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Name: Carol
Status: educator
Age: 40s
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: 2000-2001

I am writing a lesson for grades 4-7 that focuses on prehistoric land use. I want the students to research historic weather (high and low temperatures and precip.) for their area so that they can learn about growing season.

Is there a source for this type of data on the internet. I'd like to list this as a possible resource. If this is not a realistic possibility, is there a process that I can list for scudent to use other than looking at old newspapers. Some students live in small towns in New Mexico. Information access may be difficult.


I can suggest a couple of places to find the information that you are looking for. Intellicast has an almanac page with weather records at Pick a month and you will get a general description of the weather in the United States for the month, followed by links to separate regions of the country. The links give some historical weather events and high/low temperatures and precipitation average for the month for a number of reporting stations in the region.

The Weather Channel also has a good almanac page as part of their travel info. at There are links there to climate information for individual cities in the regions.

These two sites are great information for your students.

David Cook

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