Education Resource Package

What is a Primary Source?

Comparing Types of Primary Sources Activity

Mary Henry: Eyewitness to the Civil War

Introduction - Mary A. Henry

Classroom Activities:

Images and facsimiles of documents

Solomon Brown: First African American Employee at the Smithsonian

Introduction - Solomon G. Brown

Classroom Activities:

Images and facsimiles of documents

"Snowflake Bentley": Pioneering Photographer of Snowflakes

Introduction - Wilson 'Snowflake' Bentley

Classroom Activities:

Images and facsimiles of documents

James Renwick, Jr.: Architect of Smithsonian Buildings

Introduction – James Renwick, Jr.

Classroom Activities:

Images and facsimiles of documents

The Field Book Project: "Create Your Own Field Books Lesson Plan and Activity"