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Toyota has a new Prius Prius and this one is bigger, sort of. It uses the same platform and full hybrid powertrain as the current version but squares off the back to gain more than 50 per cent more interior cargo space .
Called the Prius v, this version has been redesigned with an extended roofline with revised tailgate. Inside, the second row seats have slide adjustment and can be reclined through 45 degrees. The valuable 60:40 split rear seat adds room, especially since the front passenger seat can also be folded flat.
Options include a panoramic sunroof, but the real story is the gas mileage which should be nearly the same as the exiting gas sippers. There will also be the fun power button for added acceleration and a CVT with electronic gear selector. Wireless multimedia systems are promised.
The Car Family thinks this is a winner and can’t wait until this summer to test one. Shades of the old Toyota Camry station wagon, though.
Classroom Art Resources
Arts and Crafts Lessons and Links
Kids and Art
Unique Art Lesson
What it looks like
A listing of national standards for the arts from the Kennedy Center
And Lesson Plans
A dictionary for older students.
Use Critical Thinking to Solve Crime
Using art, of course. Great way to create other lessons as well.
Newsletter, holiday art, printables, crafts and a whole lot more.
Diverse, with the emphasis on younger folk.
Large Printable Selection
An interactive that offers a basic understanding of building and materials.
Large Link Site
Includes nice index that includes museums, ancient art, modern art, and more. Takes a while, but worth it to find unusual resources.
Submit student work
Not an art museum
This site is for art teachers. Includes ask the teacher, exchanges, art lessons, and more.
Art and music lessons for all levels
Highly interactive site. Good attention holder.
Middle and High School
Dictionary of Artists
Includes examples of their wor
Nearly 1000 of them
Crayola has created this site that features a lot of nice color pages among other things.
For primary level.
Great Art Blog
Lots of examples and how to do it segments.
An interesting site that lists of materials needed and what can be made from them.
For older students. You solve a puzzle to learn about art and art history.
An interactive cartoon making site. This is excellent for students if given direction as the theme of the comic.
Puppet link page
Scrapbook resource sites
A general site for teachers and parents
Deals with art as it relates to a child’s development. Has ideas and a blog.