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A Virtual History Trip to the Smithsonian: Archives, Images, Educational Resources, and More!

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Have you ever wished you could take your students back in time on a virtual field trip? Or have you ever wanted to explore the Smithsonian without leaving your classroom? This webinar will take you on a trip around the Smithsonian Institution Archives to help uncover both the archives and the stories behind the collections. Discover historical images, articles, drawings, and documents, as well as oral and video history collections that have been digitized so they are available to all.

Join Melissa Edwards as she shares how to find these treasures, along with examples of how to use them in your classroom. She will also explore a collection of online teaching resources for K-12 teachers provided by the Smithsonian.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: General
Last aired on: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 @ 4:00 PM EST
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Virtual Learning
Tags: historical archives, historical images, history, history collections, museums, primary sources, Smithsonian, virtual field trips

Reviews (58)

Full Member
I love the Smithsonian and visit it once a year. It will be great to show my kids what it has to offer without having to actually go there. Great resource!! Thanks!!
Full Member
Excellent resources to try for every grade level.
Full Member
Well presented information in a very applicable manner. I had heard about the Smithsonian last year but had not used the virtual tour. Needed this gentle and enthusiastic reminder that it can be used with elementary school kids.
Thank you for this very interesting and useful information. There is far more to explore than I had imagined.
Full Member
Thank you for sharing this helpful information. I'm always looking for ways to get my students interested in exploring new places that will increase their knowledge and spark their creativity.
Full Member
This was awesome... really learned a lot!
Thank you for sharing. I have been to the Smithsonian's numerous times, but was not aware of the virtual tours.
Full Member
Wonderful webinar!! Can't wait to use some of these resources and ideas!!
Full Member
This is good stuff. I am passing this along to our SS teacher and Science teacher. Thank you for sharing.
Full Member
Excellent ideas! Best webinar I've seen yet
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