Cool Sites – February 13, 2013

Posted on Feb 10 2013 in Cool Sites by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: Black Christianity Before the Civil War
3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Back to Basics Mini-Challenge
3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Dramatic Play Ideas
3.4 Science and History: Old Time Radio: “Adventures in Research”
3.5 Computers: “Alt Codes” Chart for Special Keyboard Characters
3.6 History: Colonial Clothing – an Interactive Game and How to “Fake” a Costume

 

3.1 Christian Resources: Black Christianity Before the Civil War

“Black Christianity Before the Civil War: Christian History Timeline” details–in abbreviated form–some of the history of Christianity in America among blacks. Your students will meet many new and inspiring people!

www.ctlibrary.com/ch/1999/issue62/62h026.html

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3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Back to Basics Mini-Challenge

Check out these 10 categories to see if any appeal to you. Some will certainly help save money (using more dry beans) and some might encourage you to eat more healthful foods, protecting that precious commodity – your good health.

www.kitchenstewardship.com/2013/01/04/back-to-basics-10-week-baby-step-mini-challenge/#RJJjKM06ioHC6q7H.99

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3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Dramatic Play Ideas

Skim through these suggestions from moms, home daycare owners, and commercial daycare operators to see if they spark new ideas for your little ones. (Note: Not all their suggestions will be suitable for your family.) Thrift shop bag sales (“All you can stuff in a paper grocery sack for $_”) are great sources of old clothes for dress up. Unneeded and long out-of-fashion styles from grandparents are a cost-free gift idea!

www.earlylearningactivities.com/PDF/drama.pdf

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3.4 Science and History: Old Time Radio: “Adventures in Research”

Listen online or download mp3s of the old radio shows, “Adventures in Research” (both formats are free). More than 80 14-and-a-half-minute programs feature titles such as “America’s First Invention,” “The First Skyscraper,” and “A Sprig of Mint.” You’ll have to listen to discover the secrets behind the stories.

http://archive.org/details/Adventures_In_Research

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3.5 Computers: “Alt Codes” Chart for Special Keyboard Characters

Do you wonder why your computer is missing the cents symbol or heart that other computers seem to have? Here is a chart with both common and unusual keyboard characters and how to teach them to your computer.

www.tedmontgomery.com/tutorial/altchrc.html

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3.6 History: Colonial Clothing – an Interactive Game and How to “Fake” a Costume

Colonial Williamsburg has an interactive game to show children the details of men’s and women’s clothes from all stations of life during the 1700s.

www.history.org/History/teaching/dayInTheLife/interact_dress.cfm

If your kids would like to dress up in an almost-colonial costume, a webpage from Claude Moore Colonial Farm shows how to do it with items you probably have at home or could find in a thrift shop.

http://1771.org/?page_id=1014

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