over the course of American history. This variety is due to the fact that the constitution gives the states the job of running elections, creating a patchwork of manual, mechanical and electronic balloting. Also discussed are the purposes and functions of the Electoral College and the US Electoral Commission.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): General audience
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Becoming Aware of the Japanese American Internment Camp Experience
Lesson to help students become aware of, and sensitive to, the Japanese American internment camp experience. By creating a list of things that are important and familiar to them and then choosing what they would take and leave behind, students will develop a sense of empathy by simulating situations that Japanese American children faced. This lesson is included in the online exhibition entitled A More Perfect Union, which focuses on the experiences of Japanese Americans who were placed in internment camps during World War II. Targets grades 2-6.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): General audience
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Bibliography - A More Perfect Union: Japanese-Americans and the U.S. Constitution
Annotated bibliography for the online exhibit A More Perfect Union. Includes works of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and children’s literature about the experiences of Japanese Americans who were placed in internment camps during World War II.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): General audience
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Document Deep Dive: What Does the Magna Carta Really Say?
Online primary source: a translation into modern English of the 1297 Magna Carta. Annotated by a National Archives curator who discusses the document's inspiration of the Bill of Rights.
Provider: Smithsonian Magazine
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Grade(s): 9–12, General audience
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Japanese American Exclusion Orders During World War II
Lesson designed to help students identify with the experiences of Japanese American internment camp residents during World War II. Students will be divided into four-member "family" groups that are to be relocated to an internment camp. They will then read two sections of the online exhibition, A More Perfect Union, and based on what they have read, make decisions about what they will take with them. After discussing their decisions, students will visit the "Reflections" section of A More Perfect Union and write a response to at least one of the topics. Targets grades 7-12.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): General audience
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