A new film series from the Smithsonian and the Pearson Foundation highlights museum learning
The Pearson Foundation and the Smithsonian released the first in an ongoing series of short films that will help students develop their research skills. The series, Explore with Smithsonian Experts, connects students and teachers with the skill and technique of Smithsonian experts who describe their work at our nation’s museums.
In each short film, experts introduce new ways to observe, record, research and share, while using real artifacts and work experiences from the Smithsonian. The first films in the series were released in conjunction with the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access’ online education conference, “Diplomacy in Action.” Harry R. Rubenstein from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History shared a short film that focused on the historic March on Washington.
In the coming months, more films will be released that highlight topics that include portraits, insects, and flight. The films engage children in elementary school through high school, promoting museums as fundamental resources for both formal and informal learning and helping to prepare students for college and careers.