The Smithsonian Institution–affiliated Buffalo Bill Center of the West offers online educational programs for teachers and students, including Skype in the Classroomvirtual field trips. The center also offers Facebook Livesessions and YouTube videos, and recently launched an Interactive 360 Activity and Curriculum program with videos and 360 photos and activities for children. The “Kids Programs at the Center of the West” Facebook page is active with content and activities, and families will also find options on Facebook pages for each of the five museums housed under the center’s roof.
The We Are America Project has engendered powerful, honest stories by high school students about their lives in America. The project was started by 18 students from Lowell High School (in Lowell, Massachusetts), who are working with teachers and young people across the country to define what it means to be American.
A large, diverse group of leading civic education providers and research universities has collaborated to develop a roadmapto Educating for American Democracy, offering guidance for the content and instructional strategies of K–12 history and civic education across the United States, along with an implementation plan.
The BlackPast provides a global audience with reliable and accurate information on the history of African Americans and of people of African ancestry around the world. The compilation and concentration of these diverse resources allow BlackPast to serve as the “Google” of African American history.