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Smithsonian in Your Classroom: Letters from the Japanese American Internment
Lessons based on letters from young people in an Arizona internment camp to a librarian in their hometown of San Diego. Students piece together a story by comparing these primary-source documents—documents that help to show that history is never a single story.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Changing Gender Roles on the World War II Home Front
Lesson plan examining changing gender roles on the American home front during World War II. Students analyze photographs and wartime advertisements related to “Rosie the Riveter,” then conduct their own research project on women during World War II. Targets grades 6-12.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Art to Zoo: “Give It Your Best!”: Civilian Contributions to the Home Front (1988)
Lesson plan that introduces students to efforts on the home front during World War II, as illustrated by media messages. Students take on a wartime persona by writing a V-mail letter. Includes facsimile of a V-mail form.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Mobilizing Children on the World War II Homefront
Lesson plan examining propaganda cartoons and other primary sources to analyze how young Americans have been mobilized for war. Students will analyze the intent and purpose behind these images and explore how the government attempted to unite the country behind the war effforts. Targets grades 6-9.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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A History of the War of 1812 and The Star-Spangled Banner
Lesson on the often-forgotten War of 1812. Using this activity, students will be able to cite the origins and outcome of the War of 1812 and place the creation of the Star Spangled Banner in a chronological framework. Includes background, vocabulary, discussion questions, and extension activities. Part of the online exhibit The Star Spangled Banner: The Flag that Inspired the National Anthem.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8
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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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Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life Homepage
Online exhibit on Abraham Lincoln. Covers each major period of his private and public life, especially his years in Washington when he made the crucial decisions that ended slavery and preserved the nation. Included are digital versions of many of the objects in the Smithsonian’s Lincoln collection.
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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America's New Birth of Freedom: Documents from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
Online exhibit featuring a signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation and 10 letters expressing Lincoln's views on emancipation and the conclusion of the Civil War. Downloadable images of the original documents and four brief videos using Lincoln's words to answer questions about the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation show how Abraham Lincoln struggled with the same questions that many Americans had about the causes and costs of the bloodiest struggle in American history.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Art to Zoo: “Hello, America!” Radio Broadcasting in the Years Before Television (1986)
Lesson plan that introduces the Golden Age of Radio. Students write and produce their own radio shows and perform them for the class.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8
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