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A More Perfect Union Collection Search
Search engine with more than 800 artifacts from the online exhibit A More Perfect Union, including: archival photography, publications, original manuscripts, works of art, and handmade objects on the Japanese American experience during World War II. A More Perfect Union focuses on the experiences of Japanese Americans in internment camps.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): General audience
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A More Perfect Union: Japanese-Americans and the U.S. Constitution – Overview
Printable version of A More Perfect Union, an online exhibition focused on the experiences of Japanese Americans who were placed in internment camps during World War II. Provides a brief introduction as well as links to all of the separate sections of the exhibition.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): General audience
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Behind the Designs
Online exhibit considers what makes a good magazine cover design. The cover designs behind popular magazines published during World War II invite comparison of the artistic and design philosophies behind the magazines and how they were the “United We Stand” campaign to generate support for the war effort.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964
Online exhibit telling the little-known chapter of American history in which labor shortages caused by World War II, led to an estimated two million Mexican men being recruited on short-term labor contracts to work on U.S. farms and railroads. This agreement became known as the bracero program. Presented in English and Spanish, the experiences of these men are brought to life through photographs and quotes from oral history interviews.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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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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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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Grow Your Own Victory Garden!
Handout describes World War II Victory Gardens. Students explore practical applications of area and perimeter as they design their own vegetable gardens using plants that were grown during World War II. They research local geography to access climate and soil quality.
Provider: Smithsonian Gardens
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Idealabs: U.S. Rationing During World War II
Online interactive in which students roll their cursor over elements of a painting to learn about home-front efforts during the war. Includes primary source images and a video from the Office of War Information.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Leaving Things Behind
Lesson has students respond to a quote by a woman who was forced to move to a Japanese American internment camp during World War II. Questions, period photographs, quotes, and artifacts reveal the emotions of internment. Students consider what they would bring with them if they were being taken to an internment camp.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): PreK–3
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Magazine Cover Gallery
Virtual gallery of World War II magazine covers in the “United We Stand Campaign” online exhibit. Themes include the war effort, the ideals that were fought for, the diverse audiences that were targeted, and the varying uses of cover design by different companies. Explore these subjects through the use of authentic magazine covers, objects from Smithsonian collections, a timeline, and brief video news clips.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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