6-A American Flamingo, 1838 - John James Audubon [1785-1851]
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American Flamingo, 1838 By John James Audubon
American Flamingo is one of the 435 hand-colored engravings that make up John James Audubon's monumental Birds of America, issued in four volumes between 1826 and 1838 (Picturing America: Teachers Resource Book, p.28)

John James Audubon's Birds of America
http://www.audubon.org/bird/boa/BOA_index.html


Discovery Education Video

This video can be used with younger students, it is a short two min. video segment with emphasis on the "f" sound in the word Flamingo.
http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=29B17295-CF24-4403-882D-DE275B2BD518&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US.

This video is about the artist John James Audubon as he explains his work. It is just under 2 mins.: http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=0A25036A-80DE-4054-BF7D-CBCA580DED1B&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US


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John James Audubon Portrait
John James Audubon 1785-1851

The American Woodsman: Our Namesake and Inspiration, National Audubon Society
http://www.audubon.org/nas/jja.html


John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove, Audubon, PA
http://pa.audubon.org/centers_mill_grove.html


Want to learn more about birds? Check out these web sites:
WhatBird.com http://www.whatbird.com/
eNature.Com http://www.enature.com/FIELDGUIDES/intermediate.asp?curGroupID=1
Sibley Online Guide to Birds http://sibley.enature.com/


High School Bulletin Board idea: "Products of Pennsylvania: Read Locally"
- Poster of American Flamingo hung with featured book covers of titles written about or set in Pennsylvania
- Book Titles:
  • In Days Gone By: Folklores and Traditions of the Pennsylavnia Dutch
  • Montgomery County Ghost Stories
  • Pennsylvania Caves and Other Rocky Roadside Wonders
  • Pennsylvania Trail of History Cookbook
  • Trout Streams & Hatches of Pennsylvania: A Complete Fly Fishing Guide to 140 Streams
  • Philadelphia & The Pennsylvania Dutch Country
  • Remarkable Pennsylvania Women
  • Voices: African American and Latina Women in Pennsylvania Share Their Stories of Success
  • It Happened in Pennsylvania
  • Save Our Land, Save Our Towns: A Plan for Pennsylvania
  • John James Audubon: The Making of An American
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Fever, 1793
  • Gruel & Unusual Punishment: A Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery with Recipes
  • Birds of America: The Complete Collection of 435 Illustrations from the Most Famous Bird Book in the World