Week of March 5, 2006

Globe Trotting

Pack your bags and join Traveler as she treks the globe and learns about making a difference with Peace Corps Kids World at www.peacecorps.gov/kids. What is the Peace Corps? answers questions such as who the peace corp volunteers are, what they do and where they serve. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in another country? Visit Food, Friends and Fun and discover what a typical day or holiday would be like in Morocco, Nepal, Russia, Mali and more. Peace together the opportunities and make a difference.

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Visit the Featured Web sites to find the answers.

Within how many countries do Peace Corp Volunteers serve?

70
65
40

 

When were the six buoys in the Pacific tsunami warning system deployed?

2002
1999
2004

 

Where can you learn animation basics?
Choir
Music
Media Arts

 

Disaster Strikes

Tsunamis may be hard to prepare for but the Wave That Shook the World at www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/
tsunami
will show you how. Wave of the Future discusses how disaster officials can improve tsunami-warning systems. Images of the wreckage, survivors and warning systems can be observed. Any inquiries you have about tsunamis and their effects can be answered at Ask the Experts. Stay safe and take a closer look inside this raging storm in Anatomy of a Tsunami. This site will help you stay at bay.


Artastic!

Let your creative side shine with Artopia at www.knowitall.org/artopia where you can create your own portfolio and delve into the world of visual and performance art. Put on your dancing shoes in Dance and scoot to the studio to discover the language of dance. All the world’s a stage in Theater where you become the critic when you view a performance and write a theater review. In Painting, brush up on your technique in the studio. Mold clay into a masterpiece in Sculpture with a few lessons in modeling, casting and carving. This site will satisfy your palette.


What springtime activites are you looking forward to?

 

Speak Out Here!

Cartoon Creations

WhenI was first learning how to read I remember my mother sitting down with me tolook at the Sunday comics in the newspaper. She would have me read to her thehumorous lines for practice. To this day I enjoy reading comics because theyare light-hearted and funny.

In just a few panels the cartoonist makes the characters come to life. It lookssimple enough, but the creators have a lot of work to do to make a comic strip.There are many things to consider such as what the characters will be doing,wearing and saying.
If you have ever wanted to create your own comic strip, visit Comic Creator atwww.readwritethink.org/materials/comic.You can choose from a variety of characters, such as people and animals, textballoons and props. For example, place a dinosaur in school or send a personinto space.

Let your imagination carry you away. Print your comic strip to share with yourfriends when you are done!

—Amy

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