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Here are a few Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about our Education Services. If you don’t find an answer to your question, please contact us at or 301.496.5963.

  • If I am a classroom teacher, how could I contribute to the development of online exhibition educational resources?

    We welcome contributions from classroom educators! Please contact the exhibition educator (; 301-496-5963 ) to discuss collaboration opportunities.

  • Do I have to register or pay a fee for using or linking to Exhibition Program online educational resources?

    All Education Services resources, including online educational resources, are available free of charge and do not require registration.

  • Can I have more details about the online exhibition educational resources?

    Education Services created by the Exhibition Program include four types of online resources:

    Lesson Plans are developed by classroom educators with the goal of promoting critical thinking and problem solving skills among students. Each lesson plan explores a topic covered in the exhibition and is supplemented with materials appropriate for K-12 classes, in addition to information about suggested grade levels, required time, learning outcomes, background information, vocabulary, materials, evaluation, extension, and relevant standards. Educators with introductory knowledge in topic areas will benefit from detailed class procedures and support materials. Teachers will easily be able to assess and adapt all or parts of the lesson plans.

    Higher Education Modules are authored by university and college professors with teaching and research expertise in the subjects presented by each exhibition. Authors outline background information and thematic units or classes, and offer instructional suggestions and resources, such as primary and secondary sources, images, interviews, or other multimedia materials. Higher education modules support educators who have diverse teaching and research experiences and are working within different disciplines.

    Online Activities provide reflective or interactive, user-driven exercises of selected exhibition content and career information. Young people are engaged in problem solving and discovery-oriented tasks as they explore resources that are organized around key questions and ideas, selected content, or technical information. Other Resources include selected and general bibliographies that are a starting point for expanding readers’ understanding of exhibition themes.

    Other Resources include selected and general bibliographies that are a starting point for expanding readers’ understanding of exhibition themes.

  • Can I just use images or photos from the educational materials?

    The images, photographs, and multimedia items that the Exhibition Program presents online must be used in association with their corresponding exhibitions or related educational resources. Any other use of these materials must be reviewed by Exhibition Program staff on a case-by-case basis. If you have questions about any other use of images, photographs, or multimedia items featured in our exhibitions, please send them to