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Tools of the Labor Movement

The United States labor movement began in full force during the late 19th century and peaked during World War II. Workers learned that by joining together in unions, they could exert more pressure on employers and the government to protect their rights and improve labor conditions. This collection includes a variety of resources related to the United States labor movement, particularly the various tools and strategies used to create change.

Guiding questions to consider are:
-What rights do workers desire?
-How can labor unions influence employers, government, and the public?
-What tools and strategies are most effective for improving working conditions? Consider: boycotts, picketing, appeals to the media, strikes, walk-outs, and slow-downs.
-How does the public perceive labor unions? How does this impact their results?
-Are women and minorities included in the labor movement? Were they always?
Kate Harris

U.S. Presidential Inauguration Resources

This teaching collection includes resources, such as video interviews with expert historians, artworks, memorabilia and photographs of the American tradition of presidential inaugurations, including the Oath of Office, the Inaugural Address, the Inauguration Parade and the Inaugural Ball.

Discussion Questions:
-How does a U.S. presidential inauguration compare to a royal coronation?
-How are these events populist (for ordinary citizens)? How are they elitist (for the high class elite)?
-Where can inauguration traditions be traced?
-What is required by the Constitution to occur at a presidential inauguration?
-What events have become a tradition over time?
-What objects help tell the story of inaugurations over time?
Ashley Naranjo

Was Reconstruction a Failure?

The period after the Civil War, known as Reconstruction, had lofty goals for reuniting the nation and preserving the new rights given to African-Americans. For a time, these goals were achieved and three important amendments were made to the Constitution. However, by 1876 Reconstruction was considered over and much of the progress that had been made was undone. This collection of detailed prints and cartoons highlight many different aspects of Reconstruction and asks students to consider the overall result of Reconstruction. Students can analyze each one using the embedded questions.
Kate Harris

Remembering the Holocaust

This collection looks at the way artists have used art, literature, and architecture to memorialize the victims of the Holocaust and explores the questions around how an artistic work, memorial, or museum can try to convey an understanding of genocide.

Questions to keep in mind as you observe each work:
1) What is the purpose of this memorial? Is it to honor, remember, educate others, or something else?
2) On what aspect of the Holocaust does this memorial focus?
3) What Jewish symbols are present? What national symbols are present? Are there human figures? Is it abstract? What other features do you notice about this memorial?
4) What is the setting of this memorial? How does that affect its purpose and design?
Kate Harris

Garfield, Medicine and Germ Theory in the US

A collection to be paired with Destiny of the Republic. A book about the presidency/assassination of Garfield and the doctors who failed to save him.
Sara Benis


Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics
Robert Ford

The 1850s and Causes of the Civil War

This collection includes artifacts, stamps, political cartoons, portraits, and videos representing various long-term and short-term causes of the Civil War. Students could use the collection as the basis for a sorting activity:
Which causes are long-term and which are short?
Which represent economic, social, or political differences between the North and South?
Can they be put in chronological order?
Which show attempts at compromise and which show that violence was difficult to avoid?

Additional teaching ideas are listed in the Notes to Other Users section.
Kate Harris

History of Recording

Shannon Gunn


Chris Roddenberry


Andale Dixon

Ray Charles

Ray Charles
Andale Dixon


Pictures related to worship.
Ioanna Galani

Women in the Supreme Court

Portraits and interviews

My Nightstand

5 objects that describe me.
Kyionna Medley

Popol Vuh

Ioanna Galani

Climate Change Resources March 2016

Resources for educators focused on climate change
Bronwen Rice

Homestead Through the Years

A variety of maps and photos of Homestead, Pa.
Mark Fallon

How's My Waterway

Learn the condition of local streams, lakes and other waters anywhere in the US... quickly and in plain language. See if your local waterway was checked for pollution, what was found, and what is being done. The source of this information is a US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) database of State water quality monitoring reports provided under the Clean Water Act.
Margarete Ann Heber

Global Climate Change - Resources for Educators

Resources for educators focused on global climate change
June Teisan

Watersheds and Estuaries

Educator resources for teaching about watersheds and estuaries
June Teisan

Extreme Weather: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Floods, Storms, Droughts

A wide range of resources for the study of extreme weather
June Teisan

American Innovation and Enterprise

This is a collection of items from the National American History Museum. Each item is a part of American History.

Teaching about Andrew Jackson

This collection includes artifacts, lesson plans, and teaching ideas about Andrew Jackson, including his role in the War of 1812 and his presidency.
Kate Harris

Student Activity: Exploring Water Quality

In this activity, students will learn about sources of pollution in nearby streams, lakes, and rivers, and then conduct their own test of water quality. They will take a sample of local water and determine its pH number—a measure of acidity or, its opposite, alkalinity. They will be able to identify point and non-point pollution sources in their community, and make connections between everyday human actions and water quality.
Ashley Naranjo
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