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“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Smithsonian Institution Printable(** for Premium Members only)
The Smithsonian Institution is not a single museum, but rather the world’s largest collection of museums (nineteen) housing 155 million objects and hosting 30 million visitors a year. The Smithsonian was founded in 1846 to “increase knowledge”, per the wishes of the founding donor James Smithson (1765-1829). The following Smithsonian sites are just a few of my favorites. Visit the museum’s front page or the Smithsonian Learning Labs to explore more.
American Art Museum
Treasures galore await at the American Art Museum, home to the “largest collection of American art in the world.” Best sections are Education (especially Student Showcase) and Art & Artists (don’t miss Collection Highlights and Browse Artworks.) My personal favorites are Bottle Caps to Brushes (in K-12 Resources ) for elementary grades, and Contemporary Art (in Collection Highlights) for high-school students.
National Air and Space Museum
To enter the virtual exhibits at the National Air and Space Museum, hover your mouse over Exhibitions and select Online. Best clicks for classroom and home are the activities (some online, others offline) peppered throughout the online exhibits such as How Things Fly and Exploring the Planets. The annotated image and video gallery are also worth exploring. Look for it under Learn: Multimedia Gallery.
National Museum of American History
The National Museum of American History was my favorite Smithsonian when the kids and I visited Washington D.C. many years ago. To visit virtually, find Online Exhibitions by clicking on Explore History in the menu in the top-right corner. Topics are as diverse as Dorothy’s ruby slippers , the history of tools used to teach math, Julia Child’s kitchen, and the 1950’s paint-by-numbers craze.
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“The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.” ~~ Socrates ~~ (470 BCE–399 BCE) a Classical Greek philosopher. Explore more great quotes about knowledge.
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Aviation History Month November
Lincoln Elected President Nov 6, 1860
Marie Curie’s Birthday Nov 7, 1867
Cortes Conquers Mexico Nov 8, 1519
Kensington Rune Stone Discovered in Minnesota Nov 8, 1898
Hope Diamond Mailed to Smithsonian Nov 8, 1958
Fall of the Berlin Wall Nov 9, 1989
National Young Reader’s Day Nov 9, 2018
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Dedicated Nov 11, 1982
Veterans Day Nov 11, 2018
Geography Awareness Week Nov 11-17, 2018
Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s Birthday Nov 12, 1815
Nellie Bly Begins Her Trip Around the World Nov 14,1889
Leonids Meteor Shower Nov 14-21, 2018
America Recycles Day Nov 15, 2018
Lewis & Clark Expedition Reaches Pacific Ocean Nov 16, 1805