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All of the links in this section are open education resources that SNN has visited and reviewed. Most of the links are from federal government agencies and nonprofit organizations that manage libraries, museums, and galleries throughout the country. There are also international organizations included in the database, a database that will continue to expand as SNN reviews additional educational resources.

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C-Span Classroom
C-Span Classroom: primary source resources for social studies

Cabinet - White House (Executive Branch)
The U.S. Cabinet within the Executive Branch of the federal government

Calcium - National Dairy Council
National Dairy Council - celebrating 100 years in 2015

Caldecott Medal
Caldecott Medal award winners (American Library Association)

official website of the state of California; Sacramento (capital)

Campus Martius Museum
Museum of the Northwest Territory in Marietta, Ohio, the first settlement in the Northwest Territory

Candy Bomber - Gail Halvorsen
site dedicated to Col. Gail Halvorsen, the Army Air Corps pilot who dropped candy to German children during the Berlin Airlift from 1948-1949

Cape Cod National Seashore
Cape Cod National Seashore - National Park Service, NPS

Cape May Bird Observatory
Cape May Bird Observatory in Cape May, New Jersey - New Jersey Audubon

Car Safety
Research on automobile safety features as a partnership between the National Safety Council and the University of Iowa (at

Careers at NASA
A wide range of expertise is needed by NASA from engineers and scientists to artists and public relations specialists

Carnegie, Andrew
The story of Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) by the Carnegie Corporation of New York

Carousel Association
National Carousel Association

Carpenter's Hall
historic building in Philadelphia that was home to the first Continental Congress and the first Bank of the United States;

Cascades Volcano Observatory
website devoted to Monitoring activity of volcanoes in the Cascade Range by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art in Cedar Rapids, Iowa - largest collection of Grant Wood paintings

Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue
Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue at Texas A&M University - CRASAR

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC

Chaffee Planetarium
Chaffee Planetarium in Grand Rapids, Michigan named to honor Roger Chaffee, NASA astronaut who was killed on Jan. 27, 1967 in a fire on the Apollo 1 command module; planetarium is at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Challenger Center
Challenger Center - nonprofit organization formed by families of the astronauts killed in the 1986 Challenger space shuttle accident

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History - Detroit

Charles M Schulz Museum
Charles M. Schulz Museum (California), creator of Peanuts comic strip

Chemical Safety Facts
Chemical Safety Facts by the American Chemistry Council

Cherry Blossom Festival
National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C. (National Park Service)

Chicago History Museum
Chicago History Museum in Chicago, Illinois

Chihuly Garden and Glass
Chihuly Garden and Glass, an indoor-outdoor exhibition of Dale Chihuly's glass art, located at the base of Seattle's Space Needle

Child Labor Act of 1916
Keating-Owen Child Labor Act of 1916 (transcript - National Archives) Primary Source Document

Choose My Plate
Choose My Plate - dietary guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Chrysler Museum of Art
Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia, founded by Walter Chrysler, Jr., son of the founder of the automobile company

CIA World Factbook
CIA World Factbook by the Central Intelligence Agency - detailed information on the population, government, education, and economy of every country in the world

Cincinnati Observatory
the birthplace of American Astronomy; oldest public telescope in the nation

Civil Rights Act (primary sournce doc)
Civil Rights Bill of 1964 signed by President Johnson, the most important law on civil rights since Reconstruction;

Civil War Trust
Civil War Trust

Cleveland Aquarium
Greater Cleveland Aquarium - nice section of teacher resources

Climate by NOAA
Climate and weather information by NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Clinton Library
William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum in Little Rock, Arkansas

Cloud Chart
Pictures of 27 categories of clouds with symbols people use to report observations; chart by the National Weather Service

Cloud types
In 1803, Luke Howard described four core types of clouds, names still used today. This is an excellent introduction to clouds by the National Weather Service.

Cocoa history by the World Cocoa Foundation
World Cocoa Foundation with a mission to sustain the cocoa sector; United States office in Washington DC

Coin specifications from the U.S. Mint
What metals are used to make coins? (Information by the U.S. Mint)

Cold War Museum
The Cold War Museum in Vint Hill, Virginia, the site of a previous U.S. Army Security Agency Field Station

Colonial Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia - historic village telling the story of colonial America and the Revolutionary War

official website of the state of Colorado; Denver (capital)

Colorado School of Mines
Colorado School of Mines - public research university founded in 1874

Columbus Museum of Art
Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, Ohio

Commerce Department U.S.
U.S. Department of Commerce

Computer History Museum
Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California

Congressional Gold Medal
Congressional Gold Medal - dates to 1776 when George Washington was its first recipient

Congressional Medal of Honor Society
Congressional Medal of Honor began in 1861 through an act of Congress and the Society was formed in 1946 after WWII.

official website of the state of Connecticut; Hartford (capital)

Constitution of the United States (primary source doc)
The U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1787 and ratified in 1789

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

Cool Cosmos
Cool Cosmos by Caltech and NASA

Copper sheathing
The history of copper sheathing from the 18th century on to today as told by the USS Constitution Museum in Boston - excellent site

Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - resource about birds; affiliated with Cornell University

Corning Museum of Glass
Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York; opened in 1951

terrific space museum in Hutchinson, Kansas

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Cranbrook Institute of Science
Cranbrook Institute of Science near Detroit

Crops for the Future
Crops for the Future, established in 2009; Mission: facilitate the wider use of underutilized crops

Cryptologic Museum
National Cryptologic Museum, the public museum of the National Security Agency (NSA) in Maryland

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas

Currency of the United States - Dept. of the Treasury
U.S. Currency (paper money) explained by the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury

Czech and Slovak Museum and Library
National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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  • Christmas Bird Count has 120-year history Christmas Bird Count has 120-year history
    Dec. 12, 2019 - Nestled in front of a warm, cozy fire is not the be-all and end-all for millions of birders. Birders relish being out in the cold. They like to watch - and count - their fine-feathered friends. The National Audubon Society is hosting its annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC). It's now in its 120th year. Counting begins Saturday!
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  • Coast Guard carries on for the Schuenemann brothers Coast Guard carries on for the Schuenemann brothers
    Dec. 9, 2019 - Imagine operating a ship on the Great Lakes in 1898. August and Herman Schuenemann, brothers, annually made the treacherous trek on icy waters to sell and give away Christmas trees at Chicago's waterfront.
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  • Christmas Bird Count has 120-year history Christmas Bird Count has 120-year history
    Dec. 12, 2019 - Birders are people who like to watch birds. They watch birds on purpose. They even like to be outside when it's cold. Birders like their fine-feathered friends (birds). For 120 years, birders have been counting birds on Christmas. The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) begins Saturday.
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  • Coast Guard carries on for the Schuenemann brothers Coast Guard carries on for the Schuenemann brothers
    Dec. 9, 2019 - Each November in Chicago, a ship pulls into a dock. It has hundreds of Christmas trees. The trees traveled on the Great Lakes to reach Chicago. The trip is a tribute to August and Herman Schuenemann who were brothers.
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