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Grade 5  
Unit 3: Imagine That!
The Marble Champ
by Gary Soto

Internet Connection Activity
Playing Marbles    Cultural Perspectives
Games With Marbles
Connect to this link:

  1. Read about the three games on this page.

  2. What countries are the games from?

  3. Using a comparison chart, compare the three games. How are they alike? How are they different?

  4. Click at the bottom of the page to read about other games.

Shooting Marbles Mountaineer Style
Connect to this link:

  1. Look at the photos and read the opening paragraph.

  2. Click Rules and read how ringer is played.

  3. If time permits, click one of the tournaments to learn about an organized competition.

Internet Connection Activity
History of Marbles    Find Out More
The World is a Big Blue Marble
Connect to this link:

  1. Click on Kings (and Queens) of the Rings.

  2. Read about the early days of championships in the U.S.A.

  3. Click on Page 2 Growth. What do the champions have in common?

Mondial Billes: World Marbles on Sand
Connect to this link:

  1. Click the flag of Great Britain.

  2. To find out about this competition, click and read Description.

  3. Click Rules and Rules of the Game to learn how to play.

  4. Click Photos to see the game in action. Select from the dropdown menu.

Internet Connection Activity
Sports and Dance    Leveled Books
What is ballet dancing?
Connect to this link:

  1. Read the opening page.

  2. Scroll down and click Enter a Ballet Class and learn French ballet words.

  3. Follow the links at the bottom of each page to learn more.

  4. Do you know any of the ballet words from the glossary?

Activity Index
Connect to this link:

  1. Click on Get Fit! A Handbook for Youth Ages 6-17.

  2. Read about the Presidentís Challenge.