The Gherkin in London. The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. The windmill-shaped Dutch Haven near Lancaster, PA. The chest of drawers in High Point, NC. What do they have in common? They’re all buildings I’ve visited recently that have crazy shapes!
With interesting buildings on my mind, when Ancient Wonders: Then & Now (Lonely Planet Kids) crossed my desk I couldn’t wait to peek inside. With this book students see what remains today of the pyramids, Stonehenge, the Roman baths, the Parthenon, and many other famous landmarks. Then they can lift the book’s flaps and see what the landmarks looked like long ago. Cool!
Want to win this book? Submit a comment to this blog by October 24 and let us know the most unusual building you’ve visited. I’m hoping someone has seen the restaurant shaped like a box of clams or the building that looks like a milk bottle. Fingers crossed!
In the meantime, here are some other interesting things to check out.
What does it take to Be Internet Awesome? For starters, students need to know how to make smart decisions while online. Google has created a free curriculum to help. Download it—and check out the pledge, online game, and printable poster too—at beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com.
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Little learners will have loads of fun with new educational activities from their pal, Peppa Pig. Watch the supercute episode “School Play,” in which Peppa and her playgroup friends perform Little Red Riding Hood. Then print a free craft, play props, a coloring sheet, and more to spur lots of creativity and dramatic play ideas. Plus enter for a chance to win a $150 or $500 Amazon gift card and $150 or $500 in educational Peppa merchandise. Check it all out here.
Can’t wait to hear about the interesting places you’ve seen. Photos are welcome!
PS: This month’s Disney Books giveaway is going strong. Enter now for your chance to win a class set of 30 books for your grade.