Book Links September 2003 Web Connections
The Web sites listed below appear in the September 2003 issue of Book Links. They were verified at the time of publication, but please check that each site remains valid before using in an educational setting.
From The Civil War--An Update
- A Kid’s Wilderness Survival Primer, at http://www.equipped.org/kidsrvl.htm, enables kids to learn what to do if lost in the wilderness, including how to improvise a shelter, attract attention, and stay calm. Find out what equipment you should always have on hand and try an interactive wilderness survival simulator. Gr. 3–8.
- Gary Paulsen’s Web page, at http://www.randomhouse.com/features/garypaulsen/, features information about Paulsen’s books and his life; don’t miss the “New Adventures” page containing wilderness survival tips. Gr. 4–8.
- Ways of Knowing Trail, at http://www.brookfieldzoo.org/pagegen/wok/ways_index.html, is an interactive game that allows you to take an environmental walk with four local children as your guides. As you explore the Ituri Forest in central Africa, you encounter wildlife, use a compass and map to find your way, and make choices about eating local delicacies. Will you make your way to Epulu or find yourself walking in circles? Gr. 4–8.