Category Archives: Museums

The National Archives Needs Your Help to Transcribe WWI Diaries

The Smithsonian often reaches out to the public to help its transcription projects. The most recent is to help transcribe diaries from World War I. The project is called Operation War Diary, and it comes from a partnership between the … Continue reading

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Moving Past a 1992 Model for Community Engagement

Flowing from last week’s post, I thought a good bit about engagement and the questions posed by Jordan and Allison in their reading journals for my Applied Archaeology and Museums class.  They asked about what if the public does not respond … Continue reading

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3D Printing the Smithsonian

If you’ve been debating about whether or not to get a 3D printer for your school, the Smithsonian Institution has given you another argument in favor of making that purchase. If you’re familiar with the Smithsonian’s X 3D program hosts a repository … Continue reading

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Art/Write Connecting the Common Core with Art History

Many thanks to my friend and colleague Daniel Schneider for bringing this project to my attention. The Art/Write project out of the University of Arizona’s Museum of Art helps high school students to examine and write about art critically. Additionally, the projects … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Online museums

Originally posted on History Tech:
Last week, Learning Never Stops posted a great article about a variety of online museums. You need to add over and check out the entire list. Some of their suggestions are history / social studies…

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Digitized Rare Books & Special Collections from the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress has published selections of its Rare Books & Special Collections for public access. This is a great resource for educators looking for primary source materials or researchers wanting access to content. The digitized selections include letters, images, and … Continue reading

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Online Exhibit: Exploring the Early Americas, Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is an amazing repository of cultural items relevant to the Americas. In their online and interactive exhibit, “Exploring the Early Americas,” the Library of Congress highlights important archaeological and historical discoveries of pre-Columbian and post-contact indigenous … Continue reading

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The Vatican & Bodlein Libraries Go Public & Digital

The Vatican and Bodlein Libraries, in conjunction with a grant from the Polonsky Foundation, have gone digital. Now instead of booking a reservation with the librarians and hopping on a plane to Italy or England, patrons can simply log on … Continue reading

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Saturday is Museum Day – Enjoy Free Admission!

If you’re like me, you’re a fan of museums. You’re also probably a fan of free stuff. Saturday, September 23 is Museum Day sponsored by the Smithsonian. Participating museums provide free admission (with tickets) for the day. You can receive tickets … Continue reading

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Library of Congress Online Exhibit: Books that Shaped America

The Library of Congress hosts a great online exhibit: Books that Shaped America. If you’re an English or Social Studies teacher or simply a bibliophile, the online exhibition will provide a greater appreciation of how literature impacted American politics and … Continue reading

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