Smithsonian

Extension

All original documents for this lesson can be found on the “American Memory” page of the Library of Congress Web site. Older or more able students might read longer excerpts from the documents used for this lesson plan. Students might be asked to analyze the document using the “Document Analysis” worksheet from Artifact and Analysis: A Teacher’s Guide to Interpreting Objects and Writing History, available from the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies ($15).