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First Person Account: Eugenia Phillips
Video about Eugenia Phillips, a Southern spy, describing her encounter with Union troops trying to incriminate her. This historical recreation accompanies The Price of Freedom: Americans at War online exhibit and is meant for use with the “Women's Role in the Civil War” lesson plan. Targets grades 2-12
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): All grades
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First Person Account: Louis Myers
Video about Louis Myers, a Union Soldier from West Virginia, describing his changing perspectives about War. This historical recreation accompanies The Price of Freedom: Americans at War online exhibti is meant for use with the “Comparing Confederate and Union Soldiers” lesson plan. Targets grades 2-12.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): All grades
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First Person Account: Spotswood Rice
Video about Spotswood Rice, an African American Union soldier, reading a letter which threatens the Southern woman who holds his daughter as a slave. This historical recreation accompanies The Price of Freedom: Americans at War online exhibit and is meant for use with the “Comparing Confederate and Union Troops” lesson plan. Targets grades 2-12.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): All grades
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First Person Account: William Christie
Video about William G. Christie, a Union soldier from Minnesota. In this historical recreation, Christie relates his disgust over prejudice against black soldiers in his unit. This video accompanies The Price of Freedom: Americans at War online exhibit and is meant for use with the “Comparing Confederate and Union Soldiers” lesson plan. Targets grades 2-12.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): All grades
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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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Lincoln’s Deathbed: Images of a Martyred President
Webinar in which Smithsonian historian Pam Henson tells how the public first heard of President Abraham Lincoln’s death and how Lincoln’s death was portrayed in popular images.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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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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Public and Private Photography During the Civil War
Webinar in which curator Shannon Thomas Perich presents Civil War-era photographs to show how photography was incorporated into everyday lives, and how we value those photographs today as historical objects. Objects include an 1860 Rutgers College yearbook, Alexander Gardner’s “Sketchbook of the War,” glass-plate negatives by Mathew Brady, and Lincoln portraits incorporated into cartes-de-visite albums.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Segregated America
Online exhibit showing how racism, manifested in social attitudes and policies such as Jim Crow laws and poll taxes, led to the Plessy v. Ferguson case legalizing segregation. Segregated America is the first section of the online exhibition entitled Separate is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education. Targets grades 6-12.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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