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May 2016: Souvenirs for Smithson

Civilizations come and go, leaving only heroic epics and mysterious relics of their time here on earth. What will you have to show for yourself? That was the motto of James Smithson, namesake to America’s first institution for antiquity, the Smithsonian. Learn more about Smithson and how culture defines us – and vice versa! – in this month’s lesson plan.  View lesson plan >>