is Women’s History Month – Let’s get the MOMS ONLINE!
each year, Camp Internet invites classrooms to come learn
about a group of bold, courageous, and innovative American
women whose painting, writing and photography has shaped
the world’s understanding of the American West.
we are hosting a month-long Internet DIG for students to
do any day of the school week, in the CAMP WIDE DIG
room (best if entered from your track portal).We
are also hosting the popular MOMS NIGHT ONLINE on
March 27th, and have a flyer that teachers
can print out and send home to invite parents to join us
online at home, at the library, or on campus if you would
like to host a Spring FAMILY NIGHT. Student’s are invited
to help their Moms get online – many for the first time
– to learn about the Amazing Women of the West. You can
print out the invitation at www.campinternet.net/women2003
online with students and families to get to know :
- Georgia O’Keeffe –
this amazing painter’s landscapes, close ups of flowers,
and still lifes, shook-up the art world with her unique
imagery, color, and distinctive eye for beauty and mystery.
Come learn about the life and influence of this painter
determined to be recognized
as an American Master, not a ‘woman’ artist.
- Helen Hunt Jackson
– most well known for the popular novel of California
rancho and Indian romance, ‘Ramona’, this author was a
tireless advocate for improvingthe
plight of Native Americans and championed their cause
in Congress, on the road, and in print. Learn about her
efforts to prove the pen mightier than the sword.
- Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island – did you know ‘Island of the Blue Dolphins’ is based
on a TRUE story about a real woman who survived 18 years alone on a remote Channel Island off
the coast of California ? Come learn about her amazing
- Willa Cather
– one of the most influential writers in American and
winner of a Pulitzer Prize, Willa Cather spent several
summers in Arizona exploring ancient ruins and discovering
the amazing natural landscape. These experiences ended
up as chapter in two of her novels – ‘The Professor’s
House’ and ‘Song of the Lark’. Come read how her personal
experiences gave her the imagery for great storytelling.
- Laura Gilpin
– the art of photography has given us insight into landscapes
and peoples we would other wise not have a chance to see
or understand. Laura Gilpin’s black and white photographs
of the Southwest – landscapes, ruins, and native peoples
– capture the timeless beauty of these native worlds.
Let’s get students and
their Moms – and families - reading together online with