[Surfnetkids: 28 May 2008] D-Day

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Math Goodies
3. Weekly Topic: D-Day
4. What You Missed This Week
5. Related Games
6. Quote of the Week
7. Subscription Management

#1. May 28, 2008

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Barbara,

Although this will appear in my "Internet Tip of the Week" blog next week, I decided to share it with you
today, because I think it will be a great tool for classrooms and families.

Google Sites, a website creation tool, is now open to everyone. Google Sites makes creating and sharing a website easy. You get single-click page creation, and don’t need to know any HTML.
Sites can be private or public, and you can allow multiple people (such as all the members of a club, or students in a classroom)
to edit pages and submit content.

I’ve include a short video introduction on my blog. Please take a look, and let me know what you think:

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

#2. Math Goodies

Do you know a child who needs math
Do you want self-paced math instruction for
use at home or in the car? Visit Math Goodies,
offering free math help since 1998.

Our interactive lessons, games, and worksheets
are designed to make math fun for students
of all ages.
Math Goodies was a pioneer of interactive math
instruction and free math homework help. Today
we have over 500
pages of activities for students,
teachers and parents.

#3. D-Day

by Barbara J. Feldman

D-Day Printable (** for premium members only)

On June 6, 1944, Allied troops from the U.S., Britain, Canada and France, stormed the coastline of Normandy, France, taking the occupying Germans by surprise. The attack was the largest single-day invasion of all time, with over 130,000 troops arriving by air and by sea in one day.

D-Day Museum: Memories of D-Day
"Four years in the preparation, Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944, marked the beginning of the end of World War II and the eventual liberation of Europe." The D-Day Museum of Portsmouth, UK, has a large D-Day archive, including articles, veterans’ memoirs, and audio clips. Best reasons to visit are the first person accounts sprinkled throughout the site. In addition to features about preparing for D-Day, and crossing the channel, the site has sections covering the five Normandy beaches where American and British troops landed.

Encyclopedia Britannica’s Guide to Normandy 1944
Encyclopedia Britannica’s multimedia guide is a terrific starting point for a school research project. Highlights include audio memories from D-Day veterans, interactive charts, and Learning Activities. Change the Course of History (the first of four Learning Activities) is a classroom role-playing game where students take on the role of a real German commander, Field Marshall Gerd von Rundstedt. What might have happened if he had somehow learned how and when the Allies were to invade France?

PBS: American Experience: D-Day
Notable clicks at this PBS site include the World War II European timeline, and the Special Features. "Did You Know?" answers the popular question: What does the "D" in D-Day stand for? The short answer is that it probably stands for "Day," but you’ll need to read the article to get the whole story. "Hot Off the Presses" is a look at newspaper reports of the time. For teachers, there are seven classroom activities, covering four subject areas: geography, economics, history and civics.

… Click to continue D-Day.

#4. What You’re Missing This Week

Printables Club Members also get the following free downloads to use in the classroom or to send home with students:

D-Day Printable

Printable World War II Crossword

D-Day Wikipedia Printable

Pearl Harbor Printable

Veterans Day Printable

*** Are you curious? Get your own ten-day trial membership:

#5. Related Games

World War II Crossword

Printable World War II Crossword
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/Crosswords/world_war_ii_crossword.pdf (** for premium members only)

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

#6.Quote of the Week

"Spoon feeding, in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon." ~~ E.M. Forster (January 1, 1879 – June 7, 1970) English novelist.

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