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Celebrating the Smithsonian’s Birthday
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The lessons in this issue show how museums allow us to travel back in time to learn about various periods in history.

Students exercise writing skills as they discuss what they personally collect, as well as observe and describe selected objects from the Smithsonian museums.

Note: This is an archival publication dating back to 1996 and any supplements or suggestions for off-site education may not be available.

Download "Art to Zoo: Celebrating the Smithsonian’s Birthday" (PDF).

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Art to Zoo is produced by the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies. Teachers may duplicate the materials for educational purposes.

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