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Tech & Learning Awards MackinVIA Best of Show at ISTE 2016
Tech & Learning Awards MackinVIA Best of Show at ISTE 2016
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How GoFundMe Helped Me Enrich My Students’ Summer
Bill would help the developmentally disabled attend college
Bill would help the developmentally disabled attend college
Ohio waives teaching license fees for military members, vets
Ohio waives teaching license fees for military members, vets
Deaf teacher's quest for armed service inspires students
Deaf teacher's quest for armed service inspires students
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith Exhibition Book
This lavishly illustrated book explores democracy from the Revolution to the present using objects from the National Museum of American History. Examples include the portable writing box that Thomas Jefferson used while composing the Declaration of Independence, the inkstand with which Abraham Lincoln drafted the Emancipation Proclamation, Susan B. Anthony's iconic red shawl, and many more. Not only famous voices are presented: like democracy itself, the book and the exhibition preserve the voice of the people by showcasing campaign materials, protest signs, and a host of other items from everyday life that reflect the promises and challenges of American democracy throughout the nation's history.
Politics and Voting
Use these resources from the National Museum of American to explore politics and voting with your students. Lessons cover everything from political comic books to an in-depth investigation of voting methods and machines.
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
America’s national treasures come to life in this Smithsonian History Explorer exhibition and accompanying teacher’s guide. Through objects such as Thomas Jefferson’s portable desk and the inkstand Lincoln used to draft the Emancipation Proclamation, students will explore the history of citizen participation, debate and compromise from the nation’s formation to today.
History of Voting in the United States: Create a Virtual Exhibit
Use these National Museum of American History lessons to guide high school students as they examine the 1898 Standard Voting Machine and the democratization of the voting process in the U.S. The site includes links to online resources.
What Ten Artifacts from the Smithsonian Collections Can Tell Us About the Crazy History of American
The Smithsonian has a massive collection of campaign materials dating from 1789. Read this Smithsonian article to learn why the objects reveal that little has changed in how Americans show affection for their candidates.