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An Organized Legal Campaign-Lesson

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Lesson plan has students create posters to convey the importance of specific figures in the legal battle to end segregation including the role of Howard University as an African American cultural center, the emergence of black lawyers as civil rights leaders, and the importance of the NAACP and the roles of Charles Hamilton Houston and Thurgood Marshall. This lesson is part of the online exhibition entitled Separate is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education.

Brown v. Board of Education Timeline

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This downloadable timeline provides an overview of events from 1849-2003 related to the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case.

Separate and Unequal Education-Lesson

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Lesson plan identifying the purpose and importance of education in American society and why African Americans chose to challenge segregated education in their quest for equality. Students will discuss the purpose and requirements for education, compare black and white schools using photographs from the time period, and examine the concept of integration when applied to issues of education and multiculturalism.

Buffalo Hide Paintings

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Webpage on the significance of buffalo hides to Native Americans of the Great Plains and the symbols they painted on them.

Tracking the Buffalo: You Be The Historian

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Online interactive about the stories told on buffalo hides by the Native Americans of the Great Plains. Focused on a particular painting, this interactive leads viewers to their own conclusions through subtle hints and clues and lets them compare their conclusions to those of Smithsonian historians.

Tracking the Buffalo: Stories From a Buffalo Hide Painting Homepage

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Website exploring the role buffaloes played in the lives of Native Americans of the Northern Plains. Includes online interactive, printable activities, a map, information about the art of buffalo hide paintings, origin stories of three tribes, a teacher's guide, and a bibliography of related books appropriate for all ages.

Map of the Plains Indians

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Printable map showing the territories occupied by various Plains Indian tribes as well as many other tribes in what is now the continental United States. Useful for anyone wanting to learn more about Native Americans.

What Can You Make from a Buffalo?

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Game in which players match objects made by Native Americans from the body of buffalo to the appropriate part of the buffalo's anatomy. Part of an online exhibit on the Northern Plains Indians.

Design Your Own Performance

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Lesson plan has students analyze images relating to Celia Cruz and then design a performance to understand the role of aesthetics and style in the performing arts. This lesson is a resource included in the online exhibition entitled Azucar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz.

Exile: Cuba and the United States

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Lesson plan has students research the events of the Cuban revolution and its effect on U.S. ' Cuban relations and U.S. foreign policy by utilizing the life story of Celia Cruz. Students will then prepare a story about the revolution as if they were members of a television news team reporting on events of the time. This lesson is a resource included in the online exhibition entitled Azucar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz.

The Life and Music of Celia Cruz: A Bibliography

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Bibliography related to the online exhibit Azucar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz. Includes books about the music and culture of Cuba, salsa, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Latin and Caribbean music, and lesson plans that are part of the online exhibit.

Legendary Firsts

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Online exhibit displays some of the famous 'firsts' in the history of American money. This highly interactive resource allows students to rotate and zoom in on objects and includes a glossary to help visitors understand challenging vocabulary.

Legendary Beauties

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Online exhibit telling the story of how Theodore Roosevelt and the famous artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens worked together to redesign America's money. Reveals how this collaboration transformed traditional coinage into unprecedented works of art symbolizing Roosevelt's progressive ideals and led to the design of what many regard as the most beautiful American coin every produced. Visitors can rotate and zoom in on objects for detailed examination and a glossary helps visitors understand challenging vocabulary.

Legends of the Human Spirit

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Online exhibit showing how crises in American history have challenged Americans to adapt their conceptions about money and find creative solutions to economic problems. Discusses the use of paper money during the American Revolution, Confederate currency, and emergency currency used during the Great Depression. This highly interactive resource allows visitors to rotate and zoom in on objects for detailed examination. A glossary helps visitors understand challenging vocabulary.

Legendary Coins and Currency Homepage

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Online exhibit showing how major events in U.S. history have played a role in the evolution of it's money and how a select few pieces of currency have become important symbols of the American experience. This highly interactive exhibit includes a game, timeline, and the ability to rotate and zoom in on objects from the National Numismatic Collection. A glossary helps visitors understand challenging vocabulary.

Legendary Coins and Currency Timeline

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Interactive timeline introduces a unique and interesting perspective on American history as one navigates chronologically through objects included in the Legendary Coins and Currency online exhibit. Spans the years 1652 to 1974 and includes artifacts from every era of American history. Clicking on images in the timeline will allow visitors to rotate and zoom in on objects for detailed examination.

Meet Our Museum Podcast: Exploring the Electric Guitar

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Podcast discussing the history and invention of the electric guitar. The teacher's guide includes links to the podcast in two formats and related images.

Meet Our Museum Podcast: The Man With the Fish On His Back

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Podcast discussing the use of cod liver oil and its ties to the history of brand marketing. Includes accompanying resources for classroom use.

Meet Our Museum Podcast: The Sioux City Ghosts

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Podcast discussing the Sioux City Ghosts, an African American travelling baseball team and swing band from the 1930s. The Teacher's Guide includes links to the podcast in two formats and related images.

The Brass Letters of Citizenship: Lincoln, African Americans and Military Service

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Panel discussion about the issue of military segregation, specifically the African American military experience in the Civil War and the mid-19th century. The issue is brought into a modern context by comparing arguments surrounding the racial makeup of the military during the Civil War with arguments surrounding the 'don't ask, don't tell policy.'

Lincoln, Race and the American Presidency Lecture Video

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Panel discussion about Abraham Lincoln's views on race issues in the context of his mid-19th century contemporaries. Beyond discussing slavery and emancipation, the video explores historical and modern perspectives on colonization, voting, interracial marriage, and other political and social rights.

Lincoln, the Smithsonian, and Science Lecture Video

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Panel discussion in which experts compare and contrast the impact of science and technology on the role of the presidency for presidents Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama. Explores the interactions between Lincoln and the Smithsonian Institution, how the Civil War was influenced by technology, and the innovations that could change modern America.

Uneasy Partners: Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, LBJ and Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture Video

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Panel discussion in which experts compare, contrast, and contextualize the relationships between President Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass and President Andrew Johnson and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Youth Town Hall with the Greensboro Civil Rights Pioneers: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Woolworth Lunch Counter Student Sit-In (Lecture Video)

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Archived webcast where three members of the Greensboro Four reflect on their experiences as nonviolent protesters during the civil rights movement and answer audience questions. The three surviving members of the Greensboro Four, Jibreel Khazan (formerly Ezell Blair, Jr.), Franklin McCain, and Joseph McNeil were part of a bold action which ignited student involvement in the civil rights movement when they staged a sit-in at the Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, on February 1, 1960. Targets grades 7-12.
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