Smithsonian Folkways Learning Pathways (SFLP) are in-depth curated journeys of discovery that place music at the heart of the educational experience. The free online resources provide a basis for K–13 teachers to explore a broad range of cultural, historical, social, and musical themes with their students.
The Lincoln Home National Historic Site is an ideal place to expand students’ knowledge and curiosity of Abraham Lincoln. The historic site’s programs are inspired by the essential question, How can artifacts help us understand a person or time period?
Emily Dickinson forged her power of creativity and insight in the intimate environs of her beloved home, creating extraordinary poetry that touches the world. Visitors to the Emily Dickinson Museum can explore The Homestead where Dickinson was born, died, and did most of her writing.
Night Sky: A Guide to the Universe,by iCandi Apps, is a cool way to explore the Universe. With a map of 1.7 billion stars, planets, and other celestial bodies, it is one of the most comprehensive apps in the galaxy.
The George Washington Mount Vernon Prize for Excellence in Civics and History is awarded to two student projects each year. Teachers and organization leaders can nominate eligible middle school and high school students who have applied their understanding of George Washington’s life to extend his legacy of public service within classrooms, schools, or community projects.