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A museum dedicated entirely to words and language to open in Washington D.C. – The Language Nerds Great news for the lovers of words and the sounds of language. Planet Word, a museum dedicated to languages and words in Washington D.C. has announced that it will open May 31, 2020. The museum will feature 11 immersive galleries that will showcase and explore language in interesting and entertaining ways. Planet Word was designed with the goal to educate visitors about language, with exhibits focusing on the spoken, sung, and written words. It sits on 51,000-square-foot space and it will be located inside the historic Franklin School in the heart of DC. It will feature 11 galleries with distinct immersive experiences.

Create an animation online with AnimateStar ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids. The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. Millions of kids, parents, and teachers visit ABCya.com each month, playing over 1 billion games last year. Apple, The New York Times, USA Today, Parents Magazine and Scholastic, to name just a few, have featured ABCya’s popular educational games. The American Experience in the Classroom Explore the common themes that link artworks across time periods in American history. What might a portrait from the 18th century have in common with a 20th century multi-media sculpture? Examining artworks thematically allows for the examination and development of these subjects that transcend historical eras.

Snog Pure Frozen Yogurt, London Like this? Snog Pure Frozen Yogurt was founded in London, 2008 by Rob Baines and Pablo Uribe. They offer high quality frozen yogurt in well designed spaces with site specific light installations created by London based design studio, Cinimod Studio who were responsible for all of the permanent UK store’s designs, including all architectural and lighting design. Primary Topic Websites We have put together a short list of websites that may be useful for teaching particular topics. Please note this is not an exhaustive list, the sites are not necessarily ones we endorse and are by no means fully tried and tested by us, but are simply the result of a little research to put what seem to be useful sites all in one place for you. If you have any great sites to add, please let us know! Great Fire of London

Connections The Metropolitan Museum of Art Connections The Metropolitan Museum of Art Share David Zinn: Street art that washes away in the rain News BBC News Navigation Sections Previous Next Media player Media playback is unsupported on your device ASU Professor Urges Reflection On Southwest Colonial History Vanessa Fonseca-Chavez VANESSA FONSECA-CHÁVEZ: Most people know him as the last conquistador, not because they love naming him that, but because he was the last Spanish conqueror to enter this area. So you have this individual who essentially for many people, is known as the founding father of New Mexico — the founding Spanish father of New Mexico. And of course, that's a really problematic way to look at him. But there are many folks in New Mexico, Hispanics, who can trace their lineage back to some of those primary expeditions into New Mexico and those. So there's a certain sense of pride attached to that for individuals.

Aligning the Arts of Tarot and Tattooing MIAMI — Last fall, during their residency at the Golden Dome School — an educational and curatorial platform focused on a shifting intersection of art, ecological stewardship, and metaphysics — the artists Angel Garcia and Samantha Rehark together developed a collaborative ritual. They made four quick sketches each day, starting early in the morning and ending at 3 am, the start of the Witching Hour. They would do this separately, meeting later to overlay two drawings from each set into a single artwork. The images would eventually become a deck of oracle cards (tarot-inspired cards used for divination and inspiration) and, in turn, tattoos: Querents could pull a single card from the deck, receive a reading, and have the image etched onto their body by both artists at once. Because no meaning was previously prescribed for the illustrations, the querent would determine its relevance during the reading, ascribing it to themselves. The sign-in sheet filled up quickly.

Don McCullin – Exhibition at Tate Britain Tate Britain presents a comprehensive retrospective of the legendary British photographer Don McCullin This exhibition showcases some of the most impactful photographs captured over the last 60 years. It includes many of his iconic war photographs – including images from Vietnam, Northern Ireland and more recently Syria. But it also focuses on the work he did at home in England, recording scenes of poverty and working class life in London’s East End and the industrial north, as well as meditative landscapes of his beloved Somerset, where he lives.​

How 'Slow Looking' Can Help Students Develop Skills Across Disciplines Eight seconds — that’s the latest estimate of the length of the human attention span. The push to cover more material in the same amount of classroom time also provides a challenge, especially when teachers are told that the skills (like critical thinking and creativity) their students will need in order to compete in the 21st century are ones that take time to develop. For educators working with a new generation raised in a world of rapid information exchange, it may seem difficult to hold students’ attention when it comes time for extended observation.

Aretha Franklin Exhibit Set To Open In Detroit Museum An exhibit dedicated to the life and legacy of Aretha Franklin will open this week at a Detroit museum. Approved by the late singer’s estate, ‘Think: A Tribute to the Queen of Soul’ arrives at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History this Tuesday, 25 September and will exhibit until 21 January 2019.

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