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National Museum of African American History and Culture

National Museum of African American History and Culture

National History Day

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The NHD at NMAAHC Collection Connection Grid series are an assortment of selected documents, images, objects and videos that highlight the African American experience in relation to the NHD theme. Use these items as inspiration for a project topic, or use the items to help expand your research on a topic you have already selected. This series is designed to be self-guided by students and educators participating in National History Day.

NHD at NMAAHC Collection: Breaking Barriers in History

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NHD at NMAAHC Collection Connection Grid 2019: Triumph and Tragedy in History

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The NHD at NMAAHC Collection Connection Grid 2018: Conflict and Compromise in History

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Visual Arts

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The Read Between the Brushstrokes: Using Visual Art as a Historical Source series explores the connection between visual art and history. 

When studying history, it is important to remember that all historical sources do not look the same. Visual art, being an active response to a stimulus, serves as a mirror to the contemporary landscape. Art engages in a conversation with history while acting as a visual expression of contemporary thoughts and ideas.

Read Between the Brushstrokes: Using Visual Art as a Historical Source

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Read Between the Brushstrokes: Using Visual Art as a Historical Source

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Read Between the Brushstrokes: Using Visual Art as a Historical Source

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STEM Experiments

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This series of STEM Learning collections explores scientific concepts through hands-on experiments. 

Exploring Solar Power at NMAAHC

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Henrietta Lacks: The Mother of Modern Medicine

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The Corona's Cooling Power

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Historical Inquiries

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Historical thinking skills allow historians to better practice and interpret history. This series teaches students how to develop these skills to become better historians themselves.

Black History Month 2020: 106 Images of Everyday African American Life

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African Americans, President Woodrow Wilson, and the First World War (1914-1918)

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100 Years Ago: The World in 1919

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History, Media, and Culture: African American Soldiers in the Civil War

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Becoming a Historian: Historical Context

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African Americans and the Fourth of July

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