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Journeys of Flight: Story Time
Reserve online for visits to the Learning Lab at the Udvar-Hazy Center outside of Washington, D.C. The program includes stories of the Wright brothers’ invention, the life of pilot Bessie Coleman, and the first trip to the moon. There is also a hands-on activity. For preK-K.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Life on the Water
Parent's guide designed to teach children about lighthouses and the maritime history of the United States. Focused on the book, Keep the Lighthouse Burning, Abbie, a work of children’s literature about a teenage girl who becomes a hero by running her father’s lighthouse during a storm. The module includes reading questions, hands-on activities, and a list of recommended readings for further exploration.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): PreK–3
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Lives on the Railroad
Online exhibit examining the central role railroads played in American life during the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. Trains carried people, agricultural products, manufactured goods, and the daily mail to all parts of the country. Although railroad travel made long-distance travel possible for anyone who could afford a ticket or catch a “free ride,” Jim Crow laws forced African Americans to ride in segregated train cars while traveling through the South. This is the ninth section of the online exhibition America on the Move.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Looking at Airplanes
Self-guided tour of the National Air and Space Museum during which students will learn about the science of flight by observing aircraft on display.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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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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Mail Call!
Postal history booklist for young readers. Browsable by age: preschool, 5-9 years, 10-12 years, and young adult.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): All grades
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Mission to Mars Learning Lab
Science demonstration at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center exploring the latest discoveries from the surface of Mars with the twin rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, as well as Mars’ geology.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Modern Maritime America 1950-Present
Section of the online exhibit On the Water: Stories from Maritime America focused on the importance of shipping in today’s global economy and the types of ships that transport goods throughout the world. Visitors will learn of their personal connections to maritime enterprise and the role global shipping plays in their everyday lives.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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New York City Delights: The Taxi Cab (4-8)
Activity in which students learn about the role of taxis in New York City life by conducting collaborative research to learn about the history of taxis, investigating New York City destinations, and more.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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New York City Delights: The Taxi Cab (9-12)
Activity in which students learn about the role of taxis in New York City life by conducting collaborative research to learn about the history of taxis, investigating New York City destinations, and more.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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