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2. Sponsor’s Spot: Ignite Your Student’s Passion for Self-Directed Learning
3. Weekly Topic: Lewis and Clark
4. Note from a Printables Club Member
5. Related Games
6. Quote of the Week
7. Classified Ads
8. Subscription Management
#1. May 11, 2005
It’s sweet when technology works, and simple tasks like subscribing to an email list are completely automated. But when technology fails, and there’s no one around to check up on it, URGHH!
Last week I learned that the subscription mechanism for the Surfnetkids Email Book Clubs was broken. And it was probably broken for at least ten months! Double URGHH!
But now it’s fixed, so I figured it was a good time to tell you about the book clubs. They work like this. Five days a week we send you a short ten-minute read from a newly published book. Every Monday we start a new book. So over the course of a year, you get to sample fifty-two books, and hopefully find some good ones you want to read. Those you want to read are available at your local library, local bookstore, or the Internet bookstore of your choice. (By this I mean
that we don’t send you physical books… just excerpts via email.)
The book clubs are free and come in three flavors: Teen, Grownup Fiction and Grownup Non-Fiction. You can sign up at:
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Ignite Your Student’s Passion for Self-Directed Learning
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#3. Lewis and Clark
by Barbara J. Feldman
Lewis and Clark Printable (** for premium members only)
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark’s trail blazing expedition departed from St. Louis 201 years ago, on May 14, 1804. In a span of twenty-eight months, they covered 8,000 miles, journeying to the Pacific Ocean and back again.
Discovering Lewis & Clark
“The object of your mission is to explore the Missouri River & such principal stream of it as by its course and communication with the waters of the Pacific Ocean, whether the Columbia, Oregon, Colorado or any other river may offer the most direct & practicable water communication across this continent for the purpose of commerce.” With these words, President Jefferson set in motion the Lewis and Clark expedition of 1804 – 1806. This amazing multimedia site is my don’t-miss-it pick of the day.
Lewis & Clark: The National Bicentennial Exhibition
In celebration of Lewis and Clark’s bicentennial anniversary, the Missouri Historical Society took their museum exhibit on a coast-to-coast tour. But you don’t need to live near any of the five tour cities to enjoy the virtual exhibit. Like Lewis and Clark, you will get to meet people different from you (“in mind and time”) and learn from them. Most unique clicks are the ten themes (such as World of Women and Discovering Language) and the searchable image gallery.
National Geographic: Lewis & Clark
This Lewis and Clark site is chock full of adventures for explorers of all ages. Elementary kids should head directly to Go West Across America for a virtual Lewis and Clark expedition based on the children’s book of the same name. Others will enjoy the cyber campfires, which provide a snapshot into the explorer’s world. “The whol face of the country was covered with herds of Buffaloe,” noted Lewis on April 25, 1805. Can you imagine the plains covered with 60 million bison?
… to continue reading, visit Surfnetkids: Lewis and Clark .
#4. Note from a Printables Club Member
Thank you for what you put out! It [Surfnetkids Printables Club] has
saved me much time, and at times given me suggestions for the other
teachers for integration of this medium into their curriculum.”
Alice Sather, Thief River Falls, MN
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oodles of additional educational content with the Surfnetkids
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#5. Related Games
Lewis and Clark Word Search
Printable Lewis and Clark Word Search
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/Word_Searches/lewis_and_clark-ws.pdf (** for premium members only)
(Learn how to make games just like these with my step-by-step manual. )
#6. Quote of the Week
“In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high.” ~~ Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862) American author and philospher who is best known for “Walden: Life in the Woods”
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#8. Subscription Management
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