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Unit-by-Unit Web Support, 2000 Edition:
Community Quilt (Grade 3, 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
Garden Sites
Stroll (or scroll) through some community gardens in cyberspace. (p. T11),, and
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Encourage students to use online dictionaries to help them with their poems. The research website, for example, includes a rhyming dictionary. (p. T57)
 Week 2
Peru Sites
At The Cultures of the Andes Web site, students can see pictures of Andean life and Incan ruins, hear songs, and learn to count to ten in Quechua, the native language. (p. T73)
  The Culture of the Inca
Students can take a World History WebQuest called "The Culture of the Inca." Ask students to find the Web site about llamas by using the links provided. (p.T85)
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Encourage students to research musical instruments on (p. T117)
 Week 3
At this Web site, students can brush up their own riddle-solving skills. Check out the humor section, which contains both simple riddles and brain teasers. (p. T125)
  Global Kid Connections: Japan
At this site, students can learn about Japan's history and culture. Ask students to find the answer to the following: In what year did Japan come under control of the Shogun
? (p. T145)
Top of Page Yahooligans!
Encourage students and family members to "put their heads together" on a computer at home or at the library and find another folktale students can share with the class. Tell them to use the key word folktale at the Yahooligans! site. (p. T147)
 Week 4
Ellis Island Web Site
Students can visit this site and search the Wall of Honor for their ancestors' names. (p. T201)
  American Library Association Parents Page
Suggest that families learn more about Ellis Island by accessing this site. Students and their families can find titles of other books about the history as well as the renovations of Ellis Island. (p. T203)
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Have students find out more about immigration and Ellis Island by using this or another online encyclopedia. Invite them to prepare short reports using a word processor. (p. T219)
 Week 5
Bethune-Cookman College
Students can find out what became of Mary McLeod's little school, and read more about Mary. (p. T231)
  Breaking the Color Barrier
Send students to this online project to read about the men and women who broke the color barrier. Elicit discussion about prejudice and civil rights. (p. T251)
Top of Page Authors Online: Eloise Greenfield
Students will be fascinated to learn about author Eloise Greenfield's involvement with the African-American community. (p. T253)
 Week 6
Writing With Writers: Poetry Writing
Students can get poetry-writing tips from a pro. (p. T272)
Top of Page Seeds of Change Garden
Students can read about a garden's needs in each of the four seasons. (p. T285)
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