Diplomacy in Action

Join partners from the U.S. Department of State, the Smithsonian Institution, and the National Park Service in a special collaborative three part online conference series, where students can interact with experts and other classrooms from around the world to learn about how diplomacy has shaped our country. Discover the real people, places, and pivotal moments behind history and headlines. Build student skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and negotiation. Make history real and relevant.

 Welcome from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

*Please visit the U.S. Department of State for the full transcript of Secretary Kerry’s opening remarks.


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

10:00-10:50AM, EST Practicing Diplomacy from Early America to the Present

1:00-1:50 PM, EST  Places of Negotiation

4:00-4:50PM, EST Changing America and the People behind a Movement

All sessions are closed captioned and archived. 

“Diplomacy in Action” flyer, with BONUS Crossword Puzzle

Answer Key for “Diplomacy in Action” Crossword Puzzle

Closing Remarks from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

Students can earn a digital badge through Smithsonian Quests™ (smithsonianquests.org), which leads them through project-based learning activities using digitized objects, primary sources, the three agencies’ collections and teaches concepts in diplomacy.

Now available via Smithsonian Quests™!