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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.

  • Lesson 3: Hopi Traditional Dance and Song

    Created November 18, 2015
    Language of place: Hopi planting corn

    An exploration of the symbolism and imagery of corn and environment as manifested in Hopi song and traditional dances. Students analyze examples of historical and contemporary Hopi song and examine images of Hopi dance in order to expand cultural awareness.

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    Chinese American Exclusion Act

    Follow the stories of Chinese immigrants who arrived in America at the height of anti-Chinese restriction.

    Baseball player jumping to catch ball.

    Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American

    Celebrates baseball and the many fans, players, and characters who helped shape our American story. From the National Museum of American Jewish History.

    Baseball player jumping to catch ball.

    Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American

    Celebrates baseball and the many fans, players, and characters who helped shape our American story. From the National Museum of American Jewish History.

    Rickwood Field, Alabama

    Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America

    Sports are an indelible part of our culture and community. Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America shows how sports reflect the trials and triumphs of the American experience and help mold our national character. Hometown Teams is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. The online exhibition includes educational resources for grades 6–10 aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

    Sun, Moon, and Five Peaks, det.

    Treasures of Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty: 1392-1910

    Celebrate the artistic achievements of the Joseon Dynasty, including ritual wares used in ancestral rites and Buddhist worship, with this exhibition website from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Includes teaching resources and a family guide.

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    U.S. National Library of Medicine Exhibition Program Education Services

    Exhibition Program Education Services develops digital standards-aligned resources for elementary through higher education in the disciplines of health education, history, literature, science, social studies, and technology that enhance their online exhibitions. The Services also provide onsite exhibition tours, school field trips, and professional development programs for K–12 educators.

    Muslims walking in NYC with American flags

    Religious Worlds of New York: The Everyday Life of American Religious Diversity

    This site is the product of the Religious Worlds institute, a project of the Interfaith Center of New York and Union Theological Seminary, with support from the NEH. The site offers an array of lesson plans, curriculum idea, and professional development based on NEH Summer Institutes for School Teachers that delve into the doctrines of the world's major religions and encourage academically grounded engagement with the social realities of contemporary religious communities.