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What was it like being a small farmer in the 1700s? Follow a tour group through Maryland's Piscataway Park. [...] »

Tour Monticello with TAH teachers and learn about the history behind Thomas Jefferson's home. [...] »

TAH teachers get an introduction to Monticello as Thomas Jefferson's 'laboratory.' [...] »

What do the contents of pockets say about their owners? TAH teachers model strategies for examining and questioning artifacts. [...] »

What does architecture say about the past and the present? TAH teachers learn strategies for close examination of buildings in Washington, DC. [...] »

Achelous and Hercules by Thomas Hart Benton

Analyzing a massive primary source? Divide it up! Teachers at the Smithsonian American Art Museum examine a Thomas Hart Benton mural. [...] »

Norman Lewis Evening Rendezvous 1962

Textbooks describe segregation in a few pages, but these artists share complicated, personal views of how segregation looked and felt. [...] »

Take a look at artifacts from the past—what might they be? Teachers model questioning objects in this Smithsonian exhibit on inventions. [...] »

A Dog Swap, 1881 by Richard Norris Brooke, SAAM

Close observation and an inquisitive mind are all the tools you need to start analyzing primary sources! Teachers model analyzing works of art. [...] »

Historian Christopher Hamner visits the original Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial with educators. They consider the different purposes the old and new memorials serve. [...] »