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: Exploring the Electric Guitar

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, Worksheets
Duration: 14 Minutes
Date Posted: 1/22/2010

In this episode of the History Explorer podcast series, learn about the invention of this fascinating instrument as Exhibition Program Manager Monica Smith discusses the history of the guitar and those involved in its creation. The Teacher’s...


History Explorer Podcast: Fifty Years of Lasers

Grade Range: 6-8
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, Worksheets
Duration: 16 Minutes
Date Posted: 9/23/2010

In this episode of the History Explorer podcast, curator Hal Wallace talks about the development of the laser, an invention that has as many practical uses as portrayals in science fiction and fantasy.  In addition to audio, this re...


History Explorer Podcast: Fraternal Orders

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media
Duration: 11 Minutes
Date Posted: 7/19/2013

Often incorporating aspects ritual and secrecy, fraternal orders are voluntary associations of men and women that date back to the early 18 th  century. In this episode of the History Explorer podcast series, cur...


History Explorer Podcast: Freedom Songs

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, Worksheets
Duration: 19 Minutes
Date Posted: 2/15/2011

In this episode of the History Explorer podcast series, Christopher Wilson, Director of the Program in African American Culture, discusses the use of freedom songs during the civil rights movement and how they are incorporated into publ...


History Explorer Podcast: Harlem Globetrotters and Early Professional Basketball

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, Worksheets
Date Posted: 3/16/2012

In this episode of the History Explorer podcast series, c urator Eric Jentsch discusses the history of the Harlem Globetrotters, an all-African American basketball team that barnstormed through segregated America to become the world's mo...


History Explorer Podcast: Henry Fitz's Telescope Shop

Grade Range: 6-8
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, Worksheets
Duration: 12 Minutes
Date Posted: 3/28/2012

In this episdoe of the History Explorer podcast series, curator Steven Turner discusses the work and shop of Henry Fitz, America's first commercially successful telescope manufacturer. The resource includes an image-enhanced podcast, te...


History Explorer Podcast: Holidays on Display

Grade Range: 5-8
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, Worksheets
Duration: 21 Minutes
Date Posted: 12/31/2010

In this episode of the History Explorer podcast series, curator Larry Bird discusses the development of holiday parades, department store window displays, and light shows and examines larger issues in American culture in the late ninetee...


History Explorer Podcast: Hurricane Katrina and Collecting from a Disaster

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, Worksheets
Date Posted: 8/15/2011

In 2005,  Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast of the United States .  In her wake, a team of curators from the museum set out to collect objects that captured the history of the moment and what it me...


History Explorer Podcast: In the Field--Researching the Food Exhibit

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, Worksheets
Duration: 15 Minutes
Date Posted: 3/27/2013

In this episode of the History Explorer podcast series, Sarah Coffee hears from Rayna Green about how curators working on the exhibit, Food:Transforming the American Tabl...


History Explorer Podcast: Investigating Portraiture

Grade Range: K-0
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, Worksheets
Duration: 15 Minutes
Date Posted: 5/15/2011

In this episode of the History Explorer podcast series, Curator Shannon Perich discusses how portraiture can be used in historical research. Shannon presents three historical portraits (including Dorothea Lange's Migrant Mother), descri...

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