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Smithsonian Education Ready for School
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At Smithsonian Education, you'll find great teaching materials, links to hundreds of web-based resources, and online access to everything the world's largest museum system offers. The website is a collective effort by staff of the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies. 
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Smithsonian Education lets students, educators, and parents access learning materials designed to engage and enlighten.
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In 1826, James Smithson, a British scientist, drew up his last will and testament, naming his nephew as beneficiary. Smithson stipulated that, should the nephew die without heirs (as he would in 1835), the estate should go “to the United States of America, to found at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men.” 

The motives behind Smithson’s bequest remain mysterious. He never traveled to the United States and seems to have had no correspondence with anyone here. Some have suggested that his bequest was motivated in part by revenge against the rigidities of British society, which had denied Smithson, who was illegitimate, the right to use his father’s name. Others have suggested it reflected his interest in the Enlightenment ideals of democracy and universal education.

Smithsonian Education lets students, educators, and parents access learning materials designed to engage and enlighten. Teachers can take young students for a moonwalk or  archaeological dig, all from the classroom. There's also content for older students and interactive features like make a sculpture, or see what's new at the National Zoo.

The Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies provides leadership in education at the Smithsonian and produces a variety of programs, services, and resources for the education and museum communities. The Center studies education at the Institution and builds consensus on standards for strengthening its educational programs, publications, and websites.




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