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Grade Range:
K-12
Resource Type(s):
Artifacts
Date Posted:
1/2/2022
For decades, teachers drilled American school children using flash cards that gave simple arithmetic problems. The advent of inexpensive electronic calculators in the 1970s made it possible to do much routine arithmetic automatically. To teach school children the meaning of basic operations, new dev
Grade Range:
K-12
Resource Type(s):
Artifacts
Date Posted:
1/2/2022
In the early 1960s, the Chicago firm of Playskool introduced this educational toy for children three to six years old, seeking to give them an early familiarity with numbers. It has two rows of relatively large rotating wooden rectangular blocks, each with a row of square rotating wooden blocks belo
Grade Range:
K-12
Resource Type(s):
Artifacts
Date Posted:
1/2/2022
During the late 1950s and 1960s, American scientists and educators proposed using machines for instruction. Teaching machines and related programmed textbooks used a careful sequence of questions for teaching. Jerome C. Meyer and later William R. Hafel, both of Sunnydale, California, believed that i
Grade Range:
K-12
Resource Type(s):
Artifacts
Date Posted:
1/2/2022
Introduced in mid-1976, the Little Professor is a non-printing electronic calculator modified to present simple arithmetic problems. A correct answer prompts another problem on the eight-digit display. An error delivers the message, "EEE." The colorful keyboard shows a professor with whiskers and gl
Grade Range:
6-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Duration:
60 minutes
Date Posted:
1/2/2022
Monetary objects are powerful sources for exploring the past. The Value of Money connects American history to global histories of exchange, cultural interaction and expression, political change, and innovation through objects from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Numismatic Collection. T
Grade Range:
8-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Date Posted:
12/31/2021
"The National Museum of American History has over 2 million items in its collections, spanning every topic you could think of. And from wooden crosses to baseball uniforms to costume butterfly wings, our collections show that Latinx people have been an important part of U.S. history since the nation
Grade Range:
6-12
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities
Duration:
60 minutes
Date Posted:
12/31/2021
This Learning Lab collection explores the life of Anna Dickinson, an abolitionist who became a prominent public speaker as a teenager during the Civil War. Consider the following guiding and supporting questions as you navigate the collection: What is the power of youth voice in the fight against
Grade Range:
6-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media
Duration:
60 minutes
Date Posted:
3/18/2021
Viral Histories is a collection of conversations with community leaders combating racism while serving on the front lines. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Asian Americans have been experiencing increased racism and hate crimes. While these incidents of increased prejudice and violence occur today,
Grade Range:
8-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Date Posted:
12/30/2020
“On a night in late April of 2015, I was travelling down I-95 with my museum colleagues Mike and Ryan. We were tired but still elated from the once-in-a-lifetime experience of touring ESPN studios in Bristol, Connecticut. The purpose of our visit was to collect an incredible object for the museum
Grade Range:
K-8
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities, Worksheets
Date Posted:
9/4/2020
"Summer Road Trip” is a new 40-page activity guide that uses the vast collections and expertise of the Smithsonian to take learners on their own summer “road trip” of discovery. Through hands-on activities, puzzles and games, students will explore topics in STEM, history, and the arts. The gui
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