Week of November 21, 2004

Remember the Alamo

For 13 days men from across the United States joined together to defend Texas from Mexico in one of the most memorable events in the Texas Revolution, the Battle of the Alamo. At www.thealamo.org, you can read documents from heroes and legends such as Davy Crockett and Sam Houston. Familiarize yourself with background history and the events leading up to the siege in The Battle. Whether you beat the clock in the speedy Alamo memory game, print off pictures of the Alamo to color, or take the photo tour, don’t forget to Remember the Alamo!

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Visit the Featured Web sites to find the answers.

What was the original name of the Alamo?

Misión San Antonio de Valero
Mission Alejandro Moss
It didn't have a name

 

If you are located in Colorado, where are you mostly likely to be bit by a mosquito?

legs
arms
neck

 

Qianlong was the only Chinese emperor who could do what?
Speak four languages
Ride a horse
Swim

 

 

The Science Scoop

Future scientists should scope out Science News for Kids at www.sciencenewsforkids.org. The weekly scoop keeps you up to date on all the current scientific news. To put your scientific knowledge to the test, experiment in the LabZone. Explore the ScienceFairZone for tips, topics and winning projects before your next science fair. Then pour a little fun into your beaker at the GameZone with games such as Cribbage, Slime Volleyball and Chemical Concentration. Don’t stand around: Go test your hypotheses today.


The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City, located in the heart of Beijing, China, served as the private home to the emperor and his family. Splendors of China’s Forbidden City: the Glorious Reign of Emperor Qianlong at http://archive.fieldmuseum.org/ forbiddencity showcases the private world of the emperor and his many belongings. An Introductory Video highlights the themes and objects found in this exhibition. The reconstructed Throne Room and Emperor’s Sitting Room found in the Photo Gallery contribute to the mystery that is the Forbidden City.


What can kids do to earn their allowance?

 

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Be Safe Online

Since 1996, www.4kids.org has built its reputation on providing and encouraging safe experiences for kids on the Internet. Many good organizations now exist to protect kids online. Whether you are a parent, a teenager or a kid, you’ll find a site below to help you be smart and be safe online.

NetSmartz
www.netsmartz.org

SafeKids.Com
www.safekids.com

SafeTeens.Com
www.safeteens.com

About...Kids’ Safety
http://kids.getnetwise.org

For the Family
www.fbi.gov/fbikids.htm

Internet Safety for the Wired Generation
www.fbi.gov/page2/sept04/cac090104.htm

--Amy

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