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Senator John Heinz History Center
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Senator John Heinz History Center's collections

 

History Lab: Time Capsules

<p></p> <p>In this History Lab, we will think about how many objects can work together to tell a story. How does a time capsule help us to learn about the past? What would you put in your own time capsule?</p> <p>To talk with us and learn about more time capsules, join us for the History Lab Debrief! Visit <a href="https://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/learn/history-at-home/learn-history-online">https://www.heinzhistorycenter...</a> and look for the History Lab section to find the registration link. We hope you can join us!</p>
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History Lab: Objects Telling Stories

<p>In this History Lab, we will think about how one object can tell many stories. What can we learn from the first Ferris wheel? What other objects can you think of that tell many stories?</p> <p>To join in the History Lab Debrief for this collection, visit <a href="https://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/learn/history-at-home/learn-history-online">https://www.heinzhistorycenter...</a> and look for the History Lab section to find the registration link. We hope you can join us to discuss objects and their stories!  </p> <p><br /></p>
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Making a Home: Changes through Time, 18th-20th Century

<p>With rich primary sources including family photographs, advertisements, and historical maps, <em>Making a Home: Changes through Time, 18th-20th Century </em>teaches students about regional homes and the families who lived in them  (be sure to click on the paper clip and/or info icon on each item to find out more about it).</p>
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How Pittsburgh Helped Us Get to the Moon: Alcoa and the Lunar Module

<p>This Learning Lab collection is designed to accompany the Pittsburgh CLO's teacher guide for <em>Beyond the Moon.</em> In this new Gallery of Heroes musical, fifteen-year-old Maya has big dreams of being the first person to set foot on Mars but believes she is simply too ordinary to become an astronaut. Her view of what is possible transforms when actual NASA astronauts past and present, including Neil Armstrong, Mae Jemison, and José Hernandez, take her on an amazing journey to discover that extraordinary feats are accomplished by regular people one step at a time.</p><p>The activity is based on <a href="https://pbskids.org/designsquad/build/touchdown/">"Touchdown," created by PBS Kids Design Squad.</a> It was adapted by the Heinz History Center to include the story of the Alcoa aluminum innovation used for the legs of the Lunar Module. </p>
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Read Between the Lines: Exploring Political Cartoons Act 48 Workshop

<p>This collection was created to share out digitized political cartoons to teachers attending the <em>Read Between the Lines: Exploring Political Cartoons </em>teacher professional development program offered by the Heinz History Center on July 21, 2021.</p>
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History Lab: Look into the Past

<p></p> <p>In this final History Lab of the 2019-20 school year, we will explore some fun historic images from the History Center's collections. What can we learn from looking carefully at these photographs? What do you think it would have been like to be there? Use the graphic organizer at the end to split a photograph into four parts and look even closer! </p> <p>To talk with us and learn about more historic photographs, join us for the History Lab Debrief! Visit <a href="https://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/learn/history-at-home/learn-history-online">https://www.heinzhistorycenter...</a> and look for the History Lab section to find the registration link. We hope you can join us!</p>
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George Ferris - Innovation & Invention

<p><br>This collection was created to form part of the Heinz History Center's facilitated Innovation & Invention program for schools. </p>
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Innovation and Invention: Alcoa and the Lunar Module

<p>This Learning Lab collection is designed to accompany the Heinz History Center's Innovation and Invention virtual program. In the program, students learn the story of Alcoa and the contributions this Pittsburgh company made to the world. This activity dives deeper into one particular Alcoa innovation - the legs of the lunar module that first landed men on the Moon. <br></p> <p>The activity is based on <a href="https://pbskids.org/designsquad/build/touchdown/">"Touchdown," created by PBS Kids Design Squad.</a> It was adapted by the Heinz History Center to include the story of the Alcoa aluminum innovation used for the legs of the Lunar Module. </p>
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Civic Discourse / March on Washington

<p dir="ltr">Civic Discourse in a Digital World institute: Day 1<br></p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Using this collection, consider:</em><br></p> <ol><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">How could one or more of these objects help foster civic discourse in my classroom?</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">What kinds of questions or activities would I plan around these objects?</p></li></ol> <p dir="ltr"><em>One person in each breakout group should jot down notes to share out after. </em><br></p> <p dir="ltr"><em>#civicdiscourse<br></em></p>
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Civic Discourse

<p>This collection was created as part of the Civic Discourse in a Digital World teacher institute in June of 2021. It is designed to be a repository of sources from the Heinz History Center's collection and the Detre Library & Archives from which teachers can select any relevant materials as they create their own collections. </p> <p>#civicdiscourse</p>
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National History Day 2021: George Washington

<p>This collection connects the 2021 National History Day theme of "Communication in History" to the events that led up to the beginning of the French, British and Indian War and the Seven Years' War. During the 18th century, Western Pennsylvania was the western frontier of what would become the United States of America. Pittsburgh's three rivers were the gateway to the interior for the French and the British. The French and British both laid claim to this area and continued to struggle for control of it. This Learning Lab collection can be used to spark an idea for an NHD project or as a resource for an existing project.</p>
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