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Table of Contents
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Attention Teachers and Homeschoolers
3. Weekly Topic: Bill of Rights
4. Link to Bill of Rights
5. Note from a Subscriber
6. Related Games
7. Quote of the Week
8. Classified Ads
9. Subscription Management
#1. November 23, 2005
Thank you for all your suggestions about my back. Four of out five of you thought yoga would be a good idea. I’m about 20% better… not good enough for yoga yet, but I am walking a little better.
Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers. For last minute Thanksgiving jokes and online fun, here’s my Thanksgiving Games page. http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/Thanksgiving/
If you have (or teach) kids that like to color, I have a question for you. I am adding a bunch of coloring pages to my site, and I’d like to know your opinion on what online format is best.
Will you do me a favor, and answer the one-question poll below? Thanks.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Attention Teachers and Homeschoolers
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#3. Bill of Rights
by Barbara J. Feldman
Bill of Rights Printable (** for premium members only)
The first ten amendments to the United States Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights. Among the rights protected are freedom of speech, the right to bear arms, and protection from unreasonable search. In 1941, in celebration of the anniversary of the 1791 ratification of the Bill of Rights, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt proclaimed December 15, Bill of Rights Day.
Bill of Rights Institute
The Bill of Rights Institute is a non-profit whose goal is to “educate young people about the words and ideas of America’s Founders, the liberties guaranteed in our Founding documents, and how our Founding principles affect and shape a free society.” Click on Instructional Material/ Free Resources to access high-school lesson plans, links to Bill of Rights news items, and related Supreme Court decisions.
Constitution Center: Save the Bill of Rights Game
“Help restore the Bill of Rights. The Official National Computer has crashed. Your mission … rebuild the document by finding the missing rights and freedoms in Freeville.” With key phrases missing from the Bill of Rights, mouse around town until you find the activities protected by the lost words. This game is my pick of the day for middle-school students. Other great clicks are the Interactive Constitution and the Centuries of Citizenship timeline.
Illinois First Amendment Center
Visit the Illinois First Amendment Center to explore the five freedoms provided by the First Amendment: freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. My favorite click is the fifteen question First Amendment Quiz (found in Students.) “Those Americans that refused to ratify the Constitution unless a Bill of Rights was added were known as: Federalists or Anti-Federalists.” Teachers and home schooling parents can request free curriculum for grades eight through twelve. It is available as a PDF download or can be sent to you through the mail on CD or paper.
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#4. Link to Bill of Rights
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#5. Note from a Subscriber
I have been finding the activities in your newsletter quite helpful. The best one for me so far and most helpful, was the one about studying. I have a sister who will be working at a preschool, so I’ll just pass on some of your ideas and stories to her and I am sure she’ll love the activities.
I hope you feel better soon and always say a prayer.
Bye for now,
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#6. Related Games
Bill of Rights Word Search
Printable Bill of Rights Word Search
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/Word_Searches/bill_of_rights-ws.pdf (** for premium members only)
#7. Quote of the Week
“I’ve always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up.” ~~ Beverly Sills ( 1929 – ) American opera singer
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#9. Subscription Management
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