My Daniel By Pam Conrad About Pam Conrad

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My Daniel By Pam Conrad

My Daniel By Pam Conrad

About Pam Conrad • Born in New York City in 1947; died on Long

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

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

Skeleton of Tyrannosaurus Rex… …displayed in the Museum of Natural History in New York City.

Uncovering dinosaur bones on a dig!

Uncovering dinosaur bones on a dig!

What Earth might have looked like when dinosaurs were around…

What Earth might have looked like when dinosaurs were around…

Questions to Consider… • What do you think it would be like to grow

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?