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General George Washington, Military Leader
Lesson plan using artifacts and a historical letter to discuss George Washington's leadership during the War of Independence and the qualities of great leaders. Includes background information, full-color primary sources, and a transcript of a letter about George Washington written by his officers. Targets grades 2-6.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Go Back in Time
Interactive game in which players match primary source materials and museum artifacts to the appropriate time period in order to learn about the everyday lives of Americans from different eras of our nation’s history.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Legends of the Human Spirit
Online exhibit showing how crises in American history have challenged Americans to adapt their conceptions about money and find creative solutions to economic problems. Discusses the use of paper money during the American Revolution, Confederate currency, and emergency currency used during the Great Depression. This highly interactive resource allows visitors to rotate and zoom in on objects for detailed examination. A glossary helps visitors understand challenging vocabulary.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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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Out of the Mails
Webpage exploring the journey of Hugh Finlay who in examining Britain’s North American colonial postal system, explicates how Ben Franklin sent his mail for free, showing the mentality of the mail service on the loyalist and revolutionary sides of the war, and exploring the challenges of the postwar system.
Provider: National Postal Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Systems at Work
Online version of an exhibition that traces the development of postal-delivery systems from the early nineteenth century to today. Each new system--from prepaid postage to ZIP codes to barcodes--is illustrated with a story in which we follow a letter or package from sender to recipient.
Provider: National Postal Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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The True Story of the Star-Spangled Banner
Downloadable activity page that tests students' knowledge of both the flag and the anthem.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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This House
Online exhibition presenting the history of the house that stood at 16 Elm Street in Ipswich, Massachusetts, for over 200 years, how it was saved by community members, and how it came to live in the National Museum of American History. Includes a timeline of all of the inhabitants from 1757 to 1961.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Treasures of American History: National Challenges
Online exhibit presenting objects from the Smithsonian collection that document the struggles, conflicts, and controversies that have shaped our nation. Topics discussed: American Revolution, slavery, westward expansion, Civil War, women’s suffrage, Great Depression, World War II, Civil Rights movement, and AIDS. Includes a Spanish translation.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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War of Independence Activity: Who’s in Camp?
Lesson plan with accompanying “Who’s in camp?” card game gives elementary students a deeper understanding of the many civilian and military roles that supported the American War of Independence. Artifacts and historical literature bring the Revolutionary War to life, helping students complete a role-playing writing assignment. Includes background information and printable artifact cards. Targets grades 3-6.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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