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Document Deep Dive: The Heartfelt Friendship Between Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey
Online primary source: a letter from Robinson to Rickey, the Brooklyn Dodgers general manager who signed him. Annotated with comments by Robinson biographer Jonathan Eig. 
Provider: Smithsonian Magazine
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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Every Tone A Testimony: An African American Aural History
CD presents an aural history of African-American life and culture. Includes voices in music, oratory, poetry, and prose by African American musicians, writers, and activists. Includes 40-page booklet. CD available for purchase.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 4–8, General audience
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Filipino-American Book Resources
List of books about different topics regarding Filipino Americans selected by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program.
Provider: Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
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Grade(s): All grades
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First American Art
Online exhibit exploring the Native American aesthetic system through examples and discussions of seven principles: idea, integrity, emotion, intimacy, movement, composition, and vocabulary. Focuses primarily on modern art.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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First Ladies at the Smithsonian Homepage
Online exhibit exploring the stories of the first ladies of the White House. From Martha Washington through Michelle Obama, the Smithsonian’s first ladies collection includes material related to their social and political activities as well as a collection of gowns. The exhibit also features thematic overviews of the many roles of first ladies, a timeline, and behind-the-scenes details on the history of the first ladies exhibitions.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): All grades
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First Lady for the Environment Homepage
Activities and reading guide designed for parents to help their children learn more about First Lady Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson, wife of President Lyndon Baines Johnson and her work to protect the environment and bring beauty to every community. Includes reading suggestions and discussion questions for the illustrated biography Miss Lady Bird’s Wildflowers by Kathi Appelt as well as other activities related to the first lady.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): PreK–3
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First Person Account: Eugenia Phillips
Video about Eugenia Phillips, a Southern spy, describing her encounter with Union troops trying to incriminate her. This historical recreation accompanies The Price of Freedom: Americans at War online exhibit and is meant for use with the “Women's Role in the Civil War” lesson plan. Targets grades 2-12
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): All grades
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First Person Account: Spotswood Rice
Video about Spotswood Rice, an African American Union soldier, reading a letter which threatens the Southern woman who holds his daughter as a slave. This historical recreation accompanies The Price of Freedom: Americans at War online exhibit and is meant for use with the “Comparing Confederate and Union Troops” lesson plan. Targets grades 2-12.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): All grades
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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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Five Communities Change a Nation
Online exhibit on the communities and cases that were involved in the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision. Five Communities Change a Nation is the fourth section of the online exhibition entitled Separate is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education. Targets grades 6-12.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Five Communities Change a Nation- Lesson
Lesson plan has students research segregation in five communities across America that gained national attention and came to be the five court cases that made up Brown v. Board of Education. Students will identify, discuss, compare, and contrast the factors in each community that led community members to challenge segregation and then create a radio broadcast highlighting essential information about each case. Targets grades 7-12.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Freedom Songs
Lesson in which students listen to freedom songs and then create their own version of one of the songs. Part of the resource, “Students Sit for Civil Rights.”
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): PreK–3
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Fritz Scholder: Indian / Not Indian
Lesson plan on ways in which abstract-expressionist artist Fritz Scholder challenged stereotypes of Native American art, and the ways in which, more generally, the visual elements of a painting can express identity. In activities, students create a self-portrait and learn to recognize elements of abstract expressionism.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): 4–8
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From the Andes to the Arctic: Exploring American Indian Heritage through Music
Webpage with examples of archival and contemporary American Indian music. Focuses on the central role of music in culture and the commonalities between Native peoples across the western hemisphere.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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Great Women of Our Pasts Homepage
Parent's guide designed to teach children about women’s history. Focused on the book, Seven Brave Women, this module includes reading questions, hands-on activities, and recommended reading for additional exploration.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): PreK–3
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Hair Pipes in Plains Indian Adornment: A Study in Indian and White Ingenuity
Website presenting the story of elaborate breastplates of long, light-colored, tubular beads worn by many prominent Plains Indian men. Tells the story of how, when, and where these picturesque ornaments originated and how the custom of wearing them was diffused widely among the Plains Indians and their neighbors has never been told.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): 9–12
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HIDE: Skin as Material and Metaphor
Animal hide has a long tradition as a material within Native culture. The artists in the HIDE exhibit use the concept and material of skin as a metaphor for widespread issues of identity, and personal, historical, and environmental trauma and perseverance.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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How do we change a stereotype?
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) opened its doors in Washington in 2004. The goal? Nothing less than to change how we see the lives of Native peoples. In this webinar, NMAI curator Paul Chaat Smith leads a discussion on hard lessons and brilliant mistakes from the front lines of Washington’s most controversial museum.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): All grades
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How Was Your Day? Creating Mixed Media Designs
Students learn about the daily life, history, and beliefs of different countries and express their understanding by designing a mixed-media composition.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Identity by Design
Online exhibition celebrating tradition and change in Native women’s dresses. Describes the technical and cultural dress making traditions interspersed with many historical and contemporary pictures, quotes, videos, interactives.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): General audience
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Indian Humor
Online exhibit showing a humorous side to Native art, featuring thirty-eight contemporary artists who infuse their art with a sense of the comic.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): General audience
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Indigenous Geography
Website exploring universal themes (origins, economy, language, ritual, etc.) from the perspectives of Native communities throughout the Western Hemisphere. Includes lesson plans, essays, and videos organized by theme or community. Intended to teach students about different perspectives. Bilingual English/Spanish.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): General audience
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Indigenous Geography and Native Science
Webinar in which Doug Herman of the National Museum of the American Indian leads a discussion of “Native science,” how it differs from western science, and how it might be applied to climate change studies.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Indigenous Motivations
Art show that reveals how Native artists continue to be influenced by tradition, innovation, and art – translating traditional themes into modern terms through many artistic mediums. Focuses on recent acquisitions to the collection. Includes quotes by artists and an extensive image collection.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): General audience
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IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas
Website telling the invisible story of those who share African American and Native American ancestry. Over centuries, African Americans and Native Americans created shared histories, communities, families, and ways of life. Prejudice, laws, and twists of history have often divided them from others, yet African-Native American people were united in the struggle against slavery and dispossession, and then for self-determination and freedom.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Infinity of Nations: Culture Quest
Players earn virtual badges as they learn about Native cultures throughout the Americas, from Alaska to the tip of Argentina. Ten badges correspond to ten regions: Arctic, Northwest Coast, Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, California, Mesoamerica, Amazon, Andes, and Patagonia.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution: Topic 1 - Immigration
Section of the A More Perfect Union online exhibit focusing on the experience of Issei, the first generation of Japanese immigrants to the United States, through the use of artifacts from the Museum's collections, primary source documents, photographs, and oral histories. Most Japanese immigrants to Hawaii and the mainland United States faced severe racial prejudice and restrictive laws specifically aimed to limit the rights of Asian immigrants to own property and become citizens. Also discussed are the challenges later immigrants to both Hawaii and California faced as racist attitudes and policies were legalized.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Grade(s): General audience
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Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution: Topic 6 – Justice
Section of the A More Perfect Union online exhibit focused on the efforts of Japanese Americans to receive justice after their internment during World War II. This section uses artifacts from the Museum's collections, primary source documents, photographs and oral histories to discuss the court cases brought against the government, the formal apologies and efforts of redress by the government and the successes of members of the Japanese American community in post-war United States.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): General audience
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Join the Student Sit-Ins Classroom Videos
Five short videos of a museum theater presentation in which a fictional composite character from 1960 is conducting a training session for people interested in joining student sit-ins to protest racial segregation. The student speaks about the recent protests in Greensboro, North Carolina, and coaches members of the audience in the philosophy and tactics of non-violent direct action.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Join the Student Sit-Ins Teacher Guide for the Classroom Videos
Teacher's guide for a 22-minute video of a theatrical presentation created by the National Museum of American History. During the presentation, a fictional composite character from 1960 is conducting a training session for people interested in joining sit-ins to protest racial segregation. The character speaks about the recent protests in Greensboro, North Carolina, and coaches members of the audience in the philosophy and tactics of non-violent direct action. Guide includes instruction for an in-class simulation, extension activities, and lyrics for a sing-along performance of a freedom song.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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