Summary: Barnum was a very unusual boy. He loved hunting fossils. He collected so many fossils his mother asked him to move his collection to the laundry house. In 1902, Barnum went to Hell Creek, Montana in search of dinosaurs. Today the Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur skeleton is housed in the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
The Author's Note and bibliography are terrific. A great way to get started to research dinosaurs.
Connections to writing: Expository-- (1) You have just found out that you have been selected to participate in a dinosaur dig in another state. Write a letter to persuade your parents to let you participate in this once in a lifetime experience. (2) Barnum Brown took pride in fossil discoveries. Discuss the importance of pride in the work you do.
Connections to writing: Narrative--(1)Pretend you are Barnum Brown on an archeological dig. Write a letter to "My Dear Professor" about your first week in the field. (2) Write an acrostice poem about Barnum Brown.
Connections to other content areas: Social Studies, Science,
Translated to other languages: No
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