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2. Sponsor’s Spot: Surfnetkids Printables Club
3. Weekly Topic: Vikings
4. Note from a Subscriber
5. Quote of the Week
6. Classified Ads
7. Subscription Management
#1. June 16, 2004
The day before my scheduled hysterectomy, the doctor canceled my surgery because my white blood count was high. I can not describe my disappointment. Thank you so much for all your well wishes. I will keep you informed as I know more about my new surgery date.
Getting back to work, last week I decided to use this space to show you a new feature that I am testing over at the Surfnetkids.com site: related search engine results.
At the bottom of some of the column pages (this isn’t implemented site-wide yet), I have created a link to search results that relate to the topic. For example, if you hop over to today’s topic page (
https://www.surfnetkids.com/vikings.htm ) and you scroll down past the site reviews, you will see three buttons: “Suggest a Site,” “Read Reader Suggestions,” and “Web Search for More Sites.”
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See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
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Ten centuries ago, Vikings lived in northern Europe, in an area that now includes Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Vikings were infamous pirates and warriors, terrorizing Europe for hundreds of years. But warfare was not their only pursuit. They excelled on the sea, and were among the best shipbuilders of their time. Learn more at the following sites.
BBC Schools: Vikings
>From the first Viking raid on Britain in 794, until their final expulsion from Scotland in 1468, the Vikings were in Great Britain for seven hundred years. This BBC School site explores the Viking invasion, Viking life and Viking beliefs. My favorite click is the Shockwave game, Thorkal and the Trading Ship, where you visit the Jorvik (now known as York) to buy five gifts for your captain’s family in Norway. For more multimedia fun, visit BBC History: The Vikings ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/vikings/ ).
NOVA Online: The Vikings
The NOVA Vikings television program and this companion website examine “a new, less barbarian image of the Norsemen based on recent archeological investigations.” Highlights are the articles about the Viking long ships, the rune alphabet (“See your name spelled in runes”) , and the science of tree rings used by archeologists to date the remains of wooden Norse ships. Build a Tree-Ring Timeline is an exercise in matching the unique patterns that form a tree’s fingerprint to create a chronology of trees from specific forests.
In western Gotland (an island in the Baltic Sea, off the shore of Sweden) , Frojel was one of the most important trading places of the Viking era. Spend a sunny summer eleventh-century afternoon there, courtesy of the Frojel link on the front page. After your multimedia time travel, click on General Information for a Viking introduction, time line, maps, and photos. To finish your adventure, there are two interactive quizzes: one simple and the other more advanced. “Did the Vikings have horns on their helmets?” The answer might surprise you.
#4. Note from a Subscriber
“I love your newsletter. Thank you for all you do for teachers and kids. You’re the BEST!!!!” Charly
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