[Surfnetkids: 07 Jul 2010] Rivers

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#1. July 07, 2010

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

I had lunch with my Mom this week, and she made me smile (which she does a lot lately) when she wanted to show me all her clothes in her two armoires. It’s one of her favorite hobbies, rearranging her outfits and matching up jewelry to go with them. Then she puts the outfits all on one hanger and puts them back in the closet. At one time, she even suggested that she wanted to do this for other seniors that lived in her retirement town. She’s such a fashionista! But not the kind that buys new clothes every season. Her delight is in going through her old clothes and matching them up in a way that makes them new again.

You can read more about my personal journey through My Mother’s Jewelry Box and how we are coping with her descension into Alzheimer’s at my newest site:
My Mother’s Jewelry Box

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
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#2. Rivers

by Barbara J. Feldman
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Rivers Printable (** for premium members only)
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Rivers are an important part of our ecosystem as a source of water, food, transportation, defense, energy, and last, but certainly not least, recreation. Learn more at this week’s selection of sites.

Fact Monster: Principal Rivers of the World
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The Fact Monster almanac lists the fifty-five biggest rivers in the world, with links to additional articles about most of them. The Nile (the longest river in the world) tops the list with a length of 4,180 miles, and the Tigris is the shortest river on the list, with a length of 1,180 miles. A separate Rivers of the United States page annotates rivers 350 miles or longer, but is listed alphabetically, not by length.

Missouri Botanical Garden: Rivers and Streams
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“From outer-space, the earth looks like it is covered with veins and arteries, similar to our bodies. The earth’s arteries, however, are really a vast web of rivers and streams that channel water across the planet, from mountains to oceans.” This excellent lesson for middle and high-school students covers watersheds, surface runoff, water pollution, how streams become rivers, river zones, river creatures (such as the Arrau River turtle) and hydroelectric power (dams).

University of Illinois Extension: The All-Star River Explorers
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“Rivers are an essential part of our world. Since the beginning of time, people have traveled on them and built cities along them. Rivers have provided food as well as a source of commerce and entertainment for centuries.” This multimedia exploration for third through fifth grade students, introduces river basics, describes their importance, and includes a section on river explorers such as Henry Hudson, and Lewis and Clark. There is a Teacher’s Guide that outlines classroom activities, and a River Resource page with additional site recommendations.

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