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Dear Learning Lab Registered User,

Are your students among the more than half a million middle and high schoolers who participate in National History Day (NHD) each year? The Smithsonian Learning Lab provides access to over six million museum objects, primary and secondary sources, and learning activities for exploring topics across a range of subjects – including those connected to NHD!

Below you'll find tips for using the Smithsonian Learning Lab to research topics and find collections created by Smithsonian educators to introduce students to this year's theme: Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas.

Happy Researching!
The Smithsonian Learning Lab Team
 

RESEARCH TIPS

HOW TO SEARCH THE LEARNING LAB

Share this two-minute video tutorial with your students as they begin their NHD research to demonstrate how to search for digital museum resources and expert-created collections in the Smithsonian Learning Lab.
 
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EXPLORE THE THEME

DIGITAL COLLECTIONS

Use these collections, developed by Smithsonian educators, to introduce your students to the Frontiers in History theme.
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GET STARTED

SEARCH THE LEARNING LAB

Search the Lab to find even more collections and resources – including digital images, artifacts, texts, video, and more – to support this year's NHD theme! 

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CULTIVATING LEARNING WEBINARS

Join us for upcoming sessions in our ongoing Cultivating Learning: Digital Museum Resources and the Smithsonian Learning Lab series, where educators model teaching techniques to support student learning in diverse learning environments.

Monday, October 17, 2022
4–5 PM, ET

Analyzing Primary Sources to Teach the Japanese American WWII Experience
Join Lynn Yamasaki, Director of Education at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, to explore the unjust forced removal of Japanese Americans from the West Coast during World War II.

Monday, November 14, 2022
4–5 PM, ET

Cultivating Learning with the Smithsonian Transcription Center and the American Women's History Initiative
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