Smithsonian Learning Lab Coordinator
Smithsonian Institution, Heinz History Center
Primary (5 to 8 years old), Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), Adults, Post-Secondary
Language Arts And English, Science, Social Studies, Arts, Other
Smithsonian Learning Lab Coordinator Hello, I am one of the Smithsonian Learning Lab Program Coordinators based in Pittsburgh, PA. My professional interests are focused on instructional technology and computer-based learning. I am also fascinated by history as it's presented in primary and secondary resources.
Linda Muller's collections
This collection contains a variety of resources that can be used by teachers and students to understand the origins of slavery and slavery in America.
A collection of resources depicting space exploration from 1957 to 1969.
The Spanish-American War was a conflict between the United States and Spain that ended Spanish colonial rule in the Americas and resulted in U.S. acquisitions of territories in the Pacific and Latin America. The war originated with the Cuban struggle for independence from Spain in 1895. Demand for U.S. intervention increased after the unexplained sinking of the U.S.S. Maine on February 16, 1898 in Havana Harbour. The U.S. declared war on Spain in April, 1898 and attacked Spain's interests in the Pacific and Cuba. Realizing that she was outclassed by American military power, Spain surrendered from Cuba in July, 1898 - effectively ending the war. Later that year, in December, 1898, Spain signed the Treaty of Paris in which they renounced their claims to Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Guam and transferred sovereignty over the Philippines to the U.S. for $20 million. Source citation: "Spanish-American War." History.com. A&E Networks. 2016. Web. 6 Jan 2016
A collection of resources depicting the countries that make up the Middle East.
A collection of resources on America's 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt.
How can new discoveries lead to change? This Collection features images of men whose discoveries changed human knowledge and understanding of the world in which they lived.
The goal of teaching visual thinking strategies is to encourage students to observe independently and back up their responses with evidence. Annotations for each image contain key questions to help students practice visual thinking.
Would alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC) become the dominant power? This Collection includes images and texts that depict the "War of Currents" that occurred between Thomas Alva Edison and George Westinghouse.