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2. Sponsor’s Spot: How to Add Games to Your Site
3. Weekly Topic: Declaration of Independence
4. Note from a Subscriber
5. Related Games
6. Quote of the Week
7. Classified Ads
8. Subscription Management
#1. June 30, 2004
Happy 4th of July to my American readers. For those of you following my recent personal journey, my surgery is now scheduled for tomorrow, July 1. I think I am more nervous than I was the first time it was scheduled.
When I feel well enough, I will post something about my progress to my blog:
And, one more time (I feel a bit like a broken record here) I want to thank everyone for their well wishes and prayers.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Sponsor’s Spot: How to Add Games to Your Site
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#3. Declaration of Independence
by Barbara J. Feldman
Declaration of Independence Printable (** for premium members only)
This week we travel back in American history to the time of thirteen colonies struggling to free themselves from the rule of the British monarch. The story of the creation of the Declaration of Independence is a dramatic one, and I’ve found some excellent sites that tell the tale. Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!
America’s Freedom Documents
In July of 1776, bells rang out over Philadelphia signaling the approval of Declaration of
Independence by the Continental Congress. Two hundred and twenty-five years later you can view the original document on your computer. Also available are the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Best clicks are the six mini-movies on topics such as The Real Face of George Washington and Paul Revere, Messenger of the Revolution. Look for the small link titled Movies at the bottom of any page.
Declaring Independence: Drafting the Documents
In June of 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence in
congressionally imposed secrecy. In anticipation of a vote for independence, the Continental Congress appointed a committee to compose a document declaring the colonies’ independence from Britain. That committee then delegated the task to Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson’s first draft of the Declaration can be viewed online at this Library of Congress exhibit. Also on display are fragments of a “Dunlap Broadside,” one of twenty-four surviving copies of the first printing of the Declaration of Independence, done by John Dunlap in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776.
NARA: Charters of Freedom
The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and the Bill of Rights are the focus of this site from the U.S. National Archives & Records Administration (NARA.) The exhibit is designed to be visited sequentially, following a path from the Making of the Charters, three chapters on the documents themselves, and concluding with the Impact of the Charters.
#4. Note from a Subscriber
“Thanks for being there for us parents and teachers. Thanks for your sense of humor. You go girl! Kick butt and get well! Wishing you a quick and complete recovery!”
Thank you, Cathleen.
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#5. Related Games
American Flag Word Search
Printable American Flag Word Search
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/Word_Searches/flag-ws.pdf (** for premium members only)
George Washington Quiz
Print and Color American Flags
(Learn how to make games just like these with my step-by-step manual. )
#6. Quote of the Week
A Minute of Inspiration: Light a Fire Movie
Daily Education Quote via Email
“An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.” ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American poet, author and philosopher
Try this for websites and books about Ralph Waldo Emerson:
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#8. Subscription Management
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