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Art to Zoo: Great Explorations: To the Ends of the Earth?and Beyond (1994)

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Online issue introducing the many different facets of exploration. Includes discussion of modern-day exploration in space.

Art to Zoo: Fossils: Footprints Across Time (1984)

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Online issue that helps students understand the earth's past through geologic record and fossil evidence.

Art to Zoo: The Greatest Show on Earth (Starring Some of the World?s Smallest Animals, 1981)

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Issue includes insect facts, a brief lesson in insect adaptation, a bibliography of resources, and a pullout page, 'Make Your Own Insect Zoo.'

Smithsonian in Your Classroom: Reviled and Revered: Toads, Turtles, Snakes, Salamanders, and Other Creepers and Crawlers

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Lesson plans help students understand and appreciate these often misunderstood animals

Art to Zoo: House Keys (1981)

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Online issue that introduces educators and students to history that can be found by looking at the various architectural styles and features found in their community.

Idealabs: Digging for Answers

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Description: Online quiz game in which students test their research skills as well as their knowledge. Includes nearly a hundred questions in categories such as 'Myths and Monsters,' 'Food for Thought,' 'Girl Power,' and 'Stars and Other Things That Shine.' If an answer is incorrect, the player can try one more time or can try to find the answer on a Smithsonian website.

Idealabs: U.S. Rationing During World War II

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Online interactive in which students roll their cursor over elements of a painting to learn about home-front efforts during the war. Includes primary source images and a video from the Office of War Information.

Smithsonian in Your Classroom: Japan: Images of a People

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Lesson plans bring Japanese and American art into comparison, illuminating the cultural heritage of Japan. Students create Japanese painted screens.

Smithsonian in Your Classroom: Japan: Images of a People

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Lesson plans bring Japanese and American art into comparison, illuminating the cultural heritage of Japan. Students create Japanese painted screens.

Art to Zoo: The Children Raised Kale: A Story of Growing?and Growing?from Seed to Maturity (1983)

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Online issue introducing students to gardening and plants. Activities center on the student's knowledge of plant parts and products after a class visit to a garden.

Art to Zoo: Magic in Your Mailbox: Learning from Letters and Other Mail (1993)

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Online issue commemorating the opening of the National Postal Museum. In lesson plans, students evaluate and analyze letters, as well as write their own.

Art to Zoo: Life in the ?Promised Land?: African-American Migrants in Northern Cities, 1916-1940 (1990)

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Lesson plan introducing students to the experience of African Americans who migrated from the rural South to the urban North between the world wars. Students write an article or essay based on an interview with a friend or family member with a migration experience.

Art to Zoo: Turn About?s Fair Play! Mirrors and How They Reflect (1990)

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Online issue including a series of activities in which students better understand light and symmetry by experimenting with mirrors.

Art to Zoo: The Museum Idea (1976)

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This issue of Art to Zoo offers ideas for activities before a classroom visit to a museum. Includes a student chart on museum careers.

Art to Zoo: The Museum Idea (1978)

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This issue of Art to Zoo features a lesson plan in which each student creates a 'Museum of Me' and the entire class creates a curriculum-based exhibition.

Art to Zoo: Tomorrow?s Forecast: Oceans and Weather (1995)

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Lesson plan (with printable maps and classroom/take-home activities) demonstrates how ocean currents influence weather patterns and climate. Students identify ocean currents and the relationship between currents and trade routes, conduct an experiment on the differing heat capacities of water and air, and find and label port cities around the globe.

Art to Zoo: Playing Historical Detective: Great Grandmother?s Dress and Other Clues to the Life and Times of Annie Steel (1981)

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Online issue in which students become detectives piecing together the life of a nineteenth century woman by examining primary source documents and artifacts.

Art to Zoo: Spring at the Smithsonian (An Incipient Case of Puppetmania, 1979)

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The issue 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.

Art to Zoo: "Hello, America!" Radio Broadcasting in the Years Before Television (1986)

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Lesson plan that introduces the Golden Age of Radio. Students write and produce their own radio shows and perform them for the class.

Smithsonian in Your Classroom: Revolutionary Money

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Students examine paper money from the colonial and revolutionary periods to gather primary source information about the times.

Art to Zoo: Celebrating the Smithsonian's Birthday (1996)

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Lesson plan commemorating the Smithsonian Institution's 150th birthday. Students exercise writing skills as they discuss what they personally collect and as they observe and describe selected objects from the Smithsonian museums.

Art to Zoo: Stamps as Storytellers?and the Story of Stamps (1980)

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This issue demonstrates the ways that stamps can add a new level of interest to curriculum-based lessons. The lesson plan focuses on stamps that tell the story of westward movement in the United States.

Art to Zoo: Spinning Yarns, Telling Tales about Textiles (1980)

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The issue explores the storytelling potential of textiles and the ways textiles can be used to enliven many areas of the curriculum.

Art to Zoo: Small Worlds: Stamps as Storytellers (1985)

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Lesson plan demonstrating how 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 also included in English and Spanish.
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