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George Washington: A National Treasure -- Interactive Portrait
Interactive portrait of George Washington helps you explore and interpret symbolic, biographic, and artistic elements found in the famous painting. Includes an audio introduction and highlighted elements within the painting that provide additional information.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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George Washington: A National Treasure Family Guide
This webpage uses Gilbert Stuart’s “Lansdowne portrait” of Washington as an entre into the subject of portraiture. Includes background information and an exploration of symbols in the painting.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): General audience
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Imagining Abraham Lincoln
Lesson has children read Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers then use what they have learned about Abraham Lincoln to add a scene to the story in the form of a comic strip. Included in the resource “A Letter to Abraham Lincoln.”
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): PreK–3
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Is It Only a Shadow? The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
As a complement to the online exhibition Presidents in Waiting, this lesson plan presents an 1898 political cartoon in which New York gubernatorial candidate Theodore Roosevelt casts a long shadow across the White House Students analyze the cartoon and then create speech bubbles for it.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Joseph Henry: American Physicist
Website presenting the history and papers of Joseph Henry (1797-1878), revered scientist of his time and first secretary (director) of the Smithsonian. Includes biographical information, Henry's papers, articles on Henry, and Henry namesakes.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Latin Rhythms and Cultural Heritage
Two lesson plans encourage students to explore the concept of heritage and their own cultural heritage through music. Students look at Roberto Clemente, who has very proud of his Puerto Rican heritage and at Puerto Rican music.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
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Grade(s): General audience
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Legendary Beauties
Online exhibit telling the story of how Theodore Roosevelt and the famous artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens worked together to redesign America’s money. Reveals how this collaboration transformed traditional coinage into unprecedented works of art symbolizing Roosevelt’s progressive ideals and led to the design of what many regard as the most beautiful American coin every produced. Visitors can rotate and zoom in on objects for detailed examination and a glossary helps visitors understand challenging vocabulary.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Lincoln’s Deathbed: Images of a Martyred President
Webinar in which Smithsonian historian Pam Henson tells how the public first heard of President Abraham Lincoln’s death and how Lincoln’s death was portrayed in popular images.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy
Online exhibit presenting portraits and a biography of jazz pioneer Louis Armstrong.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Lyndon Johnson's Legacy
Lesson plan has students analyze phases of Lyndon Johnson's career and assess his legacy. They create a collage that reflects their assessment and provides supporting arguments.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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