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The Short-Handled Hoe
Lesson examining a short-handled hoe to begin a discussion of the bracero program, Cesar Chavez, and the organizing of Latino farm workers in the American Southwest after World War II. Curator commentaries, related objects, videos, songs, and other resources reveal the role of Mexican guest workers in American agricultural history. Students will use what they have learned to create their own virtual exhibit.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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The United We Stand Campaign
Online exhibit examining the history and purpose of the July 1942 “United We Stand” magazine cover campaign. Authentic magazine covers, objects from the museum's collections, a timeline, and brief video news clips illustrate the collaboration between the Magazine Publishers of America and the US Treasury Department to help generate support for the war effort during World War II, the awards given by the United States flag association, and the history of the motto "United We Stand."
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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This House
Online exhibition presenting the history of the house that stood at 16 Elm Street in Ipswich, Massachusetts, for over 200 years, how it was saved by community members, and how it came to live in the National Museum of American History. Includes a timeline of all of the inhabitants from 1757 to 1961.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Time and Navigation
Online exhibition covering the history of navigation at sea, in the air, and in space, from Viking voyages to GPS. Includes an educators area, interviews with professional navigators, personal stories, historical timeline, and a multimedia gallery containing newsreels and film, artifacts, maps, photographs, documents, and illustrations.   
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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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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United We Stand Bibliography
Bibliography included in the July 1942: United We Stand online exhibit. Has books on the “United We Stand” magazine cover campaign, World War II and the home front, the American flag, and magazine history.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Grade(s): 9–12
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United We Stand Collection Search
Searchable collection of magazine covers that were created for the July 1942 “United We Stand” campaign coordinated by the Magazine Publishers of America and the US. Treasury Department to help generate support for the war effort during World War II.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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United We Stand Homepage
Homepage for the July 1942: United We Stand online exhibit. This exhibit explores a campaign during World War II by the nation's magazines to promote national unity, rally support for the war, and celebrate Independence Day. Analyze authentic magazine covers from July 1942 and view a timeline and brief video news clips that explain the importance of the home front during World War II.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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Victory Mail
Student activities showing students how nothing in WWII went unchanged by the war, even writing a letter. Students practice writing skills while learning about WWII through Victory Mail activities. Victory Mail restricted letters to a certain length/format so they could be microfilmed, leaving more room to transport military supplies.
Provider: National Postal Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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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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