For some students, the best way to learn everyday English and aspects of American life is to be outside the classroom in situations that facilitate that knowledge. A to Zany puts students in situations that allow them to observe and participate in settings and with tasks that will help them improve their English skills, as well as their understanding of life in the United States. Each of the 26 units begins with an exercise that stimulates discussion, activates background knowledge, and prepares students for the activity itself. Activities have been designed to last about one hour, and most can be done individually, in pairs, or in small groups. Exercises that follow the activity provoke thought and discussion among students as to what they observed of the American culture. Activities are fun, interesting, diverse, dynamic, and stimulating: Activity A focuses on art while Activity B focuses on ball games, Activity G explores garage sales, Activity M features movies, and Activity V is about volunteers and volunteering.