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Doodles, Drafts, and Designs: Industrial Drawings from the Smithsonian
Online exhibition providing detailed imagery of famous and not so famous inventions as well as information about the forward-thinking men and women who developed them. These industrial drawings serve to visually document American industrial creativity and the complexities of the industrial age. Includes images, information about the patent and production process, and biographies of inventors.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
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Grade(s): General audience
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Edison After Forty: The Challenge of Success
Photo exhibition chronicling the latter half of Edison's life and career. At the age of 40, with major inventions behind him, Thomas Edison faced a new technical world, which he helped create, and the challenge of competing with his own success. While some of his later endeavors were successful, others were spectacular failures. In the end, Edison was unable to adapt to certain changes and could not recapture the monumental success of his early years.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Fishing For a Living 1840-1920
Section of the online exhibit On the Water: Stories from Maritime America focused on the importance of salmon fishing to the Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest, and the communities that developed around the Atlantic cod, Chesapeake oyster, Columbia River salmon, and whaling industries.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Going Global
Online exhibit looking at globalization in America. Discover how fast and inexpensive shipping, near-instantaneous communication, the spread of multinational corporations, and the mass migration of people looking for work have fueled America's global sensibility. This is the eighteenth section of the online exhibition America on the Move.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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Inland Waterways 1820-1940
Section of the online exhibit On the Water: Stories from Maritime America, focused on how the vast U.S. system of rivers and lakes has helped people settle the land and create communities. Learn how commerce on the Great Lakes, canals, and rivers played an important role in the development of the country and about the professions and technologies that developed to safely navigate the perils of these vital waterways.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Labor’s Troubador: Joe Glazer and Collector Records
Video and audio clips introduce the music of the American labor movement. Glazer and others perform songs of protest.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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Legendary Beauties
Online exhibit telling the story of how Theodore Roosevelt and the famous artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens worked together to redesign America’s money. Reveals how this collaboration transformed traditional coinage into unprecedented works of art symbolizing Roosevelt’s progressive ideals and led to the design of what many regard as the most beautiful American coin every produced. Visitors can rotate and zoom in on objects for detailed examination and a glossary helps visitors understand challenging vocabulary.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Legendary Coins and Currency Homepage
Online exhibit showing how major events in U.S. history have played a role in the evolution of it's money and how a select few pieces of currency have become important symbols of the American experience. This highly interactive exhibit includes a game, timeline, and the ability to rotate and zoom in on objects from the National Numismatic Collection. A glossary helps visitors understand challenging vocabulary.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Legendary Coins and Currency Timeline
Interactive timeline introduces a unique and interesting perspective on American history as one navigates chronologically through objects included in the Legendary Coins and Currency online exhibit. Spans the years 1652 to 1974 and includes artifacts from every era of American history. Clicking on images in the timeline will allow visitors to rotate and zoom in on objects for detailed examination.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Legendary Firsts
Online exhibit displays some of the famous “firsts” in the history of American money. This highly interactive resource allows students to rotate and zoom in on objects and includes a glossary to help visitors understand challenging vocabulary.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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