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Coin/Numismatics

American Numismatic Association - Chartered by Congress, this nonprofit, educational organization is dedicated to the collection and study of coins, paper money, tokens, and medals. Site resources include a library of "Money Talks" radio programs, online exhibits, and a wealth of coin-collecting information. http://www.money.org

Bureau of Engraving and Printing - Along with producing all paper money, the Bureau also prints over 20 billion postage stamps and a number of security documents for government agencies. Site resources include facts and trivia, tour information, a kids' activities page, and classroom resources. http://www.moneyfactory.com

National Numismatic Collection - Located in the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History, the NNC has over 400,000 coins and 550,000 pieces of paper money. The online site includes a wealth of coin information and a virtual exhibit. http://americanhistory.si.edu/csr/cadnnc.htm

Online NewsHour Web Site for Students - This news feature on money (which includes sections on the History of Money, Making Money, and Designing Dollars) is a branch of the "NewsHour with Jim Leher" Web site. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/on2/money.html

Treasury Department - The Department oversees several bureaus, including the United States Mint, Savings Bonds Division, Internal Revenue Service, and Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Site resources include two kids' pages (one about the basics of starting a business), information on the annual Savings Bond Poster Contest, and a Learning Vault filled with information. http://www.treas.gov/financialeducation
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Educational Materials

The Constitution Community - Site features activities from the National Archives and Records Administration that use electronic versions of historical documents in NARA's possession. You'll find Civil War photographs and telegrams, presidential documents about the Louisiana Purchase, and Edison's patent for the electric lamp. http://www.archives.gov

Lewis and Clark: Classroom Resources - Site features multidisciplinary lessons and activities designed to parallel the four-hour PBS television documentary "Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery." http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/class/index.html

PBS Teacher Source - Site offers educational resources for K-12 classrooms, including lesson plans for arts and literature; health and vocation; social studies; and mathematics, science, and technology. http://www.pbs.org/teachersource

Teaching with Historic Places - Site provides activities that use properties listed in the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places. Lesson Plans include "Invention Factory: Thomas Edison" and "Thaw in the Cold War: Eisenhower and Khrushchev at Gettysburg." http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp
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U.S. History

Gettysburg Battlefield: Virtual Tour - This National Park Service site uses photographs and text to envision the three-day battle that marked the turning point in the Civil War. Includes veterans' descriptions. http://www.nps.gov/gett/getttour/main-in.htm

Historic Valley Forge - This homesite for the Valley Forge Historical Society features a virtual museum, information on George Washington, and a kids' page, along with the rich story of Valley Forge and details of the six-month encampment of the Continental Army. http://www.ushistory.org/valleyforge/index.html

Lewis and Clark: Online Base Camp - This National Geographic site features an Expedition Gallery, showing the sights along the way; an interactive "Go West Across America with Lewis & Clark" activity for kids; and several information resources and links. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/lewisclark/index.html

Museum of the City of San Francisco - This museum's online exhibits include the 1849 California Gold Rush and the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906. Gold Rush resources include gold mining terms and procedures as well as several eyewitness reports, including a magazine article by General John A. Sutter. Earthquake resources include seismograph readings, newspaper clippings, and photographs. http://www.sfmuseum.org

National Geographic Online: The Underground Railroad - This site offers resources for both kids and teachers. Kids and adults can take an interactive journey, making key decisions along the way. Teachers will appreciate the detailed timeline and classroom activities for kindergarten through grade 12. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/99/railroad/index.html
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