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Unit-by-Unit Web Support, 2000 Edition:
Hometowns (Grade 1, Unit 6)
Here are some of the best Web sites to use while teaching this unit. All of the sites referenced in your Literacy Place 2000 Teacher Editions are also listed here, unless the site no longer exists.
 Week 1
Global Kid Connections
Accompany children on a visit to other countries to learn about hometowns far away. Encourage them to learn about children and villages in places like South Africa, France, and India. How are these children like Yemi and her brother Kokou? (p. T13)
Top of Page Kidlink
Suggest that adult family members and children log on to the Kidlink Network. This popular chat service gives children the opportunity to learn about other communities around the world. (p. T41)
 Week 2
Show children how to get a map of their home neighborhoods or the school neighborhood. MapQuest also offers detailed traveling directions between two points. (p. T71)
Top of Page Maps, Globes, and Map Skills
Guide children to Scholastic's Internet Field Trip "Maps, Globes, and Map Skills." Explain what links are, and ask them to find the link that will take them to a Web site about globes. (p. T87)
 Week 3
The Central Park Web Site
Guide children to The Central Park Web site to show them what makes this famous park so special, including its zoo, its castle, and its carousel. (p. T135)
Explore the national parks at the National Park Service's Web site. (p. T135)
Top of Page Helping Your Child Learn to Read
Enlist family members' support in improving their child's literacy performance by inviting them to log on to the United States Department of Education Web site. Here they will find useful reading tips for families to implement at home. (p. T159)
 Week 4
Birthday Traditions From Around the World
Visit Kids Parties Connection to get a list of interesting ways to celebrate birthdays. Discuss with children how some of these traditions might be used at Little Bear's birthday party. (p. T181)
Top of Page American Library Association's Parents Page
Family members who have access to the Internet may wish to log on to the American Library Association's Web site. Here, they'll find lists of other poetry that children will enjoy. (p. T209)
 Week 5
Absolutely Whootie: Stories to Grow By
Delve into global folktales at the Stories to Grow By web site which offers folktales from around the world. (p. T233)
Top of Page Scholastic Parents
Encourage family members to work together to complete a project of a goal of their own. Families can log on to Scholastic Parents Web site to find ideas for monthly fun activities and family projects. (p. T265)
For more information, call 1-800-SCHOLASTIC