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literature

  • Aerial view of an island.

    A Voyage to Health

    Level: K-12 Grades
    Type: Suggested Readings
  • Historical photograph of a tent in the woods

    Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine

    Level: K-12 Grades
    Type: Suggested Readings
  • Silhouette of a person on a blue background with abstract lights

    Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body

    Level: K-College/University
    Type: Online Resources
  • Silhouette of a person on a blue background with abstract lights

    Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body

    Level: 3-12 Grades
    Type: Suggested Readings
  • Painting of a man addressing seated boy

    Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture

    Level: 4-12 Grades
    Type: Suggested Readings
  • Photograph of an open book

    Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine

    Level: 5-College/University
    Type: Suggested Readings
  • Drawing of a basilisk

    Boggart and Fear in Harry Potter

    Level: 7-10 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Lithographic print of a battle scene

    Civil War Poems

    Level: 8-12 Grades
    Type: Reflection exercise
  • Image of a book

    Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and "The Yellow Wall-Paper"

    Level: 9-12 Grades
    Type: Suggested Readings
  • Cropped poster illustration shows young Chinese woman smiling and talking through a while bullhorn with the Red Cross symbol in an outdoor nature setting. Four small inset circles contain illustrations of a girl child being vaccinated.

    Mobilizing People: Public Health Campaigns in China

    Level: 9-12 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Drawing of a woman seated next to a person with head and hands resting on a table

    The Melancholy Dane

    Level: 10-12 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Drawing of a woman writing on a notepad next to a window

    The Rest Cure: Gender in Medicine and Literature

    Level: 11-12 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan

history & social studies

  • Aerial view of an island.

    A Voyage to Health

    Level: K-12 Grades
    Type: Suggested Readings
  • Aerial view of an island.

    A Voyage to Health

    Level: K-12 Grades
    Type: Online Resources
  • Historical photograph of a tent in the woods

    Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine

    Level: K-12 Grades
    Type: Suggested Readings
  • 6 images of women

    Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians

    Level: K-12 Grades
    Type: Suggested Reading
  • Painting of Mount Vernon

    Every Necessary Care and Attention: George Washington and Medicine

    Level: K-12 Grades
    Type: Suggested Readings
  • Newspaper front page reading: Men Wanted for the Invalid Corps.

    Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War

    Level: K-12 Grades
    Type: Suggested Readings & Online Resources
  • Colonial-Era Dentures

    George Washington's Teeth

    Level: 3-9 Grades
    Type: Interactive exercise
  • Dental Instruments

    George Washington's Traveling Dental Kit

    Level: 3-9 Grades
    Type: Interactive exercise
  • Two White female nurses in a motorcycle with sidecar. Both wear white uniforms under their cloaks.

    Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection

    Level: 3-12 Grade
    Type: Suggested Readings
  • Historical photograph of numerous people gathered in an encampment

    Looking into History

    Level: 5-9 Grades
    Type: Reflection exercise
  • 6 images of women

    Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians

    Level: 5-12 Grades
    Type: Videos & Oral History Resources
  • Portrait of George Washington

    Every Necessary Care and Attention: George Washington and Medicine

    Level: 5-12 Grades
    Type: Online Resources
  • Photograph of an open book

    Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine

    Level: 5-College/University
    Type: Suggested Readings
  • Historical photograph of a hand and forearm being measured

    Measurable You!

    Level: 6-11 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Drawing of a skeletal hand with wisps of skin

    History of Printing

    Level: 6-12 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Three students at a podium

    Science & Society: Preventing the Spread of Disease

    Level: 6-12 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Who's Who in Global Health, Skip, Solve, Hint

    Who’s Who in Global Health

    Level: 6-12 Grades
    Type: Interactive exercise
  • Illustration of people outdoors

    Developing Historical Perspectives on Communications Technology

    Level: 7-9 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Medicine box with empty vials

    George Washington and Medicine: Then and Now

    Level: 7-9 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Three people working around a large electronic device

    The Once and Future National Library of Medicine

    Level: 7-9 Grades
    Type: Reflection exercise
  • Large building with people gathered in front

    Health & Human Rights

    Level: 7-10 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Painting of a man with white hair and a long white beard

    Meet the Innovators

    Level: 7-10 Grades
    Type: Reflection exercise
  • Handwritten letter

    Curator’s Pick!

    Level: 7-12 Grades
    Type: Reflection exercise
  • Two teachers and a student looking at a poster presentation

    Educator’s Guide to Hosting a Global Health Conference

    Level: 7-12 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Bust of a White woman (Florence Nightingale). She is looking slightly to the left, unsmiling.

    Florence Nightingale Letters

    Level: 7-12 Grades
    Type: Interactive exercise
  • Image of skull cross-section as viewed from above

    Dream Anatomy

    Level: 7-College/University
    Type: Image Gallery
  • Lithographic print of a battle scene

    Civil War Poems

    Level: 8-12 Grades
    Type: Reflection exercise
  • Drawing of a soldier with many hands, each with a spoon, dipping into a bowl of silver coins

    Civil War Veterans: From Heroes to Gluttons

    Level: 8-12 Grades
    Type: Reflection exercise
  • Black-and-white photograph of Charles Drew standing by a patient’s bed and teaching twenty or so interns and residents during rounds at Freedmen’s Hospital, ca. 1947

    Charles R. Drew Through Digital Primary and Secondary Sources

    Level: 9-10 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Nine African American female nurses in white standing in a group looking at the viewer.

    Visual Literacy: Images of Nurses and Nursing

    Level: 9-10 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Image of woman attending to a body

    "It’s Alive!": Frankenstein and the Limits of Medical Research

    Level: 9-12 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Image of beach ball with text reading 'You Won't Get AIDS From A Public Pool'

    Advocating for Facts, Dispelling Rumors

    Level: 9-12 Grades
    Type: Interactive exercise
  • Series of drawings of musculature in a human figure

    Anatomy and Printing Technologies

    Level: 9-12 Grades
    Type: Reflection exercise
  • Women and men in a room

    Making Sense of Mental Health: Past and Present

    Level: 9-12 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Cropped poster illustration shows young Chinese woman smiling and talking through a while bullhorn with the Red Cross symbol in an outdoor nature setting. Four small inset circles contain illustrations of a girl child being vaccinated.

    Mobilizing People: Public Health Campaigns in China

    Level: 9-12 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Female nurse in white shaking hands with another female nurse, in front of group of women nurses.

    Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection

    Level: 9-12 Grades
    Type: Online Resources
  • X-ray image of a skull

    Technological Views

    Level: 9-12 Grades
    Type: Reflection exercise
  • Silhouette of a person on a blue background with abstract lights

    Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body

    Level: 9-College/University
    Type: Media Gallery
  • Silhouette of a person on a blue background with abstract lights

    Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body

    Level: 9-College/University
    Type: Radio Interviews
  • Large group of people with hands in the air

    AIDS Activism: Then and Now

    Level: 10-12 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Advertisement with two children playing with sticks in front of a white fence

    Drug Use and Abuse: Past and Present

    Level: 10-12 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Image of glass, with text reading 'Some people think you can catch AIDS from a glass'

    Fighting HIV/AIDS Stigma: A Case Study

    Level: 10-12 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Historical photograph of a man in military uniform

    Potent Remedy: African American Surgeons and Nurses of the Civil War Era

    Level: 10-12 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Historical photograph of men gathered outside a house

    The U.S. Civil War: Living With Battlefield Injuries

    Level: 10-12 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Drawing of a person holding flap of skin

    Whose Bodies are They?

    Level: 10-12 Grades
    Type: Reflection exercise
  • Woman with foliage in the background

    Hawaiian Perspectives on Health

    Level: 10-College/University
    Type: Interactive exercise
  • Circular diagram with a bird image in the center.

    Hawaiian Star Compass

    Level: 10-College/University
    Type: Interactive exercise
  • Charles Drew with his wife Lenore and their three daughters at the piano, ca. 1921

    Reading and Understanding Charles R. Drew

    Level: 11-College/University
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Crude drawing representing human anatomy

    Beginnings of Anatomical Illustrations

    Level: 9–12 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Memoir on the Last Sickness of George Washington

    Unexpected Illness

    Level: College/University
    Type: Interactive exercise

health education

  • Painting of a man addressing seated boy

    Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture

    Level: 4-12 Grades
    Type: Suggested Readings
  • Title text reads 'Rogers' Chart. Showing disease Caused by the Use of Tobacco' followed by drawings of the cross sections of healthy and diseased brian and nerve.

    Pick Your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures & Medical Prescriptions

    Level: 5-General Public
    Type: Online Health Information
  • Three students at a podium

    Science & Society: Preventing the Spread of Disease

    Level: 6-12 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Medicine box with empty vials

    George Washington and Medicine: Then and Now

    Level: 7-9 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Large building with people gathered in front

    Health & Human Rights

    Level: 7-10 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Microscope image of a Sickle Cell

    Challenge and Hope: Sickle Cell Anemia

    Level: 7-12 Grades
    Type: Interactive exercise
  • Two teachers and a student looking at a poster presentation

    Educator’s Guide to Hosting a Global Health Conference

    Level: 7-12 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Photograph of a woman with foliage in the background

    Exploring Careers in Mental Health

    Level: 7-12 Grades
    Type: Reflection exercise
  • Police Officers hold sign reading 'Ask for the test'

    Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture

    Level: 7-12 Grades
    Type: Online Resources
  • Drawing of a cell

    A Closer Look at Chromosomes

    Level: 8-12 Grades
    Type: Interactive exercise
  • Image of beach ball with text reading 'You Won't Get AIDS From A Public Pool'

    Advocating for Facts, Dispelling Rumors

    Level: 9-12 Grades
    Type: Interactive exercise
  • Woman in lab coat in front of a microscope

    Choosing a Career in Health

    Level: 9-12 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Image of a book

    Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and "The Yellow Wall-Paper"

    Level: 9-12 Grades
    Type: Suggested Readings
  • Women and men in a room

    Making Sense of Mental Health: Past and Present

    Level: 9-12 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Cropped poster illustration shows young Chinese woman smiling and talking through a while bullhorn with the Red Cross symbol in an outdoor nature setting. Four small inset circles contain illustrations of a girl child being vaccinated.

    Mobilizing People: Public Health Campaigns in China

    Level: 9-12 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Image of a book

    Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and "The Yellow Wall-Paper"

    Level: 9-College/University
    Type: Mental Health Resource Organizations
  • Image of a book

    Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and "The Yellow Wall-Paper"

    Level: 9-College/University
    Type: Professional Organizations
  • 6 images of women

    Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians

    Level: 9-Post-Residency
    Type: Career Resources
  • Advertisement with two children playing with sticks in front of a white fence

    Drug Use and Abuse: Past and Present

    Level: 10-12 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Image of glass, with text reading 'Some people think you can catch AIDS from a glass'

    Fighting HIV/AIDS Stigma: A Case Study

    Level: 10-12 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Blue background with text reading 'Aquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome'

    Fighting a Disease or People?

    Level: 10-12 Grades
    Type: Interactive exercise

science & technology

  • Silhouette of a person on a blue background with abstract lights

    Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body

    Level: K-College/University
    Type: Online Resources
  • Head and shoulders drawing of Louis Pasteur surrounded by a starburst pattern

    From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry

    Level: 1-12 Grades
    Type: Suggested Readings
  • Pink computer generated model of the three dimensional structure of human growth hormone on a black background

    From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry

    Level: 3-12 Grades
    Type: Online Resources
  • Silhouette of a person on a blue background with abstract lights

    Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body

    Level: 3-12 Grades
    Type: Suggested Readings
  • Photograph of a skull with a hole in the forehead

    Anthropological Views

    Level: 6-10 Grades
    Type: Reflection exercise
  • Image of metal container with arrow towards bacteria

    How did they make penicillin?

    Level: 6-10 Grades
    Type: Reflection exercise
  • Open orange container with metal implements inside

    Intubation Kit

    Level: 6-10 Grades
    Type: Interactive exercise
  • Black and white image of a beaker, microscope and bowl

    Études sur la Biére (Studies on Beer)

    Level: 6-10 Grades
    Type: Interactive exercise
  • Historical photograph of a hand and forearm being measured

    Measurable You!

    Level: 6-11 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Paper with words 'Animal No. 7' printed at top

    Animal Record Book

    Level: 6-12 Grades
    Type: Interactive exercise
  • Fly on a stick

    Entomology in Action

    Level: 6-12 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Drawing of a skeletal hand with wisps of skin

    History of Printing

    Level: 6-12 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Three students at a podium

    Science & Society: Preventing the Spread of Disease

    Level: 6-12 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Black and white photograph of a child on the bare back of a dark colored horse in front of a stone building

    Acquired and Passive Immunity: Diphtheria Antitoxin Serum

    Level: 7-9 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Illustration of people outdoors

    Developing Historical Perspectives on Communications Technology

    Level: 7-9 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Three people working around a large electronic device

    The Once and Future National Library of Medicine

    Level: 7-9 Grades
    Type: Reflection exercise
  • Drawing of a man at a desk

    Using the Telegraph and Internet

    Level: 7-9 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Painting of a man with white hair and a long white beard

    Meet the Innovators

    Level: 7-10 Grades
    Type: Reflection exercise
  • Genetic Traits in Harry Potter

    Genetic Traits in Harry Potter

    Level: 7-11 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Microscope image of a Sickle Cell

    Challenge and Hope: Sickle Cell Anemia

    Level: 7-12 Grades
    Type: Interactive exercise
  • Two teachers and a student looking at a poster presentation

    Educator’s Guide to Hosting a Global Health Conference

    Level: 7-12 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Image of open felt container with vials inside

    Insulin Sales Kit

    Level: 7-12 Grades
    Type: Interactive exercise
  • Drawing of a cell

    A Closer Look at Chromosomes

    Level: 8-12 Grades
    Type: Interactive exercise
  • Image of woman attending to a body

    "It’s Alive!": Frankenstein and the Limits of Medical Research

    Level: 9-12 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Series of drawings of musculature in a human figure

    Anatomy and Printing Technologies

    Level: 9-12 Grades
    Type: Reflection exercise
  • Image of metal container with arrow towards yeast cell

    How did they ferment beer?

    Level: 9-12 Grades
    Type: Interactive exercise
  • Image of horse with zoom on blood cell

    How did they make diphtheria antitoxin?

    Level: 9-12 Grades
    Type: Reflection exercise
  • Green Cell

    How did they make insulin from recombinant DNA?

    Level: 9-12 Grades
    Type: Interactive exercise
  • Drawing of a brain

    Medical Views

    Level: 9-12 Grades
    Type: Reflection exercise
  • Cropped poster illustration shows young Chinese woman smiling and talking through a while bullhorn with the Red Cross symbol in an outdoor nature setting. Four small inset circles contain illustrations of a girl child being vaccinated.

    Mobilizing People: Public Health Campaigns in China

    Level: 9-12 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • X-ray image of a skull

    Technological Views

    Level: 9-12 Grades
    Type: Reflection exercise
  • Silhouette of a person on a blue background with abstract lights

    Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body

    Level: 9-College/University
    Type: Media Gallery
  • Silhouette of a person on a blue background with abstract lights

    Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body

    Level: 9-College/University
    Type: Radio Interviews
  • Silhouette of a hand on translucent paper with black markings

    DNA—Molecular Identity

    Level: 10-12 Grades
    Type: Lesson Plan
  • Circular diagram with a bird image in the center.

    Hawaiian Star Compass

    Level: 10-College/University
    Type: Interactive exercise