[Surfnetkids: 28 Nov 2012] Singapore



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#1. November 28, 2012

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

All this talk about Cyber Monday being expanded into Cyber Week, inspired me to join in. So (drumroll, please) here is (our first ever) pre-holiday cyber sale! Save 25% off both of my products at Amazon.

1) Jokes By Kids Kindle book is reduced 25%, now just $2.99.

“Jokes By Kids: Volume 1″ includes 401+ clean, funny jokes submitted by kids from around the world. These jokes are great fun for long car rides, the dinner table, the classroom, scout troops, birthday parties or anywhere family is gathered. And when you have “Jokes By Kids” on your phone (or iPad or Kindle), you’ll have it handy whenever the occasion calls for a little laughter!

2) Printable Holiday Fun CD-ROM also reduced 25% … now just $16.49.

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  • Great for teachers, parents, scout leaders and kids!

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
http://www.surfnetkids.com

#2. Singapore

by Barbara J. Feldman
http://www.surfnetkids.com/singapore.htm

Singapore Printable (** for premium members only)
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/singapore.pdf

Singapore is a city-state that gained independence on August 9, 1965, located on the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, just eighty-five miles north of the equator. Despite having few natural resources, and a population of just five million, Singapore boasts the third highest per-capita income in the world.

Britannica: Singapore History
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This article summarizes the history of Singapore. For links to additional topics, such as The Land or The Economy, look in the right-hand Table of Contents. “Singapore Island originally was inhabited by fishermen and pirates, and it served as an outpost for the Sumatran empire of Srivijaya. In Javanese inscriptions and Chinese records dating to the end of the 14th century, the more common name of the island is Tumasik, or Temasek, from the Javanese word tasek (‘sea’).”

CIA World Factbook: Singapore
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“Singapore was founded as a British trading colony in 1819. It joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963 but separated two years later and became independent. Singapore subsequently became one of the world’s most prosperous countries with strong international trading links (its port is one of the world’s busiest in terms of tonnage handled) and with per capita GDP equal to that of the leading nations of Western Europe.” With short facts, organized into categories such as Geography, Government, and Military, the CIA World Factbook is an excellent starting point for school reports.

Singapore Memory
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The Singapore Memory Project is a national online initiative to “tell the Singapore Story” in images, audio and video. Best way to enjoy is to browse the collections, campaigns, the showcase, and featured memories. You’ll find a huge variety of items from childhood memories to snaps of recent events. “The SMP aims to collect 5 million personal memories as well as a substantial number of published materials on Singapore by 2015.”

… Click to continue Singapore .

#3. 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:

Singapore Printable

Singapore Wikipedia Printable

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#4. Related Games

Asia Geoquest
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#5. Surfing the Calendar

International Calendar Awareness Month
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Universal Human Rights Month
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Game of Bingo Created by Edwin S. Lowe
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Antarctica Made a Scientific Preserve
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Eight National Parks Established in Alaska
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Anniversary of Artificial Heart Transplant
Dec 2, 1982

Malta Summit
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Nobel Week
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Walt Disney’s Birthday
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Montgomery Bus Boycott
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Parthenon Day
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#6. Quote of the Week

“Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else does and thinking something different.” ~~ Albert Szent-Gyorgyi ~~ (September 16, 1893 – October 22, 1986) Hungarian physiologist. Click here for more experience quotes.

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