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Dr. Seuss

by Mary Ann Kelley
TheHomeSchoolMom: Dr. Seuss resources

Dr. Seuss (Ted Geisel) at work on a drawing of a grinch / Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, NYWT&S Collection, [LC-USZ62-124309]

Dr. Seuss is known for writing and illustrating children's picture books. Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist. Dr. Seuss' most famous book, The Cat in the Hat was written because he was worried children were not learning to read.

Born - March 2, 1904

Died - September 24, 1991

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Use Dr. Seuss's The Lorax to Explore Environmental Issues  (M)
Students analyze the actions of a fictional character on his environment and suggest possible ways that the character could have made a less harmful impact on his environment. Grade 6-8.

Seussville  (Y)
From Random House, inc. - Celebrate Read Across America, Enter a Happy Birthday to you Sweepstakes, take the Seussville Survey and many more activities.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday: March 2, 1904  (Y)
From A to Z Teacher Stuff, L.L.C

Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden  (Y,M,O,T)
An exhibition that tells the story of Theodor Geisel's (Dr. Seuss's) childhood in Springfield with family photographs and genealogical information about the Seuss-Geisel family history. The exhibit features comparisons of Dr. Seuss's fanciful illustrations with actual places in Springfield that he would have known.

Dr. Seuss Art  (Y,M,O,T)
The Art of Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss Theme Unit  (Y)
From abcteach.com

The Cat in the Hat  (Y)
Lessons for Dr. Seuss' birthday. Students love the rhyme and imaginative creatures that Dr. Seuss shares in his stories!

Seuss-like' Sea Creatures Discovered  (Y)
By LiveScience.com. A new species of sea squirt was discovered in the deep sea off Australia. The creature traps nearby fish in a manner similar to a Venus flytrap. Not really a Seuss resource - but a very cool side trip while celebrating his birthday.

Dr. Seuss Games  (Y,M)
From Gamequarium.com - The Web's best math site for school and home practice. Includes Interactive Games, Printables, and Print-and-Play activities.

The Political Dr. Seuss  (M,O,T)
Reveals how popular children's author Theodor Geisel advocated social change, teaching generations of children not only how to be better readers, but better people as well.

Dr. Seuss: Lesson plans and other teaching materials  (Y)
From Web English Teacher.

Before Green Eggs and Ham: See the early advertising works of Dr. Seuss  (Y,M)
Seuss is one of many cultural icons who cut his teeth in advertising

Seussville  (Y)
All things Seuss. A recipe for Green Eggs and Ham, Click & Play games, and Print and Play Activities.

Dr. Seuss  (Y)
The Dr. Seuss books present the perfect opportunity to let your child's (and yours as well) imagination run wild. Have fun with this unit study... almost anything goes!

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