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Voting: Punch Card Democracy

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Section of the online exhibit Vote: The Machinery of Democracy on the social and technological advancements that have affected voting in the United States during the second half of the twentieth century.

Voting: The Acme of Reform

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Section of the online exhibit Vote: The Machine of Democracy examining the reform of voting methods. As the electorate of the United States increased due to immigration and as women claimed their right to vote, the need for better and more secure ballots became necessary. Objects, images, and historical media illustrate the movement away from paper ballots.

Voting: The Present and Future Ballot

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Section of the online exhibit Vote: The Machinery of Democracy examining efforts to ensure the funding of modern, accurate, and secure voting machines. Learn about current computerized systems and the movement towards touch screen ballots that include redundant security and verification features.

Voyages

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Online exhibit recording journeys to new places, mental explorations, and new creative thoughts. Background information and items from the Smithsonian collection document physical journeys as seen by early explorers, journeys of the mind where scientists expand our conception of the universe, and journeys of imagination led by artists, writers, and artisans.

Wanted: First Lady of the United States

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Downloadable activity page. Students list the pros and cons of living in the White House. They meet First Ladies of the past.

War Letters Lost and Found

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Online exhibit with war letters, lost by original owners, providing an irreplaceable perspective on war history. These letters and photographs from the Civil War through the Vietnam War reveal the priorities of life through vivid, heartfelt words and sentiments.

War of Independence Activity: Who's in Camp?

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Lesson plan with accompanying 'Who's in camp?' card game gives elementary students a deeper understanding of the many civilian and military roles that supported the American War of Independence. Artifacts and historical literature bring the Revolutionary War to life, helping students complete a role-playing writing assignment. Includes background information and printable artifact cards. Targets grades 3-6.

Was Lead Belly a protest singer? A conversation with NMAAHC director Lonnie Bunch III

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Although Lead Belly sang songs such as "Bourgeois Blues" and "Jim Crow Blues," was he a protest singer? Hear historian and director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Lonnie Bunch III’s take on the subject.

Watch, Listen, and Learn: Video and Audio from Smithsonian Gardens

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Videos feature scientists from Smithsonian Gardens discussing topics from architecture, to taxonomy, to horticulture career paths.

Water from Space

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National Air and Space Museum geographer Andrew Johnston discusses how satellites are used to map our water resources and to observe 'water cycles.'

Water, Water Everywhere

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Teacher-created lesson in which students design a watering system for a school garden.

We Are Colony! Settlement Design

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Teacher-created lesson in community planning, which can complement a study of the colonial period in America history. Students design a settlement that will be self-sufficient and return revenue to England.

We Can Fly!

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Reserve online for visits to the Learning Lab at Udvar-Hazy Center outside of Washington, D.C. In this program, students experience the steps involved in taking a commercial flight and learn the basics of how an airplane flies. Includes stories and hands-on activities. For grades K-2.

We Love You Ella

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At a recent education conference, fans discussed Ella Jenkin’s continuing legacy as an influential musician and educator.

We Sing a Song: Global Sound for Children

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This webpage presents a sampling of children's music on Smithsonian Global Sound. Includes artists such as Ella Jenkins, Suni Paz, and Woody Gurthie, as well as children from around the world.

We Were There: Letters from the Battle Front

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Activity book and resource guide uses historic letters, envelopes, and commemorative stamps from American wars to engage students in historical analysis.

Weather Lab

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What happens when ocean currents and air masses interact? Find out in Weather Lab! Take on the role of a meteorologist by predicting spring weather and how people should dress for it in particular regions of the United States.

Weather Lab is a tool to help visualize how North America’s weather is formed. This lab is designed to model the complex interactions between air masses and ocean currents, but like all models it represents probable outcomes. Each prediction you make is for possible outcomes during Spring.

Welcome to Our Classroom

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Teacher-created lesson in which students design and write a class brochure.

West African Song and Chants: Children's Music from Ghana

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Lessons designed to give students experience with basic polyrhythmic ensembles. Includes singing, chanting, dancing, and playing instruments.

West Point Graduates

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Section of the online exhibit West Point in the Making of America highlighting 51 selected West Point graduates, their achievements, and their families. Through the use of an interactive timeline, brief biographical sketches, objects, and quotes, become familiar with how these men contributed to the development of the United States, both in peace and in war.

West Point Graduates During the Civil War and Reconstruction

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Section of the online exhibit West Point in the Making of America describing the difficult choices regarding family and friends, and regional and national loyalties made by West Point Graduates during the Civil War. Whether they fought for the North or the South, West Pointers played major roles during the era of Civil War and Reconstruction.

West Point in the Making of America Homepage

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Online exhibit about the lives of selected West Point graduates who attended the school between 1802 and 1918. West point recently celebrated 200 years of producing leaders for the U. S. Army, but also for American science, education, engineering, exploration, public works, business, manufacturing, communications, and transportation. Learn about the U.S. army's major functions in the 19th and early 20th centuries: building the nation's infrastructure of roads, bridges, canals, and railroads; exploring its territories from the Mississippi to the Pacific; and fighting its wars.

West Point in the Making of America Interactive Activities

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Four interactive activities about the graduates of West Point. These activities are part of the online exhibit West Point in the Making of America. Visitors will learn more about the roles the U.S. Army played in the development of the United States and the World in times of peace and war. Included are an exploration map, a panorama painted to memorialize the Civil War, an interactive map-based activity and a quiz on the many ways that West Point graduates have influenced the world.

West Point in the Making of America Resources

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Collection of resources included in the online exhibit West Point in the Making of America relating to military history and the United States Military Academy at West Point. Includes an extensive bibliography, teacher and student resources, and web links.
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