Updates

National History Day: Digital Resources for "Frontiers in History"

By: Smithsonian Office of Educational Technology Are your students among the more than half a million middle and high schoolers who participate in National History Day (NHD) each year? We’re here to help! Educators across the Smithsonian have gathered a rich set of collections connected to this year’s theme – Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas – that can support students in brainstorming and researching topic ideas. In this post, we’ve divided these collections...

¡Presente! A Latino History of the United States

By: Emily Key and Adrián Aldaba, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Latino NEW! Guided Exhibition Tour and Activities for Lifelong Learners Smithsonian in collaboration with the USA TODAY Network present ¡Presente! A Latino History of the United States Print Edition The Latino presence in the Americas has a long legacy, predating Spanish arrival in 1492, with interconnected histories from Indigenous, African, as well as European roots. These influences come aliv...

Resources for Back to School

By: Smithsonian Office of Educational Technology We're wishing all educators and students a smooth and successful transition back to school this fall! In this post, we've gathered video tutorials, "icebreaker" activities, and teaching ideas from Smithsonian and classroom educators to support you as you begin the new school year. Much of what we share here can be found on our recently refreshed and easy-to-navigate Smithsonian Education YouTube channel. Here, you can learn ...

Smithsonian Learning Lab Update: August 8, 2022

By: Smithsonian Office of Educational Technology We've been hard at work building new features and fixes to enhance your experience using the Smithsonian Learning Lab, and we're excited to share our latest updates with you! Today you'll find new features and improvements including new National Core Arts Standards and updates to Collections, Collections Embedded in Other Websites, and Group Profile Pages. Find information about these and other updates below. Don’t forget – our ...

Smithsonian Learning Lab Update: June 2, 2022

By: Smithsonian Office of Educational Technology We’ve been hard at work building new features and fixes to enhance your experience using the Smithsonian Learning Lab, and we’re excited to share our latest updates with you! Today, you’ll find a few new features and improvements: Social Justice Standards, new Screen Tips, and Collections and hotspot improvements. Find information about these features and other updates below. Don’t forget – our Help Center is here to suppo...