Intersections of History and Pop Culture

Location: Heinz History Center
Act 48 Hours: 4 hours
Audience: Suitable for all educators.
Cost: $15 for History Center members and $20 for non-members. Additional $3 fee applies to receive Act 48 hours.

Popular culture and entertainment help define identity and the American experience, providing an engaging hook for students that illuminates history.

Join the History Center’s education staff and Ryan Lintelman, curator of entertainment history at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, as we explore the intersections of popular culture and history, including television shows such as “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” films, and sports. The History Center’s galleries and collections will be used in a range of activities that effectively integrate pop culture for the social studies classroom.