From Abraham Lincoln to Mother Teresa, heroes are known for their nobility and courage. At the Life Heroes homepage, you can celebrate the lives of the people who have given their all to make a difference in our world. Head out to www.pathfinder.com/ Life/ heroes and get the stories behind these most-heralded of human spirits. How did Mahatma Gandhi change the face of India? Why is Winston Churchill remembered as a great wartime leader? You'll meet heroes from all walks of life, including the Civil Rights Movement, sports, and even ones from the world that you live in. You'll get the chance to vote in the heroes poll, join the heroes club, and read poetry pertaining to these notable people. There's even a Hall of Fame. The Life Heroes homepage is educational, inspiring and fun for everyone. (This site is no longer available.)
All For Knot Rock climbers, forest rangers and soldiers all use knots for convenience, safety and life protection. Thanks to Boy Scout Troop 9 from Billings, Mont., you too can now enjoy the interesting and essential skill of knot-tying. The Troop 9 Knots homepage will show you all of the essential knots, from the Figure 8 all the way to the Sheep Shank. Saddle up your favorite browser and lasso www.bsw.net/ ~bgibson/ knots/ someknot.htm to start learning now. Using cool animations and graphics, you'll be able to watch how these rope clusters are made, step by step. (This site is no longer available.)
It Takes All Kinds
The story of America is the story of many cultures. Lots has happened since the pilgrims first came to this continent, and nobody tells the story of America like Americans themselves. Learn what the American experience is really about from the people who are living here now. You can read stories about everyday people from many different American cultures at www.pbs.org/ pov/ learning. From teen-agers to adults, the stories of America come in all colors, sizes, religions and languages. What's better, you can contribute your own story. What does culture mean to you? What does it feel like to BE American? African American? Irish/Norwegian American? Dominican American? It takes all kinds to show what "American" really is -including you. (This site is no longer available.)
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1. How many patents did Thomas Edison hold?
Dear Joanna: When I read your e-mail and some other ones like yours, I thought, how am I going to find all the answers? :-) To find your answers, go to Yahooligans at http://kids.yahoo.com. Always ask your parents' permission before using a search engine. Below are some more Web sites that answer all kinds of questions.
Dear Amy: How can you find out the current population of the U.S. or the world?-Jackie, Wattsburg, PA
Dear Jackie: For your answer, check out My Facts Page at www.refdesk.com/facts.html. It's an awesome site for tons of information that can help you with your homework, too.
Dear Amy: I was wondering how tape recorders keep your voice on that plastic tape? Will any tape work?-Michael, St. Louis
Dear Michael: Boy, I don't know, but maybe the Web site How Things Work by Louis Bloomfield can help you find your answer. Go to www.howeverythingworks.org and see if your answer is there. Happy surfing!