Surfing the Net with Kids FREE Newsletter
#1. November 19, 2008
We’ve been having a bit of kitty drama at our house recently. We got a new kitten from the rescue shelter, and she’s really cute and completely friendly and lovable. But suddenly today she starting having litterbox accidents, and now she’s on meds for a cold and cough.
You can see a picture of Bella Boo here:
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Coupons, Deals and Bargains
What are you shopping for? Get coupons, deals and bargains
good at hundreds of top Internet retailers.
#3. Sojourner Truth
by Barbara J. Feldman
Sojourner Truth Printable (** for premium members only)
Sojourner Truth (born Isabella Baumfree) was one of the best-known abolitionists of the nineteenth century. Born a slave in New York in approximately 1797, she was freed in 1828. She took the name Sojourner Truth in 1843 when she began lecturing on the abolition of slavery and for women’s rights.
Digital Library: The Narrative of Sojourner Truth
Although Sojourner Truth never learned to read or write, she dictated this autobiography to Olive Gilbert, a white abolitionist.. Published in 1850, it tells the story of a Dutch-speaking slave child who transformed herself into a traveling speaker, abolitionist and women’s right advocate. “The following is the unpretending narrative of the life of a remarkable and meritorious woman — a life which has been checkered by strange vicissitudes, severe hardships, and singular adventures.”
Sojourner Truth Institute: Sojourner’s Biography
The Sojourner Truth Institute of Battle Creek, MI, has a terrific collection of resources for students of all grade levels. Best clicks include Legacy of Faith (an illustrated narrative biography for middle school and older), a four-part timeline of her life, In Her Times (a timeline of American history during Sojourner Truth’s lifetime), and the puzzles in Test Your Knowledge. For teachers, there is a third-grade lesson plan (look for the link on the main biography page.)
Sojourner Truth Memorial: History of Sojourner Truth
In 1843, Sojourner Truth moved to Massachusetts where she lived in and near Florence for eight years, and where she now has a memorial statue. Visit for a short biography and the history of her memorial. “Born a slave in upstate New York in approximately 1797, she labored for a succession of five masters until the Fourth of July, 1827, when slavery was finally abolished in New York State. Then Isabella – as she had been named at birth – became legally free.”
… Click to continue Sojourner Truth.
#4. Printables Club Members Also Get …
Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:
Sojourner Truth Printable
Printable Sojourner Truth Word Search
Sojourner Truth Wikipedia Printable
Harriet Tubman Printable
Susan B. Anthony Printable
Women’s Suffrage Printable
*** Are you curious? Get your own ten-day trial membership:
#5. Related Games
Sojourner Truth Word Search
Women’s History Quiz
Black History Quiz
Harriet Tubman Quiz
Harriet Tubman Word Search
#6.Surfing the Calendar
America Recycles Day
Nov 15, 2008
Geography Awareness Week
Nov 16-22, 2008
Leonids Meteor Shower
Nov 17, 2008
Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
Nov 19, 1863
First ISS Module Zarya Launched by Russians
Nov 20, 1998
#7. Quote of the Week
“It is the mind that makes the body.” ~~ Sojourner Truth (~1797 – 1883) Black American abolitionist and women’s rights advocate, born a slave.
Click here for more Sojourner Truth quotes.
Daily Education Quote via Email
#8. Subscription Management
To get your own free weekly subscription:
Need help? Get support at:
Copyright © 2008 by Surfnetkids.com, Inc.
991C Lomas Santa Fe Dr #415, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Publication in any medium is strictly prohibited without prior
written permission. This means you are NOT allowed to post this
newsletter on your website, in your school publication, nor distribute
it to an email list. You are however, allowed and encouraged to forward
this newsletter to a few friends. Thank you for your help in protecting my