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Watch Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper’s popular song “I am a Girl Like You.”

Beyoncé was a rising star in the early 2000s. She’s always been a fashion queen. At the beginning of her career, she wore western-styled clothes. Beyoncé is from Houston, Texas. She often wore low-rise jeans with unique tops and belts. Her tops were often cropped and made from interesting materials. If you want to dress like Beyonce in the 2000s, wear your favorite pair of jeans and a sparkly top. Don’t forget to add large earrings!

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Making Connections

Text-to-Self

Have you ever played with Barbie or her friends? If so, what kind of life did you imagine for them? If not, what kind of life would you imagine?

Text-to-Text

Have you read any books about other toys? What did those toys have in common with Barbie? How were they different?

Text-to-World

Mattel created 21 princesses in the Dolls of the World collection. With the help of an adult, research one of the princesses and her homeland. Write a few sentences about what you learned.

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