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Literature: "The Family Under the Bridge" by Natalie Savage Carlson

These websites are about the book “The Family Under the Bridge” by Natalie Savage Carlson. Includes author’s biography, activity ideas, discussion questions, and games. There are also links to eThemes resources on France, Friendship, Family, Christmas Around the World, and Adoption.


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Read a brief biography of Natalie Savage Carlson.
This three-page PDF file provides a guide for a book report that can be used along the book.
This site provides activities and discussion topics for reading the book. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Scroll down to find suggested discussion questions and activities to go along with the book. NOTE: This site has links that lead to external websites.
Learn more about the country of France and its culture, geography, holidays, language, regions, and more. Take virtual tours of the Palace of Versailles, the Eiffel Tower, and the famous Louvre Museum. Includes royalty-free images, 360-degree panoramic views, a live Webcam you can control, and lots of factual information, plus a list of recommended children's books about France. An eThemes Resource on the Statue of Liberty, a gift from France, is included.
These sites have tips on making friends and how to resolve common problems that threaten friendships. There are several classroom activity ideas to help foster friendships among students. Includes lists of recommended children's books as well as links to eThemes Resources on books that include this theme.
These websites are about families. Children can learn about the different types of families that there are in the world. There are many student activities such as make a family tree, paint a family portrait, or make a poster about how they celebrate special occasions in their families. There is also eThemes resources about grandparents.
These sites explain how Christmas and winter holidays are celebrated in different parts of the world. Countries include France, Canada, Poland, England, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, and many more. See how to say "Merry Christmas" in several languages and discover if people around the globe decorate trees or believe in Santa. There are links to eThemes Resources on Christmas traditions in America and Christmas crafts and games.
These sites provide information about open and closed adoptions, adoption procedures, costs, and practices of adoption in the US as compared to foreign countries. Some sites also provide statistics regarding the most common foreign countries adoptions are from and most common ages of children adopted.

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