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Timeline: The Civil War and American Art
Illustrated dual timeline. National events before, during, and after the war are set alongside works that anticipate or depict the war.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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Treasures of American History: National Challenges
Online exhibit presenting objects from the Smithsonian collection that document the struggles, conflicts, and controversies that have shaped our nation. Topics discussed: American Revolution, slavery, westward expansion, Civil War, women’s suffrage, Great Depression, World War II, Civil Rights movement, and AIDS. Includes a Spanish translation.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Uneasy Partners: Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, LBJ and Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture Video
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.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Grade(s): General audience
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War Letters Lost and Found
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.
Provider: National Postal Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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West Point Graduates During the Civil War and Reconstruction
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.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): General audience
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West Point in the Making of America Homepage
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.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): General audience
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West Point in the Making of America Interactive Activities
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.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): General audience
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Women's Role in the Civil War
Lesson plan on the ways in which women served in the Civil War, often as nurses, spies, or vivandieres. Students will explore these stories through a video clip and close examination of two dresses and a woman's uniform. Includes background information, guided analysis questions, and full-color primary sources. Accompanies the exhibit The Price of Freedom: Americans at War. Targets grades 3-6.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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