3-6, 5-8, Geography, history, Parenting, Social Studies

Smithsonian Summer Road Trip

The Smithsonian and USA Today have joined forces to produce a free, 40-page packet of activities, “Summer Road Trip.”  To read more about what is included, and to download the free PDF, visit this article by Darren Milligan for the Smithsonian Learning Lab. The Learning Lab is one of my favorite places to find quality… Continue reading Smithsonian Summer Road Trip

K-12, Language Arts, Social Studies, Teaching Tools, Websites

Smithsonian Distance Learning Resources

I recently mentioned the Smithsonian Learning Lab in this post , which features some great lessons for Women’s History Month.  Now, the incredible educators at Smithsonian have a page of links to resources they have specifically curated for distance learning during this time of quarantine.  It includes information on how to use the Learning Lab,… Continue reading Smithsonian Distance Learning Resources

Anti-Racism, history, K-12, Social Studies

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2022

#AAPI Heritage Month is in May, and here are some resources for teaching about how these cultures are woven into our country’s history.

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3-12, Independent Study, Math, Research, Science, Websites

The Deep Sea

Take your students on a virtual dive into the deep sea with this interactive from @NealAgarwal!

3-12, Art, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, history, Language Arts, Teaching Tools, Websites

A Woman’s Place

Anne Showalter, who works at the Smithsonian American Art Museum has created this resource for educators, “A Woman’s Place is in the Curriculum: Teaching Women’s History Through American Art and Portraiture,” a wonderful compilation to use for Women’s History Month from the Smithsonian Learning Lab.  There are three Learning Lab Collections that are free to… Continue reading A Woman’s Place

3-12, Art, Critical Thinking, Teaching Tools, Websites

Project Zero Thinking Routines

UPDATE 3/30/2020:  Here is a link to a video where Smithsonian educators demonstrate use of the Thinking Routines with a piece of artwork. You would have to drill down a bit into these resources that I posted about from the Smithsonian for “A Woman’s Place” to find this excellent compilation of Thinking Routines from Harvard’s… Continue reading Project Zero Thinking Routines