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Grade 5  
Unit 3: Imagine That!
The Paper Dragon
by Marguerite W. Davol

Internet Connection Activity
Silkworms    Cross Curricular
Connect to this link:

  1. Click Pictures and Overview.

  2. Find out how silk is made.

  3. Click History for more interesting facts.

Silkworm Information
Connect to this link:

  1. Read about silkworms.

  2. To find out how to raise silkworms, click Rearing Sheets and then Silkworms.

Internet Connection Activity
Chinese Inventions    Find Out More
Robert C. William's Museum of Papermaking
Connect to this link:

  1. Read about the Forerunners of Paper.

  2. Click Continue the Tour, located at the end of the page. Read about the Invention of Paper and how it spread through Asia and Europe.

China Hypertext Online
Connect to this link:

  1. Use the chart on this site to explore 13 important Chinese inventions.

  2. Click a yellow bar next to read about the invention.

  3. Close the window to return to the chart.

Internet Connection Activity
History of Communication    Leveled Books
The Navajo Code Talkers
Connect to this link:

  1. Read the history of the Navajo and their involvement in the United States’ wars.

  2. How many "Original" Navajo Code Talkers were there?

American Sign Language
Connect to this link:

  1. Click on ASL Fingerspelling Dictionary. Look over the alphabet. Try to spell your name using American Sign Language.

  2. Click on ASL Fingerspelling In Action at the bottom of the page. Type your name in the box and see it in American Sign Language. Did you get your name right?

  3. Type in five more words to see how to spell them in American Sign Language. Try to spell them as you watch.