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#1. October 2, 2013
Today I am in medieval Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany. Although I am just a short distance from Munich, where Oktoberfest is in full swing, we won’t be getting there on this trip. Just as well, perhaps, as we can enjoy this UNESCO site without the crowds!
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Laura Ingalls Wilder
by Barbara J. Feldman
Laura Ingalls Wilder Printable (** for premium members only)
Laura Ingalls Wilder (February 7, 1867 – February 10, 1957) is the author of “The Little House” series of children’s books based on her pioneering childhood. At the end of the nineteenth century, traveling with all their possessions in a covered wagon, the Ingalls moved west from Wisconsin to Missouri, Kansas and Dakota. Although she didn’t start writing the books until she was 65 years old, the series is written in her voice as a girl of four through seven.
America’s Story: Laura Ingalls Wilder
“Imagine what it would have been like to be one of the early settlers of the American frontier, moving by covered wagon through wide, windy prairies. You can really get a sense of what it was like by reading one of the books in the Little House series.” This three-slide introduction to Laura Ingalls Wilder might be just what it takes to get your elementary-school student excited about reading a few of Wilder’s books.
Laura Ingalls Wilder, Frontier Girl
“Laura’s childhood was spent traveling west by covered wagon, through Indian Territory in Kansas, to Minnesota, and then to Dakota Territory, where she met and married Almanzo Wilder.” For word search puzzles and games, click on the covered wagon on the Just for Kids page. For research, visit the Research Room, as well as all the Laura sections at the top of the nav menu, such as Laura’s Homes, Laura’s Family, Laura’s Books, and so on.
Laura Ingalls Wilder Home
“Discover how the Little Books came to life. Learn of Rose’s influence. See Laura’s writing desk, her handwritten manuscripts and much more” at the official site for the last of Laura’s homes on Rocky Ridge Farm in Mansfield, Missouri. Best clicks for those who can’t make it to the museum in person, are Life on Rocky Ridge Farm, and Travels of a Pioneer Girl (both listed on the menu under Laura’s Life.)
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#6. Quote of the Week
“Home is the nicest word there is.” ~~ Laura Ingalls Wilder ~~ (February 7, 1867 – February 10, 1957) American writer and pioneer, author of “Little House on the Prarie.” Read more quotes from Laura Ingalls Wilder at Lightafire.com.
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