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These sites or apps teach a specific audience about a particular subject. They present material in an effective and relevant manner, and provide depth of content. Educational sites may be sites designed by and for children. (This category does not include search engines and online databases: see Research/Collections Online for these). Quality characteristics include: * Content for schools and teachers, and support for collaborative spaces for teachers to work together * Content for students of any age, and provision of collaborative work spaces for students * Interaction between museum staff and students, teachers, or educational groups of any level * Integration of experiences of 'real' visits to museum and the educational Web site * Provision of non-curriculum-based learning experiences and support of lifelong learning activities * Easily identifiable target audience and clear pedagogical strategy last updated: January 2011

15 Second Place

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Education
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How Things Fly

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Education
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The How Things Fly website is a companion to the physical exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum about the basic principles of flight.

American Indian Responses to Environmental Challenges

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Ohio as America

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Education
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About the Project

September 11: Teaching Contemporary History

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Education
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The September 11: Teaching Contemporary History website represents an unprecedented collaborative partnership led by the National Museum of American History (NMAH) staff in conjunction with the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Flight 93 National Memorial, and Pentagon Memorial Fund.  The site now holds lessons, timelines, links to discussion groups, an

Oh Freedom! Teaching African American Civil Rights Through American Art at the Smithsonian

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Education
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Building Detroit

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Education
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Bound for South Australia

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Education
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Picturebank: Images for Learning

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Education
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It's Elemental

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Education
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It's Elemental was a video contest for high school students in the US.

Wondermind

People's Choice:
2 votes
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Education
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Wondermind reaches new audiences not normally engaged with biomedical science by delivering a highly-interactive and immersive website for children aged 8-12 and their parents, carers and teachers, which introduces them to key neuroscience concepts in child development.

Beyond the Chalkboard

People's Choice:
12 votes
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Education
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Beyond the Chalkboard is home to the world's first free, online multidisciplinary curriculum created specifically for afterschool teachers, and it provides a model f

What Does It Mean to Be Human?

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3 votes
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Education
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The past decade has seen astonishing discoveries about human origins that captivate the imagination. We walk on two legs, make tools, and have large brains. We solve complex problems and communicate through language and art. We express our feelings and our spirituality. How did we acquire these extraordinary qualities? Are we still evolving or are we ‘it’, the endpoint of the evolutionary story?

ARTSEDGE

People's Choice:
5 votes
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Education
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ARTSEDGE is the Kennedy Center’s free digital learning platform for teaching and learning in the arts. Our resources-- including lesson plans, guides, audio stories, video clips, and interactives-- are designed to support active engagement with the arts, in the classroom, at home, and beyond. 

Thanks to a comprehensive redesign of our entire Web site, accessing and navigating our robust collection of arts and arts education resources will be faster, easier, and more intuitive than ever.

Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators

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1 vote
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Education
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"Teaching the Middle East" addresses the needs of high school and college-level educators nationwide who are required to teach about this region yet have found it difficult to do so because information about the lengthy history and complex politics of this region is fragmentary and difficult to find in one area. This Web site aims to offer a wholistic and objective view of this region by tracing the arc of Middle Eastern history from ancient times through to the present.