[Surfnetkids: 15 Aug 2007] The Alamo

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1. Introduction
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Shoebuy
3. Weekly Topic: The Alamo
4. What Did We Miss? Submit Site or Link To Us
5. Related Games
6. Related Video
7. Quote of the Week
8. Classified Ads
9. Subscription Management


#1. August 15, 2007

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Barbara,

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#3. The Alamo

by Barbara J. Feldman
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The Alamo Printable (** for premium members only)
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The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas is a former mission and fortress, built by the Spanish Empire
in the 18th century. In 1835, during the Texas Revolution, it was the scene of a pivotal battle for
independence between the Republic of Texas and Mexico. Do you remember the Alamo?
Today’s website picks will explain why you should.

The Alamo
http://www.thealamo.org/
*****
This official Alamo site is my pick of the day because of its overall quality. Excellent clicks
abound, but here are few of my favorites. Letters home and first-hand battle accounts written by
members of the Alamo garrison can be found in In Their Own Words. Just for Kids is a
collection of online Alamo games, such as word search and sliding puzzles. History Hunt is a
fill-in-the-blank quiz found in Educational Resources/Visiting the Alamo. The Battle recounts
history, with a chronology, a page about The Defenders, and a section exploding Myths and
Misconceptions.

Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library: Alamo History
http://www.drtl.org/history/
*****
“It began as a simple Spanish mission, run by Franciscan missionaries, strategically placed on the
El Camino Real – the King’s Highway.” This five-page timeline charts Alamo history from
1716 (when the Viceroy of New Spain authorized the relocation of the Mission of San Francisco
Solano from the Rio Grande to the San Antonio River) to 2005 (when the Daughters of the
Republic of Texas celebrated their centennial year as the Alamo’s stewards.) This concise
cronology is a great resource for school reports.

The Handbook of Texas Online: Battle of the Alamo
http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/AA/qea2.html
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The Handbook of Texas Online is a multimedia compendium of Texas history and geography.
This page is devoted to the Battle of the Alamo. Other relevant articles include the Alamo, the
Texas Revolution, Samuel Houston (Major General of the Texas army who led the victory at the
battle of San Jacinto), and Davy Crockett ( frontiersman, congressmen, and one of the defenders
who died in the Battle of the Alamo.) Unfortunately, the pages are not linked together, and the
only way to find them is to use the search function.

… to continue reading, visit Surfnetkids: The Alamo.

#4. What Did We Miss? Submit or Link To Us

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#5. Related Games

The Alamo Word Search
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/the_alamo-ws.htm

Printable Alamo Word Search
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Alamo Coloring Page
http://www.surfnetkids.com/coloring/the_alamo-17851.php

(Learn how to make kids games just like these with my How to Add Games to Your Site step-by-step manual.)

#6. Related Video

Remember the Alamo
http://www.surfnetkids.com/video/remember_the_alamo.htm

#7. Quote of the Week

“I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.” ~~ Steve Irwin (1962 – 2006) Australian television personality known as the Crocodile Hunter

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