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Myths in Words and Pictures

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Myths in Words and Pictures
This issue of Smithsonian in Your Classroom offers language and visual arts teaching ideas, student interactives, and features artwork from the Smithsonian collections.
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The Top Ten: Take a look at the top ten lessons learned.
1.  WWII on the Home Front: Civic Responsibility
2.  The Universe: An Introduction
3.  The Music in Poetry
4.  Abraham Lincoln, The Face of A War
5.  Introduction to the Nature Journal
6.  Child Labor in the Early 20th Century
7.  Every Picture Has a Story
8.  Beyond the Frame
9.  Tomorrow's Forecast: Oceans and Weather
10.  Family Portraits
Light bulbs Colorful, engaging student tutorials bring Smithsonian collections to life online. Send students here for self-directed fun and learning.
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