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Website review by Polly Conway, Common Sense Education | Updated December 2020

Smithsonian's History Explorer

Lessons, activities, artifacts, artfully presented by the Smithsonian

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Pre-K–12
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English Language Arts, Social Studies, Critical Thinking

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Keith S. , Classroom teacher
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Bedminster Township School
Bedminster, United States
Fantastic Primary Sources and Artifacts
I chose more than 15 minutes for set-up as this site is so full of resources! Whereas there are sections and resources designed for student interaction, teachers should preview the site to plan their students' use of its images, articles, and artifacts. In addition to a wonderful series of learning modules called OurStory which feature key moments and movements in American history, the site is now beta testing a 3D section (works best in Chrome) which allows students to view mammoth skeletons, Native Am ...
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