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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.
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.
Our signature object-based, standards-related classroom program that focuses on learning from primary resources and preserving family oral histories and objects.
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.
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 These programs bring historical content to educators to stimulate their lifelong learning as well as strategies and teaching resources for the classroom.