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World War II Cartoons

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Video showing a sample of cartoons from World War II that helped explain the war to children and encouraged families to do their part in the war effort. This video accompanies The Price of Freedom: Americans at War meant for use with the 'Mobilizing Children WWII' lesson plan. Targets grades 2-12.

World War I Overview

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Short video overview of the First World War, taken from newsreel footage. Includes the declaration of war and invasion of Belgium by Germany, U Boats and naval warfare, trench warfare, United States entrance and the end of the war. This video accompanies The Price of Freedom: Americans at War online exhibit and is meant for use with the 'The Soldiers Experience' lesson plan. Targets grade 2 - 12.

World Habitat Classroom Activities

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Teacher-created lesson in which students consider whether everyone in their community has access to adequate shelter. They write a persuasive paper on the subject.

Working with the Short-Handled Hoe: Organizing Farmworkers after World War II

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Lesson plans examining the short-handled hoe and its connection to agriculture and the organizing of Latino farm workers after World War II. Includes an introduction to doing history with objects, three lesson plans focused on Cesar Chavez and the struggle of Latino farm workers for social justice, and annotated links related to farm workers, Cesar Chavez and the Bracero program.

Working Together: Cooperative Design

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Teacher-created lesson in which students take nature as a model for a class design project.

Work Hard and Work Smart: Designing for Athletes (PreK-3)

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Activity in which students design a sports bag for athletes, investigate varied sports, interview people involved in varied sports, and engage in problem solving as they create a new design.

Work Hard and Work Smart: Designing for Athletes (4-8)

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Activity in which students design a sports bag for athletes, investigate varied sports, interview people involved in varied sports, and engage in problem solving as they create a new design.

Work Hard and Work Smart: Designing for Athletes

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Lesson in which students design a sports bag for athletes, investigate varied sports and consider their design needs, and engage in problem solving to create a new design.

Word Wake

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Teacher-created lesson in which students hold a spooky Halloween funeral to lay to rest spelling and grammatical errors in their own writing.

Word Search

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Game encourages children to find hidden terms and names. Organized by topic and difficulty.

Word Play: Contemporary Art by Xu Bing

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Interactives based on the artwork of contemporary Chinese artist Xu Bing, who focuses on mixing language with fine art. Includes images and animations highlighting stand-out installations and interviews with the artist.

Word Art with King's Words

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Lesson in which students examine one or more of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s letters or speeches and turn powerful words and phrases into word art using the online tool, Wordle. Part of the resource 'Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Nonviolence.'

Wonder Bound: Rare Books on Early Museums

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Exhibit of books discussing the collection, exhibition, and preservation habits of early museums, galleries, and their libraries. Includes enlarged images of many resources.

Women's Roles in Post World War II

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Teacher-created lesson in which students follow the design process as they imagine a more equitable labor market in the years following the war.

Women's Role in the Civil War

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Lesson plan on the ways in which women served in the Civil War, often as nurses, spies, or vivandieres. Students will explore these stories through a video clip and close examination of two dresses and a woman's uniform. Includes background information, guided analysis questions, and full-color primary sources. Accompanies the exhibit The Price of Freedom: Americans at War. Targets grades 3-6.

Women of Our Time

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Interactive gallery displaying photographs of some of twentieth-century America's most famous and influential women. Includes audio commentary by the exhibit's curator and documentary video about the evolution of photographic portraiture.

Women in Aviation and Space History

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This online exhibition serves as a 'gallery guide' to the history of flying women, from the pioneering days to the space age.

Women and Science at Science Service

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Exhibit highlighting the careers of five women pioneers in the field of science journalism. Features noteworthy female staff members and writers at the nonprofit news organization Science Service during the 1920s who helped changed the view of women in science.

Women Breaking Musical Barriers: She Isn't Supposed to Play That

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Website traces the history and diversity of women in music through text, video recordings, and audio recordings.

Within These Walls Homepage

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Online exhibit telling more than a dozen family stories from a 200-year-old house in Massachusetts acquired by the Smithsonian. Reveals the methods historians and curators used to learn about this house's past, the ways that it changed over time, and the people who lived in it.

Wisconsin’s Solidarity Sing Along: Making Old Labor Songs New

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Summer/Fall 2014: Labor

Wisconsin Powwow / Naamikaaged: Dancer for the People

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Two-video set shows how powwows incorporate historical traditions and modern innovations. Focuses on the Ojibwe people. Includes historical background, transcription of soundtrack, classroom questions, and suggestions for further reading and listening. Available for purchase.

Winning the Vote for Women

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Parent's guide with activities and suggested readings to teach children about women's suffrage. Children are asked to take a trip or conduct a phone interview with a member of the League of Women Voters, a group created in 1920 to help organize women's votes and encourage their active participation in civic life.

Wine, Worship, and Sacrifice: The Golden Graves of Ancient Vani, Treasures from Georgia

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Online exhibit presenting a collection of ancient artifacts from Colchis, which reveals an intermingling of Greek and Persian motifs with local styles and traditions. Looking at these objects gives us a glimpse into the ancient land of Colchis (modern-day Georgia) and its principal city of Vani. Includes images of Georgia, a slideshow of objects in the Wine, Worship, and Sacrifice exhibit, and an interactive look at the dig site where these objects were found.
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