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.
A lesson plan in this 1996 issue of Art to Zoo introduces students to the basic principles and techniques of landscape painting via the works of four American artists. Activities reveal some artistic tricks used in landscape paintings. Click the PDF icon to see the issue.
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.
This 1982 issue of Art to Zoo introduces the celebratory rituals of
various cultures. In a lesson, students compare birthday rituals from
other cultures with those of their own. Click the PDF icon to download.
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.
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.
Think about how you would use them to deepen your students' comprehension of a particular historical era and how you would use them within your instructional cycle.
Tags: politics, campaign, election, vote, ballot box, Kennedy, Nixon, 1960, Obama, 2008, 1956, Eisenhower, Ike, Nixon, Harding, Republican, Democrat, suffrage, Lincoln, 1860
This 1996 issue of From Art to Zoo includes activities to introduce students to the office of the presidency and the process of electing the president. Includes lessons on political campaigns, political parties, and the Electoral College. Click on the PDF icon to download the issue.
But first take a look at this sample of presidential campaign memorabilia in the National Museum of American History. Can you name the year of each piece?
In the lessons in this issue, students act as detectives to unravel the mysteries of a traditional culture. The clues are everyday objects and creation stories of the people of the Bering Sea. Below is a gallery of some of those everyday objects.
Lessons in this issue of Smithsonian in Your Classroom introduce students to events in the brief two years when the United States gained a million square miles of new territory. The students interpret historical maps and timelines in this study of westward expansion in the 1840s.
Below is a gallery of portraits of some of the players, including some who opposed the divisive Mexican War.
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.
Many states and countries have national flowers. If you could choose a flower as the symbol of your city, state or country, which one would it be and why? When and how would your national flower be worn/represented?
This topical collection of artworks is all about collage. Collage is a technique that uses other pieces of artwork assembled into a new artwork. The collection was originally used in a collage art activity to provide inspiration examples of the art of collage-making, based upon personal interests. It was used with a group of teens with cognitive disabilities during a summer camp program.
Descriptors: Decision Making, Disabilities, Self-Determination, Self-Efficacy, Student Empowerment