[Surfnetkids: 25 May 2011] Online Scavenger Hunts



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#1. March 25, 2011

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

Only four more days left of my Italian adventure. But we saved a few of the very best things for last, as we have scheduled a guided tour through the Uffizi Gallery today. It will be like walking through the Italian renaissance!

I hope you’ve had a chance to look at some of my snapshots.

Ciao!

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Barbara J. Feldman
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#2. Online Scavenger Hunts

by Barbara J. Feldman
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This week’s site selection is dedicated to improving search skills. Some of today’s sites feature a single daily question (or search challenge), and others offer topic-based research questions often called online scavenger hunts. Good hunting!

Ask.com: Question of the Day
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These are fun, topical questions, but often very easily answered with a single search. For example, on the day of the royal wedding, the Ask Question of the Day was “Will Kate Middleton become Queen?” To see the answer displayed along with the Ask results, simply click on the question or the “See the Answer” button. Oh, and the answer is “If Prince William does become King, she would be the Queen Consort.”

Blackwell’s Best: Internet Scavenger Hunts
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Vicki Blackwell brings us lots and lots of scavenger hunts. A few have fallen victim to link rot (URLs that no longer work) but there are so many goodies here, I just had to ignore the few problems. The first batch (listed at the top of the page) is hunts created by teachers in the Tangipahoa Parish School System in Louisiana. Next comes a PowerPoint presentation that consists of research questions called “mini-hunts.” The third section is a collection of both on-site and off-site scavenger hunts, some from sites such as Education World, Scholastic and Cyberbee.

Education World: Internet Scavenger Hunts
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Education World has organized their large collection of printable scavenger hunts (in PDF format) by month. For example, May includes Memorial Day Memories, April Showers Bring May Flowers, Honoring our Veterans and fourteen other topics. In addition to the one-page activity sheets with questions and links to web resources, Education World provides online answer keys.

… Click to continue Online Scavenger Hunts .

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Online Scavenger Hunts Printable

Online Scavenger Hunt Wikipedia Printable
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#5. Surfing the Calendar

Hurricane Preparedness Week
May 22-28, 2011

National Backyard Games Week
May 23-30, 2011

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May 27, 1930

Golden Gate Bridge Opened
May 27, 1937

Sojourner Truth Gives “Ain’t I Woman?” Speech
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John F. Kennedy’s Birthday
May 29, 1917

National Spelling Bee Week
May 29-Jun 3, 2011

President Woodrow Wilson Proclaims June 14 Flag Day
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First Daily American Newspaper Published
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Memorial Day
May 30, 2011

Walt Whitman’s Birthday
May 31, 1819

Mark Felt Reveals Himself as Watergate’s Deep Throat
May 31, 2005

Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month
June

Cancer From the Sun Month
June

Dairy Month
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National Fireworks Safety Month
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Start of Hurricane Season
Jun 1, 2011

Jerusalem Day
Jun 1, 2011

Helen Keller Dies
Jun 1, 1968

Isabella Baumfree Chooses the Name Sojourner Truth
Jun 1, 1843

#6. Quote of the Week

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