Inquiring Minds: Gathering & Evaluating Sources with the Smithsonian

Tuesday 9:30 Room C-2

Presenter: Ashley Naranjo, Tess Porter, Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
Educators from the Smithsonian will demonstrate the use of the new Smithsonian Learning Lab as a tool for discovery, creation, and sharing of social studies resources. Strategies for student inquiry will be shared such as object-based learning and artifact analysis, visual thinking strategies and close looking, as well as how to gather and evaluate sources. Presenters will allow for time to explore the site and answer any questions that might assist in the infusion of these resources into curricula. (BYOD)

Target Audience All

Subject Area

  • U.S. History
  • Museum Education
  • Technology

Session Materials
Artifact Analysis Study
Artifact Analysis Context
Photos as Artifacts
Portraiture Guide
Student Creation with the SLL