Briefing October 28 November 1
THIS WEEK ONLINE with Camp Internet
This is the final week for submitting your Halloween, Ancestor, and Saints stories. We are 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.
EVENT November is Native American Heritage Month and we
are hosting the CAMP INTERNET NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE STUDENT
American Heritage Showcase 2002
FOR SUBSCRIBING CAMPERS you will have a live room to post projects in (NOT open to the public) all month long. Any students works written or photographs of hands-on projects are welcome for addition to the showcase and will be the premier features of the CAMP INTERNET NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE STUDENT SHOWCASE 2002. The Campers-only room opens on Monday November 4th and remains open for postings until November 22nd. It will then go to permanent Showcase status and have all other student work from non-subscribed classrooms added and open for viewing through Dec 31st.
You can post Native American Studies projects in the Field Reports Campwide M-F 8am-3pm all month long in November. With students participating from New Mexico, Arizona and California this year, we expect a diversity of projects and perspective, and will also have Native American student work presented about their own peoples. Post in http://chat.rain.org/cgi-bin/nph-camp-fr
IMPORTANT ONGOING EVENTS TWO IMPORTANT GROUP PROJECTS are OPEN for ALL Campers we need your input!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, Americas 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.