I am hoping you will find my teaching resources of value to use in your classrooms. I taught for 33 1/2 years. I was awarded both the NY State Elementary Social Studies Teacher and the National Council for Social Studies Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year(1988). I am the author of over 30 books for children and teachers.
Thanks to Education World for use of my Mrs. Waffenschmidt illustration.
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Thursday, September 12, 2013
a world where beauty is highlighted, a unique organization wants people
to think about creatures less cute. The Ugly Animal Preservation
Society, located in Great Britain,has just selected a new mascot-the
Blobfish, as the world's ugliest creature! Found in the deep ocean
waters off of south-eastern Australia, the Blobfish is really a creature
only a mom(or dad)could love! A world wide competition was recently
held with thousands of people voting on the ugliest animal. Other
creatures up for selection included the kakao(a non flying parrot), the
Titicaca(water frog), the purple pig-nosed frog, the giant Palouse
earthworm, the proboscis monkey,and Axolotl(salamander). The society is
"dedicated to raising the profile of some of Mather Nature's more
aesthetically challenged children." All creatures cute and
....ugly,need to be remembered when it comes to being in trouble of
endangerment or extinction. The Ugly Animal Preservation Society hopes
that such a contest will help to shed more light that "challenged
looking" creatures need our concern,too.
Have students write a poem describing the Blobfish.