My NMAAHC Journal
Students, use this in-gallery activity to explore the galleries. Find artifacts and stories that interest you and use them to practice ways to think like a historian and how to question gallery objects.
There are currently two versions of this activity. Each version has you explore a different gallery. Click on the following links to download the activity.
- My NMAAHC Journal: The Community Galleries (PDF)
- You will explore the following exhibitions located within the Community Galleries: Making a Way out of No Way, Sports: Leveling the Playing Field, Double Victory: The African American Military Experience, and the Power of Place.
- My NMAAHC Journal: The Culture Galleries (PDF)
- You will explore the following exhibitions located within the Culture Galleries: Cultural Expressions, Musical Crossroads, Visual Arts and the African American Experience (currently holding Reckoning: Protest. Defiance. Resilience), and Taking the Stage.
My NMAAHC Journal is designed to engage students with following historical thinking skills:
- Questioning Primary Sources (Gallery Objects)
- Examining and Using Primary Sources (Gallery Objects) as Evidence
- Identifying Historical Cause and Effect
- Crafting an Historical Argument
- Exploring Historical Perspective
- Identifying Historical Events on a Timeline
Supplementary Guide for Adults
Parents, Guardians, and Educator follow along with(or be ready to assist) your student(s) by downloading the Supplementary Guide for Adults . These are designed to be used on a mobile device. This guide includes:
- Overview of each activity;
- Practice Skill – a learning goal of each activity;
- Prompt questions and tips – ask your student these questions to deepen their thinking;
- Your Turn! - These questions are for you to answer.
My NMAAHC Journal: The Community Galleries - Supplementary Guide for Adults (PDF)
My NMAAHC Journal: The Culture Galleries - Supplementary Guide for Adults (PDF)