Online Conference

National Air and Space Museum: Conspiracy Theories in Aerospace History

Join the National Air and Space Museum for an interactive online conference developed especially for teachers and secondary students. Historians and educators from the Museum, and guests from the Department of the Navy and National History Day, will demonstrate critical thinking skills they use to evaluate information.

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www.smithsonianconference.org

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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Description

You can’t believe everything you read on the Internet. How do you evaluate the reliability of online information?

Join the National Air and Space Museum for an interactive online conference developed especially for teachers and secondary students. Historians and educators from the Museum, and guests from the Department of the Navy and National History Day, will demonstrate critical thinking skills they use to evaluate information. They will discuss four major events in aerospace history that have captured people’s imagination and given rise to speculation and conspiracy theories:

  • Thinking Critically About the Apollo Moon Landings
  • Thinking Critically About Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance
  • Thinking Critically About UFOs
  • Thinking Critically About the Attack on Pearl Harbor

You and your students can ask questions and share your opinions.  This thought-provoking, engaging, and fun conference will help your students understand the importance of thinking critically about historical sources and opinions online.  It will also allow them to interact directly with Smithsonian historians and educators.

Register now for this free event:
http://www.smithsonianconference.org/conspiracy  

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