Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Newsday In Education

Of all the NYC newspapers, Newsday is the best with educational resources. The only problem is that it is very hard to find those gems on their site (which has really deteriorated with regard to ease of access). A major component of the educational resource that Newsday provides is its series on Long Island History (which includes Brooklyn and Queens). There are still many original colonial homes that exist further out on the island and there are families with long family histories. All of this information is prime stuff for 4th grade social studies, but again the study of home and family is at the core of every grades curriculum, whether it be american history or world history. And again I am sure that many trade books that are being used, whatever the level, whatever the literacy strand has a reference to the way everyday people live their basic lives. Above is a collage that shows a sampling of some the items you can link to as well as the url. Here's a direct link to the major index.

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