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American Racing “A Diversity of Innovation”
Webpage presenting the century-long history of grassroots invention in American automobile racing. Part of the online exhibit, America on the Move, this page uses Smithsonian artifacts and period photographs to illustrate the birth of American automobile racing.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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Americans Adopt the Auto
Online exhibit examining how cars became a significant part of American life. In response to the changes that “auto mobility” brought, the nation developed an elaborate system of laws, commerce, and customs as well as a slew of businesses including gas stations, tire shops and garages. This is the eighth section of the online exhibition America on the Move.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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And a Star to Steer Her By Field Trip Guide
Pre-field-trip teaching guide introducing students to the tools and techniques used to navigate by the stars. Provides classroom activities and background information.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Business Wings
Online exhibition on the history of business aviation and the types of aircraft that have been used to accommodate business travel.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Chicago, the Transit Metropolis
Webpage on how public transportation shaped the development of the city of Chicago. Artifacts and period photographs illustrate the story of Chicago public transportation from the late 1800s to 1960. This page is included in the online exhibit America on the Move.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Grade(s): 9–12
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City and Suburb
Online exhibit exploring the ways in which post World War II America’s rapidly growing dependence on the car helped reshape life in the cities and suburbs. This is the fifteenth section of the online exhibit America on the Move.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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Commemorations in the Archives
Brief online exhibition of milestones in the history of flight the breaking of the sound barrier, Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight, and the explosion of the Hindenburg.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Creating Stories - America on the Move Electronic Field Trip Part 2
Electronic field trip where curators from the National Museum of American History’s America on the Move exhibit take students behind-the-scenes to show how they develop individual stories for exhibitions and provide guidance to students who want to create their own family stories by analyzing objects, documents, and other resources.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8
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Crossing the Country
Online exhibition exploring how the idea of driving across the country captured the imagination of millions of Americans. Even before roads stretched across the nation, well-publicized cross-country automobile trips advertised car manufacturers, promoted political causes, and proved that the automobile could be more than an expensive toy. This is the seventh section of the online exhibit America on the Move.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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Delivering the Goods
Online exhibit showing how the completion of transcontinental railroads in the 19th century changed American agricultural practices. Railways linked farms to the wider commercial world by making it possible to ship food farther and faster before it spoiled. This is the third section of the online exhibition America on the Move.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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