Teachers and learners access and share rich content about American history.
Smithsonian’s History Explorer is the online portal for free, standards-based K-12 resources including lesson plans, interactives, videos, and artifacts from the National Museum of American History. Developed in partnership with Verizon Foundation's Thinkfinity Foundation, the content for the site was developed with the guidance of a national teacher advisory group.
Mediatrope designed and developed the original History Explorer site in 2008, and recently gave it a complete overhaul. Educators can search resources by topic, grade level, historical era, curriculum standard and resource type. New search features, RSS feeds, a mobile version of the site, and integrated social networking tools make it easy for teachers and learners to gather and share resources, on the History Explorer site, on the Thinkfinity site or even on Facebook.
Integration with the Museum's existing online collections and the Verizon Foundation's Thinkfinity portal ensures consistent information and seamless administration across three different websites.