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Portrait Gallery Educator Resources

The National Portrait Gallery provides professional development workshops throughout the academic year to teachers as well as School programs which inspire students to learn about the men and women who have made significant contributions to the history, development, and culture of the people of the United States.

Postal Museum Educator Resources

The National Postal Museum offers a variety of materials and services for educators and students.

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Books, documentaries, recordings, multimedia materials and online exhibitions to integrate cultural education into art, music, social studies, math, and the sciences.

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center

A model early childhood program that places children at the center of every experience.

Smithsonian Education: Lesson Plans, Resources, Standards of Learning

The gateway to Smithsonian educational resources for educators, families, and students.

Smithsonian Folkways Education Resources

Tools for teaching and promoting cultural understanding through music.

Smithsonian Learning Lab

The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access created the Smithsonian Learning Lab to inspire the discovery and creative use of its rich digital materials—more than a million images, recordings, and texts.

Smithsonian Source: Resources for Teaching American History

Explore the variety of teaching strategies and guidelines, lesson plans and document-based questions (DBQs), and information about museum objects and other primary sources. You might get started by showing the video, in which Smithsonian curators examine a photograph of civil rights leader Medgar Evers. You can then help the students examine other historic photographs.

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