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Unit-by-Unit Web Support, 2000 Edition:
Cityscapes (Grade 5, 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
Writing With Writers
Tell students that this selection is about a young writer who is having difficulty starting a story. Have them go to the Writing With Writers project on to find out how these accomplished authors get their creative juices. (p. T455)
  Kids Next Door
Guide students to the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development's Web site for children. Here they can find ideas about community involvement as well as animated tours of community centers, such as the library and the park. (p. T475)
Top of Page Culinary Terms
Have students use the Internet to collect culinary terms. Glossaries are offered at the Epicurious Food Web site. (p. T507)
 Week 2
Bridges on the Net
You'll find plenty of bridge information spanning the Internet. Try some interactive bridge projects at PBS Online. Or visit American Memory for historical photos of the Brooklyn Bridge, as well as useful links. (p. T509) and
  American Planning Association
The American Planning Association's Web site includes a kids' section. Students can learn about the importance of urban planning and find out how some San Diego students made a community more kid-friendly. (p. T533)
Top of Page Schedules & Fares
Explain that transportation schedules can be found on the Internet. Demonstrate such a site by visiting Amtrak online's Schedules & Fares page. Ask students to think about the advantages and disadvantages of using an online schedule versus a printed one. (p. T563)
 Week 3
The Wild Side of New York
The PBS documentary called The Wild Side of New York features wildlife you wouldn't expect to find in New York City. (p. T575)
  Bat Conservation International, Inc.
To build background for the paired selection about bats, send your students to the Web site for Bat Conservation International, Inc. In the Projects area, they'll find information about bats and Texas bridges. Ask them to also explore the Discover area to find out why bats are endangered. (p. T601)
  Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation
Futures Program

The Department of Transportation has an educational Web site. Encourage students to browse the site and find more transportation terms and definitions for the vocabulary list. (p. T625)
Top of Page Writing With Writers: Poetry Writing
Students will find poetry-writing tips, exercises, and examples at the Writing With Writers project on (p. T632)
 Week 4
The San Francisco Cable Car
To explore one of San Francisco's tourist magnets, go to The San Francisco Cable Car Web site. Here students can operate the levers and brakes of a virtual cable car. (p. T633)
  Future City Competition
To find out more about the Future City contest, visit the Web site for the National Engineers Week Future City Competition. (p. T633)
  Freshwater Ecosystems
Send students to the Missouri Botanical Gardens Web site to expand their water-related vocabulary. (p. T671)
Top of Page Graphs Online
Students can extend their study of graphs by visiting In Max's Math Adventures they'll find a graphing game called A Hairy Situation. There's also an Internet Field Trip called Charting the Hits, which will link students to Web sites that use graphs and charts. (p. T673),
 Week 5
Students could browse Yahooligans to get ideas for their history topics. Have them go to the School Bell area, then into Social Studies, then History. (p. T684)
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