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dc.contributor.author Center for History and New Media, /
dc.contributor.author Smithsonian's National Museum of American History
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-06T20:31:24Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-06T20:31:24Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri objectofhistory.org
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/11746
dc.description The WARC file must be opened using a program like Webrecorder.io. The ZIP contains a static version of the website. en_US
dc.description.abstract 2005-2008. The Object of History was conceived of in an effort to find a low cost way for students and teacher of U.S. History to have access to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History's collections and the expertise of the curators. The materials on the site are designed to improve students’ content knowledge of standard topics in U.S. History and to improve their ability to understand material culture objects as types of historical evidence. The website provides online access to six objects from NMAH’s collections through contextual information, related historical documents, and relevant resource links for each object. The site originally included interactive "3D" photographs of the objects, which have since been replaced with videos. The site also connects teachers and students with the expertise of curators and historians through interviews about each object and its historical context. Additionally, the project serves small museums seeking to enhance their online educational programming by providing a free and easy-to-use template for creating their own versions of the Object of History. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media en_US
dc.subject digital history en_US
dc.subject pedagogy en_US
dc.subject public history en_US
dc.title The Object of History en_US
dc.type Learning Object en_US


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