Student Activities

16 Result(s)
Grade Range
6-12
Analyzing Photographs from Across A Changing Nation

Students engage with materials developed as part of a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Endowment for the Humanities to analyze the photographs captured during the original survey projects of the 1970s and create their own interpretations of places near and far to them.

Grade Range
9-12
Southern Approaches to Europe

Southern Approaches to Europe walks students through Allied campaigns in North Africa and the Mediterranean during World War II.

Grade Range
9-12
Cold War Europe

Use this interactive map of Europe during the Cold War to explore key moments in the early Cold War.

Grade Range
6-12
Tale as Old as Time: Archetypes in Beauty and the Beast

The idea of the hero’s journey suggests that the adventures heroes and heroines undertake in many of our beloved stories follow a similar pattern. By broadly outlining these stories, you can see they contain characters and plot elements also found in fairytales and legends from different cultures.

Grade Range
6-12
Vietnam Oral History Project: Gene Feher

Vietnam veteran Gene Feher, interviewed by Maryland high school students for the Vietnam Oral History Project. For EDSITEment lesson plan, Doing Oral History with Vietnam War Veterans, Activity 2

Grade Range
6-12
Vietnam Oral History Project: Jack Power

Vietnam veteran Jack Power, interviewed by Maryland high school students for the Vietnam Oral History Project. For EDSITEment lesson plan, Doing Oral History with Vietnam War Veterans, Activity 2.

Grade Range
6-12
Vietnam Oral History Project: Jennifer Davidson

Bringing in primary sources, such as oral histories to supplement the textbook is essential, and oral histories are a particularly valuable tool for cultivating historical empathy and nurturing a sense of caring among students

Grade Range
9-12
“Praise Song for the Day” by Elizabeth Alexander

This video of Elizabeth Alexander reading the poem “Praise Song for the Day” that she composed for President Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration ceremony is the seventh in the “Incredible Bridges: Poets Creating Community” series. The companion lesson contains a sequence of activities for use with secondary students before, during, and after reading and listening to the poem.