March 24 - March 30,
We continue our study for Women's History Month with a review
of the women
who were Quakers. Many important social workers and writers
in the 1800's
were Quakers and they were women.
to begin our exploration of the Quakers in American History.
Camp Internet has a new
Homework Center with a growing list of writing,
reading and science assignments and activities.
explore this new area. Come back often as the Homework Center
expanding resources throughout the Spring.
Our Reading class explores
Ralph Waldo Emerson this week.
Ralph Waldo Emerson was born on May 25, 1803 in Boston,
is widely regarded as one of America's most influential
philosophers and thinkers. At one time a Unitarian minister,
his pastorate because of doctrinal disputes with his superiors.
after, on a trip to Europe, he met a number of intellectuals,
Thomas Carlyle and William Wordsworth.
The ideas of these men,
along with those of Plato and some of the Hindu,
Buddhist, and Persian thinkers, strongly influenced his
development of the
philosophy of "Transcendentalism". In 1836 Emerson
Transcendentalism's main principle of the "mystical
unity of nature" in
his essay, "Nature".
(from Robin Chew - May 1996)
to begin study this week.
to begin our study of
Now that Spring is here
and we are beginning our gardens we should review
some of the best methods for growing plants. Using the cycles
of the Moon
as a guide provides tremendous help in planning when to
plant, when to
prune and when to harvest.
When you goto the the
Moon Gardening web page take a look at the new Moon
Phase java script. You
may cut and past that script for your own class web and
have a constant
track on the date, time and phase of the moon.
Are you beginning to
make plans for this years Science Fair?
and select the Science Fair
Let us know about your
projects this year. We will help create a web page
to feature classroom projects and will list this years Camp
Science Fair projects on the Camp GIS map.
If plans are underway
for a school Garden this year your class can take
part in the Camp Internet Garden GIS map project.
There are 2 years of
school garden data now in the Camp GIS map. Goto:
and scroll down to the Garden GIS
Any questions or ideas
to share this week email to: email@example.com