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The Price of Freedom: Americans at War Printable Exhibition

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War is a collection of 13 resources from a printable exhibition curated by the Smithsonian Museum of American History.  Each resource begins with a summary and a table of contents. The resources...
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C-SPAN Classroom: Middle School Civics

For Parents 6th - 8th
Introduce middle schoolers to the roles and powers of the three branches of the United States government, with the 21 resources in the C-SPAN Civics collection. Sorted into the legislative branch, the executive branch, and the judicial...
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Harry S. Truman

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this reading comprehension learning exercise, learners read facts about Harry S. Truman and choose from multiple choice answers to evaluate their comprehension. Students answer three multiple choice questions.  
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Harry S. Truman And Korea

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Engage the class in researching oral histories and historical revision, in order to gain a greater understanding and appreciation for the sacrifices made by Americans in the Korean War. The inquiry process is scheduled to take one week....
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The Foreign Policies of Harry S. Truman

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read an article about the new interest in Harry S. Truman. In groups, they review his foreign policy decisions and how situations might have been different if he had made a different decision. They also examine the problems he...
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Harry S. Truman - Campaign of 1948

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners establish the major events leading up to the election in 1948.  For this U.S. History lesson, students research details about Harry S. Truman, then they participate in a class discussion about him so that they are ready to...
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President Truman 1949 Inauguration

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The Chicago Daily Tribune, along with many Americans, did not expect Harry S. Truman to win the 1948 presidential election. Yet on January 20, 1949, he took the oath of office and addressed the nation as the 32nd president of the United...
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The Cold War: The Truman Doctrine of 1947

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
What was the Truman administration's position on foreign policy during the Cold War? Class members respond to an excerpt from President Harry S. Truman's "Truman Doctrine" with three questions in the space provided.
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Harry S. Truman's Atomic Bomb Address - August 9, 1945

For Students 7th - 12th
The United States' decision to implement the atomic bomb in 1945 is still a source of debate today. Learners listen to the audio from President Truman's speech to address the nation to better understand why the United States resorted to...
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What Should President Truman Do?

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
After reading the article Choices: Truman, Hirohito, and the Atomic Bomb, class members engage in a simulation, assume the role of President Truman or one of his advisors, and discuss the options open to the president. The exercise...
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From World War to Cold War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
From peace at the end of World War II, straight back to war. This resource details the changes in leadership in the Soviet Union post World War II. From the brief attempt at democracy, to the Bolshevik Revolution, and finally to Vladimir...
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Bell Ringer: Special Sessions of Congress: Truman's Turnip Day Speech

For Students 6th - 8th
One of the checks and balances built into the United States Constitution, is the president's ability to call a special session of Congress. A bell ringer, designed to stir interest in this check that president has on the legislative...
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WWII: The Pacific 1939-45 – Japan and the Atom Bomb

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Though the scientists who developed the atom bomb did not believe it should be used to end World War II, American President Harry S. Truman and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill were of like mind in their decision to drop the bomb...
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Henry Kissinger and Detente

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How did relations between the United States and the People's Republic of China evolve between 1950 and 1970? Your young historians will complete a timeline of events with evidence that the relationship between these two great nations was...
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Telegram from Senator Joseph McCarthy to President Harry S. Truman

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the McCarthy hearings to determine the following: time frame of hearings, how they were broadcast, how the press reacted, and how the American people reacted in light of the Korean Conflict and the Cold War.
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"Police Action": The Korean War, 1950-1953

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate facts about the war in Korea in the 1950's and attempt to classify American foreign policy as a triumph or a failure. Why the U.S. became involved and the unpopularity of the war in America forms the focus of this...
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President Harry Truman

For Students 5th - 8th
In this United States Presidents activity, students learn about the life and presidency of Harry Truman. They then answer the 8 multiple choice questions in the packet. The answers are on the last page.
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Using Truman Trivia as a Springboard to Research and Oral Presentation Skills

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Students research Truman Library website and gather ten trivia facts. They prepare a short oral presentation on one of their questions, scoring each other on speaking and listening skills. Then they create a Truman campaign button.
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Letter to Truman about the Manhattan Project

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Delve into the past to understand the opposition to the Manhattan Project. An interesting activity is designed to be completed in pairs, groups, or individually. Scholars analyze historical documents, complete an online worksheet, and...
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U.S. Involvement in World War II through the Lens of the Manhattan Project National Historic Park

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young historians examine photos, letters, war posters, and other primary source documents to analyze the rationale for the Manhattan Project, determine why Oak Ridge was selected as a site for the Secret City, and study the contributions...
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Police Action: The Korean War, 1950-1953

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore why the United States became involved in the war in Korea. They discuss the confict between Truman and MacArthur, culminating in the latter's dismissal from command. They identify on a world map foreign countires...
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Enduring Themes in American History-Museum Assignment

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study and research the life of Albert Einstein. They focus on the extent Albert Einstein catalyzed and criticized President Harry S. Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan during WWII. Students answer a series of...
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Korean War Overview

For Students 8th - 11th
Your students will be able to understand the dynamics and details of the Korean War after viewing this video, which discusses the political and economic influences over Korea after WWII. From General MacArthur to Kim Il Sung, all of the...
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Truman Foreign Language Lesson

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders use target vocabulary in a foreign language to ask and answer questions about Harry S. Truman. They access a website about Truman and answer basic questions based on presented photos and text.