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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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Make your Own Fish Kite
Lesson has students make their own fish kites called koinobori. Koinobori are an important expression of Japanese culture that became an important part of life for children in Japanese American internment camps during World War II. Part of the resource “Life in a WWII Japanese American Internment Camp.”
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): PreK–3
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Native Words, Native Warriors Lesson Plan
Online exhibit examines how Native code talkers used their languages to serve their country and to continue the warrior tradition during World Wars I and II. Contains a large collection of pictures, stories, and audio interviews/tours that follow the story of the Native American code talkers from before the war to coping with life afterwards.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): General audience
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Oh Freedom! Teaching African American Civil Rights through American Art at the Smithsonian
Interactive website that offers fresh ways of teaching about the Civil Rights Movement by making connections between history and art. It includes nearly 40 artworks, from a 1908 portrait of Booker T. Washington to the “Hope” portrait of President Obama. Web 2.0 tools bring teachers together to discuss the materials and to share lesson plans and activities.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Paint By Number: Accounting for Taste in the 1950's
Online exhibit revisiting the hobby of “Paint by Number” kits from the vantage point of artists and entrepreneurs who created the popular paint kits, the cultural critics who reviled them, and the hobbyists who happily completed them and hung them in their homes. Looking at the rise of paint-by-number kits as a popular hobby in the 1950s will provide insight into the debate over increased consumerism in post World War II America and a window into the history of creativity, leisure, and domesticity in America.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Produce For Victory: Posters on the American Home Front (1941-45)
Online exhibit exploring famous World War II propaganda posters, as well as the debate over their design. Posters were inexpensive, accessible, and ever-present, making them the ideal agent for galvanizing American citizens. Learn how posters connected the home front with the military front by advertising war aims and promoting American ideals of the time. Targets grades 7-12.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Reading Baseball Saved Us
Lesson has children read information about the book Baseball Saved Us, its author and its illustrator. Includes images of objects from the online exhibit A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution. Part of the “Life in a WWII Japanese American Internment Camp” resource.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): PreK–3
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Route 66 - The People's Highway
Online exhibit examining the impact of Route 66 and the highways on American life in the 1920s and 1930s. This is the tenth section of the online exhibition America on the Move.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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The Flag in World War II
Online exhibit using a selection of objects from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History to illustrate the use and meaning of the flag during World War II. Shows how the flag, represented in a variety of forms, expressed ideas about what it meant to be American during a time of war.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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The Japanese American Internment: How Young People Saw It
Set of four lessons (grades K–2, 3–5, 6–8, and 9–12) that address the Japanese American internment camps through primary and secondary sources. Younger students read or listen to Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki. Older students compare and contrast letters from teenage internees. By examining this historical event from multiple perspectives, students gain a more complete understanding of the nuances and human elements of history.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): All grades
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