Week of July 15, 2007

Hear This!

Discover the tools that help deaf people to hear the world around them at Deafness in Disguise, http://beckerexhibits.wustl.edu
/did
. The Washington University School of Medicine wants to share cool photos with you, so click on Images to search your subject of interest. From acoustic headsets to fans, see how doctors in the 19th century helped the hearing impaired. The development of electrical hearing aids in the 20th century provided an innovative and more affordable way to give the gift of sound. View original advertisements for hearing aids in Marketing of Hearing Devices and see how the approach has changed over time.

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In what year was "Of the Art of Signs" published?

1616
1716
1816

 

Who was the first man to set foot on the moon?

Neil Armstrong
Buzz Aldrin
Neil Aldrin

 

Who starred in "Blackbirds of 1928"?
Adaline Haal
Adelle Hale
Adelaide Hall

 

The First Step

Take a minute to remember man's first journey to the moon at Man on the Moon, www.chron.com/content/
chronicle/special/moon
. Click on Timeline for a history lesson on the Apollo 11 mission. Then separate fact from legend to become a space specialist. See the first humans on the moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, as you browse through amazing outer space photos. Many people have special memories of Apollo 11’s trip into space. Look through their stories to get the scoop on this Earth-changing event. Sick with lunar madness? Read some of the references to the moon in books, poems and plays. (This site is no longer available.)


A Voice of Change

Drop Me Off in Harlem at http://artsedge.kennedy-
center.org/exploring/harlem
, takes you back in time to the Harlem Renaissance, a celebration of growth and creativity. From dancers to writers, meet the masterful minds that helped to make Harlem a better place in Faces of the Renaissance. Travel to A Place Called Harlem to learn all about the local churches and nightclubs that brought life to this area. Wonder how the arts flourished in a depression era? Themes and Variations sheds some light on the contributions that changed the landscape of Harlem and united its people.


What is your dream job and why?

 

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Scream for Ice Cream!

Summer is a great time to enjoy a nice, cold ice cream cone. This tasty treat is so popular in the Unites States that about 2 billion gallons of ice cream and related products are produced annually. In 1984, President Ronald Regan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month is National Ice Cream Day. Celebrate the holiday with a scoop or two of your favorite flavor and check out these sites that are so cool, they're frosty!

July Is National Ice Cream Month
www.idfa.org/facts/icmonth/page1.cfm

The Ice Cream Collection
http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/micro/gallery/benandjerry/
icecream.html


Ben & Jerry's Fun and Games

www.benjerry.com/fun

Ice Cream in a Bag
www.agintheclassroom.org/060605/Teachers/Printable/AGziplocks/
ice_crea.pdf

(The first site is no longer available.)

—Amy

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