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Global Thinking Across the Curriculum

Global Thinking Across the Curriculum By: Tess Porter, Digital Content Producer, Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access Are you trying to prepare your students to succeed in our increasingly interconnected world? Looking for ideas and methods to help your students analyze real issues, understand and appreciate others’ perspectives, and take action? Check out the following interdisciplinary collections created by elementary to high ...

Developing Global Competence in the World Language Classroom

Developing Global Competence in the World Language Classroom By: Marcela Velikovsky and Vicky Masson2018 “Smithsonian Virtual Teacher Curricula Creation Fellows” with the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access, and Participants at the National Portrait Gallery "Learning to Look" Summer Institute. “People, Place, and Time: How Art Reflects Culture” Being Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) Fellows was an enriching experience ...

National History Day: Digital Resources for “Breaking Barriers”

National History Day: Digital Resources for “Breaking Barriers” By: Tess Porter, Digital Content Producer, Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access Looking for resources to inspire and support students’ National History Day research? We’re here to help! Educators across the Smithsonian and other organizations, such as the National Endowment for the Humanities’ EDSITEment, have collaborated to gather primary and secondary sources to empower students’ su...

Smithsonian’s “Year of Music” Digital Resources for Early Learning

Smithsonian’s “Year of Music” Digital Resources for Early Learning By: Ashley Naranjo, Manager of Educator Engagement, Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital AccessThe Smithsonian named 2019 its Year of Music, with 365 days of events and programming to celebrate and its many musical resources.  Did you know that these combined musical resources constitute the world’s largest museum of music? To include young children and their famili...

Teacher Feature: Undergraduates Use Museum Resources for Lesson Development

Teacher Feature: Undergraduates Use Museum Resources for Lesson Development By: Ashley Naranjo, Manager of Educator Engagement, Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access Teacher Feature is a new series on promising practices in using digital museum resources in the classroom. Interested in contributing your approach? Send us a note! The Smithsonian Learning Lab team is always thrilled to hear about the many ways that educators and learners across the...