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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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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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For All the World to See
Online exhibition explores the role of visual media, such as newspapers, photographs, and film, in shaping the fight for racial equality and justice in the United States. Associated educational resources hone skills of comparing and contrasting, image and object analysis, and making personal connections.
Provider: National Museum of African American History and Culture
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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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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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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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Le Tumulte Noir: Paul Colinós Jazz Age Portfolio
Online exhibition showcasing Paul Colin’s, Le Tumulte Noir (The Black Craze), a series of vivid color lithographs depicting the 1920’s Parisian craze for jazz music and African American culture.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): General audience
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Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits
Lesson examines portraits of famous African American human rights advocates and public figures. Students practice comparing and contrasting photographs, analyzing images, and making personal connections.
Provider: National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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