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Gail Skroback Hennessey taught for over 33 years, teaching sixth grade in all but two years. She earned a BA in early secondary education with a concentration in social studies and an MST in social...
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Using the News in the Classroom: Dinosaur for Sale!

Want to buy your very own dinosaur? A Gorgosaurus (relative to the T-Rex ) and estimated to be 76 million years old is for sale. It is the only such dinosaur skeleton that will be sold to a private owner and not go into a museum. Gorgosaurus once roamed the earth in what is now Canada and  the western USA and this particular skeleton was found in Montana in 2018.There aren’t many such skeletons so it is believed that the Gorgosaurus(meaning fierce or terrifying lizard) will be pretty expensive, at least $5 million dollars or more. You will need a LARGE room to display your purchase as the Gorgosaurus is 10 ft. tall and 22 ft. long! Do you think a dinosaur skeleton should be auctioned to a private collector or do you think such a discovery should be in a museum for others to see? Read more: Dino for Sale

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2. More about the Gorgosaurus

Your turn:

• Pretend you are a gorgosaurus and write a story about your day.

• Pretend you are a paleontologist and write a diary entry of discovering a gorgosaurus.

• Pretend you are a gorgosaurus on display in a museum. Tell about your day. What do you hear? See, Smell, etc. as visitors come to visit you.

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Photograph from BBC