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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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Extraordinary Evidence
Lesson plan has students review the online exhibit, Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life, and conduct targeted historical research using artifacts and primary source documents. They examine Lincoln’s life and accomplishments and present the ways in which his life was extraordinary.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Famous Americans
Game in which children are asked to match stamps depicting famous Americans..
Provider: National Postal Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Find Grace's Family
Lesson has students analyze a primary source document, young Grace Bedell’s letter to Abraham Lincoln, to look for hints about Grace and her family. They will then draw a picture of Grace’s family based on the information they found. Part of the resource “A Letter to Abraham Lincoln.”
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): PreK–3
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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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Franklin & His Friends
Portraits of Benjamin Franklin and other men who shared a passion for science.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): General audience
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From Smithson to Smithsonian
Online exhibition focusing on James Smithson, the English scientist who bequeathed his fortune to the United States to create the Smithsonian Institution. Traces the establishment of the Smithsonian Institution and its early years. Includes lesson plans.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): General audience
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General George Washington, Military Leader
Lesson plan using artifacts and a historical letter to discuss George Washington's leadership during the War of Independence and the qualities of great leaders. Includes background information, full-color primary sources, and a transcript of a letter about George Washington written by his officers. Targets grades 2-6.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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George and Martha Washington: Portraits from the Presidential Years.
Online exhibit chronicles portraits of George and Martha Washington, enabling us to see him from the perspective of his contemporaries, who regarded him as a man of proven virtues and leadership qualities.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): General audience
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