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American Revolution Era

The following objects are important symbols of the American Revolutionary era. All these objects either lead up to the revolution, were used during the war, or were vital in the success of the war. The American Revolution marked the urgency for independence amongst the colonies from Great Britain. This call for Independence has brought us to where we are today. 

vasthy gonzalez
10
 

American Revolution

Lesson plan for 5th grade (90 minutes) for use with Mike Wilkins Preamble, Schoolhouse Rock video, etc. #SAAMteach

laurawest200
5
 

American Revolution

#TeachingInquiry

Sarah Rafalowitz
6
 

American revolution

A surge for independence against the British fought by militia men of the 13 colonies. The American revolution was a costly, but necessary war waged for religious, financial, and social freedoms. These people initially came to the United States for these same freedoms, and instead faced tyranny from the same leader, just overseas in this case. Their goals with this revolution were to finally rid themselves of tyrannical governments. As a result of the revolution, many wanted a government that would protect them, but wasn't powerful enough to impose any tyrannical laws or restrictions on people. This American Revolutionary war was the start to what would later become the America we know and love today: the world's most powerful nation. 

Noah Shiffman
10
 

American Revolution

The American Revolution marked the point in history when the colonist finally felt it was time to demolish the current government in the colonies since their existence was to only make money for England and they knew that there was more to them then that.

Omar Arreola
7
 

American Revolution

Library/Social Studies Curriculum Crosswalk Resources
Erin Kizziar
5
 

American Response to the Holocaust in the Media

With America's memory of the holocaust slowly fading away, now it is more important than ever to spread information about the holocaust. In the words of George Santayana "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." We must continue to teach the next generations of Americans about this horrific event so that nothing of its kind will ever happen again. This collection is centered around America's response to the holocaust. It has a focus around media and public opinion. Within this curated exhibit are photos and artifacts pertaining to this topic. 

Maggie Heuer
16
 

American Reconstruction Era

This collection highlights artifacts and secondary sources to help students explore the history of the American Reconstruction Era. Specific topics referenced in this collection include the end of the Civil War, legislative changes and leading historic figures.

Time Period: January 1865 - March 1877

National Museum of American History
36
 

American Protest to the Vietnam Conflict

This collection addresses the protest from Americans concerning the Vietnam Conflict throughout the 60s and 70s
Tyler Hofer
6
 

American Nationalism

By: Natasha, Seve, Brianna, and Colleen

Natasha De Silva
19
 

American Melting Pot - American Corner Trieste

ESL Lesson Plan - Middle School
Denise Tecchio
12
 

American Life in the 1960s Megan Rapp

This small collection of artifacts is meant to represent the decade of the 1960s in America. Through this collection, key points and events of the decade are highlighted, along with the social aspects of the 60s. Through this collection, you will be able to see the main ideas and themes of the 1960s in America. The 1960s were a tumultuous time for many Americans as The U.S was involved in both the Vietnam War and the Cold War, the feminist movement gained momentum, African Americans began standing up for themselves and their rights causing the Civil Rights Movement, the sexual revolution took place, and there was much poverty throughout the country. 

Megan Rapp
10
 

American Landscape

Images of landscapes can tell you about how the artist views his or her nation in the moment. What does it value? What does it aspire to be? What are its strengths and limitations? 

Evaluate to what extent views of American Identity changed from 1800-1980.

Sarah Wiseman
8
 

American Inventions Before and During the Industrial Revolution

This collection contains images and information regarding inventions that were created in America during the time period from 1752 to 1837 and have provided some form of growth and impact on the country. The first American Industrial Revolution began in 1790 and lasted until 1870, and was a big transition from goods being made by hand to the creation of machines that could produce goods on a grander scale. Not only were goods being produced more efficiently, but new technology also improved communication and transportation of these goods/ideas as well. The inventions shown below (in chronological order), had a major impact on the newly formed America at the time, and they have also been a foundation for many inventions that have come later on in history, as well as in modern-day America. It is also interesting because not only were these inventions revolutionary by themselves, but some of them were even dependent on one-another in some shape or form, and they all play a key role in the development of Industrial America.

Donata Borsos
10
 

American Inventions and Innovation

Read an article about the opening of the "American Inventions" exhibition in the National Museum of American History. Examine some of the artifacts featured in the exhibition and select one that you believe had the greatest impact. Write a persuasive essay on why this invention is so important.
Stephanie Norby
12
 

American Innovation and Enterprise

This is a collection of items from the National American History Museum. Each item is a part of American History.
readandwrite
46
 

American Ingenuity, Innovation, and Enterprise: Renwick Gallery Seminar Resources

This collection previews the first seminar of the 2016 Montgomery College / Smithsonian Institution Fellowship seminar series. Fellows will visit the Renwick Gallery, the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s branch for contemporary craft and decorative art, which recently re-opened in November 2015 after an extensive two-year renovation. Two Renwick Gallery staff members will speak at this event: Nicholas Bell, Fleur and Charles Bresler Curator-In-Charge, and Nora Atkinson, Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft.

Included in this collection: presenter bios, presentation descriptions, and resources chosen by presenters for attendees to explore before attending the session. These resources are not required, but will help fellows prepare for discussion the day of the seminar.

#MCteach

Tess Porter
8
 

American Ingenuity, Innovation, and Enterprise: Opening Seminar Resources

This collection previews the opening panel of the 2016 Montgomery College / Smithsonian Institution Fellowship seminar series. Three Smithsonian staff members will speak at this event: Tricia Edwards of the National Museum of American History, Doug Herman of the National Museum of the American Indian, and Josh Bell of the National Museum of Natural History.

Included in this collection: presenter bios, presentation titles and descriptions, and resources chosen by presenters for attendees to explore before attending the session. These resources are not required readings - instead, they provide guiding questions and background information to help prepare for discussion the day of the seminar.

#MCteach

Tess Porter
12
 

American Ingenuity, Innovation, and Enterprise: National Portrait Gallery Seminar Resources

This collection previews the third seminar of the 2016 Montgomery College / Smithsonian Institution Fellowship seminar series. Fellows will visit the National Portrait Gallery, explore the exhibitions, and learn strategies for examining portraiture in the classroom. Two National Portrait Gallery staff members will lead this seminar: David C. Ward, Senior Historian, and Briana Zavadil White, Student and Teacher Program Manager.

Included in this collection: presenter bios, presentation description, and resources chosen by the presenters for attendees to explore before attending the session. Fellows will be asked to discuss their answer to the quiz question during the seminar. Other resources are not required, but will help fellows prepare for discussion the day of the seminar.

#MCteach

Tess Porter
6
 

American Ingenuity, Innovation, and Enterprise: National Museum of American Indian Seminar Resources

This collection previews the second seminar of the 2016 Montgomery College / Smithsonian Institution Fellowship seminar series. Fellows will visit the National Museum of the American Indian, tour the exhibition "The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire," and watch the documentary "Caravan of Memory." Dr. José Barreiro, Assistant Director for Research, Director of the Office for Latin America, and co-curator of "The Great Inka Road," will lead the seminar.

Included in this collection: bio of presenter, presentation description, and resources chosen by the presenter for attendees to explore before attending the session. These resources are not required, but will help fellows prepare for discussion the day of the seminar.

#MCteach

Tess Porter
6
 

American Ingenuity, Innovation, and Enterprise: National Museum of American History Seminar Resources

This collection previews the fifth and final seminar of the 2016 Montgomery College / Smithsonian Institution Fellowship seminar series. Fellows will visit the National Museum of American History to explore the issues and topics surrounding the upcoming exhibition, "American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith." Harry Rubenstein, Curator and Chair of the Division of Political History, will lead the seminar.

Included in this collection: bio of presenter, presentation description, and resources for attendees to explore before attending the session. The first two resources in this collection - the video "Bill Geist with curators Harry Rubenstein and Larry Bird on the campaign trail, 1996" and image "Where is Democracy" with attached quiz question - are required. The others are not, but will help fellows prepare for discussion the day of the seminar.

#MCteach

Tess Porter
7
 

American Ingenuity, Innovation, and Enterprise: National Air and Space Museum Seminar Resources

This collection previews the fourth seminar of the 2016 Montgomery College / Smithsonian Institution Fellowship seminar series. Fellows will visit the National Air and Space Museum to learn about the design and development of space suits, as well as current conservation challenges and strategies. Two National Air and Space Museum staff members will lead this seminar: Cathy Lewis, Curator of International Space Programs and Spacesuits, and Lisa Young, Objects Conservator.

Included in this collection: presenter bios, presentation description, and resources for attendees to explore before attending the session. The first resource in the collection - "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Using X-radiographs of the National Air and Space Museum's Spacesuit Collection to Promote Preservation" - is required. The other resources are not required, but will help prepare for discussion the day of the seminar.

#MCteach

Tess Porter
17
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