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Smithsonian Online Conference: "From Where I Stand: Immigration/Migration Stories in the Classroom"

Explore the history and culture of U.S. immigration and migration through community stories, objects and experiences with Smithsonian curators and experts.

Date:

May 8, 2013

Time:

4:00 pm - 4:50 pm EDT

Location:

Smithsonian Conferences

Sponsor:

Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies

Description

The Smithsonian documents the history and culture of U.S. immigration and migration through community stories, objects and experiences. “From Where I Stand,” a two part online education conference, will bring this rich aspect of American history into classrooms everywhere. Hosted by the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies, the program features Smithsonian historians, curators and educators who will highlight relevant museum collections, respond to participant questions and present free digital-learning resources.

Join Latino program director Magdalena Mieri of the National Museum of American History and educator Ashley Naranjo of SCEMS as they present, “Immigration/Migration Stories in the Classroom." This educator-focused session will highlight techniques for sparking classroom conversations. Techniques such as conducting life-story interviews, developing observation skills and encouraging critical thinking about families and local history will be featured.

The Smithsonian has introduced two new digital badge-earning opportunities through its Smithsonian Quests
The 2013 Smithsonian Online Education Conference Series provides an online space for teachers and students to interact with Smithsonian experts and make connections from textbooks to today’s world.

All Online Conferences are free and open to the public. Registration is required to participate.

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