Wednesday, March 28, 2012

COD - 3/28/2012 - History Explorer [History]


Smithsonian's History Explorer is a full-featured search tool for all the educational resources from the National Museum of American History. History Explorer was developed by the museum to offer K-12 teachers and students hundreds of free, innovative online resources for teaching and learning American history.

The resources found at History Explorer focus on learning history by "reading objects for the stories they hold about the nation and its many peoples." Artifacts selected from over 3 million items in the museum's collections are featured in the learning activities that draw on the knowledge and skills of the Smithsonian Museum's curatorial staff.


Search the resources of History Explorer by keyword and filter your results by grade level, resource type, historical era, and cross-curricular connections.

The Interactives & Media section includes a complete listing of all the standards-based educational resources that include audio, video, and interactive resources. Many of these resources are designed to be used independently by the learner, thus facilitating differentiated instruction.


The How To Use This Site section includes several tools to help you get the most out of the site. You can also download a brief tutorial to help you start using History Explorer.


Learners can participate in Smithsonian's History Explorer online community and interact with other users in a dialog about American history.


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