Let's Do History

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The Let’s Do History Tour brings National Museum of American History staff to communities nationwide to share the Museum’s interdisciplinary approach to teaching, including exciting and effective techniques, powerful online tools, and authentic content for K-12 classrooms. 

In this blog post, Mark Moore from the West Virginia Department of Education describes his experience bringing the Let's Do History Tour to his state. 

To learn more about the tour and bring it to your state or district, please review our program description or contact us at historyteachers@si.edu


Large Session Resources

Are you a teacher who attended either the elementary or secondary large group session? You can find links to resources from the program below. 

 Small Group Workshop Resources

Are you a teacher who attended small group session? You can find links to resources from the program below.

Teachers test a flint and strikerTeachers in Rapid City, SD test an early method of firemaking

Parent Night Resources

If you attended the parent night, you’ll find the accompanying resources below. 

Join us in Edmodo

You can keep in touch with us via our publishers page on Edmodo

Other Resources

  • We also recommend the following articles:
    • Looking at Artifacts, Thinking about History” by Steven Lubar and Kathleen Kendrick 
    • VanSledright, Bruce A. “Fifth Graders Investigating History in the Classroom: Results from a Researcher-Practitioner Design Experiment.” The Elementary School Journal  103.2 (2002), pp. 131-160.
    • Wineburg, Samuel S. “Historical Problem Solving: A Study of the Cognitive Processes Used in the Evaluation of Documentary and Pictorial Evidence.” Journal of Educational Psychology 83.1 (1991), pp. 73-87.
  • Use the links below to find the History Explorer team and the National Museum of American History on our social media channels on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube.
  • Sign up for our email newsletter or send us a message at historyteachers@si.edu with comments, suggestions for new resources, or questions about our site or materials!

Let’s Do History Tour Schedule

More dates and locations will be announced as they are finalized. Recent stops have included Philadelphia, PA; Anchorage, AK; and Carson City, NV. 



October 3, 2015 Hartford, Connecticut

Featured Artifact

Cuban Rumba Dress

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