Here is a neat use of
Google Maps called Novels on Location.The list of novels totals over 500 titles.
The idea behind Novels on Location is to help readers find novels according to
the story's geographical settings.
When you visit Novels on Location you can find novels by clicking on the
placemarks that you see or by using the location search bar in the upper, right
corner of the site. If you want to contribute to Novels on Location you can do
so very quickly by simply entering a location then entering the title and
author of your favorite book set in that location.
Inspired by “Rosie” in Sara
Gruen’s Water for Elephants I chose
other books about elephants and found the topic amazing. Elephants readily show compassion for each
other and for humans who treat them with kindness. They are intelligent, can travel long
distances and can be trained to do heavy physical work as in TheElephant
Company. They can also show brutal
anger toward those who treat them badly. I have yet to read a story about
elephants that I wouldn’t recommend.
Great Websites for Kids, is
an online American Library Association resource that features links to
high-quality websites of interest to children 14 years of age and younger,
organized into diverse subject headings such as animals, art, history,
literature, and sciences.
One new site is BugGuide, an online
community of naturalists who enjoy learning about and sharing their
observations of insects, spiders, and other related creatures....
June 3– After abdicating the English throne, the Duke of Windsor marries American divorcee, Wallis Warfield Simpson. (1937)**
June 4– Chinese soldiers open fire on student protesters in Tiananmen Square. (1989)**
June 5– Presidential hopeful Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated in Los Angeles. (1968)*
June 6– Woman’s rights advocate Susan B. Anthony is arrested and fined for voting in Rochester, New York. (1873)*
June 6– D-Day, the largest amphibious landing in history, begins as Allied forces land on the beaches of Normandy, France. (1944)**
June 9– Disney’s Donald Duck makes his debut. (1934)*
June 17- The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York City. (1885)*
June 25– Sioux and Cheyenne Native Americans leave only one survivor as Lt. Col. George Custer and the 7th Cavalry are vanquished at the Battle of the Little Big Horn known as “Custer’s Last Stand.”(1876)**