Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

Go West! Then Back to the Future

History is full of narratives and even those narratives have a history. As a high school history teacher, I went into my Neville-Pribram Mid-Career Educator fellowship with a motivation to help my students better understand where popular history narratives come from so they can better predict where they are going. Look to the past to predict the future? Easy peasy, right?