Smithsonian Education Online Conference Series (Website)
Smithsonian Source: Resources for Teaching American History (Website)
Smithsonian Quests: Digital Badging for the Classroom and Beyond (Website)
Smithsonian Education (Website)
United States -- History
This accession consists of five websites maintained by the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access.
The main "Smithsonian Education" website, crawled June 20, 2014, provides lesson plans and field trip preparation materials for teachers; online activities for students;
and guides and activities for families visiting the museums.
The "Smithsonian Source: Resources for Teaching American History" website, crawled June 17, 2014, provides lesson plans and primary sources related to a variety of topics
in American history.
The "Smithsonian Education Online Conference Series" website, crawled June 23, 2014, provides access to online conferences organized by education offices throughout the
Smithsonian Institution. Each conference generally includes a description and information on presenters. Due to technical issues, this accession does not include conference
The "Shout: Explore, Connect, Act" online conference series website was crawled on June 23, 2014. The website provides information about the series, which focused on environmental
issues, and provides links to related programs and volunteer opportunities. Due to technical issues, this accession does not include conference videos.
The "Smithsonian Quests: Digital Badging for the Classroom and Beyond" website was crawled on June 23, 2014. The website provides information about its program to inspire
students to explore their own ideas and interests online, in school, at home and across the nation while connecting with other students and earning digital badges.
Butterflies and Plants: Partners in Evolution (Website)
Forces of Change (Website)
This accession consists of four websites maintained by the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) as they existed in June and July 2011.
The education section of the main NMNH website, crawled on June 2, 2011, provides information about field trip planning, teacher workshops, and volunteer opportunities
as well as lesson plans, activity worksheets, and links to online resources. Also included is information about facilities and exhibitions administered by the Office of Education
and Outreach, including the Discovery Room, the Naturalist Center, the O. Orkin Insect Zoo, and the Butterfly Pavilion.
The "Butterflies and Plants: Partners in Evolution" website, crawled July 18, 2011, is dedicated to two permanent exhibitions, "Partners in Evolution" and the Butterfly
Pavilion. The website includes information about the exhibitions, a butterfly identification guide, fact sheets, and press releases.
The "Forces of Change" website, crawled July 18, 2011, highlights climate change research and includes research findings, multimedia presentations, news stories, activity
guides for teachers, and links to external resources, all organized by topic.
The Department of Paleobiology website, crawled July 20, 2011, includes multimedia educational presentations on a variety of topics as well as collection and staff information
and links to external resources. Materials are in electronic format.
This accession consists of videotapes collected and maintained by the Conservation and Research Center, Office of Education. Some videotapes document electronic field
trips and other educational programs, primarily with Fairfax County Public Schools. Footage of some of those programs was also used in television programs. Many of these programs
feature the NOAHS (New Opportunities in Animal Health Sciences) Center. Some videotapes in this accession were used as part of an educational program and may not have been
produced by the National Zoological Park. In addition, this accession includes videotapes of television segments about the Conservation and Research Center or in which National
Zoological Park veterinarians and zoologists were featured. Materials consist of VHS videotapes.