Week of June 8, 2003

Art and Auschwitz

Northwestern University presents The Last Expression: Art and Auschwitz at http:// lastexpression.northwestern.edu. Essays, interviews, biographies, lectures and virtual tours teach the world about life during and after the Holocaust. Read biographies of Holocaust survivors and victims. Some prisoners painted and drew during their detention, depicting their sorrow and anguish. Virtual tours of the Auschwitz camp also help people understand the living conditions prisoners endured.

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Visit the Featured Web sites to find the answers.

When was Auschwitz established as a concentration camp?

1941
1939
1940

 

What city did Archimedes live in?

Troy
Ithaca
Syracuse

 

What was Muhammad Ali’s former name?
Cassius Clay
Sonny Liston
George Foreman

 

 

Eureka!

Archimedes was an ancient problem-solver whose discoveries changed the world. A palimpsest is paper that has been used more than once. Therefore, The Archimedes Palimpsest, at www.archimedespalimpsest .org, tells the story of an important manuscript. Learn about the palimp-sest’s journey from the Holy Land to an art museum. Be sure to read The Puzzle of King Hiero’s Crown. It relates the story of the discovery Archimedes made while in his bathtub.


Barriers Broken

Celebrate African Americans in professional sports with Breaking the Barriers: A Houston Chronicle Special
online at www.chron.com/ content/chronicle/sports/ special/barriers. Read about amazing sports feats from the early 1940s to the present. You’ll rub baseball gloves with Josh Gibson, the “Black Babe Ruth.” Basketball stars, such as Michael Jordan, and boxers, such as Muhammad Ali, hold important places in sports history as well. You’re sure to learn something new about these amazing athletes.

 

Should radio stations censor music with questionable lyrics?

 

Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: What are hot spots? — Tony, San Antonio

Dear Tony: Hot spots are wireless Internet portals. More precisely, a hot spot is a box that is wired to the Web. It has an antenna, which allows anyone with a Wi-Fi-enabled laptop and an account with a wireless Internet service provider, WISP, to get online without a physical connection. Hot spots are in airports, coffeeshops and hotels. A wireless connection in your house could be considered a hot spot too. Check out CNET at http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-6536_7-726610-1.html for more hot spot information.

Dear Amy: Where can I get the news online? — Sheryl, Santa Monica, Calif.

Dear Sheryl: Lots of newspapers are online these days, and many of them have a special section dedicated solely to news for kids. The Washington Post’s KidsPost is geared toward kids in middle school and high school and is located online at www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/kidspost/orbit/kidspost.html. For younger kids, the BBC has created CBBC Newsround at http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews. Both sites are great resources for news that is important to kids. Check them out and be informed about the world around you.


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