The Smithsonian Summer Sessions: Inspiring Civic Engagement
About this courseSkip About this course
How can educators of all disciplines prepare students to be active and informed participants in a democracy? Join us to explore this question through the lens of six Smithsonian collections! Discover how museum objects can help learners explore the challenges and opportunities of living in a democracy and inspire civic action.
All educators are welcome. This institute is ideal for classroom teachers. This course is part of the Smithsonian Summer Sessions series. The previous courses are not a prerequisite for this course, the courses can be accessed here.
At a glance
- Language: English
- Video Transcript: English
- Associated programs:
- Professional Certificate in The Smithsonian Summer Sessions: Teaching with Museum Objects
- Associated skills: Collections, Civic Engagement
What you'll learnSkip What you'll learn
Museum educators will explore connections among their collections and model teaching strategies that participants can implement with their students in the classroom. We’ll introduce the Smithsonian Learning Lab, a free, online platform for accessing digital museum resources and creating interactive learning experiences with them. Participants will discover how to teach with museum resources to engage students in deeper thinking and support content learning across disciplines.