Last year I decided to submit my first proposal for a new Library of Congress Subject (LCSH) term. If you are not familiar with LCSH, consider the last time you more »
This post was written by Roxana Leiva, an intern working with the Education Department in Summer 2019. Scroll down to read the entire post in English. Interested in learning more more »
Cooper Hewitt Design Camp offers week-long immersions in the latest advances in design. Guest designers share their problem-solving strategies and engage campers in fun, real-life design challenges. Campers master a more »
This post was written by Ava Daugherty, a high school intern working with the Education Department since 2015. Interested in interning with the Smithsonian Libraries? Explore our Fall 2019 offerings. more »
This post was written by Alexis Simms, an intern working with the Education Department during Spring 2019. As an intern with the Education Department of Smithsonian Libraries I am working more »
This post was written by Olivia Wisnewski, Education Intern for Summer 2018. As anyone who has ever parented, taught or spoken to a teenager can tell you, teenagers can be more »
This post was written by Victoria Cunningham, summer intern in the Smithsonian Libraries’ Education office.
This summer I had the pleasure of working on a team of interns under the direction of Education Specialist Sara Cardello to further expand the I See Wonder collection for the Smithsonian Libraries. I See Wonder is an excellent tool for teachers of all grades to help further extend students’ natural curiosity of the world. Children and teens are able to look at photographs and either verbally or in written form express what they see and then take it a step further and discuss what they wonder about the photograph. Teachers are then able to guide the students’ thinking and have them dig deeper to justify their reasoning or expand upon their wonderings. This natural way of learning helps students to develop a deeper understanding of topics through guided inquiry, versus being told exactly what they are supposed to learn.