The Smithsonian teamed up with the national newspaper, USA Today, to distribute activity guides to students across the country. Through hands-on activities, puzzles, and games, students will explore topics in STEM, history, and the arts. The guides also feature bilingual Spanish/English language content. Smithsonian Affiliates have been instrumental in helping distribute the guides across the country.
The new activity guide, Inspiration Nation, includes inspiring stories, experiments, and activities. It asks three main questions: “How have you been inspired?,” “How have others been inspired?,” and “How can inspiration change the world?” The guide is largely based on the essential work done at the Smithsonian ranging from astronomy to species conservation.
Winter at Home is an activity guide that sparks learners’ creativity and imaginations as they explore their homes and neighborhoods during winter.
Published in USA Today, Yesterday, Today is a fun and educational activity guide that bridges generational gaps by celebrating unexpected connections between the past and present found within the Smithsonian’s collections.
Summer Road Trip is an activity guide that takes K–8 learners on a summer “road trip” of discovery, giving them an opportunity to author their own summer adventure.