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Time Travel to the 1920s: Highlights Collection

This is a Smithsonian Learning Lab topical collection, which contains images, text, and other multimedia resources that may complement the Tween Tribune feature, Archivist captures New York's past through home movies, historical footage. Use these resources to introduce or augment your study of this topic. If you want to personalize this collection by changing or adding content, click the Sign Up link above to create a free account.  If you are already logged in, click the copy button to initiate your own version. Learn more here

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Holiday Celebrations: Highlights Collection

This is a Smithsonian Learning Lab topical collection, which contains images, text, and other multimedia resources that may complement the Tween Tribune feature, Why Charles Dickens wrote "A Christmas Carol". Use these resources to introduce or augment your study of this topic. If you want to personalize this collection by changing or adding content, click the Sign Up link above to create a free account.  If you are already logged in, click the copy button to initiate your own version. Learn more here

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Saving Wildlife: Highlights Collection

This is a Smithsonian Learning Lab topical collection, which may contain images, text, and other multimedia resources that complement this Tween Tribune issue. Use these resources to introduce or augment your study of this topic. If you want to personalize this collection, visit the Learning Lab homepage (learninglab.si.edu) and sign up for a free account. This will allow you to copy the collection and adapt it for your own purposes. Learn more here: https://learninglab.si.edu/create

Tags: conservation; endangered species; extinct; national zoo; frog; panama; andean bear; oryx; coral; elephant; bison; cheetah; panda; webinar; expert; article

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Martin Luther King, Jr.: Highlights Collection

This is a Smithsonian Learning Lab topical collection, which contains images, text, recordings, and other multimedia resources that may complement the Tween Tribune feature, Martin Luther King, Jr. found inspiration in Henry David Thoreau. Use these resources to introduce or augment your study of this topic. If you want to personalize this collection by changing or adding content, click the Sign Up link above to create a free account.  If you are already logged in, click the copy button to initiate your own version. Learn more here

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National Candy Month: Highlights Collection

This is a Smithsonian Learning Lab topical collection, which contains images, text, recordings, and other multimedia resources that may complement the Tween Tribune feature, Tootsie Rolls were WWII energy bars. Use these resources to introduce or augment your study of this topic. If you want to personalize this collection by changing or adding content, click the Sign Up link above to create a free account.  If you are already logged in, click the copy button to initiate your own version. Learn more here

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Hip-Hop History and Culture

This collection is a glance into the history and culture of Hip-Hop. Explore by scrolling over each image to see the icon in the bottom right corner, which shows if it is a photo, video, sound recording, or text. Click the image to open it and explore further. If you want to personalize this collection by changing or adding content, click the Sign Up link above to create a free account.  If you are already logged in, click the copy button to initiate your own version. Learn more here.

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"Blacks in the Westward Movement," "What Can You Do with a Portrait?" and "Of Beetles, Worms, and Leaves of Grass"

The premier (1976) issue of Art to Zoo contains three sections on three different subjects: the experiences of African Americans in westward expansion, the use of portrait art in the classroom, and the ordinary lawn as a habitat for plants and animals. Click the PDF icon to download the issue.

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A Mouse Like a House? A Pocket Elephant?

This 1987 issue of Art to Zoo engages students in a discussion of animal size and the importance of size in an animal’s life. It includes activities in which the students compare animal size differences, with a focus on metabolism and body temperature. Click the PDF icon to download the issue.

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Ethnic Folklore in Your Classroom: Traditions, Tales, and Treasures from Tijuana to Timbuktu

This 1984 issue of Art to Zoo encourages educators and students to embrace diversity in cultural heritage. Includes instructions on how to put on a cultural heritage festival in the classroom. Click the PDF icon to download.

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Africa Behind and Beyond the Headlines

A lesson plan in this 1980 issue of Art to Zoo introduces students to the interplay between environment and traditional culture in sub-Saharan Africa. Students learn about the significance of African masks and create their own masks. Click the PDF icon to download the issue.

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Beyond the Frame: Using Art as a Basis for Interdisciplinary Learning

In this set of lesson plans, students look for meanings behind artworks in the Smithsonian collections. Click the PDF icon to download.

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Small Worlds: Stamps as Storytellers

A lesson plan in this 1980 issue of Art to Zoo shows how postage stamps can illustrate events and ideas within a single small picture, in this case, ideas and events related to westward expansion. A mini-article and pullout page about a postal mascot, Owney the Dog, is included (in English and Spanish). Click the PDF icon to see the issue.

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Activity Pages for Children

These Activity pages, each on a single theme, include word and number games, art exercises, and fun quizzes. With each activity, kids learn about something new, from the anatomy of the giant squid to the history of chocolate.

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The Internet and You

This 1997 the issue of Art to Zoo was an attempt to dispel the mysteries that still surrounded the Internet. It includes a tutorial on using Adobe Acrobat Reader and an introduction to Smithsonian websites. Click the PDF icon to download the issue.

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Airplanes and Airports: How to Take Off Without Ever Leaving the Ground

A lesson plan in this 1982 issue of Art to Zoo offers insight on how airplanes and airports profoundly affect our lives. Includes lessons on the forces of flight and how to create a model airplane. Click the PDF icon to download the issue.

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House Keys

In this 1991 issue of Art to Zoo, students learn that history can be found by looking at the various architectural styles and features found in their community. Click the PDF icon to download the issue.

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200 Years and Counting: How the U.S. Census Tracks Social Trends

In lessons in this 1990 issue of Art to Zoo, students learn how census data is collected and how it is used. They fill out census forms and interpret information from graphs, tables, and other information displays. Click the PDF icon to download the issue.

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A Ticket to Philly - In 1769: Thinking About Cities, Then and Now

This 1990 issue of Art to Zoo asks students to “visit” eighteenth century Philadelphia and to think about communities as “organisms.” Includes a map and a “step-by-step” guide of the sights of old Philadelphia. Click the PDF icon to download the issue.

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Spring at the Smithsonian (An Incipient Case of Puppetmania)

This 1979 issue of Art to Zoo demonstrates that the ancient art of puppetry can be an effective means of integrating creative activities—writing, acting, crafts—with the traditional core of studies. Click the PDF icon to download.

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Spinning Yarns, Telling Tales about Textiles

This 1980 issue of Art to Zoo explores the storytelling potential of textiles and the ways textiles can be used to enliven many areas of the curriculum. The textiles range from household items to the Star-Spangled Banner to an Egyptian mummy's wrap. Click the PDF icon to download the issue.

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Dinosaurs Were Real!

In a lesson plan in this 1976 issue of Art to Zoo, students learn about the physiology of dinosaurs, as well as what Earth was generally like during the Mesozoic era. The issue also features a photo introduction to the Smithsonian Institution. Click the PDF icon to download the issue.

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Digging Up Dirt: How Paleontologists Bring Dinosaurs Back to Life

This 1992 issue of Art to Zoo includes activities to introduce you and your students to the science of paleontology. Includes lesson plan with activities that relate to geology, paleontology, anatomy, and the scientific method. The emphasis, of course, is on dinosaurs. Click the PDF issue to download.

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Of Kayaks and Ulus: The Bering Sea Eskimo Collection of Edward W. Nelson

In the activities in this 1981 issue  of Art to Zoo, students examine a collection of Alaskan Eskimo artifacts given to the Smithsonian by ethnographer Edward W. Nelson, "the man who collected worthless things." Click the PDF icon to download the issue.

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Fossils: Footprints Across Time

Lessons in this 1984 issue of Art to Zoo help students understand the earth’s past through the geologic record of fossils in their varied forms, from the lowly trilobite to the massive mastodon. Click the PDF icon to download the issue.

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