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#1. June 12, 2013
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#2. Bald Eagles
by Barbara J. Feldman
Bald Eagles Printable (** for premium members only)
The Bald Eagle is a North American bird of prey, and it is both the national bird and national animal of the United States. As an American symbol, the Bald Eagle can be seen on the President’s Seal (look for it on the lectern when the President is speaking) and on the back of many coins including the silver Kennedy half dollar, and the gold $5 coin.
American Bald Eagle Information
“Bald Eagles are found throughout most of North America, from Alaska and Canada to northern Mexico. About half of the world’s 70,000 bald eagles live in Alaska. Combined with British Columbia’s population of about 20,000, the northwest coast of North America is by far their greatest stronghold for bald eagles. They flourish here in part because of the salmon.” With slideshows, photo galleries, and lots of articles, publisher Hope Rutledge has built an excellent resource for students researching school reports.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology: All About Birds: Bald Eagle
“The Bald Eagle has been the national emblem of the United States since 1782 and a spiritual symbol for native people for far longer than that.” The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a non-profit dedicated to “advancing the understanding of nature and engaging people of all ages in learning about birds and protecting the planet.” Their Bald Eagle page includes keys to identification, a summary of behavior and habitat, a photo slideshow, and a sound gallery. “For such a powerful bird, the Bald Eagle emits surprisingly weak-sounding calls.”
National Geographic Animals: Bald Eagle
“The Bald Eagle, with its snowy-feathered (not bald) head and white tail, is the proud national bird symbol of the United States – yet the bird was nearly wiped out there.” National Geographic is our go-to site for animal facts, not because they have more facts than everyone else, but because their layout is concise and well-designed. Be sure to look at Fast Facts for the icon that shows the relative size of a Bald Eagle compared to a six-foot man.
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#5. Surfing the Calendar
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#6. Quote of the Week
“Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.” ~~ John Adams ~~ (October 30 1735 – July 4, 1826) second president of the United States. Find more quotations from John Adams at Lightafire.com.
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