Campwide Briefing October 21-28
UNITED NATIONS DAY – October 24th. Do your students know what the goals of the United Nations are? This year, more than ever since World War II, understanding the role of the UN is increasingly important. Camp Internet is fortunate to have a past Assistant Secretary General of The UN, and the original Chancellor of the UN’s University of Peace in Costa Rica, available to answer student questions. Dr. Robert Muller has worked diligently for World Peace for over 55 years and this Thursday the 24th, on United Nations Day, is being honored with a World Citizenship Award from the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.
Send Questions to Camp Internet’s ‘Peacemaker Trail Guide’ If your student’s have questions they would like to ask Dr. Muller about the work of the UN, about prospects for World Peace, or other related topics, please email the questions to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can submit them to him. In the subject line, please put For Dr. Muller. Dr. Muller’s books will be going out to the winner’s of the Camp Internet Peace Poem Project this week – Nightingale Middle School in Los Angeles and the American School in Hong Kong. Congratulations!
You can learn more about the United Nations at
And see Dr. Muller’s curriculum and other resources at
The Camp Internet Peace Poem Project is also online as a pdf at
THIS WEEK ONLINE with Camp Internet
Keep on writing and submitting your Halloween, Ancestor, and Saints stories. This month we host a writing contest for multi-cultural Halloween, All Souls Day, and All Saints Day celebrations. The Campwide Field Reports Room will be open M-F 8am-3pm for you to post student stories. A spooky (but no gruesome) ghost story ? A loving tribute to a departed relative? Or a story admiring a wonderful Saint ? A book report on one of the above ? Whatever religion your students observe, one of these story assignments will be appropriate. Winning story earns their class a Mark Twain storytellers CD ROM! Room will be open through November 1st.
Family Night Event Ideas Your fellow teachers are planning Family Nights tied into Camp Internet. As a few examples of parent involvement activities this Fall: a school in Los Angeles is planning a Peace Poem Event at a local coffee house and another school in Ontario is planning a Science Night about the Channel Islands. We will help support your events with online activities so let us know anyway we can help you facilitate online resources for parents.
SPECIAL EVENTS – THE TWO IMPORTANT GROUP PROJECTS are ready for ALL Campers – we need your input this month!
SEVEN NEW STORYBOOKS ONLINE TO VISIT!!
Something NEW this month – we invite you to try out the first early reader Storybooks we are piloting. The first completed books are in the Islands section under Chumash History and under Storytelling. They are in English AND Spanish, so try it out and let us know how you think this style and format will work for younger readers, or ESL developing English skills. Send feedback to email@example.com if you have comments to offer.
You can access the new bi-lingual Storybooks directly at
REMEMBER to USE YOUR DIGS – these are excellent content and comprehension exercises that can be made use of every week.
You have DIGS open for student use in Islands, Backcountry, Southwest, America’s Original Promise and GIS – use them any day, M-F, anytime 8am-3pm. These allow students to research one or more questions, post answers – and – teachers can use these as a graded assignment by printing the results each Monday afternoon.