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Living in the Atlantic World 1450-1800
Section of the online exhibit On the Water: Stories from Maritime America focused on the web of maritime connections between Western Europe, Western and Central Africa, and the Americas that made up the Atlantic world. Learn how Atlantic-based trade shaped modern world history and life in America. Topics covered are the tobacco and sugar trades, the Middle Passage and the transatlantic slave trade, and the piracy that plagued the Caribbean Sea and North American coast during this period.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey
Online exhibit of twenty collages by this African American artist. Homer's "Odyssey" is recast with black characters. Includes free educational apps.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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Story of the Beautiful
Online exhibit on James McNeill Whistler's Asian-inspired “Peacock Room,” a permanent display at the Freer. The site includes panoramic virtual tours of the room as it looked in a London townhouse in 1876 and in its reassembled form in the Detroit home of industrial Charles Lang Freer. A timeline puts the room into the context of nineteenth-century British and American history.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
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Grade(s): 9–12, General audience
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The Kristen Ollies Collection
Collection of stamps of Queen Elizabeth II. Started by third grader Kristen Ollies in 1999. Follows Queen Elizabeth's life through Ollies' collection. Intended to inspire others to begin stamp collecting.
Provider: National Postal Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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The Queen's Own
Comprehensive collection of British stamps from Queen Elizabeth II's personal holdings. Includes information on postal reforms, selections from King George V's collection, and stamps for coronations.
Provider: National Postal Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Whistler's Neighborhood: Impressions of a Changing London
Online exhibit that features a Victorian street map of Chelsea, an area said to be "owned" by James McNeill Whistler because of his many paintings and etchings of its steet scenes. Those scenes can be viewed by clicking on the map.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
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Grade(s): 9–12, General audience
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