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Rivers, Edens, Empires: Lewis & Clark and the Revealing of America looks at historical maps, relations with Indians, and expedition artifacts -- the blunderbuss, Jefferson's secret message to Congress, his instructions for Meriwether Lewis, and...  (Library of Congress)
Decoding the Past: The Work of Archaeologists introduces students to archaeology -- the study of material remains to learn about past human experiences. This lesson (Grades 3-8) discusses various challenges of an archaeologist...  (Smithsonian Institution)
America on the Move tells how transportation changed America. A classroom activity guide looks at foods and families on the move (1880s), workers and products (1920s), early highways (1930-40s), suburban...  (Smithsonian Institution)
CivilWar@ Smithsonian examines the Civil War through collections of artifacts. Topics include slavery and abolition, Abraham Lincoln, the first Union officer killed, soldiering, weapons, leaders...  (Smithsonian Institution)
NPS Archeology: Research in the Parks invites us to discover the resources in our national parks through the eyes of archeologists. Click on the map of states to explore more than 120 national parks and monuments. Learn...  (National Park Service)
Texas Beyond History is a virtual museum of online exhibits, lessons, and interactive learning that covers 13,500 years of human history in Texas, from Clovis hunters to 20th century cotton farmers...  (Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, University of Texas, Austin, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery focuses on enslaved Africans and their descendants living in the Chesapeake region of Virginia during the colonial and antebellum periods. Analyze artifacts, deposits, and...  (Thomas Jefferson Foundation, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Witness and Response: September 11 Acquisitions presents photos, prints, eye-witness accounts, headlines, books, magazines, songs, maps, and videotapes related to September 11, 2001. Photos of ground zero taken during and after the...  (Library of Congress)
Smithsonian Education offers more than 1,200 education resources aligned with standards of learning in every state. Simply enter your state into the search engine to find lesson plans, virtual exhibitions...  (Smithsonian Institution)
The Learning Page helps teachers use the Library of Congress's "American Memory" website to teach U.S. history and culture. It includes suggestions for using photos, objects, life histories and other...  (Library of Congress)
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