Material from the Smithsonian to Your Classroom

Increased classroom engagement. Motivation to learn. Improved critical thinking skills. Hear Carrie C. Kotcho, A. James Clark Director of Education & Outreach, Smithsonian National Museum of American History, explain how primary source materials accomplish all this and more. In addition, you’ll be able to explore how Smithsonian Primary Sources In U.S. History puts these hand-curated materials right at your fingertips so you can easily incorporate them into your lesson plans – and bring them to life for your students. Learn more at