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Resources produced by the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies and the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access, some based upon previous lesson plans found in the publications "Art to Zoo" and "Smithsonian in Your Classroom." More about us here.

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Today I Am Here: A Classroom or Family Project, with examples of student work

<p>The Smithsonian has joined with book artist Sushmita Mazumdar to create a series of easy-to-do book projects designed to get families talking and creating together.</p><p> The "Today I Am Here" book is a wonderful classroom activity in which students can share their family stories. The design of the book works well for classroom display.</p><p>Included here are examples of student work (images and video of students reading), as well as images from classroom displays.</p>
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Native American Ledger Art

<p>Educator Ramsey Weeks (Assiniboine, Lenape, and Hidatsa), from the National Museum of the American Indian, talks about Native American Ledger Art, and shares ideas for family and classroom "winter count" activities.</p>
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Fun for the Whole Family: Making "Family Memory" Storybooks

<p>The Smithsonian has joined with book artist Sushmita Maxumdar to create a series of easy-to-do book projects designed to get families talking and creating together. Click on any of these demos and accompanying downloadable instructions to make your own "family memory" storybook!</p><p>At the bottom, you'll also find an interview with the artist, and a video of her reading one of her own books.</p>
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