All Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C., including the National Zoo, and in New York City are temporarily closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. We are not announcing a re-opening date at this time and will provide updates on a week-to-week basis.
National Curriculum Standards For Social Studies (NCSS)
The Recovering Languages teaching resources support students in meeting the following National Social Studies Standards:
Human beings create, learn, share, and adapt to culture.
Individual Development and Identity
Personal identity is shaped by an individual's culture, by groups, by institutional influences, and by lived experiences shared with people inside and outside the individual's own culture throughout her or his development.
Global connections have intensified and accelerated the changes faced at the local, national and international levels.
People, Places, and Environments
The study of people, places, and environments enables us to understand the relationship between human populations and the physical world.