Smithsonian’s History Explorer

Smithsonian’s History Explorer offers hundreds of free, innovative online resources for teaching and learning American history. The site is designed for use by K-12 teachers and students, afterschool program providers, families, and individuals interested in lifelong learning. History Explorer’s resources focus on learning history by “reading” objects for the stories they hold about the nation and its many peoples. Learning activities feature artifacts selected from over 3 million items in the Museum’s collections, and draw on the expertise of the Museum’s renowned curatorial staff.

Target Audience: Programs that serve K-4, Programs that serve Grades 5-8, Programs that serve Grades 9-12
Which Standards does this meet? III. Intentional Programming and Activities, V. Family, School and Community Engagement
Author/Developer: Smithsonian
Cost: Free
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