Smithsonian Folkways Learning Pathways is the latest initiative in a long line of educational resources from the record label, designed to facilitate learning music and learning through music online. Learning about, appreciating, playing and creating music can benefit children’s lives, and help them navigate the complex world around them. The Smithsonian Folkways Learning Pathways are designed to do just that: engaging, thematic, integrated, flexible and attractively designed. These authoritative and customizable journeys of discovery place recordings from the rich and diverse Smithsonian Folkways collection and other primary sources from the Smithsonian Institution at the center of the educational experience. In this way, they provide targeted, high-quality educational materials at no cost to learners across all levels of education, with a specific focus on students enrolled in Title I schools and other under-resourced educational environments.