[Surfnetkids: 14 Jan 2009] The Great Depression

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#1. January 14, 2009

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

I really wanted to do the Presidential Inauguration as a Surfnetkids.com topic, but thirty days ago when I considered it,
I didn’t find enough good sites to put pull it off. So what I’ve done instead, is post a quickie list of appropriate sites over at SharingLinks.com:

Presidential Inaugration Websites

For you geeky types, this collection is also available as an RSS feed (as are ALL SharingLinks pages): http://www.sharinglinks.com/rss/barbara/inauguration

Have any others you’d like to recommend? You can add them via comment on my blog, or simply tag them “inauguration” over at www.SharingLinks.com.

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

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#3. The Great Depression

by Barbara J. Feldman

The Great Depression Printable (** for premium members only)

The Great Depression of the 1930’s had many causes, but it is commonly agreed that it began with the Wall Street Crash of October, 1929 when the U.S. stock market fell rapidly on huge trading volume. It is common to hear people comparing today’s economic problems to the Great Depression. Are these comparisons legitimate or ridiculous? Learn more about the Great Depression and decide for yourself.

America in the 1930’s
From the American Studies Program at the University of Virginia, America in the 1930’s is a compendium of the decade’s visual arts: film, print, radio, murals, paintings, posters and architecture. Don’t miss the multimedia timeline, which color-codes events into four categories: Politics and Society, Science and Technology, Arts and Culture, and World Events. Many of the items are linked to additional audio or video media, and each year is summarized with a Year in Review video.

Modern American Poetry: The Great Depression
In addition to a depression era art gallery and photo essay, Cary Nelson of Modern American Poetry offers an illustrated narrative about the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl disaster. “For eight years dust blew on the southern plains. It came in a yellowish-brown haze from the South and in rolling walls of black from the North. The simplest acts of life — breathing, eating a meal, taking a walk — were no longer simple. Children wore dust masks to and from school, women hung wet sheets over windows in a futile attempt to stop the dirt, farmers watched helplessly as their crops blew away.”

The New Deal Network
Published by the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and Teachers College at Columbia University, the New Deal Network is my pick of the week because of the depth of its collection. “At the core of the New Deal Network is a database of primary source materials — photographs, political cartoons, and texts (speeches, letters, and other historic documents) — gathered from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, the National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, and other sources. Currently there are over 20,000 items in this database, many of them previously accessible only to scholars.”

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The Great Depression Printable
Printable Great Depression Word Search
The Great Depression Wikipedia Printable
Amelia Earhart Printable
Charles Lindbergh Printable

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The Great Depression Quiz

Great Depression Word Search

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#6.Surfing the Calendar

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday
Jan 15, 1929

Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley’s First Snowflake Photograph
Jan 15, 1885

Dr. Dian Fossey’s Birthday
Jan 16, 1932

Ben Franklin’s Birthday
Jan 17, 1706

U.S. Presidential Inauguration
Jan 20, 2009

#7.Quote of the Week

“I didn’t fail 1000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1000 steps.” ~~ Thomas Edison (1847 – 1931) American inventor.

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