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Women's Suffrage

The Woman's Suffrage movement in America began in 1848 at the Seneca Falls Convention in an effort to allow women the right to vote.
Linda Muller

Women's Suffrage

The Woman's Suffrage movement in America began in 1848 at the Seneca Falls Convention in an effort to enfranchise women.
Jason Smith

Women's Suffrage in Idaho

Idaho was among the first states to grant women the right to vote. In this collection, we examine the journey to passing the law allowing women to vote, social views of the roles of women, as well as the similarities and differences between Idaho's women suffrage movement and the nationwide suffrage movements. 

Idaho State Museum

Women's Suffrage Postcards

This is a topical collection of women's suffrage postcards that could be used to supplement lessons on the women's rights movement and/or gender equality. They are also excellent practice in artifact analysis.

Some questions to consider:
-What do these postcards tell us about the arguments for and against women's suffrage?
-Why are so many of the postcards focused on geography?
-Who do you think each postcard is meant to appeal to?
Kate Harris

Womens Rights

Logan Martin

Womens Suffrage

Womens suffrage occured  in the 1800s. It was when the women had unfair rights compared to the men. For example they were not allowed to vote. Women would protest and fight for their rights for years. The suffrage ended in 1848 when a group of abolitionist activists–mostly women, but some men–gathered in Seneca Falls, New York to discuss the problem of women's rights.

Near the end of the war, Canada, Russia, Germany, and Poland also recognized women's right to vote. British women over 30 had the vote in 1918, Dutch women in 1919, and American women won the vote on 26 August 1920 with the passage of the 19th Amendment.

Haley Dogan

Women´s Suffrage in the United States (early 20th c.)

Artifacts of the Suffrage Movement  and Anti-Suffrage Movement 

Avery Beebe

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. This collection, built to coincide with the release of the 2017 American superhero film, highlights Smithsonian collections featuring Wonder Woman & her superpowered gadgets.


Wonder: Learning to See

The glory of being bursting onto the streets of New York in a gush of water. And the children don't miss it. #SAAMteach


Woodcut Portraits

Jean-Marie Galing


1969, America was faced with pain and stress with the war. Almost 500,000 people come together to take part in history as they jam out at Woodstock.

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Woody Guthrie: Examining Portraiture

This teacher's guide provides portraits and analysis questions to enrich students' examination of Woody Guthrie, one of the most important folk composers in American history. Includes the video "Defining Portraiture: How are portraits both fact and fiction?" and the National Portrait Gallery's "Reading" Portraiture Guide for Educators, both of which provide suggestions and questions for analyzing portraiture. Also includes multiple music recordings, a Smithsonian Magazine article about his legacy, and a podcast episode about his music and relationship with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.


  • What do these portraits have in common? How are they different?
  • How are these portraits both fact and fiction?
  • How do these portraits reflect how he wanted to be seen, or how others wanted him to be seen? Consider for what purpose these portraits were created.
  • Having listened to his music, does the portrait capture your image of Woody Guthrie? Why, or why not?
  • If you were creating your own portrait of Guthrie, what characteristics would you emphasize, and why?

Keywords: singer, musician, songwriter, oklahoma, protest, #SmithsonianMusic

Tess Porter

Word Expeditions Map

Word Expeditions is a PNC funded collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DCPNI). The goal of Word Expeditions is to embrace the power of families and museums to build vocabulary.

These images represent one object from each Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC. The map provides parents with ideas about questions you can ask to encourage their child to talk about what they see and think.

Betsy Bowers

Work and Leisure--Independence (Squire Jack Porter) and "Rip Van Winkle"

Independence (Squire Jack Porter) is the image of a self-made man at leisure on his porch. However, surrounding him are the symbols of his humble past...and possibly of the work not yet completed. Rip Van Winkle is the image of a lazy man who is more content with having fun than in working. These two characters, one from the artwork and the other from literature, provide an excellent contrast with each other and provide an opportunity for student discussion and writing.
Randy Jackson

Working Animals#Teaching Inquiry

This collection is to support a teaching unit on the ways animals have and continue to contribute to societies around the world. Symbiotic relationships enhance our lives.

Angela Eves

World Architecture


Shannon S

World Cultures: Unstacked

UNSTACKED is a wonderful way to spark inquiry, analysis, and discussion. By visually exploring our images, you can bring the Smithsonian Libraries' collections into your classroom. Use UNSTACKED as a morning exercise, a way to introduce a new topic, or to discover your students' interests. Picture your world, dive into the stacks! 

Smithsonian Libraries

World No Tobacco Day: Highlights Collection

This is a Smithsonian Learning Lab topical collection, which contains images, text, recordings, and other multimedia resources that may complement the Tween Tribune feature, Yet another reason not to smoke: It gives superbugs superpowers. Use these resources to introduce or augment your study of this topic. If you want to personalize this collection by changing or adding content, click the Sign Up link above to create a free account.  If you are already logged in, click the copy button to initiate your own version. Learn more here

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access

World War 1 Homefront

Cory Williams

World War 1 Homefront

Matt Swanson

World War 2: Frankiln Roosevelt and Yalta

This activity will be an opener for our Module on World War 2: Franklin Roosevelt and Yalta. Students will analyze a portrait using the 'puzzle activity' strategy to observe, describe, create questions and piece together the portrait. After the original portrait is revealed students will read informational text about the artist and portrait and answer the questions they generated during their activity. We will also be looking at Winston Churchill's portrait by the same artist. 

Karmalita (Rose) Williams

World War I

SAAM artworks of or related to WWI

Marin Layne Williams

World War I

Mr. Ward
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