Weblinks for Explorations in LiteratureAbout Links
- Carnegie Hero Fund Commission—Its mission is “to recognize persons who perform acts of heroism in civilian life in the United States and Canada, and to provide financial assistance for those disabled, and the dependants of those killed, by their heroic acts.”
- Edith Cavell’s Statue—A brief overview of Edith Cavell’s life, context, and legacy. Written for younger readers
“The Most Important Day”
- Anne Sullivan – The Story of My Life—Exclusive biography of Anne Sullivan Macy with nice pictures
“Yes, Your Honesty”
- The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation— Immigrant records
- Gary Paulsen—Gary Paulsen's official website; information about the author, including an interview; brief informational blurbs about some of Paulsen's other novels; and an address for sending letters to Paulsen
- Gary Paulsen @ Web English Teacher—A collection of lesson plans for Hatchet and other Paulsen novels
- Hatchet Student Comprehension Guide—A guide (in PDF format) to aid comprehension as students read the novel
- The Group of Seven—A collection of paintings by the Group of Seven held in the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
“Snapshot of a Dog”
- Westminster Kennel Club— Described on its website as America's oldest organization dedicated to the sport of purebred dogs
- Newbery Medal—Official site of the Newbery Medal, awarded by the American Library Association for excellence in children's literature
- In Flanders Fields—Stories on Flanders, John McCrae, and this poem.
- Anton Chekhov—Extensive biographical information
“Crossing the Plains”
- Plimoth Plantation—Described on its website as a not-for-profit, bicultural museum offering powerful personal encounters with history built on thorough research about the Wampanoag People and the Colonial English community in the 1600s
- Paul Revere Savings Bonds—An image of $5,000 U.S. savings bond. Also see pictures of U.S. savings bonds at Treasury Direct.
- The Wright Brothers—Detailed information on the first flight
“Jimmy Yellow Hawk”
- Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve (Native Authors | Internet Public Library)—Biography and works of Sneve
- Rosebud Sioux Tribe—The official site of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe
- The Lakota Language—Exclusive information and lessons on the Lakota language
“Three Visitors in the Night”
- Christian Medical College and Hospital at Vellore, India
“The Scarlet Ibis”
- What a Bird—Possible source for native bird photos
- USDA NRCS Image gallery—Possible source for native plant photos
- eNature Field Guides—Possible source for native plant and animal photos
- CNPA Member Gallery—Possible source for native plant and animal photos
- Google Images—Possible source for native plant and animal photos
- Stop Bullying—Government site on bully prevention
- Bullying and the Bible—Sunday school lesson support on helping bullying victims
- The Protectors—Anti-bullying organization
- Meet the Authors: James Hurst—A small bio with a provocative quotation from the author
- Opera Projects—An operatic adaptation of “The Scarlet Ibis”
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