Surfing the Net with Kids FREE Newsletter
Table of Contents
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Surfnetkids Web Widgets
3. Weekly Topic: Cleopatra
4. What You Missed This Week
5. Related Games
6. Quote of the Week
7. Subscription Management
#1. June 11, 2008
Did you have a chance to look at the newly updated Surfnetkids Web Widgets? If you have a website, they are a fun and very easy way to add daily content.
If you had trouble getting in last week, I urge you to try again. With the spike in traffic, we had a bit of a bumpy time. But we worked out a few kinks over the weekend, and things should be better now.
One more note on the format of today’s newsletter. In an attempt to improve deliverability of these weekly emails, I have removed the links to the reviewed sites. I will give this a try, and see how it goes. You can always find the links on my site, and there is a link to the exact page at the beginning and end of the reviews that follow.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
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by Barbara J. Feldman
Cleopatra Printable (** for premium members only)
She is known in pop culture as simply Cleopatra, although there were six Egyptian queens before her with the same name. Cleopatra VII (69 – 30 BCE) was the last pharaoh in the Ptolemy dynasty, and although ruthless at times, her intelligence and charm has captured history’s imagination.
British Museum: Cleopatra of Eypt
Take a virtual tour of highlights from the 2001 British Museum’s Cleopatra of Egypt exhibit.
Each of the fourteen objects is annotated, and a click on the thumbnail (or the magnifying glass)
brings up a beautiful, enlarged view of the art piece. "The exhibition traced Cleopatra’s life as
queen of Egypt and her liaisons with the two great Roman leaders of the day, Julius Caesar and
Egyptology Online: Infamous Cleopatra
"Pharaoh Ptolemy XII died in March 51 BC making the 18 year old Cleopatra and her 12 year
old brother Ptolemy XIII joint monarchs. These first three years of their reign was difficult due
to economic difficulties, famine, deficient floods of Nile and political conflicts." This site
introduces Cleopatra and six other pharaohs, and puts them in the context of thousands of years
of Egyptian history. Don’t miss the timeline (in the Chronology section) that starts in the
Predynastic Period (c5500 – 3100 BCE) and ends in the Macedonian and Ptolemaic Period ( 332
- 30 BCE).
Field Museum: Cleopatra of Egypt
"Cleopatra was descended from a line of rulers that began with Ptolemy I, a general who served
under Alexander the Great in the 4th century BCE." Although the Cleopatra of Egypt exhibit has
long left Chicago, you can still explore parts of it online. Best clicks include the quick facts
page, the "Who Was Cleopatra?" quiz, and the Flash simulation game. In the game, you will
help archaeologists search Alexandria for shards from an early portrait of Cleopatra, then
reassemble the pieces.
… Click to continue Cleopatra .
#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:
Printable Egytian Pyramids Word Search
Cleopatra Wikipedia Printable
Egyptian Pyramids Printable
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#5. Related Games
Egyptian Pyramids Word Search
Ancient Egypt Coloring Pages
#6.Quote of the Week
"Be yourself. Who else is better qualified? You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try." ~~ Beverly Sills (May 25, 1929 – July 2, 2007) American opera singer.
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