This exhibition explores the island nation's extraordinary biodiversity, as well as its culture, people, and history. Use the educator's guide and related activities to explore major themes in the hall.
These activities, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts, introduce students to scientific knowledge and language related to life science. Students will read content-rich texts, visit the ¡Cuba! exhibition, and use what they have learned to complete a CCSS-aligned writing task. (Note: The activities below are aligned for science and literacy standards in the grade levels indicated. For other grades, choose the level closest to your students’ needs and make the appropriate adjustments.)
The student articles in the activities are also available in Spanish:
Conservation biologist Ana Luz Porzecanski answers kids' questions in this video interview.
Herpetologist Chris Raxworthy answers kids' questions in this video interview.
¡Cuba! was developed in collaboration with the Cuban National Museum of Natural History.
Major funding for ¡Cuba! has been provided by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund.
Significant support for ¡Cuba! has been provided by the Ford Foundation.
Generous support for ¡Cuba! has been provided by the Dalio Ocean Initiative.
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