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For those of you about to go on Summer Vacation, Happy Summer! For everyone else, continue to stop by my website as I will continue to update my website regularly during the summer months!
Highlighted Resources for June:
2. Learn about the History of the Olympics:Learn about the history of the games which began in ancient Greece, both past and present with this informative webquest. There are 10 questions as well a number of fun facts. Extension activities are also included(and the key).History of the Olympics!
3.Flag Day.Learn about the history of the U.S. Flag.Our American Flag: A WebquestClick here to see webquest sample:Flag Webquest Sampler
4. Learn about the Star Spangled Banner.Francis Scott Key: The Star Spangled Banner: A Webquest
5. World Landmarks(Uluru Rock, Great Wall, Machu Picchu, Dead Sea, Suez Canal, Stonehenge, Abu Simbel, Angkor Wat and more!World Landmarks! A Webquest
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Purple Turtle Stories
IN THE NEWS TODAY: 5/30/2016:
The world's longest railway tunnel opens this week in the country of Switzerland. The tunnel is 35.5 miles long and is two miles longer than the current record tunnel, found in Japan. It has taken twenty years to build the tunnel that goes through the Gotthard Mountain, part of the Alps. It will cut the time traveling from the city of Zurich to Milan, Italy,by almost two hours! Learn more about the country of Switzerland. Click here:Learn about Switzerland
About the size of a mini-van, a giant sponge has been found off the waters of Hawaii. The 17 ft. sponge,located about 7000 ft. underneath the water, is bluish-white. Scientists say it may be the world's largest sea sponge ever found. It is estimated that the folded blanket looking sponge is be about 2300 years old. What do you know about porifera?(sea sponges) Click here:Learn about sponges
Judith is a new horned dinosaur species discovered in Montana. The Spiclypeus shipporum found ten years ago has gone on display at the Canadian Museum of Nature. About the size of an elephant, Judith had sharp teeth, huge beaked nose ,spiked frill around back of the neck and sideways facing horns. The dinosaur, which lived about 76 millions years ago,also had evidence of a horn-sized hole in her head, possibly gotten during an attack by another creature.
With a new device called the Pilot, you won't have to worry if you don’t know how to speak Italian, English, Spanish or French. Fitting right in your ear, the Pilot translates in real time as someone speaks to you in another language. The inventor of the Pilot, Andrew Ochoa, came up with the idea when he met someone and couldn't communicate with the person in her native French language. To work, the two people wishing to "speak" with one another need to have one of the tiny ear devices in their ear. An app on a smart phone is also needed. Makes life much easier when meeting people who speak a language you do now know, but learning a different language, or at least a few words of another language, is always a positive thing to do!
Shanghai Disneyland is opening in June. This will be the fourth Disneyland outside of the United States. Other Disney parks are found in Paris(France), Hong Kong(China) and Tokyo(Japan).
A team of scientists working near James Ross Island,in Antarctica, have found a trove of marine dinosaur fossils. Dating back to about 71 million years ago, more than a ton of different fossils were unearthed including a number of dinosaur remains.
To any young people visiting my website. Please,if you are being bullied, seek help...SPEAK TO AN ADULT today!And, if you SEE something that looks like bullying-SAY something to an adult!
Special thanks to EducationWorld for letting me use this image of my "alter ego" as Mrs. "Waffenschmidt!
I have retired from teaching after 33 1/2 years in the classroom. Of that time, I taught Grade 6 Social Studies teacher for 31 1/2 years.I earned my BA in early secondary education with a concentration in social studies from SUNY Oneonta, New York, and my MST in social studies education from Binghamton University in New York. In 1988, I was awarded the Outstanding Elementary Social Studies Classroom Teacher of the Year Award from the New York State Council for the Social Studies. Additionally, in 1988, I was also awarded the Outstanding Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award by the National Council for the Social Studies.
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