Week of May 18, 2003

Heroes and Villains

Heroes and Villains, at www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ education/heroesvillains, lets you examine 20th-century political leaders in a new light. Should Winston Churchill be considered a hero for his role in the fire-bombing of Dresden? Should Harry Truman have ordered two atomic bombs to be dropped on Japan? Weigh the evidence for each of five people and debate the two sides. Then ask yourself, “Hero or villain?” before passing judgment. You may be surprised by your verdict.

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Who led Cuba before Fidel Castro?

Juan Peron
Josef Stalin
Fulgencio Batista

 

Who were the first people to inhabit Puerto Rico?

Taino Indians
Spaniards
Portuguese

 

How far did Karsten Heuer hike between 1998 and 1999?
340 km
34,000 km
3,400 km

 

 

Beautiful Tropical Paradise

Welcome to Puerto Rico! Explore the history, geography and culture of this tropical island at http://welcome.topuertorico.org. Puerto Rico is located in the Caribbean Sea. If you can’t make a trip in person, you can get a taste of Puerto Rico with authentic sopas, carnes and aves. The island’s diversity is the result of years of multicultural influences from around the world. Learn about Puerto Rico’s present-day economic interaction with other countries as well. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)


A Walk Through the Northwest

Hike to the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative online at www.y2y.net. With beautiful mountains and broad valleys, the landscape of the North American West will astound you. Learn how the Y2Y program ensures that this area of wilderness supports both present-day and future natural and human communities. You’ll find details about the steps of wildlife conservation as well as information about grizzly bear populations in the region. Don’t forget to stop in the photo gallery for breath-taking snapshots of this vast wilderness.


What are your favorite and least favorite types of music?

 

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Garden Break

School is ending, and we could all use an excuse to get away from that end-of-the-semester homework, right? Take a break and go outside. That’s right. Put the books down and roll around in the dirt. Or at least get your hands in it. I’m talking about gardening. Check out these sites for some great tips about decorating the outdoors. Just remember to refocus on your studies at some point.

Weekend Gardener
www.chestnut-sw.com/seedhp.htm

Kidsregen.org
www.kidsregen.org (This site is no longer available.)

Aggie Horticulture Just for Kids
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/kindergarden

My First Garden
http://urbanext.illinois.edu/firstgarden

Kids Valley Garden
www.copper-tree.ca/garden (This site is no longer available.)

--Amy

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