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The Lives of Objects: Video Conferencing Classroom Program

We are excited to reach students across the globe with our new video conferencing program. Teachers can register their classes in grades 6-8 to have a live 45 minute video conference with a Smithsonian Museum Teacher. The participants will engage in an interactive discussion about the Emancipation Proclamation and discuss how it touched every American.

Students will critically examine authentic objects from the slavery period that are currently on view in the exhibition Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963 located at the National Museum of American History in the National Museum of African American History and Culture gallery. The students will determine the history of the object and connect it to quotes from Americans during the Civil War.

To share our program in print, please download our flyer (pdf).

Registration is closed at this time. Please enjoy your summer and check back for future offerings.