In the Field

Visiting History: Monuments and Memorials

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Teachers in the 2011-2012 Unveiling History TAH project explored the idea of teaching with monuments and memorials as primary sources.

Visiting History: African American Art

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High school teachers in the 2012-2013 Unveiling History TAH project examine segregation through works of art on display at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, in Washington, D.C.

Visiting History: Inventing a Better Mousetrap

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High school teachers in the 2012-2013 Unveiling History TAH project investigate themes in U.S. history through patent models exhibited in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Inventing a Better Mousetrap.

Visiting History: Achelous and Hercules

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High school teachers in the 2012-2013 Unveiling History TAH project practice close reading a mural, which is on display at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C.

Visiting History: Changing America, The Emancipation Proclamation

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Middle school teachers in the 2012-2013 Unveiling History spring cohort visited the Changing America exhibit, curated by the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Teachers discuss the Emancipation Proclamation and the idea of freedom at the 150th anniversary.

Visiting History: Changing America, The March on Washington

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High school teachers in the 2012-2013 Unveiling History spring cohort visited the Changing America exhibit, curated by the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Teachers discuss the March on Washington and the idea of freedom at the 50th anniversary.

In the Classroom: The Cuban Missile Crisis

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Ninth-grade teacher Jamie Kimbrough sets up an historical inquiry lesson using primary source documents from the Cuban missile crisis.

In the Classroom: Maryland Immigration

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Fourth grade teacher Jacquelyn Moore creates stations for students to explore different aspects of daily life in Maryland during the peak period of immigration, between 1860 and 1930.