The Ten Best Board Games of 2017
Want to be a hit at your next party or family gathering? Read this Smithsonian magazine article to learn about some newer board games that are sure to be a hit.
Science TV: Making It Real
In this Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum lesson, high school students make connections between science and design and ultimately create a mock science television show that addresses social issues.
Exile: Cuba and the United States
In this National Museum of American History lesson plan, high school students utilize the life story of Celia Cruz to research the events of the Cuban revolution and its effect on U.S.-Cuban relations and U.S. foreign policy. Students will then prepare a story about the revolution as if they were members of a television news team reporting events of the time.
Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture
Invite students to view this exhibition from the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which explores the era that shaped Oprah Winfrey’s life and early career in TV, her talk show that dominated daytime TV for 25 years and the ways in which she has influenced American popular culture.
Turn Off the Tube
In this activity from the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, students design surveys on teen television viewing habits and create informational materials to inspire teens to watch less television.
The Moon Landing Was the Television Event of the Decade
On July 16, 1969, Americans filled highways, streets and homes to witness the launch of a rocket from the Kennedy Space Center: the legendary, moon-bound Apollo 11. Watch this Smithsonian Channel video to learn more about this historical event.