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Lincoln, Race and the American Presidency Lecture Video
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.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Grade(s): General audience
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Lincoln, the Smithsonian, and Science Lecture Video
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.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): General audience
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National Portrait Gallery Publications: Books and Catalogs
This webpage lists catalogs for past and current exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery. These items may be purchased online directly from the site.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Portraits of Mathew Brady
Online exhibit shows the life and works of the Civil-War-era photographer Mathew Brady. Includes virtual photo galleries, a biography, how to make a photograph in mid-1800s, a technical glossary, and an index of sitters.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Public and Private Photography During the Civil War
Webinar in which curator Shannon Thomas Perich presents Civil War-era photographs to show how photography was incorporated into everyday lives, and how we value those photographs today as historical objects. Objects include an 1860 Rutgers College yearbook, Alexander Gardner’s “Sketchbook of the War,” glass-plate negatives by Mathew Brady, and Lincoln portraits incorporated into cartes-de-visite albums.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Segregated America Lesson
Lesson plan examining the condition and aspirations of free African Americans in the years following the Civil War. Students will analyze primary source documents in order to identify social factors that led to the rise of Jim Crow segregation and evaluate the effects of segregation. This lesson is part of the online exhibition entitled Separate is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Video Conferencing
This webpage provides information on classroom videoconferencing and thematic tours of the American Art Museum. Tours focus on visual literacy, learning about history, or celebrating cultural heritage.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Smithsonian Education Online Conferenece: Abraham Lincoln
Archived online conference that takes a multidisciplinary look at President Abraham Lincoln on the bicentennial of his birthday. The sessions include “Lincoln’s Deathbed,” hosted by a Smithsonian historian, and “Mr. Lincoln’s Air Force” a presentation on the use of balloons during the civil war. Includes related Smithsonian resources.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Smithsonian In Your Classroom: Final Farewells: Signing a Yearbook on the Eve of the Civil War
In this issue of Smithsonian in Your Classroom, students examine farewell messages written in an 1860 Rutgers College yearbook. The yearbook’s owner was a southerner at a northern college—a Texan who would die for the Confederacy. On close study, the messages to him reveal much about the complexities of this “brother's war.”
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Stamp Stories: Philatelic Images of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War
Webinar in which Smithsonian educator Jeff Meade uses images on stamps to create a collection based on the theme of Abraham Lincoln and Civil War history.
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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