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Maritime Nation 1800-1850
Section of the online exhibit On the Water: Stories from Maritime America focused on the maritime history of the United States during the first half of the nineteenth century. Learn how shipbuilders, mariners, and maritime merchants helped the new nation defend itself and grow. Topics covered are the roles that privateers played during the American Revolution and the War of 1812, immigration, early steam travel and coastal shipping in the Atlantic Ocean, the California Gold Rush, and the life-saving technology that was used to rescue the victims of shipwrecks.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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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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Vietnam Documentary Footage of the Huey
Video consisting of selections from a documentary on the use of the Huey helicopter during the Vietnam War. This video accompanies The Price of Freedom: Americans at War online exhibit and is meant for use with “The Soldiers Experience” lesson plan. Targets grades 2-12.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Grade(s): All grades
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Exile: Cuba and the United States
Lesson plan has students research the events of the Cuban revolution and its effect on U.S. – Cuban relations and U.S. foreign policy by utilizing the life story of Celia Cruz. Students will then prepare a story about the revolution as if they were members of a television news team reporting on events of the time. This lesson is a resource included in the online exhibition entitled ¡Azúcar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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A Visual Journey: Photographs by Lisa Law 1965-1971
Online photo exhibit of Lisa Law's photographs, which provide glimpses into the folk and rock music scenes of the 1960s, California's blossoming counterculture, and the family-centered and spiritual world of commune life in New Mexico. Examine themes of the 1960's counterculture through the eyes of someone who lived, witnessed, and recorded life on the frontier of cultural change. Also included is a “What Else Was Happening” timeline of pivotal events in American history and popular culture from 1963 to 1973.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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Conflicting Voices of the Mexican War
Lesson plan outlining topics for short research projects and classroom performances related to the Mexican War. Students will select individuals or groups connected to the war, conduct research, then interview each other’s fictional characters to show the disparate views on the motivations behind the war and perspectives on its outcomes.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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First Person Account: Clarence Sasser
Video of Vietnam veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, Clarence Sasser, recounting his war experience. This video accompanies The Price of Freedom: Americans at War online exhibit and is meant for use with the “The Soldiers Experience” lesson plan. Targets grades 2 – 12.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): All grades
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First Person Account: Fred Castleberry
Video of Fred Castleberry, a U.S. infantryman in Vietnam, telling how a Huey helicopter saved his life after he was wounded in battle. This video is part of the Price of Freedom learning resources.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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First Person Account: George Ballentine
Video about George Ballentine, a British volunteer in the United States Army during the Mexican War, telling of the battle at Cerro Gordo. This historical recreation accompanies The Price of Freedom: Americans at War online exhibit and is meant for use with the “Conflicting Voices of the Mexican War” lesson plan. Targets grades 2 – 12.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): All grades
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First Person Account: Hal Moore
Video of Hal Moore, the commander of a cavalry regiment, summarizing the role of the Huey helicopter in Vietnam. This video accompanies The Price of Freedom: Americans at War online exhibit and is meant for use with the “The Soldiers Experience” lesson plan. Targets grades 2-12.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): All grades
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