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Make the Dirt Fly!
Online exhibition with historical photographs and information on the construction of the Panama Canal. Includes sections on reasons for canal construction, location selection, tropical disease, construction, civil engineering, and social history of the workers.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): General audience
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New York – The Connected City
Online exhibit exploring how early America’s dependence on maritime shipping made New York City and its harbor America’s connecting point to the world. This is the sixth section of the online exhibit entitled America on the Move.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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What’s Tops at the Udvar-Hazy Center?
With this self-guided tour of the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center (Reston, VA), children are encouraged to vote for their favorite aircraft and spacecraft. Includes a gallery map.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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African Americans in Air and Space History
Guided tour exploring the achievements of pioneering African American pilots and astronauts.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Smithsonian Source: Resources for Teaching American History
Teacher-selected primary sources are arranged by six topics: Civil Rights, Colonial America, Invention, Native American History, Transportation, and Westward Expansion. Includes videos, lesson plans, and Advanced Placement DBQs.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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American Railroads in the 20th Century
Webpage about American railroads during the 20th century. This reference page included in the America on the Move online exhibit tracks the development and impact (economic and social) of the American railroad from 1870 to today. Artifacts and period photographs enhance the presentation.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Be a Movie Director
Interactive game helping develop research skills and explore the Museum’s collections by creating a movie using images from an online image database. This interactive is included in the online exhibit America on the Move.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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Drive Through Time
Game has players use a virtual time machine to explore modes of transportation during four different eras and create a photo album of their trip using period photographs. This game is included in the online exhibit America on the Move.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8
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Explore the Space Hangar
Downloadable PDF self-guided tour of James S. McDonnell Space Hangar at the Udvar-Hazy Center. Includes many educational activities for students.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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African Americans in Aviation: The 1940’s – A Decade of Change
Teaching poster challenging students to analyze primary documents related to the struggles of African Americans to gain equal opportunity in the field of aviation.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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