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One Life: The Mask of Lincoln
Five lesson plans in which images of Lincoln—in paintings, prints, photographs, plaster “life masks,” and the poetry of Walt Whitman—are the basis for a study of the Civil War. Also includes audio commentaries from the onsite exhibition.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Smithsonian in Your Classroom: Making Friends with Franklin
Lesson plans in which portraits of Benjamin Franklin introduce his writings and scientific experiments. Students do their own writing and conduct their own experiments. In addition, they learn about the international scientific community in which Franklin was a prominent member.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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A Brush with History
Website presenting portraits and biographies from the 1720s to the early 1990s, organized by time period, of men and women who have made significant contributions to the history of the United States. Includes an interactive quiz and teacher resources.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Treasures of American History: American Biography
Online exhibit presenting biographies of several important Americans that reflect the circumstances of their times, providing a personal perspective on the past, and making up a fascinating and multifaceted portrait of American achievement. Includes a Spanish translation.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Lewis & Clark: Mapping the West
Website about the history of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Includes an extensive retelling of the expedition, Lewis and Clark maps and other primary resources, related activities and lesson plans, and biographies of historic figures.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Batting Practice and Poetry in Motion
Two lesson plans on the life of Roberto Clemente. Students look at statistics of his baseball career, using mathematics to gauge his athleticism, use visual art skills to create an action portrait of Clemente, and write a poem inspired by his famous quotes and centered on themes in his life.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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A Letter to Abraham Lincoln Homepage
Parent's guide with children's activities based on a reading of Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers, a children's book telling the story of Grace Bedell and the famous letter she sent to Abraham Lincoln in 1860. Also includes links to hands-on activities and a list of recommended readings for further exploration.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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One Life: Walt Whitman, a Kosmos
Online exhibition celebrating the life and work of Walt Whitman. Presents a timeline of his life, highlighting important events and peers with portraits, a reading of “Leaves of Grass”, Walt Whitman's own reading of “America,” an essay on his work, and a look at his artistic heirs.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): General audience
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A Brush with History Teaching Guide
Lesson plans providing an in-depth exploration of selected historical figures and their contributions to the history of the United States. The guide is organized by thematic unit: from revolution to constitution, those inventive Americans, and abolition and the Civil War. Each unit contains background information about the individuals and their portraits, related questions and activities, a bibliography, and a reproduction of each portrait.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Portraits of the Presidents
Set of lesson plans designed to introduce students to the presidents and the role of the presidency in American history through portraiture. Each activity includes objectives, procedures, related standards in historical thinking, the level of difficulty (elementary, middle, and upper), worksheets, and other supplemental materials.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): All grades
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