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Aug 3, 2012 War of Independence
Americans went to war to win their independence from Great Britain. Through the use of images and objects from the Museum's collections, students will learn about the involvement of colonial militias during the French and Indian War, the causes of...
Nov 26, 2012 In Defense of Liberty: The Magna Carta in the American Revolution
In this lesson, students will carefully examine an authentic Massachusetts thirty-shilling note (1775) from the Museum's collection and hypothesize the meaning of its visual elements. Students will use primary and secondary sources to refine the...

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Join fellow American history and social studies teachers to share resources and best practices to help students get excited about the past! Hosted by educators from the National Museum of American History’s History Explorer project.

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social_studies, history, american_history, artifacts, smithsonian, us_history, primary_sources, u.s._history, historical_thinking, document_based_questions, object_based_learning, museum_education

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Carrie, Jenny, Matt, and Naomi are all educators at the National Museum of American History. We manage the museum's Web site for teachers, History Explorer, and are looking forward to talking with history teachers through this site! If you want to know more about us, you can find more on our Web site or follow us on Twitter @explorehistory!