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Unit-by-Unit Web Support, 2000 Edition:
It Takes a Leader (Grade 4, 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
Black History Quiz
Students can test their knowledge of African-American history and leaders at the following sites. (p. T447)
Students can test their knowledge of portraiture at the Web site for Sandford: A Lifetime of Color. (p. T447)
Top of Page Children's Express
To prepare for the material on the mentor Suki Cheong and Children's Express, students can visit the news service online. (p. T471)
 Week 2
Rabbit in the Moon
You'll find plenty of Mayan resources at the Rabbit in the Moon Web site. The site includes information on the Mayan calendar, language, games, architecture, and hieroglyphic writing. (p. T501)
  Article Archive: Weather
Students can learn all about rain and what causes it by visiting Scholastic's online Article Archive. Here students can read scientists' answers to kids' questions about weather. (p. T527)
  About David Wisniewski
Students can learn more about author and illustrator David Wisniewski at the Web site for the American Library Association. Here they'll find out that David was once a clown with the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus. (p. T533)
  Freshwater Ecosystems
Send students to the Missouri Botanical Gardens Web site to expand their water-related vocabulary. (p. T541)
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Introduce students to online forms at Demonstrate how to complete the email form for feedback or the form for the "Write the Caption" activity. (p. T543) and
 Week 3
Quilts, Counterpanes, & Throws
Take your class on a tour of a quilt exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History Web site. Show students how to click on the pictures to enlarge them and view the details. (p. T555)
  Virtual Coal Mine
For more "virtual fun," have students take a trip to the coal mine at the Internet site for the Museum of Science and Industry. (p. T555)
  Writing Challenges
Students will find advice on creating characters in the Writing Challenges area of Scholastic's Writing With Writers Mystery Writing Workshop.(p. T583)
  EPA Student Center
Your students can expand their environmental vocabulary by visiting the EPA online. Here they can find the vocabulary terms used in context, or use the environmental dictionary to learn new terms. (p. T593)
Top of Page Information Please: Online Dictionary
Your students can explore the Internet as a reference resource at This site searches multiple resources at once. For example, a search of "Appalachia" brings up encyclopedia and dictionary entries that include the term. (p. T595)
 Week 4
Negro Baseball Leagues
Information on the Negro Leagues and audio clips of Jackie Robinson can be found at (p. T601)
  Breaking the Color Barrier
Have students find out who Jackie's heroes were at Scholastic's online project Breaking the Color Barrier. (The answer is in the interview with Robinson's wife, in Discover 30 Trailblazers.) (p. T613)
  ALA Resources for Parents, Teens, and Kids
Suggest that families look at the American Library Association's Web site for parents, teens, and kids. Here they'll find tips for families to help their children become better readers. They can also check the links for lists of award-winning books and of great sites for children. (p. T619)
  Scholastic Online Catalogue
Have students browse the online database of books at Ask them to compare its features to that of a printed catalogue. (p. T629)
Top of Page Sydney Storm Glossary of Baseball Terms
Your students can expand their baseball vocabulary at the Web site for Australia's leading baseball team, AAPT Sydney Storm. Have them use the site's glossary of baseball terms to find more words for the list. (p. T637)
 Week 5

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Writing With Writers: Folktale Writing
Students will find biographical information about Alma Flor Ada and other authors at's Writing With Writers project. (p. T651)
 Week 6

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How to Be Heard
Send students to the online news service Children's Express. Here they'll find instructions on submitting their editorials for publication. They can also respond to the monthly poll question. (p. T656)
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