Subject: Eugenics

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Online Exhibits

Green tinted images of men taking paper tests

Exploring Heredity: Race, Eugenics, and the History of Intelligence Testing

Examine the history of intelligence testing in psychology, including its connections to World War I, United States immigration policy, and the eugenics movement. Learn more about this history through original documents, films, and photographs.

Open Exhibit | Access on Smithsonian Learning Lab

Cummings Center Blog

Article headline reading "Population Schedule for the Census of 1920"

Eugenics and the Census

The United States conducts a census every ten years with the goal of counting every single resident of the country. This blog uses the Journal of Heredity to suggest student projects relating to the U.S. census, the eugenics movement, and immigration policy.

Contributed by: Lizette Royer Barton