November Internet Hunt
Directions: Use the links provided and your Internet search skills to find the answers to the questions. digital answer format

1. Describe the best place to observe the Leonid meteor showers.

 

 

Why are they called Leonid showers? (Use the StarDate.org website's search engine)

 

 

On October 1, 1847, Maria Mitchell was observing the night sky when she discovered something.
What did she see?

 

 

2. Turkey is a country in..... Wait a minute this is your challenge!
Find 4 interesting facts about the nation of Turkey using these sites.
One fact must be a comparison with a similar fact about your state.

CIA FACT BOOK / Countries of the World

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Map reading. Suppose you went for a swim, in a natural body of water, while staying in Istanbul, Turkey.
In what major body of water are you probably swimming?
(Look under the references tab).

 

3. Veterans Day honors those who have served in the Armed Services to protect our freedom.
Why was November 11th selected as Veterans Day?

 

4. On November 30th, 1835, Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born in Florida, Missouri.
For what is he well known?

 

 

What was his pseudonym (pen name)?

 

Which of his stories is your favorite?

 

He once said, "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that,
but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."

5. November is Native American History Month. Name a famous Native American from your region.

 

Why are they famous?

 

Since November 1970, Native Americans gather at Coles' Hill in Plymouth, Mass on Thanksgiving Day.
Why do the people gather on Cole's Hill?

 

 

6. Where on earth are you? Giving Latitude and Longitude is one way to state where you are on the earth.
WhatisMyGPS.com to find out your home's coordinates. Boy, am I glad that is not my postal address! I'm located at 40.822372 N, -76.86825 W.

 

7. Ben Franklin thought the wild turkey would be the better national symbol.
List two reasons why he preferred the turkey to the eagle.

 

Do you agree with Mr. Franklin or disagree with him? Explain why.

 

8. On November 19th 1863, Abraham Lincoln gave a brief speech.

What was the title of the speech?

 

Where did he deliver it?

 

What was the subject? What was he discussing?

 

Was President Lincoln correct when he said, "the world will little note nor long remember what we say here..."?

Explain.

 

9. In the fall, leaves change from their summer colors to their fall ones.
Check out this page that shows the fall color of common leaves.
Write a fraction stating how many of the total number of leaves turn completely yellow.

 

What percentage of the leaves turn completely yellow? (Free video help with percents at Khan Academy)

 

What percentage of the people, in your class, are wearing yellow today?

 

10. Aaron Copland was a gifted American composer.
He wrote several pieces of music with "cowboy" themes. Name one.


Ask your music teacher to play some of his music.
You may recognize his Simple Gifts from Appalachian Spring or his Fanfare for the Common Man.

 

 

turkey11. Watch Solving One-Step Equations What are the opposite operations?

 

Jen's mom is planning to invite 15 people to Thanksgiving dinner. The recipe says to plan for 1/2 pound of turkey per person.
What is the smallest turkey she should purchase? Show your work.

 

 

The recipe also says to increase the total amount by 50% if you want lots of leftovers. The family loves turkey sandwiches!
Now how large a turkey should she buy?

 

 

* Consider Native American storytelling

 

Investigate:

Your grandmother shows you a letter she found in a trunk in the attic. It is dated November 10, 1787. The letter was written by George Washington to Alexander Hamilton. Washington is thanking Hamilton for sending him a pamphlet written by Publius. What is the significance of the letter and the pamphlet he refers to in it?

 

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. " ~ Mark Twain

Explorations:

The Mathflix website provides free, online videos that explain many areas of mathematics.
Watch a video related to the math you are currently studying.

I watched -
Describe a situation where you could use this math resource.

Challenged by Math or science? Try the free videos at Khan Academy. They start at the beginning. You can watch them many times.

Explore the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress. Thanksgiving Internet Hunt
Become a more powerful Internet user - Searching exercise. Thanksgiving Crossword Puzzle
November Civics Activity Fun Thanksgiving Mathematics Challenge.
Participate in Learn The Address Outstanding Native Americans
How many Medal of Honor Recipients are from your state? Exploring Native Americans - Internet Activity
Autumnal Computer Paint and Draw project Identity by Design Native American women clothing
Thanksgiving Math Challenge StoryCorps - listen to a compelling personal story
Mayflower myths American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial
Drought Presentation  

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