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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   1 – 6  |  Calendar Activity  |  July 1
    The first U.S. zoo opened in Philadelphia in 1874.
    Students consider how zoos have changed over the past century and design their own zoo of the future using drawings, posters, dioramas, or other displays.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 1
    The prototype for the World Wide Web was created in 1990.
    Students look at pictures from the past using the WayBack Machine and brainstorm a few websites to explore to think about how they have changed over the years.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   1 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 10
    The Smithsonian Institution was founded in 1846.
    After exploring an exhibit online, students use the information they learned to write "A Day in the Life" narratives that tell about a person, animal, or object they saw in the exhibit.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Using Tiered Companion Texts to Comprehend Complex Nonfiction Texts
    Students progress through increasingly difficult tiered texts to gain the necessary background knowledge and problem-solving skills to comprehend complex nonfiction texts.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Weather Detectives: Questioning the Fact and Folklore of Weather Sayings
    Students adopt a skeptical stance and become weather detectives who ask "Why?" and "Why not?" as they investigate the history and validity of some common weather sayings.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson
    Webcams in the Classroom: Animal Inquiry and Observation
    Students observe animals using one of the many webcams broadcasting from zoos and aquariums around the United States and the world, with a focus on observation, discussion, questioning, and research.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    What's Under the Slide? Making Inferences Using Microscopes
    Students hone their critical thinking skills by learning how to make inferences from textual clues.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   2 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Writing Acrostic Poems with Thematically Related Texts in the Content Areas
    Students read thematically related texts, scaffolded from simple to complex, to help them gather necessary concept vocabulary and background knowledge in a content area. They then write acrostic poems to organize and present their learning in a creative way.

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