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Study Tours, Resident Associates Program
Program offering study tours to local areas of interest, including Civil War sites, parks and nature preserves, and other cultural and artistic organizations. Also at the Resident Associates Program you can find all-day seminars, eight-week courses, evening seminars, and study tours on topics such as art, archaeology, cooking, history, philosophy, science, and world cultures.
Provider: The Smithsonian Associates
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Thaddeus Lowe and Civil War Ballooning
Lesson plans based on the story of balloonist Lowe and his aerial reconnaissance work for the Union. The lessons can be used to introduce historical documents and other primary sources, and to address the question "How do we know what we know about history?"
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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The Gettysburg Address
Online exhibit telling the story of the Gettysburg Address by focusing on the last handwritten copy of the speech, a manuscript that usually resides in the Lincoln Bedroom of the White House. Includes background information, printable version of the manuscript, transcripts in English and Spanish, and an interactive document that features actor Liam Neeson reading the address.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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The Antebellum Army
Section of the online exhibit West Point in the Making of America describing how West Point graduates helped lay the groundwork for America’s economic development, intellectual growth, and territorial expansion in the years before the Civil War. Using objects, images, and short biographical sketches, shows how West Point graduates played a major role in westward expansion, the development of the nation’s transportation network, and advances in technology between 1802 and 1860.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): General audience
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The Brass Letters of Citizenship: Lincoln, African Americans and Military Service
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.”
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Grade(s): General audience
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The Lincoln-Keckley Dress
Lesson examining the Lincoln-Keckley dress as an object with multiple symbolic meanings. Includes curator commentaries, related museum objects, videos, and other resources about slavery, the evolving role of the first lady, and the advent of mass media. Students will use what they have learned to create their own virtual exhibit.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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The Object of History
Online resource designed to improve students’ knowledge of standard topics in U.S. History and to improve their ability to understand material culture objects as types of historical evidence. Includes an introductory essay entitled Looking at Artifacts, Thinking about History; 6 sections that each focus on an object from the museum; an archive of curator commentary; an online tool to create virtual exhibits; and lesson plans and teacher resources.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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The Price of Freedom Collection Search
Online collection search with hundreds of artifacts related to America’s military history.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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The Price of Freedom: Americans at War Homepage
Online exhibit examining how wars have shaped the nation’s history and transformed American society. An interactive timeline, brief movies, and objects from the museum's vast collections present U.S. military history. Includes a collection search, interactive game, and learning resources.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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The Price of Freedom: Learning Resources
resources developed in conjunction with the Price of Freedom: Americans at War Teacher's Manual. Includes video footage, first-person reenactments, oral history interviews, a teacher’s manual/lesson plan, and a Civil War game.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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