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Hessian Miter Cap

The Fusilier Regiment von Knyphausen was one of the regiments of the Second Division of troops from the German principality of Hesse-Cassel. It served as an auxiliary troop...

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Is the Common Core good for civic education?

In this set of articles, the authors argue for and against the idea that the Common Core State Standards build civic literacy. What ...

If your school went all digital, what online social studies resources would you use?

I was watching the PBS NewsHour on Friday and was struck by this story about a North Carolina school district that has gone to all ...

Smithsonian X 3D for Educators Webinar Tomorrow at 4:30PM EST

Tomorrow, Feb 27, at 4:30 PM EST, I'm hosting a webinar on using Smithsonian X 3D (3d.si.edu) in the classroom. Below are the de...

Who will you introduce to your students during Black History Month?

A sixth grade student asked Jesse Russell , “Are you really an inventor? I thought all black inventors were dead.” &nb...

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Bringing your class to the museum?

The School Visits page has tips and details on events at the Museum.