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Buffalo Soldiers (Tier 1 Intervention Groups)

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Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)

Using primary source resources, educators and students can explore the multiple perspectives of three American history and culture museums around the subject of Buffalo Soldiers.

This Learning Lab contains a sorting activity about African Americans in the military.

This Learning Lab collection will address the following: C3 Social Studies Framework Standards:

  • D2.His.3.6-8 Use questions generated about individuals and groups to analyze why they and, the developments they shaped, are seen as historically significant.
  • D2.His.4.3-5 Explain why individuals and groups during the same historical period differed in their perspectives.
  • D2.His.12.9-12 Use questions generated about multiple historical sources to pursue further inquiry and investigate additional sources.

Troop A, Ninth U.S. Cavalry -- Famous Indian Fighters

National Museum of African American History and Culture

George Jordan

USA Studies Weekly

Buffalo Bull, Grazing on the Prairie

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Buffalo Coat

National Museum of American History

Dorie Miller

National Portrait Gallery

29c Buffalo Soldiers single

National Postal Museum

Over There: A Buffalo Soldier in World War I

National Museum of American History