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Grade 1, Book 4
Grade 1, Book 4
Unit 1: Let's Find Out
 
Ring! Ring! Ring! Put Out the Fire
 

Find Out More  
Fire Fighters and Fire Safety  
Find Out More
From the Student Web Page
Hydro's Hazard House
Connect to this link:
http://www.usfa.fema.gov/kids/house_enter.html


  1. Click the house. Then click any room.
  2. Find the fire hazards.
  3. Keep trying until you find them all.
  4. Click another room.
About the Site

The Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) sponsors this site where children can learn about fire safety at home. The easy-to-navigate site, combined with an entertaining presentation, is certain to captivate children's attention as they learn about safety.

What to Do

  1. Discuss fire safety with children. Ask them to tell what they do to prevent fires at home.

  2. Help children navigate the site.

  3. If necessary, read the text aloud to children.

From the Student Web Page
Florida State Fire College Coloring Book
Connect to this link:
http://www.fsfckids.ufl.edu/html/colorme.htm


  1. Click Stay Low and Go.
  2. Print and color the page.
About the Site

Invite children to explore this Web site that contains printable coloring book pages with helpful hints about fire safety. Children can learn about family fire drills and what to do in case of fire from Li'l Boots, the fire fighter, and his dog, Ready. The site, produced by the Florida State Fire College, is designed to entertain and educate children.

What to Do

  1. Read and discuss the advice at Stay Low and Go.

  2. Then help children print the page to color.

  3. You may want to discuss Planning also.

  4. If you wish, print all the pages for coloring.


Leveled Books  
Well-Known People  
Leveled Books
From the Student Web Page
Benjamin Franklin
Connect to this link:
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/benfranklin/index.html


  1. Read about Ben.
  2. Then click timeline.
  3. Go back. Click the red kite at the top of the page.
  4. Click Ben's ABCs. Click letters to learn about your government.
About the Site

This Web site, produced by the U. S. Government Printing Office, features Ben Franklin as the guide in Ben's Guide to U. S. Government for Kids. Detailed information about Franklin's accomplishments as printer, librarian, inventor, and statesman can be found here. Invite children to read the shorter timelines and then to explore Ben's ABCs to learn about the government.

What to Do

  1. Remind children that Ben Franklin was a person well known for his role in the government and for his experiments, among other accomplishments.

  2. Read the time line entries to the class.

  3. Help children navigate to the alphabet section. You may want to preview the site to select letters for further research.

  4. If time permits, you may want to bring children back to Ben's information page to explore in-depth information about him. Click the B and then About Ben.

  5. Ask children what they would ask Ben if they could interview him.

From the Student Web Page
Arthur
Connect to this link:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/arthur/


  1. Click the picture of Arthur.
  2. Click More About Me.
  3. Go back. Click Coloring Page.
  4. Print and color the picture of Arthur.
About the Site

Children can learn about Arthur, Prunella, Francine, The Brain, Pal, and all the rest of Arthur's friends and family at this fun-packed Web site sponsored by PBS. Invite children to "interview" the characters by clicking their pictures. Further exploration of this Web site finds games, coloring pages, songs, and more.

What to Do

  1. Tell children that well-known people are sometimes make-believe characters such as Arthur and his friends.

  2. Help them navigate the site as directed.

  3. You may wish to preview the site and select other areas for children to visit.