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Fifth Grade Treasures

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Unit One Stories
 
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Miss Alaineus   Kinderart - Lots of contests for kids to enter in many subject areas.

    Factmonster - History of spelling bees. Spelling quizzes for practice.

     

     
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Davy Crockett Saves the World   Factmonster - List of names who are legends with information on each.
      American Folklore - Lists of legends to read online, also lesson plans for teachers.
       
       
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Forests of the World   Enchanted Learning - Good, simple information, especially on rain forests.
      What Tree is It? - Identify trees by leaf, fruit or name.
       
       
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Ultimate Field Trip 5: Blasting Off to Space Academy   Back in Orbit: Time for Kids Article - Short article with good information.
      Factmonster - Describes the first permanent crew with pictures and links.
       
       
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Pipiolo and the Roof Dogs   FBI Working Dogs - FBI web site with information about the different uses of dogs in their bureau.
       
       
       
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Unit Two Stories
 
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Ranger Rick   KidsClick - Encyclopedic entries on the different species of snakes.

     

     

     
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Maya Lin: Architect of Memory   Ellis Island - The National Park Service - Gives the history of the island with lots of pictures, both past and present.

     

     

     
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Salsa Stories   Browse the World Mr. Dowling - Map of Jamaica, brief descriptions of geography, economy, government and people, with illustrations.

     

     

     
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Black Cowboy Wild Horses: A True Story   American West - A presentation of the history and development of the American West.

     

     

     
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Unit Three Stories
 
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Sleds on Boston Common: A Story from the American Revolution   American Revolution - Extensive information, including women during this period. Music, lyrics, and additional links.

     

     

     
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When Esther Morris Headed West   Women’s International Center - Women’s right to vote, early history is explained.

     

     

     
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Beyond the Horizon   Garbage - Explains the different types of garbage - solid, hazardous, sewage, global effects and the future.

     

     

     
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My Great-Grandmother's Gourd   Cool Planet - Information about deserts - climates, landscapes, geography, plant and animal life, conservation and exploration. Facts and figures given.

     

     

     
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Zathura: A Space Adventure   Enchanted Learning - All About Space - information, games, puzzles and activities.

     

     

     
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Unit Four Stories
 
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Goin' Someplace Special   Civil Rights Museum - Galleries: Unremitting Struggle, Strategies for change, Organization Protest, Education, Brown vs. the Topeka Board of Education, Little Rock, Montgomery Bus Boycott, Sit-Ins, Freedom Riders, Ole Miss, Project C Birmingham, The March on Washington, Freedom Summer, Selma, March Against Fear, Chicago, Memphis, King Room, Mohandas K. Gandhi

    The History of Jim Crow - The teacher links page has lesson plan ideas for teachers to educate about Jim Crow laws.

     

     
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Carlos and the Skunk   Animal Adapatations, Animal Defense - A teacher in Salt Lake put together a simple web page with 14 animals and one guiding question after each animal for students to read for

    Animal Adaptations - A teacher in Salt Lake put together a simple web page with 30 plus animals with a couple guiding questions after each animal for students to read for

    Ecokids Animal Adaptations - A game that has students select the correct 3 adaptations an animal has out of four possibilities

    Animal Adaptations - This lesson plan has links to a student recording page combined with a website that has a link to a PBS kids site.
       
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Getting Out the Vote   MSNBC Candidates and Issues Matrix - This website has short videos of each candidate in the 2008 Election talking about issues: Education, energy, health care, immigration and the Iraq War

    The Machine of Democracy - The Smithsonian put together a website to teach about the history of voting and a comparison of how different states handle voting.

     

     
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Hurricanes   FEMA’s Natural Disaster Information for Kids - FEMA put together a website of information about different types of natural disasters.

    Ten Worst Natural Disasters - This website gives information about the ten biggest natural disasters that have occured around the world.

    National Weather Service National Hurricane Center - This website has up to date information about storms that have happened recently as well as any storms happening around the world.

     
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The Catch of the Day: A Trickster Play   Illustrated Aesop’s Tales - This website has approximately 15 links to stories with the moral that they teach.

    Aesop’s Fables - Links to over 600 of Aesop’s fables with some stories in audio format.

    American Folklore: Tricksters - This website has links to several stories from Native American, African, and European cultures

     
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Unit Five Stories
 
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Spirit of Endurance   Nova Online: Shackleton’s Voyage of Endurance - Good overview with lots of information about the voyage. Site includes a timeline, illustrations, interviews, diaries and an illustration with links that shows what the crew had from the ship to survive.

    Kodak: The Endurance - Excellent illustrations with a map that shows the journey of Shackleton’s voyage through the Weddell Sea.

    National Geographic: Arctic vs. Antarctic - Features links to several sites with information about the difference between the Arctic and Antarctic regions.

     
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Weslandia   Paul Fleischman’s Official Website - Information about the author, excerpts from his stories and information about other books he’s written.

     

     

     
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A Historic Journey   Discovering Lewis & Clark - Links include maps, information about Lewis & Clark’s discoveries, exceprts from journals and their drawings of plants and animals along the trail. The natural history link matches well with the science flip chart on pg. 45.

    Lewis & Clark - PBS has a great website with lesson plans that you can use to supplement the reading during the week. The link “Into the Unknown” allows students to create their own journey and make decisions similar to those that Lewis and Clark had to make.

    Lewis and Clark: Mapping the West - The Smithsonian has put together a good website that focuses on the mapmaking aspect of Lewis and Clark’s journey. The cartography link helps explain how maps are put together. The lesson plans are also helpful for teachers to use.

     
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The Unbreakable Code    

     

     

     
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The Color of My Words    

     

     

     
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Unit Six Stories
 
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Golden Mare, the Firebird, and the Magic Ring   The Realm of Fairy Tales - A webquest put together by a teacher about fairy tales. It includes a theme page with a links page that connects you to a variety of fairy tales.

    National Geographic, Brother’s Grimm - The website allows you to “choose your own fairy tale” based on a set of questions before reading one.

    Greek & Latin Roots - This website has a nice printable list of common Greek and Latin roots.

    Cinderella - A collection of 15 different Cinderella stories put on one webpage from a variety of cultures.
       
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Skunk Scout   National Park Service Webrangers - Students can log in as a visitor to do a number of activities related to national parks. Click on visitor and the visit link on the next page to see a variety of activities.

    National Park Service: Nature & Science - Includes many topics of how science is used to manage a national park. There is also a teachers & students link with more information.

     

     
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A Dream Comes True   U.S. Paralympics - This website has information about a variety of sports and the athletes that participate in them for the United States Paralympic team.

    Boundless Playgrounds - The website gives background information about the Boundless Playgrounds program.

     

     
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Up in the Air: The Story of Balloon Flight   The History of Ballooning - PBS put together a good illustrated timeline of the history of balloon flight.

    Albequerque Hot Air Balloon Fiesta - Information about the annual event in New Mexico.

     

     
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Hidden Worlds: Looking Through a Scientist's Microscope    

     

     

     
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