Blogs tagged "George Washington"

Taking a Stand: American Revolution and the Founders

Smithsonian Learning Lab: Taking a Stand. American Revolution and the Founders
What if your students had the vast resources of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and more—at their fingertips for this year’s National History Day project?Read More »
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Picturing America in My Classrooms

Jay Peledge teaches 7th and 8th grade social studies (ancient civilizations) for Lincoln, MA, public schools at the Hanscom Middle School on Hanscom Air Force Base.Read More »
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George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and the Presidents' Day holiday

Kimmel & Forster, Columbia's Noblest Sons
Between the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and George Washington (February 22), our commercial republic* has come to celebrate a national holiday unofficially called “President’s Day” (February 16), which generically honors all the presidents. Washington and Lincoln stand out as unrivaled figures in American history. Their importance is reflected in the large number of lessons about them in our collection.In this special post we highlight these lessons as well as new resources on five other of our notable chief executives.Read More »
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Picturing America in My Classrooms

Picturing America website
Jay Peledge teaches 7th and 8th grade social studies (ancient civilizations) for Lincoln, MA public schools at the Hanscom Middle School on Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. Read More »
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A President’s Birthday Salute! The National Library of Medicine Prescribes George Washington

"George Washington and Family" painting, 1858–1860
Patricia Tuohy, Head, Exhibition Program, National Library of Medicine. Patricia holds a B.F.A. in painting and an M.A. in art history. Engaged in developing exhibitions for over 25 years, she has led the Exhibition Program at the National Library of Medicine since its inception in 1996.Read More »
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