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From Smithson to Smithsonian: The Birth of an Institution

High schoolers identify and evaluate primary and secondary sources relating to James Smithson and his gift to the United States. In this Smithson to Smithsonian lesson, students also examine the debate surrounding how to use the gift from Smithson.

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9th - 12th
United States History
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Lesson Plans
3 days
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Inquiry-Based Learning
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