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Moving the Mail West
Lesson plans on U.S. postal history focus on the Civil War, Westward Expansion, and the Gold Rush. Students enter the world of stagecoaches and the Pony Express as historians themselves, learning to tell primary from secondary sources. Includes lesson plans, historical background, worksheets, primary resources, secondary research articles, and a game.
Provider: National Postal Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Art to Zoo: Perfectly Suited: Clothing and Social Change in America (1995)
Lessons that encourage students to think about the interaction of clothing and society, both past and present. Focus is on nineteenth-century clothing and its reflection of middle-class ideals.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8
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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'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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Civil War 150: National Portrait Gallery
Website brings together online exhibits commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Includes video interviews with scholars and images of war-related objects from around the Smithsonian.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): General audience
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Civil War Studies at the Smithsonian Associates
Comprehensive website for the study of the Civil War includes articles, book reviews, play reviews, Civil War trivia, online tours of historic landmarks, links, and information about in-person historical tours. Perfect for the history buff looking for in-depth information.
Provider: The Smithsonian Associates
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Classroom Application of ‘One Life: The Mask of Lincoln’
Webinar in which participants consider what a portrait might say about Abraham Lincoln and they era in which he lived.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Clues Within These Walls
Online exhibit focusing on the methods historians and curators used to learn about a historical house in Massachusetts. Shows how to use primary source documents, photographs, and architectural clues to learn about the history of a house and its occupants.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Document Deep Dive: Emancipation Proclamation
Online primary source: President Lincoln's manuscript of the Emancipation Proclamation, annotated with comments by Civil War historian Harold Holzer.
Provider: Smithsonian Magazine
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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Document Deep Dive: The Menu from President Lincoln's Second Inaugural Ball
Online primary-source document that offers a glimpse into Washington social life in the Civil War period.
Provider: Smithsonian Magazine
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Grade(s): 9–12, General audience
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