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Education at NMAAHC

The National Museum of African American History and Culture aspires to tell the story of America's history through an African American lens. American history is made up of many individual, yet connected stories.


Video Conferencing Program

The Lives of Objects Classroom Video Conferencing Program

NEW! Video Conference with a Smithsonian Museum Teacher and bring museum objects into your classroom worldwide. Grades 6-12 will be led in a discussion to think critically about the objects that relate to the Emancipation Proclamation and what life was like in America during the Civil War.

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Mission Preservation

Local Classroom Programs

Bring the museum experience to you! Museum teachers visit local DC metro schools for in-class programming that encourages critical thinking with authentic museum objects. Curriculum based for grades 3-8.

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Educational Philosophy

NMAAHC Educational Philosophy

Upholding education to be the key to personal and societal betterment, we aspire to jumpstart creativity, to generate self-pride and to inspire life-long learning for diverse audiences.

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Learning Resources and Activities

Learning Activities and Resources

These activities and resources are based upon proven educational principles and learning theories. We have provided information for you to better guide the learner in discovery and applying knowledge.

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Educator Workshops

Educator Workshops

NMAAHC professional development programs are a resource for educators in which themes in American history are illuminated through the lens of African American experiences. These programs bring historical content to educators to stimulate their lifelong learning as well as strategies and teaching resources for the classroom.

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Student Workshops

Student Workshops

NMAAHC student programs are a resource for youth (ages 10-18) in which themes in American history are illuminated through the lens of African American experiences. These programs bring historical content to students to foster learning and a lifelong connection to museums.

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