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started by Bonnie Sutton on 19 Oct 11
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    You can't believe everything you read online. How do you evaluate the reliability of a website? Join the National Air and Space Museum for an interactive discussion on critical thinking, the Internet, and primary sources. During this conference, historians from the Museum, and guests from the Department of the Navy and National History Day evaluate four major events in aerospace history using the historical method: The Apollo Moon landings, Amelia Earhart's disappearance, UFOs, and the attack on Pearl Harbor. Check out Conspiracy Theories in Aerospace History: A Lesson in Critical Thinking for the Internet Age.

    Connect online to interact with experts in the field, share ideas, and collaborate with people around the world who, like you, are committed to solving environmental challenges. Shout gives participants a framework for success, with resources and tools for exercising social responsibility while building the 21st-century skills of collaboration, innovation, and critical thinking. When students are connected through technology and empowered to build activities in their own way the learning experience extends far beyond the four walls of a classroom.

    Connect with online events that feature some of the world's leading scientists and environmental experts as well as representatives of other fields who bring diverse perspectives to the issues at hand. Sessions can be watched live in real time or in archived format in order to accommodate all time zones.

    Live with the Land: November 16, 2010
    Study the Land: January 26, 2011
    Change the Land: March 16, 2011
    Sustain the Land: May 18, 2011
    Value the Land: July 13, 2011
    Celebrate the Land: September 21, 2011

    This multi-disciplinary two-part online conference featured live presentations, moderated forums, and demonstrations of how Smithsonian specialists use critical thinking skills to solve problems in their areas of expertise. An online exhibit hall allows participants everywhere to experience virtually the world of the Smithsonian and the wealth of its resources. Check out Smithsonian Online Education Conference: Problem Solving with Smithsonian Experts. Access session recordings, topic discussions, and related resources to explore Smithsonian research and collections related to four areas of exploration: Understanding the American Experience, Valuing World Cultures, Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe, and Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet.

    The Smithsonian is addressing the global challenge of climate change with special exhibitions and ongoing research. You can participate in these investigations and deepen your understanding through the Smithsonian Online Education Conference: Climate Change. Access session recordings, topic discussions, and related resources to explore Smithsonian research and collections related to the evidence, impact, and response to climate change.

    Join experts from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum for the Apollo Space Program Virtual Conference. Forty years ago the Apollo Space Program met President Kennedy's goal of landing a man on the moon, one of the most significant achievements of the 20th Century. Access session recordings, topic discussions, and related resources that present the challenges of the Apollo Program and examine the remarkable technologies that made the moon landings possible.

    Have you ever wanted to meet one of the Smithsonian's curators? Or wished you could ask a question of one of our researchers? Starting in February 2009 the Smithsonian launched a series of Online Education Conferences that will let you do just that. The Smithsonian is honoring Abraham Lincoln's bicentennial with special exhibitions and programs, and you can participate in the national celebration through the conference archive and virtual exhibits of the Smithsonian Online Education Conference: Abraham Lincoln.

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