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Math Quilts
Lesson in which students examine geometric quilt patterns to learn how math may have been used to help slaves escape to freedom. They slide, flip, and turn geometric shapes to create their own quilt with map of how to “escape” the classroom and head to the school front door.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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African American Pioneers in Aviation
Research and teaching website that challenges students to analyze primary documents related to the struggles of African Americans to gain equal opportunity in the field of aviation.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington, African American Daguerreotypist
Online exhibition exploring the career of African American daguerreotypist Augustus Washington, in both the United States and Africa. Includes corresponding lesson plans, his daguerreotypes, and a biography.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): General audience
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A Journey Through Art with W.H. Johnson
A sampling of works by William H. Johnson (1901-1970), one of the most important African American painters in America and a major figure in twentieth-century American art.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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A Landmark in American Justice
Lesson plan has students examine both the integrationist and segregationist arguments from Brown v. Board of Education. Students explore the arguments by role playing as a reporter covering the landmark case, then focusing on the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision by analyzing a photograph from that time.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Africa's Legacy in Mexico
This richly illustrated website examines the complexities of the African diaspora and its legacy through firsthand accounts. Includes essays on the African Legacy in Mexico illustrated with photographs by Tony Gleaton. Older students will find links to broader explorations of Africa's profound global influence.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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African Art Museums
List of museums in the United States with collections of African Art. Searchable by state.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): General audience
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An Organized Legal Campaign
Online exhibit shows how leaders of the Howard University law school and the Legal Defense Fund of the NAACP prepared to fight segregation in the nation’s public schools. An Organized Legal Campaign is the third 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
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Anacostia Museum: On-Line Academy
Virtual learning environment on the discovery, interpretation, and preservation of African American history and material culture, featuring video presentations by leading scholars, collectors, and experts.
Provider: Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Black Wings: African American Pioneer Aviators
Online exhibition focusing on the analysis of primary documents related to the struggles of African Americans to gain equal opportunity in the field of aviation. Complements the teacher's guide and teaching poster with the same focus.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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