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5/15/2020

British architecture studio Foster + Partners has published a series of architectural challenges for kids (but adults can do it, too), such as building a paper skyscraper or creating a city. The templates for the challenges are located on the official website of Foster + Partners, and the company encourages kids to share their own creations on social media using the #architecturefromhome hashtag. Click here to download the template.
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Granddaughter of King Khufu, builder of the Great Pyramid, and wife of either Khafre or Menkaure, Queen Meresankh III's unique underground chapel preserves beautifully carved and painted scenes of the queen and her royal family, as well as servants, artisans, and funerary priests. You can now explore this ancient tomb from the comfort of your home. Click here to take the tour and learn more.
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Walk the sun-kissed slopes of one of Italy’s most important historical gardens in Spring, Summer or Autumn in 360-degree tours of the medieval castle of Trauttmansdorff. First laid out in 1850 visitors can wander through 83 different gardens, including a 700-year-old olive grove, bamboo forest and vertical flower wall. Click here to see the gardens.
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Through painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, and video, But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa presents a spectrum of artistic voices and critical concerns from a rapidly evolving region. Interwoven with questions around the Middle East and North Africa’s colonial histories, the exhibition investigates themes such as movement, migration, architecture, and the process of uncovering hidden ideas or “conceptual contraband.” Click here to view the exhibition.
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Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America's most visited national park. Click here to explore via Google Earth.
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Join Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant as they get to the bottom of odd questions, like how Twinkies work and if zombies exist. Listen to Stuff You Should Know on demand to enjoy this fascinating biweekly podcast from the HowStuffWorks team. Each podcast is a unique dose of education and entertainment. Click here to learn more or choose an episode.
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Melted bead suncatchers are easy to make from kids plastic pony beads. Follow these step-by-step instructions to make a beautiful and durable suncatcher. Click here to learn how.
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This virtual tour of Año Nuevo Island, just off the coast of Santa Cruz, explores one of California State Parks' true treasures. While access to the island is strictly prohibited, this tour allows everyone access to California preserved in time. Click here to go on the tour.
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Need a change of scenery? You can get a taste of the Japanese countryside as you travel virtually from Hiroshima Station to Fuchū Station on the Geibi Line turned Fukuen Line. The route passes through the mountainous area of the Chūgoku region, so expect to see stunning bridges and long, dark tunnels cutting through mountains. Click here to watch the YouTube video.
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Offered from the University of Pennsylvania, ModPo is a fast-paced introduction to modern and contemporary U.S. poetry, with an emphasis on experimental verse, from Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman to the present. Participants (who need no prior experience with poetry) will learn how to read poems that are supposedly "difficult." Click here to learn more.