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2. Sponsor’s Spot: Ready-Made Internet Handouts
3. Weekly Topic: Gorillas
4. Link to Gorillas
5. Note from a Subscriber
6. Related Games
7. Quote of the Week
8. Classified Ads
9. Subscription Management
#1. December 14, 2005
If you were one of hundreds of visitors who had trouble accessing the FreeKidsColoring pages last week, please give us another a try. On Wednesday afternoon I made a configuration change that should have resolved the “unauthorized access” problem.
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See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Ready-Made Internet Handouts
Make learning fun with ready-made Internet
by Barbara J. Feldman
Gorillas Printable (** for premium members only)
Gorillas are the largest of the apes and have no natural enemies except for man. They make their home in the rain forests of Africa, near the equator. I was amazed to learn they were not discovered by man until 1847 . Can you imagine seeing a six-foot 450 pound gorilla for the very first time?
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International
Dian Fossey began studying mountain gorillas in Africa in 1963. Four years later, she founded the Karisoke Research Center Rwanda and there among the gorillas for almost eighteen years. Although she died in 1984, her foundation continues her work. Best clicks are The Life of Mountain Gorillas (don’t miss Life Facts) and the story of Isaro, A Curious Youngster (see Karisoke Kids.) “Typically, mountain gorillas live in groups that contain one or two adult males (ages 12 years or older, called silverbacks), several younger males (called blackbacks), adult females, juveniles and infants.”
Congo Gorilla Forest
The Congo Gorilla Forest exhibit at the Bronx Zoo is a “six-and-a-half acre African rain forest environment that explains WHAT a rain forest is, HOW it works, WHICH animals make it their home, WHY it is threatened and HOW people can help save it.” It is home to two troops of lowland gorillas. Best gorilla clicks are found on Meet the Congo Residents and by choosing Great Gorilla Forest on the Congo Virtual Tour. Elementary kids will like the Congo Game, which is a Shockwave version of a traditional “move-around-the-board” game for two to four players.
Koko.org: Gorilla Foundation
In 1971, Francine ”Penny’ Patterson began teaching Koko, a newborn lowland gorilla, American Sign Language. Koko proved an able pupil, and her vocabulary has grown to 1000 words. First stop for elementary-age students should be the excellent Koko’s Kids Club. Older students will find oodles of information about the amazing “talking” Koko in Koko’s World and general gorilla background material in About Gorillas. Teachers can receive a free information packet by clicking on the Teacher icon at the top of the Kids Club.
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#4. Link to Gorillas
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#5. Note from a Subscriber
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#6. Related Games
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Printable Ape and Monkey Coloring Pages
#7. Quote of the Week
“The best way to get a good idea is to get a lot of ideas.” Linus Pauling (1901 – 1994) American Nobel Prize winning chemist
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