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Documentation, Character Education Inquiry

National Museum of American History
Between 1924 and 1927, Mark A. May and the Reverend Hugh Hartshorne conducted the Character Education Inquiry under the direction of E.L. Thorndike. This resulted in three volumes on the empirical nature of moral behavior among school children called the Character Education Inquiry. These include standardized tests (Attitude Toward War, prepared by D.D. Droba, part of the the Measurement of Social Attitudes edited by Thurstone), copyrighted tests (including those from C.H. Stoelting, Co, 1927; Institute of Educational Research, Teachers College, Columbia, 1926 and 1927) and early drafts of tests. Drafts of materials in this collection provide insight into the construction of the tests including data on their content and reliability. Many of the tests include handwritten notes, and occasionally provide calculations (charts and graphs) with data on the results of the tests. The folder also includes a reading list for “Character Education: Yale Divinity School, 1938 – 1939.”

Documentation, Character Education Inquiry Tests

National Museum of American History
Between 1924 and 1927, Mark A. May and the Reverend Hugh Hartshorne conducted the Character Education Inquiry under the direction of E.L. Thorndike. This resulted in three volumes on the empirical nature of moral behavior among school children called the Character Education Inquiry. This folder has tests that include both drafts and final versions of the character education inquiry tests. Some of these tests are marked and have notations written on them. The collection includes a variety of “Forms” (for example A, B, C or 14 and 20, and 27). Subjects of the tests include moral knowledge, duties, causes, arithmetic, consequences and foresight, good manners and attitudes. They are not dated.

Effective Inquiry-Based STEM Education

Smithsonian Science Education Center
The Smithsonian Science Education Center addresses systemic change in STEM Education within a school, district, region or state. We do this by supporting education leaders, including teachers, through superior professional development and leadership training to ultimately see a measurable increase in student achievement.

Teaching Historical Inquiry with Objects week 3 conversation

National Museum of American History
Kathy and Naomi take questions on building compelling questions and finding museum resources for the classroom.

Scaffolding Science Vocabulary Development within Inquiry-Based Instruction

Smithsonian Science Education Center
In this session, author and professor Dr. David T. Crowther will provide teachers with a basic understanding of language development and provide strategies for scaffolding both content and science vocabulary within inquiry-based science instruction.

Setting the Stage for Inquiry with an Artifact

Smithsonian Education
Students closely observe an artifact’s details, then try to interpret their claims with evidence. Setting the Stage for Inquiry with an Artifact: Artifact analysis Related Smithsonian Learning Lab collections: https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/behind-design-exploring-american-indian-cultures-through-artifact-investigation/XaPTnKM8ktWt0PxA#r and https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/behind-design-exploring-culture-through-artifact-investigation/BzFjs2aNq4Cx4FmM Thinking routines: See, Think, Wonder; What Makes You Say That? Educators: Andrea Croft, M.Ed. and NBCT, kindergarten, and Erik Lindemann, M.Ed., 3rd grade, Quaker Valley (PA) School District Thanks to the Grable Foundation for its generous support. #PZPGH

I See Wonder: Guiding Inquiry and Expanding Access

Smithsonian Libraries
This post was written by Victoria Cunningham, summer intern in the Smithsonian Libraries’ Education office. This summer I had the pleasure of working on a team of interns under the more »

Sheets, Response to an Inquiry about the Michelson Harmonic Analyzer

National Museum of American History
This letter , written Apriil 7, 1928, is in response to one from Prof. James W. Glover of the University of Michigan requesting information about the Michelson harmonic analyzer.

Collection of Psychological Tests Relating to the Character Education Inquiry

National Museum of American History
This is a collection of tests, in draft and published form. Published tests date from 1924 to 1935. They cover topics including (but not limited to) “personal data,” “phases or types of character,” measures of “Reputation for Kindness and Co-operation,” “Character sketches,” “Conservatisms-Radicalism,” “Coordination Tests,” attitudes, moral judgment in business, moral judgment, provocations, social experience, and ethical discrimination. They also include exams written by Julius B. Maller, who received his Ph.D. from Columbia in 1929.

Reference:

“Julius B. Maller, State Aide, Dead,” The New York Times, May 9, 1959.

Understanding Weather and Climate– Lesson 9: Ocean Currents- Inquiry 9.2 Prep Work

Smithsonian Science Education Center
"Quick Tips: Resources for Teachers” is a series of short videos providing down-to-earth advice and instructional tips to teachers of STC™, our signature science curriculum. Each “Quick Tip” offers practical suggestions by experienced teachers for handling materials or managing classrooms in science investigations.

Smithsonian in Your Classroom: Minerals, Crystals, and Gems: Stepping-Stones to Inquiry

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Lesson plans introduce students to mineral science and the scientific process of observation, hypothesis, and conclusion. Students create a mineral exhibit, observe the factors in crystal growth, and go on a mineral scavenger hunt.

Smithsonian in Your Classroom: Minerals, Crystals, and Gems: Stepping-Stones to Inquiry

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Lesson plans introduce students to mineral science and the scientific process of observation, hypothesis, and conclusion.

An inquiry into the principles of beauty in Grecian architecture. By George, Earl of Aberdeen

Smithsonian Libraries
"Extracted from Wilkins's translation of Vitruvius, to which this work is an introduction."

John Peabody Harrington papers: Memoranda prepared in response to letters of inquiry, circa 1940s-circa 1950s, undated

National Anthropological Archives
Microfilm and digital surrogates of microfilm are available. See Volume 8, reel 6, which also contains materials from other subseries.

Electronic inventory available. Consult with archivist. For a comprehensive description of these materials, see "The papers of John Peabody Harrington in the Smithsonian Institution, 1907-1957, Volume 8, A guide to: Notes and Writings on Special Linguistic Studies," edited by Elaine L. Mills, Louise G. Mills, and Ann J. Brickfield. http://anthropology.si.edu/naa/harrington/pdf/mf_guides/jp%20harrington%20guide%20-%20volume%208.pdf

This subseries is part of the Notes and writings on special linguistic studies series in the John P. Harrington papers. The memoranda are a result of Harrington's responsibility as ethnologist at the Bureau of American Ethnology to respond to various letters of inquiry from scholars and members of the general public. Harrington did not answer these reference letters directly but drafted memoranda which were used as the basis for replies by the current clerk or chief of the bureau, specifically Matthew W. Stirling and Frank H. H. Roberts. The inquiries deal with many American languages as well as some others throughout the world. The subjects usually involve questions on the etymology of words or geographic names or requests for translations into other languages of English greetings, names, numbers, or such common words as "man," "mother," and "father."

The isthmus of Darien in 1852. Journal of the expedition of inquiry for the junction of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. By Lionel Osborne. With four maps

Smithsonian Libraries
Also printed, for private circulation, London, 1853, under title: Journal of a trip to Darien.

Hail to the chief [sound recording] : an inquiry into the powers of the presidency: a documentary / produced by Anthony G. Pilla

Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
Program notes (15 p.) inserted in container.
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