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The Soldier's Experience- Vietnam versus World War I
Lesson plan has students analyze museum artifacts and first-person accounts of daily life as a soldier in World War I and the Vietnam War. After research, students take on different roles to create a newscast about the experience of fighting in these two wars. Targets grades 6-12.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Answering the Call 1917-1945
Section of the online exhibit On the Water: Stories from Maritime America focused on the importance of the huge U.S. merchant fleet that supported soldiers fighting overseas in both world wars. Learn about the men and women who built the ships and risked their lives sailing them while playing a vital and unheralded role in the American war effort.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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America in the Great War
Section of the online exhibit West Point in the Making of America focused on the involvement of West Point graduates in the U.S. war effort during World War I. Although the United States remained neutral for most of the war, American involvement eventually proved decisive in ending the conflict. Through the use of brief biographies and objects from the museum's collections,l learn how West Point graduates helped to mobilize the country for war and supply and lead the army in the field.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): General audience
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Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964
Online exhibit telling the little-known chapter of American history in which labor shortages caused by World War II, led to an estimated two million Mexican men being recruited on short-term labor contracts to work on U.S. farms and railroads. This agreement became known as the bracero program. Presented in English and Spanish, the experiences of these men are brought to life through photographs and quotes from oral history interviews.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Clues Within These Walls
Online exhibit focusing on the methods historians and curators used to learn about a historical house in Massachusetts. Shows how to use primary source documents, photographs, and architectural clues to learn about the history of a house and its occupants.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Go Back in Time
Interactive game in which players match primary source materials and museum artifacts to the appropriate time period in order to learn about the everyday lives of Americans from different eras of our nation’s history.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Mail Call
Online version of an exhibition that traces the history of U.S. military postal systems since the Revolutionary War. Includes audio from a phonograph recording sent home during World War II and a reel-to-reel tape sent home from Vietnam.
Provider: National Postal Museum
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Oh Freedom! Teaching African American Civil Rights through American Art at the Smithsonian
Interactive website that offers fresh ways of teaching about the Civil Rights Movement by making connections between history and art. It includes nearly 40 artworks, from a 1908 portrait of Booker T. Washington to the “Hope” portrait of President Obama. Web 2.0 tools bring teachers together to discuss the materials and to share lesson plans and activities.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Route 66 - The People's Highway
Online exhibit examining the impact of Route 66 and the highways on American life in the 1920s and 1930s. This is the tenth section of the online exhibition America on the Move.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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This House
Online exhibition presenting the history of the house that stood at 16 Elm Street in Ipswich, Massachusetts, for over 200 years, how it was saved by community members, and how it came to live in the National Museum of American History. Includes a timeline of all of the inhabitants from 1757 to 1961.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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