6-A American Flamingo, 1838 - John James Audubon [1785-1851]
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

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.

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

John James Audubon Portrait
John James Audubon 1785-1851

The American Woodsman: Our Namesake and Inspiration, National Audubon Society

John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove, Audubon, PA

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