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October 1, 1999

[email protected]: Exploring the Ocean Through Literature
http://www.fi.edu/fellows/fellow8/dec98
GRADE LEVEL: 1-5

CONTENT:
Here's a chance for surfing teachers to dive in and take their classes on a briny adventure at [email protected]: Exploring the Ocean Through Literature. The site features interactive games, interdisciplinary lesson planning ideas, Webquests, and plenty more!

AESTHETICS:
Lots of fishy graphics will engage your students in exploring this seaworthy site.

ORGANIZATION:
Navigate from the main page, or use the navigational bars that appear on the left side of the linked pages. Many of the games require a JAVA-enabled browser.

REVIEW:
Grab your snorkel gear and jump into this well-designed and comprehensive teaching unit on oceanography. This is one of those beloved "Ready to Go " sites designed with the busy teacher in mind. In fact, teacher Hazel Jobe designed the site in collaboration with the Franklin Institute [email protected] Project. [email protected] has lots of great ideas that can keep a classroom involved for weeks reading ocean theme stories, writing, and creating projects that will transform your classroom into an aquarium! The unit is designed to take place both in the classroom and on the Internet. Teachers will appreciate the Teacher's Place, with its Lesson Plans and Curriculum Standards. Kids will love the interactive games related to the various stories featured. This one is mermaid approved!

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