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Table of Contents
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Use the Internet In Your Classroom
3. Weekly Topic: Cold War
4. Note from a Subscriber
5. Related Games
6. Quote of the Week
7. Classified Ads
8. Subscription Management
#1. November 10, 2004
I’ve gotten several emails from readers complaining that my “Educational Quote of the Day” should be “Educational Quotation of the Day” because “quote” is a verb, not a noun.
They, however, are wrong.
“Quote” is a noun, as well as a verb. In informal usage, “quote” is a synonym for “quotation” and has been since the 1880’s.
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See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Use the Internet In Your Classroom
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#3. Cold War
by Barbara J. Feldman
Cold War Printable (** for premium members only)
The Cold War was an era of hostility between the United States (and our democratic allies) and the Soviet Union (and their communist allies) that began after World War II. During the fifties and sixties, the threat of nuclear attack loomed large, much the way the fear of another terrorist attack concerns us today.
CNN.com: Cold War
CNN’s Cold War site is a companion to their 1998 television documentary of the same name. It explores the Cold War era (“from Yalta to Malta”) with features, interviews, glossary, interactive maps, forums, games, and an educators guide. My favorite sections are Culture (“The movies, the books, and the kitsch that defined the times.”) and the four interactive games. Do you know your Cold War acronyms? Play The Terminology Test and see if you know the difference between SALT, DMZ, and the NFLA.
Cold War Museum
Best clicks at the virtual Cold War Museum are the Trivia Game (“Who was the founder of the Soviet Communist Party and leader of the Bolshevik Revolution?”) and the decade-by-decade timeline that runs from the ’40’s to the ’90’s. Other clicks reveal a variety of quirky collections, such as Cold War patches, posters from ” various exhibits and conferences that were hosted by the Central Intelligence Agency, ” and “nineteen posters depicting Soviet Military hardware of the 1980’s.”
During the early Cold War years, CONELRAD was a national Emergency Broadcasting System. Today, “CONELRAD is a site devoted to atomic culture past and present but without all the distracting and pedantic polemics.” If I hadn’t lived through it, I’d probably think this kitsch collection of Cold War pop culture too bizarre to be true. But, as a child of the fifties, I can vouch for its authenticity. Here’s just a few of the many gems awaiting your discovery: Bert the Turtle’s Duck and Cover civil defense movie (in a variety of video formats), Kix Atomic “Bomb” ring promotion (only 15 and a cereal box top), and a 24/7 Internet radio broadcast of Cold War era “atomic” hits.
#4. Note from a Subscriber
Thank you for your lovely newsletters which my teacher and I look forward to reading everyweek. We love the online games and try them all out. We have such fun. I am sending you one of my poems which I hope you enjoy.
My name is Helen and I’m a star
I try really hard and hope to go far
Every week I work at my studies
but I could really do with some online buddies
Thank you for the kind words and the poem. Just remember that the best online buddies are your friends from school and your family. Strangers should never be considered buddies, whether online or off.
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#5. Related Games
Cold War Word Search
Cold War Printable Word Search
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/Word_Searches/coldwar-ws.pdf (** for premium members only)
Vietnam War Word Search
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#6. Quote of the Week
“It’s okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are our teachers — they help us to learn.” ~~ John Bradshaw (1933 – ) self-help author, motivational speaker
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