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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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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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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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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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History Lab: Questioning Objects

<p>Welcome to the Heinz History Center's History Lab, where we ask questions about the past, think about what makes history cool, and sharpen your history skills!</p>
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Social Change in the Archives: ACC-PARC Records

<p>First formed in 1951, the Allegheny County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Children (ACC-PARC) was established as a grassroots organization comprised of the parents of people with disabilities. The aspect of ACC-PARC’s daily activities most represented in these records are the efforts of the association to investigate the treatment of people with disabilities at residential care facilities in Western Pennsylvania during the 1960s and 1970s.</p> <p>This Learning Lab collection is designed to highlight the specific steps taken by the parents and members of ACC-PARC as they advocated for change in residential care facilities in this region. Each document illuminates a specific step or tactic used by the parents as they attempted to raise awareness of poor treatment of people with disabilities, stop overcrowding and under-staffing in facilities, and push for legislation to ensure the well-being of residents.</p> <p>This archival collection and the materials presented in this Learning Lab collection are housed at the Detre Library and Archives at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, PA:</p> <p><strong>Title: Bob Nelkin Collection of Allegheny County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Children (ACC-PARC) Records</strong> </p> <p><strong>Dates: 1953-2000</strong> </p> <p><strong>Creator: Nelkin, Bob</strong> </p> <p><strong>Catalog Number: MSS 1002</strong> </p> <p>#socialchange #disabilityhistory #advocacy #changemaker</p>
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Triumph and Tragedy: Pittsburgh's History of Innovation in Science

<p>This collection connects the 2019 National History Day theme of "Triumph and Tragedy in History" to a selection of topics related to Western Pennsylvania, science, and innovation. This region’s history features many stories of triumph over tragedy, including two key events: the creation of the polio vaccine at the University of Pittsburgh, and Rachel Carson’s fight against the detrimental effects of pesticides on the environment.</p> <p>The first half of the collection focuses on the story of the polio vaccine, including context on the polio virus, movements to raise money for a cure, and Salk's work in Pittsburgh. It also mentions Henrietta Lacks, whose cells were used without permission for a range of medical advancements, including the polio vaccine.</p> <p>The second half of the collection highlights Rachel Carson, her talent for writing and interest in animals as a child, how she came to be interested in the effects of DDT, and her legacy as an environmentalist. </p> <p>These objects, images, and sources can be used to help form an idea for a project, provide a new angle on an existing project idea, or lead to new ways of including primary sources into NHD projects. They are drawn from a range of primary source repositories, which can be helpful sources of information for students working on these topics. <br /></p> <p>#NHD2019 #NHD </p>
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The Race to Space: Understanding the Cold War Context of the Apollo 11 Mission

<p><em>By using this collection, learners will . . .</em></p> <ul><li>Use primary sources to understand a range of perspectives on the Space Race. </li><li>Understand why the United States was concerned about the Soviet space program. </li><li>Be able to analyze the Cold War era context of the Space Race and draw their own conclusions about the success of the Space Race. </li></ul>
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Roberto Clemente - CLO Arriba Arriba! resources

<p>This collection contains resources for the teacher guide to the Pittsburgh CLO's performance of <em>Arriba Arriba!</em>. </p> <p><br /></p>
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Thinking About History

<p><em>Thinking About History</em> contains resources that provide teachers with useful tools for helping students think about the past and multiple ways for accessing information about history, ranging from photographs to literature. This curriculum pack was produced by the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania and includes sources  and materials  (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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Pittsburgh Youth Activism

<p><em>Pittsburgh Youth Activism e</em>xplores the history of youth activism in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania. Specific examples include Pittsburghers who participated in the 1964 Freedom Summer voter registration campaign in Mississippi and the 1968 Wilkinsburg race riots. This teaching resource includes two parts: a primary source exploration and conversation and the call to action. 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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Using Oral Histories

<p>This curriculum pack was produced by the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania and <em>e</em>xplores the importance of oral histories in archival work and prepares prepare students to conduct oral histories.  The three lessons should be followed consecutively. They guide students towards creating their own oral history about a subject--click on the paperclip to find the activities that make up each lesson. Sources  and materials are also included (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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