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A More Perfect Union

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This exhibit puts the subject of the Japanese American internment into the context of the U.S. Constitution.

A Monumental Assignment

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Lesson in which students explore why communities build monuments, then design their own monuments. They define the concept of community and identify the importance of group symbols.

A Midnight Serenade: Music from the Dominican Republic

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Fall 2009: Children's Music

A Little Romani Music

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Analyze Russian Romani music. Students sing and practice Romani folk music rhythms.

A Life in Beads Teaching Poster

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Teaching poster for grades 4-6. Exploring the traditional art of dressmaking and dress decoration among women of Native American tribes from the Great Plains region. Through the stories and art of contemporary women who continue these traditions, students will learn about materials used in the past and today, as well as the cultural values and meanings behind dress decoration. The poster includes maps, student activities, and a variety of historical and contemporary images.

A Letter to Abraham Lincoln Homepage

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Parent's guide with children's activities based on a reading of Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers, a children's book telling the story of Grace Bedell and the famous letter she sent to Abraham Lincoln in 1860. Also includes links to hands-on activities and a list of recommended readings for further exploration.

A Letter From George Washington

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Online exhibit examining a letter from George Washington to Dr. David Stuart of the Virginia legislature. This letter describes many of Washington's views on current events and the direction of the Nation. Includes a transcript of the letter and contextual information for highlighted sections of the letter.

A Landmark in American Justice

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Lesson plan has students examine both the integrationist and segregationist arguments from Brown v. Board of Education. Students explore the arguments by role playing as a reporter covering the landmark case, then focusing on the impact of the Supreme Court's decision by analyzing a photograph from that time.

A Kids' Guide to . . .

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Teacher-created lesson that involves students in a local historic preservation project.

A Jules Verne Centennial: 1905-2005

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Online exhibition on the writings of Jules Verne, considered the 'father of science fiction.' Verne was the first person to recognize that the new world of 19th-century scientific discovery offered a framework for adventure novels where the science of the day played an important role. Find images from early editions of Verne's works with the original engraved illustrations that made his works so popular. Since the original woodcuts and early printing plates are long gone, all that remains are these images from the early books.

A History of the War of 1812 and The Star-Spangled Banner

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Lesson on the often-forgotten War of 1812. Using this activity, students will be able to cite the origins and outcome of the War of 1812 and place the creation of the Star Spangled Banner in a chronological framework. Includes background, vocabulary, discussion questions, and extension activities. Part of the online exhibit The Star Spangled Banner: The Flag that Inspired the National Anthem.

A Guide to the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music

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Summer 2015: UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music

A Green City: Past, Present and Future

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Teacher-created lesson in which students look at the history of city development and city planning as they consider ideas for the future of urban transportation.

A Grain of Sand: Music for the Struggle by Asians in America

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Spring 2011: Asian American Music

A Gem of a Story

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A live, interactive, televised electronic field trip to the Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals at the National Museum of Natural History. Requires purchase of log-in. Includes webisodes, a website with activities, lessons for the classroom, and a live broadcast on location at the Nation Museum of Natural History.

A Family Visit to the Smithsonian

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Interactive site featuring one family's week-long experience visiting museums and exhibits. Features the family's journal entries and activities they created to help make the most of a visit to Washington, D.C.

A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington, African American Daguerreotypist

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Lesson plan exploring the career of Augustus Washington, an African American daguerreotypist, as well as the history of abolitionism in the United States.

A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington, African American Daguerreotypist

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Online exhibition exploring the career of African American daguerreotypist Augustus Washington, in both the United States and Africa. Includes corresponding lesson plans, his daguerreotypes, and a biography.

A Day in the Life of a Kurdish Kid

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The lesson will introduce children and their teachers to the Kurdish people and their history and culture by leading them on a Kurdish experience full of singing and dancing.

A Critical Bibliography on North American Indians, for K-12

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Resource list on North American Indians organized by culture area and tribe and further divided into nonfiction and fiction, biographies, and traditional stories. Includes an introduction, preface, and foreword by Native American educators. Provides questions for critically evaluating different perspectives of history.

A Contouring We Go

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Lesson has students construct contour equipment and learn the mathematics behind topography while using the equipment, then compare their results with professional topographical maps.

A Concrete Vision: Oshogbo Art in the 1960s

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This online exhibition features works by visual artists from the earliest days of the Oshogbo school in Yoruba, Nigeria. Oshogbo artists drew on traditional ideas to create new forms.

A Closer Look at Conservation: Chinese Commemorative Portraits

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Website presenting step-by-step descriptions of the process of restoring and conserving several Chinese portraits before exhibition.

A Brush with History Teaching Guide

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Lesson plans providing an in-depth exploration of selected historical figures and their contributions to the history of the United States. The guide is organized by thematic unit: from revolution to constitution, those inventive Americans, and abolition and the Civil War. Each unit contains background information about the individuals and their portraits, related questions and activities, a bibliography, and a reproduction of each portrait.
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