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Smithsonian Online Conference: "From Where I Stand – Understanding Immigration/Migration Narratives"

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

Date:

April 10, 2013

Time:

1:00 pm - 1:50 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 Smithsonian curators L. Stephen Velasquez and Nancy Davis of the National Museum of American History as they present “A Closer Look at Understanding Immigration/Migration Experiences in the United States.” Their session will focus on everyday objects that reveal individual and shared experiences.


The Smithsonian has introduced two new digital badge-earning opportunities through its Smithsonian Quests program: the Proud Publisher and the Cultural Storyteller. To earn the Proud Publisher badge, students in grades K-4 create a book that features a person, place and object that represents their heritage. Older students (grades 5-12) can earn the Cultural Storyteller badge by selecting and analyzing an object that represents their identity and heritage.


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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