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Our vision is to enable every learner to discover and use Smithsonian knowledge to achieve both personal and societal goals.
Our vision is to enable every learner to discover and use Smithsonian knowledge to achieve both personal and societal goals.

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Calling all budding historians! If you're looking for resources to help you brainstorm your National History Day topic, look no further. The Smithsonian Learning Lab has several new collections created by museum educators on a variety of topics around the theme, "Conflict and Compromise". Check them out! s.si.edu/NHD2018

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Today, InsideHigherEd featured the twenty year partnership of the Smithsonian and Montgomery College. Read to learn more about how local community college professors are using the Smithsonian Learning Lab to spark curiosity in the classroom and connect their lessons with real-world applications. http://s.si.edu/2tZ9zmU

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Teachers! Join the National Postal Museum and the Smithsonian Learning Lab in a one-day teacher workshop exploring the role of letters and the postal service during World War I. Participants will hear from experts, receive a curator-led tour of the new exhibition, My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I, and will learn to use the Learning Lab to create unique digital resources for their classrooms. This PD is free and the registration ends 7/10; learn more: https://postalmuseum.si.edu/education/professional-development/index.html

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Looking for ways to tie summer reading to the real world? In today's featured article on eSchool News, 2011 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Kathy Powers, shares four ways she's done this in her English/Language Arts classroom using the Smithsonian Learning Lab (learninglab.si.edu). http://s.si.edu/2rY0Q6o

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Join us today at 4:30PM, ET for a Google+ Hangout with Sierra Green, archivist at the Senator John Heinz History Center's Detre Library and Archives, a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum. We'll explore materials from three local Pittsburgh stories, with an emphasis on how to seek out multiple historical perspectives in order to cultivate historical empathy. Teachers can use these examples to examine history from the experiences of people who directly participated in those events. Both local and national resources will be provided on this topic. http://s.si.edu/2oyorW8

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Join us on Wed 4/26, we're joined by the Senator John Heinz History Center, exploring archival collections and the multiple viewpoints they share. s.si.edu/SLLArchivalDocumentsHangout

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We’ve created a new Smithsonian Learning Lab teaching collection about Civil Rights activist Dolores Huerta, "co-architect" of the American Farm Workers Movement. Included in the collection are images from the exhibition, "One Life: Dolores Huerta," a bilingual video with National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Instit... curator Taína Caragol, footage of an interview program with Dolores Huerta at the museum, and more. #WomensHistoryMonth http://s.si.edu/2mCu1a8

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“¡Sí se puede! One Life: Dolores Huerta,” a new video in our Explore with Smithsonian Experts series, explores the contributions to American history and society of Civil Rights activist Dolores Huerta, the “co-architect” of the American Farm Workers Movement. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Instit... curator Taína Caragol asks us to consider how we might make a difference today. #WomensHistoryMonth http://bit.ly/2nmaZVy

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Starting in less than an hour (4:30PM, ET), join us in a Google Hangout online session as we explore photographs as historical documents with the National Museum of American History's Curator in the History of Photography Collection. Complementary resources and an archive of today's session will be available via the Smithsonian Learning Lab. http://s.si.edu/PhotoHangout313

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Looking for final resources for your National History Day project? We’ve got you covered! Our new video with National History Day dives into four Smithsonian Learning Lab collections created for “Taking a Stand” containing hundreds of primary sources, articles, lesson plans, and more from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ EDSITEment website and from across the Smithsonian’s collections. http://s.si.edu/2lQzvNy
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