Welcome to yet another cold and wintry Friday everyone!!
This Sunday, March 2nd, is the 110th anniversary of the birth of one of the most beloved children’s authors, Theodor Geisel – otherwise known as Dr. Seuss. Here are a few online tools and resources to help you celebrate this amazing author with your students!
Seussville Website (http://www.seussville.com/)
This fun interactive website will keep children busy for hours, listening to his stories, learning about the many adored characters and playing various games and activities based upon his well-loved books. A truly terrific way to learn about not only the author himself but revisit the many lessons his books taught to us all.
Teacher Stuff AtoZ (http://bit.ly/1hv9LhW)
This website offers a wide variety of activities and resources to incorporate Dr. Seuss characters and themes into every day math, science and language programming. From surveying and graphing how many friends like Green Eggs and Ham to creating Oobleck and justifying whether or not King Yertle was a good king, students will be engaged and enjoying these fun activities.
Dr. Seuss Went to War (http://bit.ly/1fXLM7K)
Although he was most recognized for his fun and fantastical characters Dr. Seuss also made significant impacts on the public through his political cartoons created during the Second World War. When visiting this web page, older students can view and learn about the political statements which went largely unnoticed until he became better known later in his writing career.
Green Eggs and Facebook (http://bit.ly/1lorviU)
This webpage offers 15 quotes from Dr. Seuss which can be used to help educate students on the safe use of social media. “A person’s a person no matter how small” will clearly illustrate for students that no matter the size of the person at the keyboard, they have feelings and need to be respected. Written in 1954, a full 30 years before the internet began its rapid expansion into the mainstream world, and yet the words of Horton the Elephant can still educate students on digital citizenship.
Publishing over 46 children’s books, under the names of Dr. Seuss, Ted Geisel or Theo Le Sig, Theodor Seuss Geisel was truly an entertaining and enlightening author who not only shared lessons with children but also expressed his views on a variety of social and political issues.
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!
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