North Clackamas Schools

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Sixth Grade Treasures

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Week
Unit One Stories
 
Sites
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The Summer of the Swans  FEMA for Kids - Information about safety, tips for disasters, games, current events involving FEMA...eleven different sites to visit that encourages students to be emergency ready.

   
2
Lost City: The Discovery of Machu Picchu  Lost Cities - Several photo sets of lost cities. Clicking on the photo gives the reader a brief history of they city and more photos of the archeological digs.
   Archaeological Adventure - Encyclopedia approach to explain to kids what an archaeologist is and does. Site has references: tours, past, present and future archaeological digs
    
3
Gecko Glue, Cockroach Scouts, and Spider Silk Bridges  Interesting Insects - 100s of colorful photographs of 100s of insects by Sayer. Images may be enlarged for detail.
   Incredible Insect Facts and Information - This site has a link for every possible question a student may have about insects.
   What is Sleep? - Explains what sleep is and why we need it.
    
4
The Magic Gourd  Pullman Deffenbaugh Gallery - 20 different sculptures by Baba Wague Diakite
   Motherland Nigeria Stories and Plays for Kids - Several different stories grouped into character traits. (Friendship, forgiveness,
   Motherland Nigeria Games for Kids - Eight different games kids can play with little or no prep or materials. Some games are board games, for indoors, some are outdoor games, appropriate for PE.
    
5
Interrupted Journey  Cetacean Station Kids Whale Guide - Nine different activity sights for kids who want to learn more about whales.
   Cape Cod Harbor - Detailed information about Cape Cod.

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Week
Unit Three Stories
 
Sites
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Juan Verdades: The Man Who Couldn't Tell a Lie  Magic Tales of Mexico - A lovely collection of nine Mexican Folk Tales with text in side by side Spanish and English. The author, Gabriel Cordova also provides some nice study guide notes after each story.

   
2
Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street  Kids Free Souls - Glimpse into journalism for kids. Has some good activities with language games, different aspects of a newspaper. However, there are several ads from Google that appear through out.




3 Building Green  D-4-Kids-Idaho Public Television: Dams - This site has information on Dams, several links for students, teachers or families to go to to watch videos, build mini dams, get involved in the pros and cons of hydroelectric power and more.

   
4
The Emperor's Silent Army Ancient China - Everything you would want to know about Ancient China in kid language. Students have wide variety of topics to choose from with very readable text, videos and illustrations.

  DIG - This is an interactive web site about archaeology. It has information on local digs, plus digs around the world. Students can test their archaeology IQ, view digs on video and read non fiction stories based on digs.

  Qin Shihuang Silent Army Slide Show - A slide show with expository information detailing everything one could want to know about this discovery from Ancient China.

   
5
The Case of the Phantom Poet  Drama Resources for Teachers - This site teaches teachers how to use Readers’ Theater in the classroom.

  Creative Drama & Theater Education Resource Site - This Site has several useful links for teachers who like to use drama in their classrooms, but the best section was “Theater Games”.

  Giggle Poetry- A wide variety of poetry options are offered here for students as well as for teachers. Quality lesson plans for writing poetry, reading poetry effectively (Assonance and consonance!!) all with humor as inspiration.

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Unit Four Stories
 
Sites
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Uncommon Champions BBC Skiillwise Words- Making more interesting sentences using personal pronouns - Grammar practice on pronouns

  Bethany Hamilton- Soul Surfer - Official website of shark attack survivor Bethany Hamilton

  Touch the Top Photo Gallery - Photo gallery section of Erik Weihenmayer’s web site

  FDA Kids’ Site- Meet Yorick - Meet Yorick, the bionic skeleton. Click on “See Yorick and all his medical devices” to access detailed pics of amazing prostheses.
   All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Players Association - A virtual scrapbook of the AAGPBL, well worth a look at the “Charm School” and “Rules of Conduct” sections.
    
2
Exploring the Titanic  Discovery Channel Titanic - Take a virtual dive to the wreck of Titanic

  Titanic - History Channel’s Titanic site with history, interactive animations, images, etc.

  Robert Ballard, Ocean Explorer Information, Facts, News, Photos - National Geographic site for Robert Ballard’s biography and expeditions

  Cousteau Society - Historical information about the Cousteau Society, and current expeditions
   BBC-Skillwise Words- Fact and Opinion homepage - Introduction to fact and opinion, printable worksheets, and quizzes
    
3
Saving Grace  ASL Browser - A dictionary of some terms in American Sign Language, with Quicktime clips

  Oseola McCarty Home Page - University of Southern Mississippi’s page about McCarty’s gift and her legacy

  The Foundation Center - Youth in Philanthropy - A site dedicated to youth philanthropy, including testimonials and ways to get involved.
    
4
Major Taylor  Cycle Information - A clearinghouse of information about biking; section on bicycle history is particularly good.

  Who was Major Taylor? - Major Taylor Association’s collection or articles on Major Taylor

  Official Tony Hawk Website

  Lance Armstrong.com: The Official Source for All Things Lance Armstrong - Biography and current information about Lance Armstrong
    
5
A Single Shard  

  Graceful Curves - The work of Cho Ki-Jung, Contemporary Celadon Master

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Unit Five Stories
 
Sites
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Breaking Through  BBC - Skillswise Words - Read all about it! Making more interesting sentences using adjectives - Grammar Practice on Adjectives

  Death in the Dust - Vivid description by Steinbeck of his visit to a squatters’ camp.
    
2
Ta-Na-E-Ka Lesson Plan- Rituals and Rites of Passage - For teachers- a lesson plan around rites of passage

  Aesop’s Fables - Animations of Aesop’s fables, created by college students
3
Many Countries, One Currency: Europe and the Euro  RatesFX- Currency Converter - An easy-to-read currency converter

  United States - Department of The Treasury - Coins and Currency - U.S. Treasury Department Coins and Currency Page, including links for kids

  Know Your Roots - Spelling: Greek and Latin Roots
    
4
Honus and Me  READ MY REJECTION LETTERS! - Dan Gutman’s rejection letters for the book “Honus and Me”

  T206 Honus Wagner - Wikipedia Article on the T206 Honus Wagner baseball card

  How to Collect Baseball Cards

  The Official Site of Major League Baseball: Kids: Kids’ Dugout - Major-League Baseball for Kids
   The “Virtual Card Collection” by Dan Austin - Vintage Baseball Card Gallery
    
5
Let it Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters  Culture & Change: Black History in America | Scholastic.com - Scholastic online activities around African Americans, including Rosa Parks

  Honoring Caesar Chavez: Introduction - Honoring Cesar Chavez: a webquest by a Concordia student, related to the controversy over naming a Portland street after Chavez.

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Unit Six Stories
 
Sites
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Leonardo's Horse  BBC - Skillswise Words - Making more interesting sentences using adverbs - Grammar practice on adverbs

  The online portfolio of sculptor Nina Akamu - Nina Akamu’s Website, with detailed photos of the recreation of Leonardo’s horse

  MSI | Leonardo da Vinci Exhibit - Leonardo da Vinci exhibit site from the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

  Web Gallery of Art - The Web Gallery of Art, where a simple search will provide a treasury of Leonardo’s works
   Visit to the Sistine Chapel in Vatican - The Web Gallery of Art’s virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel
2
LAFFF The Space Place :: Is time travel possible? - NASA’s Phone Dr. Marc on “Is Time Travel Possible?”-- audio and text

  You Can't Travel Back in Time, Scientists Say | LiveScience - Excellent article with good links

   
3
These Walls Can Talk  BBC - Skillswise Words - Grammar - Double negatives - Grammar practice on double negatives

  Rock Art - Rock art from around the world-- a good source of information and links

  Early Humans for Kids- Cave Paintings and Rock Art - Explanation and virtual tours of Cro-Magnon rock art

  BBC News | Sci/Tech | 'Earliest writing' found - A BBC article revealing that the earliest examples of writing may have been found in Pakistan
    
4
Breaking into Print: Before and After the Printing Press  Howstuffworks “How the Rosetta Stone Works” - Detailed information about the Rosetta Stone

  Howstuffworks “How Offset Printing Works” - Text and video describing how magazines are printed today

   
5
The Donkey of God  BBC - Skillswise Words - Putting sentences together to make compound sentences - Grammar practice on compound sentences

  Discovery Channel:: Pompeii: The Last Day - Discovery Channel’s Pompeii site, with information about Pompeii’s last day, Pliny’s account, archaeology today, and a volcano simulator

  The Dog of Pompeii - One teacher’s “Dog of Pompeii” webquest

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