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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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Within These Walls Homepage
Online exhibit telling more than a dozen family stories from a 200-year-old house in Massachusetts acquired by the Smithsonian. Reveals the methods historians and curators used to learn about this house’s past, the ways that it changed over time, and the people who lived in it.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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World War I Overview
Short video overview of the First World War, taken from newsreel footage. Includes the declaration of war and invasion of Belgium by Germany, U Boats and naval warfare, trench warfare, United States entrance and the end of the war. This video accompanies The Price of Freedom: Americans at War online exhibit and is meant for use with the “The Soldiers Experience” lesson plan. Targets grade 2 - 12.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): All grades
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World War II Cartoons
Video showing a sample of cartoons from World War II that helped explain the war to children and encouraged families to do their part in the war effort. This video accompanies The Price of Freedom: Americans at War meant for use with the “Mobilizing Children WWII” lesson plan. Targets grades 2-12.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): All grades
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