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The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden Resources
Resource list included with the online exhibit, The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden. Includes a list of the presidents, a timeline of presidential candidates, a summary of the military service of presidents as well as a bibliography and websites related to the presidency.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): General audience
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The Artful Presidency: Selections from the Archives of American Art
Online exhibition on the intersecting lives of American artists and American presidents. Primary source materials include letters to artists from Andrew Jackson, Herbert Hoover, Theodore Roosevelt, and Franklin Roosevelt, and a handwritten poem by in praise of sculptor Hiram Powers by John Quincy Adams.
Provider: Archives of American Art
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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The Death of Harrison
In this lesson plan, students analyze portraits to learn of events surrounding the death of William Henry Harrison and John Tyler's succession to the presidency. They apply their historical knowledge and analysis by writing newspaper articles that reflect their understanding of these events.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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The Mask of Lincoln Portfolio Set
Downloadable portfolio version of a National Portrait Gallery exhibition, "One Life: The Mask of Lincoln." Commentary accompanies ten iconic photographs.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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The President's Job
Section of the online exhibit The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden focused on the many duties and roles of the president and how they have evolved over time. Objects, images, and documents show the influence these different roles have on a president’s actions and policies. Targets grades 6-12.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Grade(s): General audience
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The Presidential Campaign Trail
Section of the online exhibit The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden focused on presidential campaigns, inaugurations, and the expansion of voting rights. Campaign items and posters demonstrate the methods and strategies candidates have used to win elections. Portrays how inaugurations have become public holidays and how minorities, women, the poor, and young adults fought to obtain the right to vote. Targets grades 6-12.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): General audience
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Theodore Roosevelt: Icon of the American Century
Online exhibit presenting the life of Theodore Roosevelt, organized chronologically. Pictures from the National Portrait gallery provide a visual context.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Uneasy Partners: Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, LBJ and Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture Video
Panel discussion in which experts compare, contrast, and contextualize the relationships between President Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass and President Andrew Johnson and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Grade(s): General audience
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What Was on Lady Bird’s Plate?
Parent's guide with discussion and observation questions asking children to think about the special dinnerware that first lady “Lady Bird” Johnson created for the White House, the dinnerware found in your own home, and how these plates and serving pieces connected to Johnson’s work to protect the environment and bring beauty to every community. Part of the resource “First Lady for the Environment”. Targets grades 2-4.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Word Art with King's Words
Lesson in which students examine one or more of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s letters or speeches and turn powerful words and phrases into word art using the online tool, Wordle. Part of the resource “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Nonviolence.”
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): PreK–3
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