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Maritime Nation 1800-1850
Section of the online exhibit On the Water: Stories from Maritime America focused on the maritime history of the United States during the first half of the nineteenth century. Learn how shipbuilders, mariners, and maritime merchants helped the new nation defend itself and grow. Topics covered are the roles that privateers played during the American Revolution and the War of 1812, immigration, early steam travel and coastal shipping in the Atlantic Ocean, the California Gold Rush, and the life-saving technology that was used to rescue the victims of shipwrecks.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Owney the Dog! A Curriculum Guide for Teachers
Interdisciplinary lessons based on the travels of a dog named Owney who became a mascot for the Railway Mail Service in the 1880s and for the National Postal Museum today. Designed for second-grade classes, it includes lessons for students with special needs in reading, math, and writing.
Provider: National Postal Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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From Carbons to Computers: The Changing American Office
Lesson plans that focuses on the history of the office to enrich understanding of trade, commerce, and economics, from the Industrial Revolution to the Information Age.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Workers at the White House
Documentary of White House workers including butlers, maids, doormen, chefs, plumbers, and others. Watch and listen to the workers’ experiences as they give the historical home and landmark a more personal narrative. Targets grades 6-12. Video available for purchase.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Community Dreams
Online exhibit exploring the impact that the development of coast-to-coast railroads had on life in America. Railroads made it possible for towns and cities to flourish away from the coasts and waterways that had been America’s main transportation networks, creating new social, political, and economic ties. This is the second section of the online exhibition America on the Move.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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Treasures of American History: Creativity and Innovation
Online exhibit highlighting objects in the Smithsonian collection that document the creative spirit that has characterized the United States. Examines creativity in many forms, from the reinvention of daily and business life to the redefinition of popular culture and the creation of artistic masterpieces. Includes a Spanish translation.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Dreams Can Come True
Lesson about careers in which students create a self-portrait collage representing how they will look as an adult in their chosen career, research the requisite training and education , and write how they plan to attain their dream career.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Careers in Biology, Conservation, and Oceanography Bibliography
Website listing career guidance leaflets for biology, conservation, and oceanography published by the professional scientific societies, the U.S. government, and other sources.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Delivering the Goods
Online exhibit showing how the completion of transcontinental railroads in the 19th century changed American agricultural practices. Railways linked farms to the wider commercial world by making it possible to ship food farther and faster before it spoiled. This is the third section of the online exhibition America on the Move.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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Design in Production
Lesson plan introduces students to the selection, design, and development of manufacturing systems to produce products. Students learn about the contributions of Eli Whitney, Oliver Evans, Frederick Taylor, and Henry Ford. They apply the historical models of those innovators to their own designs for a production line to manufacture a specific product component.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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