Where History is Always Happening
African Americans used to be denied many of the basic rights and services that we all take for granted today in America. The people of the Civil Rights movement helped to change all that, making this one of the most important movements in the 20th century. Now you can learn all about the many important people and events during the 1950s and 60s by taking a virtual tour of the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn., at www.mecca.org/~crights/cyber.html. Hop on a cyberbus to Tennessee and learn all about Martin Luther King Jr., the famous Montgomery Bus Boycott, the lunch counter sit-ins and the March on Washington. It's a visit well worth the trip to a place that "keeps the dream alive."(This site is no longer available.)
Don't you Want Some BUNNY to Love?
For a bunch of facts about why rabbits make good pets, go to the House Rabbit Society's home page at www.rabbit.org. It also tells you about the care and adoption procedures for your pet. The site is filled with adorable pictures, touching stories and interesting facts. Did you know bunnies play with many of the same toys as cats and parrots do? Let your browser hop over to the HRS page and nibble on this info for a while; carrots are optional.
The Jason Project uses interactive tele-communications to bring the thrill of discovery and exploration to students around the world. Whether you want to talk to a friend in the Caribbean or meet fellow Internet users across the ocean, the Jason Project brings you there.By logging onto www.jasonproject.org students can take part in live programs that are broadcast using state-of-the-art technology to a network of learning centers in the United States, Mexico, Bermuda and the United Kingdom. Check out the Expedition Journal, and follow along as Iceland and Yellowstone are explored. The Global Network allows you to find out if your school is virtually connected to the rest of the world. Between the friends you make and the knowledge you keep, you'll find the Jason Project to be a site worth exploring time and time again.
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1. How do Croatian kids say rabbit?
Dear Beth: Lots of families are putting up their home pages because members of online services like AOL and Prodigy can do it free. Non-members can use places like Geocities at http://geocities.yahoo.com/home. Start your page by posting pictures of your family and pets and your favorite URLs. The most fun is to use your home page to help organize something like a wedding or a family reunion by posting a gift registry or giving directions to the location. Afterward you can post the pictures of the event for everyone to see. (This site is no longer availble. You can go to http://sites.google.com to get a free Web site.)
Dear Amy: I just started in the ninth grade this year. What was the name of the homework page on the Internet? -Clarence, Seattle
Dear Clarence: There are lots of homework helpers online. My favorite is Homework Help at www.startribune.com/stonline/html/special/homework. It has teachers online waiting to help you. You can ask a question or read through questions others have asked. Another good site for students is Looney Bin at http://www.geocities.com/Athens/3843. It shows you how to study for exams, write reports and take notes. (These sites are no longer available.)