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Grade Range:
6-8
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media
Duration:
13 minutes
Date Posted:
7/25/2012
Learn about the history of predicting weather in the United States from actor Dwayne Starlin playing Joseph Henry, first secretary of the Smithsonian.  Henry played a crucial role in creating a weather prediction service in the United States that became the National Weather Service. &n
Grade Range:
8-12
Resource Type(s):
Worksheets, Interactives & Media, Primary Sources
Duration:
15 minutes
Date Posted:
11/12/2013
In this episode of the History Explorer podcast series, hear activist and Mississippi native June Johnson discuss her work in the civil rights movement, including during Mississippi Freedom Summer.  Johnson was a teenager when she became active in the movement, and worked alongside Fannie Lo
Grade Range:
6-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media
Duration:
15 minutes
Date Posted:
9/30/2013
In this episode of the History Explorer podcast series, civil rights activist Martha Prescott Norman discusses her decision to join the civil rights movement against the wishes of her parents, and her experiences in the movement, including during Mississippi Freedom Summer in 1964.
Grade Range:
5-8
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media, Worksheets
Duration:
13 minutes
Date Posted:
12/31/2010
In this episode of the History Explorer podcast series, Ken Kimery, Executive Producer of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, discusses the career of jazz musician Mary Lou Williams and the value of studying jazz in American history. The teacher guide includes discussion questions an
Grade Range:
K-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media
Duration:
8 minutes
Date Posted:
1/16/2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. is a household name in most of America, but what do we really know about him?  And what do we know about the people who were just as central to the Civil Rights movement as King was?  Take a listen to this brief podcast to spend a few minutes reflecting on how we
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 History Day is an annual competition that engages s
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 attacks on September 11, 2001. The resource includes a t
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 teacher guide and related image. 
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 sitter and photographer, can be used to express many i
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, Sarah Coffee interviews Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks
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