National Air and Space Museum: Free Interactive Online Conference – Oct 28

(From: Bonnie Bracey Sutton, Associate Editor)

Free Online Event: National Air and Space Museum
Conspiracy Theories in Aerospace History: A Lesson in Critical Thinking for the Internet Age
Join the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum for a free interactive online conference. Historians and educators from the Museum, and guests from the Department of the Navy and National History Day, will discuss four major events in aerospace history that have captured people’s imagination and given rise to speculation and conspiracy theories:

  1. Thinking Critically About Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance
  2. Thinking Critically About Pearl Harbor
  3. Thinking Critically About UFOs
  4. Thinking Critically About Apollo Moon Landings

Who: Secondary Teachers and Students
Date: Friday, Oct. 28, 2011
Time: 10:45 – 4:00 (Attend one session, or attend them all.)

Register Now!

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