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The Smithsonian offers many resources and programs to support educators, caregivers, and students in the classroom, at home, and at our museums, research centers, and zoo.

These offerings encompass an extensive collection of online lesson plans, interactive activities, and multimedia materials, all tailored to various grade levels and subjects. Educators can access primary source documents, museum exhibits, and expert-curated content, allowing them to enhance their classroom instruction and engage students in rich, real-world learning experiences. The Smithsonian also hosts professional development opportunities, workshops, and webinars for teachers, fostering continuous growth and innovation in the field of education. Additionally, the Institution's museums, galleries, and research facilities serve as invaluable teaching spaces, where educators can bring their students to explore and interact with the vast and diverse world of knowledge and culture that the Smithsonian preserves and showcases.

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