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Learning Hip in Hawaii
Pack a lunch and jump on the yellow cyber bus. We're headed to www.punahou.edu to visit Punahou School, where students from Honolulu, Hawaii, spend their days hitting the books and having fun. As one of the largest and best independent schools in the United States, Punahou is truly a cool school. Their homepage allows you to meet students and staff, check out the curriculum, and follow athletic events. There's even information on how to attend Punahou. But before breaking for recess, be sure to read about the Legend of Ka Punahou. Way to go, "Buff 'n' Blue": you've got a great Web site!


Lighting theWay
Want to take a seaside vacation in the middle of the winter? Get on the boat to www.aracnet.com/~jkandik and www.outer-banks.com/lighthouses.asp to see some of the most beautiful lighthouses in the world. Whether you're in Bodie Island, N.C.; Vancouver, British Columbia; or Yaquina Bay, Ore., you can learn the history of these amazing structures that have lighted the paths of sailors for more than 100 years. Sometimes getting there is the hardest part. Will you take a map? A ferry boat? A long wooded path? Don't worry. You've got front-row seats for this Internet seafaring adventure. Bon voyage!
(The first site is no longer available.)


Build Your Own Town
Build Your Own Town What would it be like to be mayor of a town? Well now you can rule the city by building a whole town of your very own! At www.wolfenet.com/ ~por/ foldup.html just download the models for the Cut and Fold Village. The instructions are easy and will help you print, color, cut, glue and build an entire village. There are lots of different houses and stores-and even a library. You can also use the blank buildings to design whatever you want. Make a school, a museum, or even a candy factory! (This site is no longer available.)



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1. From how many miles away can you see a lighthouse?

19 miles
58 miles
122 miles
2. When was the Punahou School founded?
1721
1841
1926
3. What happens when learning to read is fun? (hint: Sometimes building is fun.)
Children learn
Children write
Children read
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Dear Amy: My teacher said I can use information from the World Wide Web, but I have to say where I got it. How do I put URLs and e-mail references in my report's bibliography? --Juliana, Fort Worth, TX

Dear Juliana: My teacher told me about a Web site at Classroom Connect for citing Internet addresses. If you go to www.classroom.com/ classroom/ CitingNetResources.html they show you how to put in the author's name and where and when you downloaded it from the Web. Also, in our multimedia lab at school, we make reports that include graphics, sounds and video clips. So we learned how to make a bibliography of all those things, too. (This Web site is no longer available.)

Dear Amy: I have friends that are moving away and I would be lost without them. What should I do? --Laura, Glens Falls, N.Y.

Dear Laura: Don't be too sad because maybe the World Wide Web can help. If your friends have e-mail accounts, you could write to them. Since they can write back to you very quickly, it's almost like they are nearby. If your family has a Web page (which is really cool), you can post pictures of your pets or your family's vacation so your friends could see what is happening in your world. I hope this helps.

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