Surfing the Net with Kids FREE Newsletter
Table of Contents
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Do You Make These Money Mistakes?
3. Weekly Topic: U.S. Population
4. What Did We Miss? Submit Site or Link To Us
5. Note from a Reader
6. Related Games
7. Related Video
8. Quote of the Week
9. Classified Ads
10. Subscription Management
#1. November 1, 2006
Are you in charge of a website? Have you tried any of the free Surfnetkids web content? I provide snippets of code with all sorts of educational content that changes
daily, including jokes, factoids and coloring pages.
And now, my popular “Light an Educational Fire” inspiration video is available to add to your website.
To get the HTML code, you can sign up at:
If you already have signed up to use some of my free content, there is a link on the same page that will take you directly to the page where you can pick up the code for the “Light a Fire” video, or any
other of my content applets.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Do You Make These Money Mistakes?
Do you transfer balances on your credit card to get a lower rate?
Have you ever considered a debt consolidation loan?
Do you know how to KNOW if you qualify for a loan before you apply?
Do you close accounts after you’ve paid them off?
Learn the right answers to these questions from Leo Quinn.
#3. U.S. Population
by Barbara J. Feldman
U.S. Population Printable (** for premium members only)
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, on October 17, 2006 the United States become the third country (behind China and India) to be home to more than 300 million people. Big numbers can be hard to understand, but I found some really cool maps, clocks, and graphics to put it into perspective.
Fact Monster: United States Population
“Every ten years, the U.S. Bureau of the Census, an agency of the government, counts how many people live in the United States and asks them questions about their lifestyle, families, jobs, income, age, ethnicity, childcare and other topics.” Fact Monster explains the U.S. Census process, looks at its history with a timeline starting in 1787, and charts U.S. population by region and state. Search for “world population” to jump to the World Stats and Facts section.
Hive Group: World Population Honeycomb Map
This Honeycomb map (built with stats from the 2004 CIA Factbook) is fascinating. Playing around with it will certainly help you better grasp the relative population, geographic area, and density of the world’s biggest countries. The first thing you need to understand is that each square represents a country. You control how the countries are grouped within the Honeycomb, what data is represented by the size of the square (population, size, or density) and what is represented by the color of the square. Clicking on any square will display the country’s quick facts, along with a link to its Wikipedia entry.
MSNBC: Made in the U.S.A.
This U.S. map represents our projected population in 2010. Clicking on any state will reveal population changes expected there. “North Dakota is the only state that is expected to decline in population.” To scroll backwards through history, click on the timeline at the bottom of the graphic, or use the Previous button. Note changes in our racial profile (see the graph on the right), and population density. Just above the timeline, are audio clips about the corresponding generations, including The Lost Generation, Baby Boomers, Gen X, and more.
… to continue reading, visit Surfnetkids: U.S. Population.
#4. What Did We Miss? Submit or Link To Us
Do you know of a great U.S. population site that we didn’t include? Click here to submit a site review.
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#5. Note from a Reader
I just wanted to say thanks for your wonderful site. I teach Family & Consumer Science at a small, rural school and I love incorporating as much technology as possible into my classroom curriculum. While I am very computer savvy, finding the time to surf the net to find great (and free!) resources is difficult. I really appreciate your suggested links and sites. Some of them I had already stumbled upon (such as Moneyopolis), but others were an unknown treasure. Thanks so much for putting together a list of quality sites for kids.
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#6. Related Games
50 States Mix and Match Capitals
#7. Related Video
300 Million U.S. Population Interview
#8.Quote of the Week
“You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.” ~~ James Thurber (1894 – 1961)
American author, cartoonist, humorist and satirist
Click here for more on James Thurber.
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