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Civil War @ Smithsonian
Online exhibition dedicated to examining the Civil War through the Smithsonian Institution's extensive collections. Includes uniforms, equipment, weapons, paintings, and photographs of the war's most celebrated personalities organized by topic as well as a timeline of the war and additional resources.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
Grade(s): General audience
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Smithsonian in Your Classroom: Abraham Lincoln: The Face of a War
Lessons in which Smithsonian portraits of Lincoln introduce a study of the Civil War. Analysis of the portraits—the famous “cracked-plate” photograph, two plaster “life masks,” and an eyewitness drawing of Lincoln’s arrival in the enemy capital of Richmond, Virginia—leads to an analysis of the times.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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One Life: The Mask of Lincoln
Five lesson plans in which images of Lincoln—in paintings, prints, photographs, plaster “life masks,” and the poetry of Walt Whitman—are the basis for a study of the Civil War. Also includes audio commentaries from the onsite exhibition.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Exploring the Gettysburg Address
Teacher's guide included in the online exhibit, The Gettysburg Address. Includes tips on how to use the interactive document tool, suggested discussion questions, and recommended resources.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Mr. Lincoln’s Airforce
Webinar in which Tom Crouch of the National Air and Space Museum discusses Abraham Lincoln’s embrace of new technology and his establishment of a balloon corps for reconnaissance missions during the Civil War.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Comparing Confederate and Union Soldiers in the Civil War
Lesson plan uses primary sources as the inspiration for comparing and contrasting soldiers on either side of the Civil War. After examining uniforms and viewing two short video clips, students will develop questions and conduct short research projects to uncover the motivations behind the Civil War and the conditions for the soldiers who fought. Targets grades 6-9.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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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 House Divided: Civil War Photography
In this lesson, students examine a set of photographs and place them into the historical context of the Civil War.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Moving the Mail West
Lesson plans on U.S. postal history focus on the Civil War, Westward Expansion, and the Gold Rush. Students enter the world of stagecoaches and the Pony Express as historians themselves, learning to tell primary from secondary sources. Includes lesson plans, historical background, worksheets, primary resources, secondary research articles, and a game.
Provider: National Postal Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Art to Zoo: Perfectly Suited: Clothing and Social Change in America (1995)
Lessons that encourage students to think about the interaction of clothing and society, both past and present. Focus is on nineteenth-century clothing and its reflection of middle-class ideals.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8
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