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Unit-by-Unit Web Support, 2000 Edition:
Lights! Camera! Action! (Grade 2, Unit 3)
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
Carbon Quest International
Have children visit Carbon Quest International to learn all about hydroponics, an alternative way of growing seeds, and view hydroponics projects around the world. (p. T13)
  Max's Math Adventures: Summer Mystery Garden
Let students practice their organizing and sorting skills with Max and Ruthie. They can also print out an activity page to color in. (p. T27)
Top of Page Seeds of Change Garden
Send students to the Smithsonian Institution's Seeds of Change Garden to learn about the origins, harvesting, and uses of carrots and other vegetables. (p. T67)
 Week 2
Folktales on the Web
Encourage children to take a tour of Scholastic's hand-picked folktales on the Web. (p. T89)
  The Kidlink Network
Refer students and their parents to the Kidlink Network, where they can exchange ideas, projects, or art with others across the globe. (p. T99)
Top of Page Merriam-Webster Online
Suggest that students look up the definitions to words online, and then print them out, type them into a database program, and create their own dictionaries. (p. T113)
 Week 3
The Kennedy Center Young Performing Artists Showcase
Have students meet young musicians in cyberspace and hear their stories. (p. T123)

Also check out The Garden State Pops Youth Orchestra.

Internet Field Trip: Money Math
Have students learn more about saving money and running a small business (like the Oak Street Band) at these Scholastic-approved Web sites. (p. T139)
Refers parents to Scholastic's Parents site, where they can find tips for choosing books and Web sites for children, or ideas for family projects. (p. T147)
Top of Page
Show your students how they can research musical terminology and other exciting facts and figures online. (p. T181)
 Week 4
Stories to Grow By
Have students research folk and fairy tales from around the world at Stories to Grow By. (p. T183)
  Authors Online: Hans Wilhelm
For additional information on Hans Wilhelm, send students to Scholastic's Authors Online, where they will find a brief biography, booklist, and interview transcript. (p. T197)
  The National PTA Educational Programs
Refer parents here to get the PTA's national standards for parent and family involvement in schools. (p. T215)
Top of Page Hans Wilhem's Web Site
Children will enjoy reading Hans Wilhelm's answers to kids questions, in addition to participating in contests, and e-mailing the author himself. (p. T223)
 Week 5 PBS Kids
At this PBS site, children learn about the work that goes into making a televison show, and then try their hand at creating a program.
NOVA Online
Introduce children to movie special effects with the NOVA Online feature called "Special Effects: Titanic and Beyond." Children can try their hand at special effects with the 50-Foot Chicken game. (p. T259)
The Kidlink Network
Refer students and their parents to the Kidlink Network, where they can exchange ideas, projects, or art with others across the globe. (p. T269)
Top of Page CBC for Kids Writer's Corner
Children can publish their writing online (under a pen name) and read the work of other children. (p. T310)
For more information, call 1-800-SCHOLASTIC