Smithsonian Learning Lab
A visit to the museum inspires wonder, curiosity, and questions, and as such is the perfect place to begin an inquiry-based lesson. The Smithsonian Learning Lab allows anyone to access the rich resources of the Smithsonian Institution through a web-based platform. Discover how to create and adapt inquiry-based lessons that bridge art, history, and literature as students investigate artifacts, images, and archival materials from the Smithsonian’s collections. Former high school history teacher and current Learning Lab coordinator in Pittsburgh, Kate Harris, will introduce the tool and existing collections as well as help teachers build their own collections that get students thinking deeply about the past and how it is remembered.
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