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Family & Community

Explore the lives of immigrants and pioneers in early America. Then, drive along US-90 along the Gulf Coast or take a stroll down U Street in Washington, D.C.-- either place you'll be guided by the voices of the musicians who defined the culture of their community.

Audio Series
The music of the Gulf Coast provides a microcosm of the cultural diversity and richness of the United States
Audio Series
Jazz musicians Billy Taylor and Frank Wess lead you through their hometown's music scene in this six-part audio series
Grades 3-4 Lesson
Explore the cultures that have contributed to making the United States the unique and diverse country it is today
Grades 3-4 Lesson
In this lesson, students will learn about what life was like for early American pioneers
Grades 3-4 Lesson
Students will explore what daily life was like for the millions of poor Irish, German, Jewish, and Italian immigrants
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Students research how professions such as nursing, clerking, and teaching have changed gender dominance over the past 150 years
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Long Day's Journey into Night, explore the heartbreak within fractured families
This Day in the Arts
March 09, 1959: The Barbie doll is introduced
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