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Just So Stories - Rudyard Kipling - Background/Schema Building Links


Questions about cats, dogs and the caveman.
1) Who takes care of a cats basic needs?
2) Why do cats like heights (high places)?
3) Why do cats like to play with string or other moving objects?
4) What is "fetch?" - Why do you think dogs like to play fetch?
5) Dogs probably view humans companions as members of their what?
6) Name some of your favorite cave paintings.
7) What are some other interesting facts you found about dogs, cats and cave paintings?

House Cats

Wikipedia - House cat behavior

Dogs

Fetch
Loyalty

Cave Paintings

The Cave of Lascaux

Questions about the alphabet:
1) How many years ago was the alphabet invented?
2) Choose 3 different alphabets and write them on your paper.
3) How are the different alphabets alike?
4) How are they different?
5) List 3 different things that have been used as writing instruments.
6) Describe the letters of our alphabet - what do they each look like they were designed from?

How The Alphabet Was Made

The Evolution of Alphabets
Writing Instruments

Questions to ponder before reading:
1) Where did people first start to write?
2) Before paper, what did people write on?
3) What are some examples of the first things people wrote?

How The First Letter Was Written

History of Writing For Kids
On the web page below, focus more on the samples of early writing you see.
Write descriptions and examples of early writng and alphabets.
Writing History


Questions to answer about the armadillo:
1) Describe what an armadillo looks like - REALLY LOOK carefully.
2) What does an armadillo eat?
3) how do they protect themselves?
4) Where do they live?
5) Find other interesting facts.

Armadillos

Armadillo Online
Nine-Banded Armadillo
Enchanted Learning
Questions to answer about the hedgehog:
1) Describe what an hedgehog looks like - REALLY LOOK carefully.
2) What does an hedgehog eat?
3) how do they protect themselves?
4) Where do they live?
5) Find other interesting facts.

Hedgehogs

Wikipedia
Enchanted Learning
Oakland Zoo

Kangaroo

Creature World
Nature.CA
Wikipedia
Kid's Planet
WWF

Camels

Arab.net
wikipedia.org/wiki/Camel
sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes
featurestories/camel

Rhinoceros

African Wildlife Foundation
Indian Worldlife Tours
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

Leopards

wikipedia - Leopard
Leopard
AWF Wildlife Leopard
San Diego Zoo

Elephant

AWF Elephant
African Elephant
Asian Elephant
More Asian Elephants
Science and Nature