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In or Out? Make Up Your Mind!
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Students experience the kinds of work done by employees of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery by playing a game of “Include Me In!” After they learn the criteria that must be met in order for a portrait to be placed in the gallery, students meet to decide whether portraits of various people in history can justifiably be included in the museum’s collection. Brief historical information is provided on four individuals in history. Students are then asked to create their own portrait gallery in the classroom.

This issue also features an article on how to look at a snakeskin.

Note: This is an archival publication dating back to 1978 and any supplements or suggestions for off-site education may not be available.

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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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