A World To Discover November Volume 1


Native American Resources - Picture writing, gardening, crafts, games, puzzles, stories, myths and legends and much more.

Wild Turkey - General information, anatomy info, and videos.



Pictograms -  Information about pictographs, the symbols used, and examples. Links and videos. 

Yo-Yos

Martha Stewart: Yo-Yo Toy- Video showing how to make a yo-yo.
eHow - Yo-Yo Toy - How to make a button yo-yo.


Mad - Libs

Mad Takes - 188 Free Online Mad Libs 
It's A Fun World - Play with nouns, verbs, adjectives, and verbs online.


Dominoes

Maze Guys: Dominoes - Site has a lot of information about dominoes, including how to make your own set, records, tip and tricks and more.

Domino-Play - Site offers tips for set up, types of dominoes, history and more.
OhOh - DIY Graphic Domino Game For Kids - Instructions for making your own set of wooden dominoes.

Holiday Mail For Heroes - Get in touch with your local Red Cross chapter to find out how you can send cards and thank you notes to our troops.

Seasonal Foods

Sweet Potato Resources - Nutrition facts, educational info, and recipes.


Corn - Corn Delicious corn bread recipe, how to make homemade butter, corn activity and links to other corn resources.

Popcorn Project - Resources and activities that include popped and unpopped corn kernels.


Pumpkin - Information about pumpkins and squash, recipe instructions for "Original Pumpkin Pie" aka pumpkin pie cooked right in its own pie shell with a modern twist.


Beans - Bean soup recipe, bean science projects, links to other bean resources.


Cabbage - Cabbage experiment suggestions, recipe for homemade coleslaw, links to cabbage information.

Apple Research Project - Facts, leading questions, Information, videos, recipes, and links to other resources.

Apple Research Resource - Apple resources including links to lesson plans, history, nutritional info, health info, activities, science experiments, and recipes.



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Pictographs

Pictograph by Fran W.

Symbol World - Learn how to communicate using pictures.

Mr. Donns: Native American Symbol Stories - Symbols that tell a story.

Texas Beyond History: Create Your Own Pictograph - Make brushes and paint from natural items and writing suggestions.

Pictopen -  Modern pictograph writing.

Pictograhic Stories - Native American signs and picture writing
Native American Pictographs - Printable symbol pages

Wikipedia: 
Writing System - History of writing systems
Rebus - A rebus uses pictures to represent words or parts of words.
Ideograms A graphic symbol that represents an idea or concept.
Logogram Logograph where each symbol represents a concept rather then a sound. Includes earliest writing systems.
Pictogram - Conveys its meaning through its pictorial resemblance.

A to Z Teacher Stuff: Creating Stories Using Pictographs - Native American activity

Native Americans: Pictographs - Pictographs, Signals, Sign Language - Site talks about Native American communication.

Types of Graphs: Pictographs - Article talks about how modern day pictographs are used.

Geology.com: Pictograph - Photo gallery of pictographs from around the world.

Fun Science Gallery - The History of Writing - An essay about the history of writing. 

Videos


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Native American Resources


Picture Writing

Native American Writing: Picture Writing - Native Americans wrote with pictures, learn more about how they communicated.

Native American Pictography - Native Americans Nations: How picture writing is done.

Native American Picture Writing - Site offers an explanation about pictographs.

Gardening

Almanac: Three Sisters: The Original Companion Planting - Article


Kids Garden: Creating A Three Sisters Garden - Discover a native trio.


Native Tech: Planting the Three Sisters - How to plant the 3 sisters.

Crafts, Games, & Puzzles

Native Tech: 
Games and Toys
On line games and the history of games and toys played by Native America children and adults.
Shuttlecock - Made with feathers, corn husks and a stick. Game for boys and girls.

DLTK: Native Americans -Crafts and Activities

Enchanted Learning: Native American Crafts

Family Crafts at About.com: Native American Crafts - You'll find a lot of links to other sites for NA crafts.

Native American Wordfind - Printable.

Native American Crossword Puzzle - Fill in on line.

Stories, Myths & Legends

Mr. Donns: Native Americans Stories - Site offers a variety of animal stories, myths, fables and more.

First People: The Legend
From the site: Many a legend has been written by the Elders. Here are over 1400 of their stories and teachings, split over eight pages.

Instruments & Jewelry

Native American Rattles - About NA rattles: What they used to make them and why. (Store)

eHow: Make a Native American Leather Amulet Necklace


Native American Resources


Mr. Donn: Native Americans in Old Times - Native American Lesson Plan

eThemes: Native American Culture - Site offers a variety of links to other Native American resources.

Native People Magazine - A magazine featuring Native American related information.

Gathering of Nations: Native American News - Native American news and Pow-Wow information.

Universal Preschool: The Three Sisters - A Native American Thanksgiving curriculum. Native American crafts, links, and information.

NativeTech: Native American Technology and Art - Excellent site for information about the Native American culture.

Kid Info: Native Americans - Links to information about Native American history and facts.

What's-Your-Sign.com: Native American Animal Symbols - Native American symbols, zodiac meanings. Land Animal Totems.

Native American Math - PBS has put together a PDF file of Native American Mathematics.

Native American Languages - Offers a wide variety of sites about Native American Languages.

Native RadioListen to contemporary or traditional music.

Wikipedia: Native Americans of the United States - Site offers a large variety of information.

Native American Cookbook - PDF file.

Videos


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A World To Discover October Volume 1

A World To Discover: October Volume 1
The Origins of Halloween - Halloween Resources include: The origins of Halloween, Fun Facts about Candy, Arts, Crafts and Puzzles, Lesson Plans and more.

Halloween OrigamiLinks and videos with instructions for making Halloween origami projects.

Phases Of The Moon - Links and videos about the moon and Neil Armstrong.

Human Body: Blood Links and videos about blood, blood types, scabbing, diseases and more.

Fake Blood & Scabs - Links and videos for fake blood and scabs.

Edgar Allan Poe Research Project - Questions, links and videos about Poe.


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Halloween Activities - More than 31 activities can be found here.

Fall Holidays and Events - Holidays, events, and seasonal activities, including apple projects and leaf activities.


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Halloween Origami

Origami Club: Halloween - Site offers a variety of origami projects to do including: Jack 'O Lantern, Bat, Ghost, Witch, Skull, and others.

Origami Resource Center: Halloween - Site offers bats, ghosts, spiders, owls, pumpkins, cats and other items.

Activity Village: Halloween Origami - Bats, Broomsticks, Mummy, Witches hat and others.

Origami Instructions: Halloween Pumpkin Origami - This site offers this project and others. Look on the left side of the page and scroll down to Halloween to see the rest of the projects.

Origami-Make: How To Make Origami Halloween Models - This site offers some unique projects: A Tombstone, Cauldron, Coffin, Crow, Moon, and others.


Videos

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