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.
K–8 teachers can expand their horizons this summer by taking the online course “Thinking Like a Historian: Immigration History Through Primary Sources.” The course, which is offered by the nonprofit Primary Source, will take place online from July 11 to August 7, 2018.
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.
When students ask, “How does that work?” they can easily find out on the JigSpace platform. Using the app (for iOS), students can view step-by-step interactive 3D breakdowns of complex ideas, objects, and phenomena.