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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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MacArthur Memorial
The MacArthur Memorial, a museum dedicated to General Douglas MacArthur who fought in WWI, WWII, and the Korean War. The museum is located in Norfolk, Virginia.

Mackinac Bridge
Mackinac Bridge in northern Michigan, the longest suspension bridge in the Western Hemisphere

Magee Marsh - birding spot on Lake Erie
Magee Marsh is in an area known as the "warbler capital of the world" on the southwestern shores of Lake Erie

Maine
official website of the state of Maine; Augusta (capital)

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Cleveland, Ohio - The Museum of Diversity and Tolerance

Marbury vs. Madison
Marbury vs. Madison, an 1803 Supreme Court case that allowed it to determine the constitutionality of actions by the other 2 branches of government;

Marine Debris Program - NOAA
Marine Debris Program by NOAA

Mariners Museum
The Mariners' Museum and Park - located in Newport News, Virginia - USS Monitor artifacts

Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum
Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in Hannibal, Missouri

Marshall Plan (primary source doc)
Marshall Plan in 1948 for recovery of Europe following WWII

Marshall Space Flight Center
Marshall Space Flight Center - NASA (Alabama)

Martime Museums
Smith's Master Index to Maritime Museum websites

Maryland
official website of the state of Maryland; Annapolis (capital)

Massachusetts
official portal of the state of Massachusetts; Boston (capital)

Massachusetts Marine Educators
Massachusetts Marine Educators

Math Moves U
MathMovesU, an educational site (by Raytheon) to promote STEM with resources for Pi Day (March 14)

Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou bio by The Poetry Foundation

Mazza Museum
Mazza Museum of International Art in Children's Picture Books - on the campus of Ohio's Univ. of Findlay

McCrae House in Guelph, Canada
McCrae House in Guelph, Canada: home of John McCrae (1872-1918), soldier, physician, and poet who wrote In Flanders Fields in 1915 during WWI

Medal of Honor Museum
The new Medal of Honor Museum will open in 2024 in Arlington, Texas.

Memorial Day history
history of Memorial Day by the Veterans Administration (VA)

Merci Train (Gratitude Train)
Merci train: railroad boxcars sent to each state in 1949 as a gift from France for America's role in WWII liberating France.

Meteor Crater
Meteor Crater - Arizona

Meteors and meteorites - NASA
Information about meteors and meteorites from NASA

Metropolitan Musem of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera

Mexican Museum
The Mexican Museum - established in 1975 in San Francisco

Michigan
official website of the state of Michigan; Lansing (capital)

Michigan apples
Michigan Apples shipped to more than 25 states; bumper crop of 31 million bushels in 2016

Michigan Military Technical and Historical Society
Michigan Military Technical and Historical Society near Detroit

Michigan's Military and Space Heroes Museum
Michigan's Military and Space Heroes Museum in Frankenmuth, Michigan

Microbiology Online
Microbiology Online by the Microbiology Society, an organization based in London with 4,000 members representing universities, industry, hospitals, and research institutes

Midway Village Museum
Midway Village Museum in Rockford, Illinois

Minnesota
official portal of the state of Minnesota; St. Paul (capital)

Mississippi
official website of the state of Mississippi; Jackson (capital)

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Mississippi

Missouri
official website of the state of Missouri; Jefferson City (capital)

Missouri Compromise (primary source doc)
Missouri Compromise of 1829 allowed Missouri to enter the Union and also prohibited slavery in certain territories;

Missouri River
This is a fascinating article from Montana Outdoors (2005) on the source of the Missouri River and the role the Lewis and Clark Expedition played in determining the source.

Monitor
The USS Monitor, the first ironclad warship built by the U.S. Navy in 1861

Monitor National Marine Sanctuary
Monitor National Marine Sanctuary (NOAA): preserving the shipwreck of the Civil War ironclad ship, the USS Monitor, off the coast of North Carolina

Montana
official website of the state of Montana; Helena (capital)

Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Bay Aquarium in California

Months of the year
How the names for the months of the year were derived (Cal Tech)

Monticello
Monticello - Thomas Jefferson's estate

Montpelier
Montpelier - the estate of James and Dolley Madison (Virginia)

moon - NASA
NASA information about the moon, Earth's natural satellite

Morton Arboretum
The Morton Arboretum near Chicago was founded in 1922 and today is a leader in tree conservation and research.

Motown Museum
Founded in 1985, the Motown Museum in Detroit is celebrating 60 years of Motown music in 2019;

Motts Military Museum
Motts Military Museum in Groveport, Ohio; founded by Warren Motts

Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center
Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center - site of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in the state of Washington

Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon - George Washington's estate

Mount Washington Observatory
Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire - The Worst Weather on Earth - at the peak

Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington

Museum of Innovation and Science
Museum of Innovation and Science in Schenectady, New York

Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Modern Art in New York City

Museum of Science and Industry
Museum of Science and Industry - located in Chicago

Museum of the American Revolution
Museum of the American Revolution - opening in Spring 2017 in Philadelphia

Museum of Tolerance
Museum of Tolerance, a Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum; located in Los Angeles, California

Music for All
organization promotes high school bands and orchestras through regional and national competitions and championships

MusiCorps
MusiCorps: "Helping wounded warriors play music and recover their lives"

Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration
Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration in Mystic, Connecticut

   
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  • Liberation of Paris - 75th anniversary Liberation of Paris - 75th anniversary
    Aug. 26, 2019 - The success of the D-Day invasion (June 6, 1944) led to the liberation of Paris that summer . In late august 1944 after more than four years of German occupation, the Allies liberated France. It was again a sovereign country. Belgium was liberated days later. It was the beginning of the end of World War II in Europe.
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  • Pathfinder mission was high-risk, high-tech Pathfinder mission was high-risk, high-tech
    June 5, 2019 - Seventy-five years ago today, 20 Pathfinder pilots were preparing for their daring D-Day mission. It was due to launch late that evening. Their mission was to drop paratroopers behind enemy lines in France. They would then mark seven drop zones for thousands of paratroopers who would drop from the sky minutes later. It was a high-risk, high-tech mission. Paratroopers would be placing Eureka electronic transponders on the ground. Signals from Eureka beacons were received by Rebecca antenna mounted on the nose of the C-47 "Gooney Bird" planes.
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  • Liberation of Paris - 75th anniversary Liberation of Paris - 75th anniversary
    Aug. 26, 2019 - The D-Day invasion (June 6, 1944) was a success. It led to the liberation of Paris that summer. In late august 1944 after more than four years of German occupation, the Allies liberated France. It was again a sovereign country. Belgium was liberated days later. It was the beginning of the end of World War II in Europe.
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  • Pathfinder mission was high-risk, high-tech Pathfinder mission was high-risk, high-tech
    June 5, 2019 - Seventy-five years ago today, 20 Pathfinder pilots were preparing for their daring D-Day mission. It was due to launch late that evening. Their mission was to drop paratroopers behind enemy lines. Enemy lines were in Nazi-occupied France. Paratroopers would then mark seven drop zones. The markers were for thousands of paratroopers who would drop from the sky minutes later. It was a high-risk, high-tech mission.
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