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Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews & Medicine in America

This exhibition at the Jewish Museum of Maryland examines the long-running relationship between American Jews and the medical profession. The educators' section includes primary source activities for grades 9-12, aligned to Common Core standards, that deal with the intersection of identity and medicine.    

Rosa Parks sits on the bus, Montgomery Alabama

Rosa Parks Papers

The Library of Congress digitized collection of primary sources relating to aspects of the private and public life of Rosa Parks. Teaching Resources include Rosa Parks: A Primary Source Collection and Rosa Parks Collection Video.

 

 

Tupperware!

Using interviews with Tupperware executives and dealers from the early days and wonderful, little-seen footage of Tupperware Jubilees, this funny, probing American Experience documentary and its supplementary website examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.

Cartoon of man playing polo in a wheelchair

Disability History Museum

This site hosts a library of virtual artifacts, education curricula, and museum exhibits (forthcoming). These programs are designed to foster research and study about the historical experiences of people with disabilities and their communities.

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Our Lives Our Stories: America’s Greatest Generation

This NEH On the Road Traveling Exhibit explores the life arc of a single generation born in the 1910s and 1920s—with the stories of their lives, told in their words—from birth to old age. An oral history lesson plan and oral history interview questions supplement the exhibition.