Interactives & Media

A complete listing of all the standards-based educational resources that includes audio, video, and interactive resources. Many of these resources are designed to be used by the learner without help from a teacher or parent.


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History Explorer Podcast: National History Day

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media
Duration: 18 Minutes
Date Posted: 3/15/2011

In this episode of the History Explorer podcast series, learn what it takes to develop a great National History Day project from museum staff members who have judged the website, exhibits, and essay competitions at national level. National H...


History Explorer Podcast: Objects from September 11

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, Worksheets
Date Posted: 9/1/2011

In this episode of the History Explorer podcast series, James Gardner, Former Senior Scholar and Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs, discusses the Museum's collection efforts and object stories following the terrorist attack...


History Explorer Podcast: Plains Indian Ledger Drawings

Grade Range: 6-8
Resource Type(s): Worksheets, Interactives & Media
Duration: 11 Minutes
Date Posted: 11/20/2012

In this episode of the History Explorer Podcast, curator Rayna Green discusses what we can learn from seemingly simple line drawings about the lives and memories of Plains Indians who lived over 130 years ago.  The resources include a t...


History Explorer Podcast: Portraiture and Identity

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Worksheets, Interactives & Media
Date Posted: 11/15/2011

In this episode of the History Explorer podcast series, Shannon Perich, curator in the Photographic Collection at the Museum examines three unique photographic portraits, showing how portraiture and the creation of an image between sitt...


History Explorer Podcast: Remembering John Levy

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, Worksheets
Duration: 11 Minutes
Date Posted: 4/11/2013

Though not as well-known as figures such as Duke Ellington or Ella Fitzgerald, John Levy made significant contributions to jazz music, both as a bassist and as the first black personal manager in jazz. In this episode of History Explorer, Sa...


History Explorer Podcast: Road Trip Edition

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, Worksheets
Duration: 38 Minutes
Date Posted: 6/14/2012

Special summer edition: Going on a road trip? Along the way, listen to this special edition of the History Explorer podcast series. It’s a compilation of some newer and older podcasts around the theme of perhaps the most common car rid...


History Explorer Podcast: Sugar and Sweeteners in American History

Grade Range: K-0
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, Worksheets
Date Posted: 12/15/2011

In this episode of the History Explorer podcast, curator Deborah Warner discusses the role of sugar and various sweeteners in American history. In addition to being a staple in the American diet, sugar's role in our nation's history tou...


History Explorer Podcast: Thanksgiving and Harvest Celebrations

Grade Range: 5-8
Resource Type(s): Worksheets, Interactives & Media
Duration: 20 Minutes
Date Posted: 11/19/2010

In this episode of the History Explorer podcast series, curator Rayna Green discusses the history of Thanksgiving, American Indian foodways, and what how and what we eat can teach us about American history.  The teacher guide includes di...


History Explorer Podcast: The Bracero Program

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Worksheets, Interactives & Media
Duration: 13 Minutes
Date Posted: 10/11/2012

During World War II, America began its largest experiment with guest Labor, The Mexican Farm Labor Program. Commonly called the bracero program, this little known chapter of American and Mexican history touched the lives of countless men, wo...


History Explorer Podcast: The Early Modern Olympics

Grade Range: 6-8
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, Worksheets
Duration: 12 Minutes
Date Posted: 8/20/2012

The first Olympic Games began in 776 BC, but the Olympic Games as we know them today started much later—the 19th century.  Learn about the surprising beginnings of the modern Olympic Games and how much has changed since with curat...

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Violin purchased by Solomon Conn in Nashville, Tennessee, on May 1, 1863. Conn carried the violin while serving with Company B, 87th Indiana Volunteers during the Civil War....