Remember Our Soldiers
Materials for experiential,active learners
Mrs. Portulaca Purpilopilis
and the Purple Adventure Goggles
Facts to Wow your Friends! Black History Month Factoids
History For Kids
Tween Tribune-News Stories for Student
DogoNews: Fodder for Young Minds
Time for Kids-Around the World
BBC Website for Kids
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Highlighted Resources for February:
1. Black History Month: Black History Month Webquest and More:Black History Month, A Webquest
2. Presidents' Day:Check out this webquest:Presidential Webquest Use this informative Reader's Theater Script to learn about Abraham Lincoln. The fun/informative play uses the format of Abraham Lincoln being a guest on a talk show and the studio audience asks questions about his life. Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee's Talk Show Series.Abraham Lincoln, A Reader's Theater Script
3.Learn about the contributions of some of our FIRST LADIES with this webquest:First Ladies, a Webquest!
4. Valentine's Day: History of Valentine's Day(Learn about the Heart, too)Valentine's Day(A Webquest)
5. Chinese New Year FREEBIE(Interactive Notebook Activity)Chinese-New-Year-Factoids-FREEBIE: InteractiveNotebookAlso, check out this webquest on China!(great for Chinese New Year!)China: A Webquest!
6. History of Candy:Show kids that everything has a history, even candy, with his webquest.History of Candy, a Webquest
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Purple Turtle Stories
IN THE NEWS TODAY: 2/11/2016:
Finding a boat isn't news unless it's a 60 ft. ancient Egyptian boat! Found near the Abusir pyramids, the boat is believed to date back to about 2550 BC. Called a funerary boat, the Egyptians sometimes buried wooden boats near tombs believing they could be used to sail into the next life. Because wood decays, few boats have been unearthed in good condition. Pharaoh Cheops (also called Khufu) had two boats buried outside the Great Pyramid. One of the boats, 144 ft. long, was reconstructed and put on display. The latest discovery by archaeologists from the Czech Republic is thought to be in rarely good condition,including ropes, wooden pegs and battens(coverings for the planks). In addition to the 4500 year old boat, some pottery was also found inside.
Photograph from news.discovery.com
The increased popularity of drones is causing nations of the world to address safety concerns. In the Netherlands, the Dutch are worried about illegal drones flying too close to airplanes and they've come up with an unusual idea. They are developing a program where eagles are being trained to attack them. Taught that the tiny drones are something to be hunted, the eagles swoop down and take hold of the drones flying in illegal airspace. One issue that needs to be addressed, however, is the safety of the eagles. As the drones are swirling, their blades can harm the birds. Authorities are working on developing protective gear for the eagles to wear while doing their drone patrols!
Scientists were wondering about a purple sock found deep in the Pacific Ocean. Well, not REALLY a sock, but a very unusual deep-sea creature. Since I love the color purple, I had to post this news story. Since its discovery, in 1949, scientists haven't been able to determine how to classify the creature,call Zenoturbella. The "purple sock" as its been nicknamed is eyeless, brainless, and doesn't have much of a stomach. Basically, it has an opening for food and for waste removal. It doesn't even have teeth! Now, several others have been found. Scientists believe the strange looking creature is a very early form of life.
Archaeologists have found dozens of barefoot prints near Tucson, Arizona. What makes these footprints unique is that they are about 2500 years old! The different sized footprints and even paw prints, suggest a family and pet must have been strolling through the area when they wandered into a muddy area. Archaeologists think a sudden flash flood covered the muddy area, causing a hard mineral crust to form, preserving the imprints for all these many years. Even a child's handprint was uncovered among the footprints. The prints were discovered during the excavation for a new highway bridge.
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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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