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Watch this three minute video to learn how one teacher used an exhibition to help her students' writing.
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The Smithsonian workshop was titled “No Place Like Home: Borders and Neighborhood Identity.” Students related the exhibition El Rio to their own sense of place in Washington's Columbia Heights neighborhood.

Students read a poem about home by Gary Soto. They used this as a model for their own poems about their community.

“Ode to Los Raspados” by Gary Soto

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Students visit the El Rio Exhibit

Students visit the El Rio exhibit.
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A group of students work on an activity together.

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