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Talking Houses: What They Can Tell You About the People They Shelter
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This issue of Art to Zoo is designed to help your students look closely at houses from other cultures, and in the process find intriguing hints about the lives of the people who built them. The background information describes the Plains Indians a century and a half ago. In a lesson, students draw conclusions about tipis, using an inquiry approach. Also included are a bibliography of resources and a pull-out page in English and Spanish.

Note: This is an archival publication dating back to 1987 and any supplements or suggestions for off-site education may not be available.

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