1. Go to Fun Brain <http://www.funbrain.com>
and sign in with your name. Type in the secret code word "heritage."
Complete at least one of the following quizzes each week:
in the National Museum of American History <http://americanhistory.si.edu/notkid/nmabc.htm>
Basic Computer Skills
Find out what treasure in this museum corresponds to the first letter
of your name. List other items beginning with your first initial
that could be included in an exhibit.
of the Week Archives
Look up an inventor whose last name begins with the same letter as
your last name. Describe the invention and give your opinion about
the usefulness of the invention.
American History Files
Select one of the following themes and answer the corresponding questions.
5. Examine Objects in A Museum
Go to the online exhibition entitled "At Home in a House Subdivided:
1950-Present and read the story of Esther Hunn. Answer
the following questions.
What has been Esther's role in her family? What kinds of family
responsibilities do you have?
How do you feel about growing old? Would you like to be as old
Who is the oldest person you know? Where does he or she live?
What kinds of devices or special designs should a house or apartment
have to make life comfortable and safe for senior citizens?
Read the entry on the "Jews: Religious, Cultural, and Communal
How did persons influenced by German Reform Judaism define American
What was the purpose of B'nai B'rith?
Technology, Innovation, Exploration
transportation in the United States before 1825.
When and where did the first American subway open?
List some of the forces that have shaped the development of
science and technology.
Use your observation skills to identify objects in the online exhibit
prepared by the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.
the Role of Musical Instruments in Diverse Communities
Look up talking drums in the Instrument Enclyclopedia. What role
do the drums play in African society? Were the drums ever banned
in the United States?
Discover how many electronic instrument by visiting the site 120
Years of Electronic Music.
Explore the Computer Museum Timeline
Select one of the seven topics and describe two items that you find
most interesting. Indicate why you find them interesting and whether
or not you would change them.
Design Your Own Robot
Construct a robot following the instructions on this interactive
site. Indicate how your robot could be used in a real-world setting.