Activities should include

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    Double Fudge by Judy Blume.

     Peter is totally embarrassed by his little brother Fudge and his wacky cousins,

    Flora and Fauna, who turn his life upside down when they come to visit.

About the Author

    Judy Blume grew up in Elizabeth, New Jersey. She has written many stories for children

    and teens. When her books were first published, they were hailed as being realistic and

    being about what really mattered to children and teens. Judy’s dialog seemed fresh and

    natural the way that kids really speak to each other. In 1996 the American Library Association honored her with the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement.

    She has won over ninety awards for her writing. Judy is the founder and trustee of The

    Kids Fund, a charitable and educational foundation. Judy lives on islands up and down

    the East Coast with her husband George Cooper. They have three grown children and a

    wonderful grandchild.

Judy Blume’s official bio can be found at


Create a Footprint mural: Buy a roll of butcher block paper and some tempera paint;

    warn the children to wear old clothes and have a fun and messy time.

Design your own money: Show samples of currency from around the world. Talk about

    the various symbols on currency. Provide paper, pens, paint, crayons, etc. for children to

    create their own money.

Make a mask: There are many, many ways to make a mask. My favorite is to take a big

    paper grocery bag, cut out holes for eyes and mouth and decorate with paint, markers,

    crayons, colored construction paper, fabric, yarn, glitter, feathers, etc.

Have a Halloween costume party. This sounds like a lot more fun when it doesn't happen

    on Halloween!

Websites or Resources -- Judy Blume’s official website -- Video presentation made by Judy

    Blume about the book, Fun with Fudge and an interview with Judy Blume about Double

    Fudge -- What’s Your Secret Name, Sheila’s Fudge-World Trivia

    Game, Screen Save, About The Characters, About the Books and About Judy Blume

Money Pathfinder compiled by Ben Talbot, MLS student at Queens College GSLIS

    1. Pathfinder: What is a dollar? A Pathfinder about Money

2. Late Elementary (Grades 4-5)

3. Introductory Paragraph:

    Money! It’s a word that makes people pay attention. Most everyone is interested in money. Check out the resources in this pathfinder to learn about

    the many kinds of money from around the world, the symbols displayed on

    money, and the history of money. There are also resources to help you think

    about how to use money intelligently.

4. Keywords:






     Personal Finance

    Finance, Personal

    Saving and Investment

5. Online Resources

    A. Websites


    Welcome to Money Central Station

    Games and fun facts from the U.S. government agencies that oversee



    NOVA Online | Secrets of Making Money

    Companion site to PBS special shows the anatomy of a currency note and



    Historical American Currency Exhibit at the FRBSF

    Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco shows different bills used

    throughout the history of the United States.


    The United States Mints Site for Kids

    Many online and printable activities from the U.S. Mint.


    BRITISH MUSEUM: World of Money

    Includes sections devoted to history of money, manufacture of money, and

    study of money, all from an international perspective.


    National Numismatic Collection (NNC) of the Smithsonian Institution

    Smithsonian Institute member museum includes many virtual exhibits of

    coins and money from remote locations in history.


    Young Investor: Kids

    Information about the stock market and other personal finance related

    information focused for kids.

B. Encyclopedias

    a. Database Encyclopedia

    Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

    (available via Ebsco KidSearch)

    b. Database Encyclopedia

    Encyclopedia Americana

    (from Grolier Online)

    c. Non-Database Encyclopedia

    Microsoft Encarta

C. Photos and Images


     Bureau of Engraving and Printing

    Site shows updated features of money designed to counteract



     United States Secret Service: Know your Money

    Site focused on counterfeiting concerns.


    Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco: American Currency

    Exhibit Artistry and Imagery

     Features many of the symbols that recur on currency in categories.

     d. American Numismatic Association Money Museum

     Virtual Museum includes gallery tour and online exhibits.


     Ron’s World Paper Money Homepage

     Scanned banknotes from the collection of an enthusiastic collector.

D. Online Videos

    a. 100% Educational Videos. "Learning About Money."


    Introduces the history of a currency-based economy.

    b. Discovery Channel School. "Elementary Video Adventures:

    Money: Kids and Cash." unitedstreaming.

    Shows production of money around the world.

    c. 100% Educational Videos. "How our Economy Works: All

    about Earning and Spending Money." unitedstreaming.

    An introduction to basic economic concepts including producers

    and consumers.

    d. United Learning. "Economics: The Production, Distribution,

    and Consumption of Goods and Services: Money."


    Shows development of economies from barter to cash economy to

    today’s “plastic” economy.

    e. Discovery Channel School. "Elementary Video Adventures:

    Math: Money and Time." unitedstreaming.

    Shows math connections to money.

E. Current News



     News from CNN and Money magazine.


     Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition

     Student version of Wall Street Journal.


     MSN Money Central

     Financial news and content from MSN and CNBC.

     d. Kidsearch Database

     (Available from NOVEL Ebsco)

     Newspaper and Periodical index.

F. Articles


     Consumer Reports Online for kids

     Archives of Zillions magazine articles.

     b. Kidsearch Database

    (Available from NOVEL Ebsco)

     Newspaper and Periodical index.

     c. Ebsco Primary Search

     (Available from New York Public Library, NOVEL)

     Periodical articles.

     d. Ebsco Topic Search

     (Available from New York Public Library, NOVEL)

     Articles from magazines, newspapers and other sources.