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My Daniel By Pam Conrad
About Pam Conrad • Born in New York City in 1947; died on Long Island in 1996. • Began writing to support her two children after husband left her. • Medal-winning author of such books as… – Prairie Songs – The Tub People – Pedro’s Journal – Stonewords • When asked about her trade, Conrad is quoted as saying, "I love to write. I don't think I could not write. I find out so much about my characters as I'm writing; it's like finding out about myself. "
Dinosaur Fever! • Paleontology – the study of fossils (bones and other remains from onceliving animals, plants, and other organisms) • Dinosaurs roamed the Earth for over 165 million years. • They became extinct 65 million years ago. – Possibly from a huge asteroid hitting the Earth? • The word dinosaur means “terrifying lizard. ” • Most paleontologists believe that birds descended from dinosaurs. • There are currently 330 (and growing) known varieties of dinosaurs. • Late 1800 s = Golden Age of Dinosaur Paleontology • World’s 1 st dinosaur skeleton discovered in Haddonfield, New Jersey…thus named the Hadrosaurus! – http: //www. haddonfieldnj. org/about. php
Skeleton of Tyrannosaurus Rex… …displayed in the Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Uncovering dinosaur bones on a dig!
What Earth might have looked like when dinosaurs were around…
Questions to Consider… • What do you think it would be like to grow up in Nebraska during the late 1800 s? • How would you feel if you discovered the skeleton of a millions-of-years-old dinosaur in your backyard? • How does it feel to lose someone you love? Do you ever really “get over” such a loss? • Which memory/memories do you most look forward to retelling when you are old?