Multimedia Stories of African American History and Culture
The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culturehas created a freeapp for iOS and Android as a way to discover some of the many stories found in the museum’s collection. Users can search for key objects from the museum, explore stories that discuss how American values (such as resiliency, optimism, and spirituality) are reflected in African American history and culture, view videos and experience augmentedreality features, connect with social media, and more.
The Pop History Dig is a magazine-styled website with more than 250 stories that cover a range of topics, often focusing on the history and power of popular culture. One goal of the site is to use the visibility of popular culture—its music, film, literature, and famous personalities—to engage readers on topics ranging from civil rights history to the power of the entertainment industry.
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum invites teachers and students to participate in “Anniversary in the Schools,” a freewebinar commemorating the seventeenth anniversary of 9/11. The webinar, broadcast from inside the 9/11 Museum, connects students and teachers from around the world with museum staff and guest speakers to learn about the attacks and the importance of commemoration.
The 57th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) will be held in Washington, DC, from March 2 to March 9, 2019. Two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action.