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Read and Color
            Sailing the Seas


Bulletin Board
            Summer Bulletin Board - Sailing Theme


Thank you Handout
            Sail Into A Super Summer


Reading Comprehensions
     Sailing, Sailing, Over the Bounding Main (Grades 4-6)
     Under Fighting Sail U.S. Super Frigates (Grades 5-7)
     Spinosaurus: A Sail or a Hump? (Grades 7-9)


Finish the Story
     Sailing into Danger (Grade 3-4)
     Sailing, Sailing (Grade 3-6)
     Sailing the High Seas (Grade 6-8)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     He Sailed the Ocean Blue (Grade 4)


Literature Book Units
     You Wouldn't Want to Sail with Christopher Columbus (Grades 1-3)
     If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620 (Grades 2-5)


Read and Color Books
            Coming To America
            Bears, Bubbles, and Boats
            Cinco de Mayo Read and Color Book #1
            Lake Day
            Six Silly Sheep


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Biographies
(Grades 3-5)
     Leif Ericson
(Grades 6-8)
     Christopher Columbus
     Gary Paulsen
     Jacques Cousteau
     Juan Ponce de Leon
     Matthew Henson
     Pocahontas and John Smith
     Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
     Steve Fossett: American Adventurer
(Grades 9-12)
     Bill Bixby
     Ferdinand Magellan
     Vasco Nunez de Balboa

Daily Themes
(Grades 3-5)
     Around the World
     Cow Pie Fling
     Days of Pirates, Part 1
     Days of Pirates, Part 2
     Now We're Cruisin'
     Riding the Wind
     The Travels of the Hat, Part 2: Hurricane Season
     To Be Like Columbus
(Grades 6-8)
     Explorer's Triumph
     Human Rights Day in South Africa
     Massacre Remembrance Day in Madagascar
     Pursuing Leif

Miscellaneous
(Grades 1-2)
     Grandpa's Sailboat
(Grades 3-5)
     A Long Way from Home A Story of the Spanish American War, Part 2
     All By Myself!
     Amistad
     Ann McGovern
     Boats & Great Sea Explorers
     Boy, Oh Buoyancy!
     Cheetahs
     Did They Land Before Columbus?
     Gary Paulsen
     George Vancouver: The Great Cartographer
     Ghost Ships of Lake Ontario, Part 3
     Ice Hockey
     My First Trip Down River
     Now You See Them, Now You Don't - The Lost Colony, Part 2
     Paratrooper, Part 1 - First Jump
     Rails, Roads, and Water
     Roads, Canals, and Railways
     Samoset's Thanksgiving
     Science of Location
     Ski Jumping
     Spanish Explorers of America
     The Baseball Game
     The Flying Panzer
     The Golden Fleece
     The Real McCoy: The Life of Elijah McCoy, Inventor
     The Seven Years War
     The Thunderbird
     The Travels of the Hat, Part 2 Hurricane Season
     Weird as Blackbeard, Part 1
     Weird as Blackbeard, Part 2
     Wendy's World - Columbus Day
     Westward Ho!
     What Is Inside the Earth?
     What Makes Wind?
(Grades 6-8)
     2000 Summer Olympics
     Air Pressure and Wind
     Amerigo Vespucci
     Antonio - an Italian Immigrant
     Beijing's Preparation for the 2008 Olympics
     Ben Franklin: Founding Father and Inventor
     Bernardo de Galvez - Friend of American Freedom
     Books Tell the Story
     Business Booms During the Renaissance!
     Captain William Bligh
     Causes of the War of 1812
     Charlotte Forten - Early Activist
     Children on the Mayflower
     Chinese Inventions - Compass & Gunpowder
     Daniel Defoe
     Davy Crockett - Born in the Frontier
     Defeat of the Spanish Armada
     Early English Explorers: Frobisher and Davis
     Economy of the West Region
     Ellis Island - Gateway to America, Part 1
     Explorers for Holland
     Exploring Tasmania
     Father's Day Fishing, Part 1
     Finding Religious Freedom
     Future Goals
     George Vancouver
     Giovanni da Verrazano
     Glacier Movements and Effects on Climate
     Groseilliers and Radisson
     Hernando Cortes
     History of Cartography
     How Do Submarines Work?
     How Do Windmills Produce Energy?
     How Does a Submarine Work?
     How Windmills Work
     Inca 101
     Indian Food and a Short History of Spices
     Jacques Cartier
     Jamestown
     John Manjiro- Accidental Visitor
     King Henry VII
     Man Imitates Birds
     Martin Luther
     Newfoundland's Vikings
     North America
     Ocean Travel
     Old Glory
     On a Ship to the New World
     Paul Revere
     Phillis Wheatley- Childhood of a Poet
     Predicting the Weather
     Row, Row, Row Your Boat
     Saskatchewan and Alberta Join Confederation
     Savannah, Georgia: A City of Firsts
     Ship in the Mist, Part 2
     Stuck a Feather in His Cap Joshua Barney: American Hero, Part 1
     The Bermuda Triangle
     The Christmas Tree Ship Disaster
     The Colonial Navy
     The Epic of Gilgamesh
     The Final Battle - Yorktown 1781
     The Golden Gate Opens
     The Greeks: Masters of Invention, Part 1
     The Iliad and the Odyssey, Part 1
     The Iliad and the Odyssey, Part 2
     The Land of the Dead
     The Lost Colony
     The Lost Titanic Is Found
     The Navigator's Tools
     The New Ocean
     The Nile and Ancient Egypt
     The Norman Conquest
     The Prairie Schooner, AKA the Covered Wagon
     The Race to the South Pole
     The Seven Years War
     The Slave Trade
     The Unsinkable Titanic
     The Valentine Scavenger Hunt
     The Wild World of Water Polo
     Trail of Tears, Part 1
     USS Constitution
     What Is Religion?
     What Was the Renaissance?
     Where in the World Are the Falkland Islands?
     Why Did Russians Come to America?
     Wind Farms
     You Want Fuel With That?
(Grades 9-12)
     Breakfast on the Farm The Invasion of Baltimore, Part 1
     Exploring Alaska
     Mt. Vesuvius and the City of Pompeii
     Natural Selection
     Not Your Average Rock
     Roger Williams: Founder of Providence, Rhode Island
     Saree and a Short History of Indian Textiles
     Sharon Creech
     Stephen Crane
     The Ocean Floor
     The Old Swamp Fox: General Francis Marion
     Tsunami Miracle
     V-J Day, Part 2 - "It's Over!"
     What is Religion?
     Why Did the Germans Come to America?

Stories
(Grades 3-5)
     Thanksgiving Program
     Vacation at the Beach
(Grades 6-8)
     Sea Sick
(Grades 9-12)
     Amrita's Choice

Geography
(no assigned grade level)
     Australia
(Grades 3-5)
     Greece - Traditions and Daily life
     India - Geography
     Ireland - Traditions
     Land Ahoy!
     Madagascar - Geography
     Panama - Geography
     The Bahamas - Geography
     The Charter Oak
(Grades 6-8)
     "The Wild West"
     An Early New Jersey Timeline
     Bulgaria - Culture
     California Gold Rush
     Fiji - History
     From Mayflower to Massachusetts
     Guam: In the Beginning
     History of Mississippi
     New Hampshire: A Small State with a Big History
     New York: "Ever Upward"
     Norway - Daily life
     Norway - History
     Oklahoma's Path to Statehood
     Rhode Island's Beginnings
     South Africa - History
     Spain - History
     Statehood through the Eyes of Native Animals
     The Lost Colony of Roanoke Island
(Grades 9-12)
     Ancient Greece - History
     Cuba - History
     Netherlands - History
     Panama - History
     The Bahamas - History
     Vietnam - History


Finish the Story
     Mow Swing (Grade 2-3)
     A Voyage to Remember (Grade 3-5)
     My Friend Chris (Grade 4-5)
     Crossing the Ocean to America (Grade 4-6)
     Right to Be Free (Grade 5-8)
     Icy Adventure (Grade 6-8)
     Domingo's Voyage (Grade 6-8)
     Columbus Day Debate (Grade 6-8)
     Bound for the North Pole (Grade 6-8)


What Would You Do?
     A Bad Day to Strike Out! (Grade 1-3)
     Could You Be a Modern Day Explorer? (Grade 3-6)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     Playing Outside (Grade 2)
     America's Best Explorer (Grades 2-5)
     Cheng and Jian: The Story of Two Chinese Brothers (Grades 3-4)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Attack on the High Seas (Grade 2-3)
     Meet Dr. Seuss (Grade 2-3)
     Room 127: Jack Jumps (Story #3) (Grade 3-4)
     Wild and Wacky Athlete Injuries (Grade 3-4)
     There Once Was a Creature That Swallowed Another (Grade 3-5)
     That's How Ron Rolls: a Skateboarding Story (Grade 4)
     How I Survived the Pirate Attack (Grade 4-5)
     Military Machines (Grade 4-5)
     The Titanic: The "Unsinkable Ship" that Sank (Grade 4-5)
     Weird and Wild Sports from Around the World (Grade 4-5)
     Oh, the Stories He Wrote! The Life of Dr. Seuss (Grade 4-6)
     T Is for Thanksgiving (Grade 4-6)
     VT is for Vermont (Grade 4-6)
     Pirate Ships and Pirate Crews (Grade 4-8)
     Zephyr's Choice, Book 1 (Grade 5)
     Zephyr's Choice, Book 3: Victory (Grade 5)
     Jennifer Hudson (Grade 5-6)
     Wet and Wild Water Slides (Grade 5-6)
     Famous Pirates (Grade 5-8)
     Pirates: Fact or Fiction? (Grade 5-8)
     Stories from the Bermuda Triangle: Flight 19 (Grade 6-7)


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