Women in History
We always hear things about our forefathers: the men who wrote the U.S. Constitution or the men who invented telephones and cars. But alongside these great men of history there are even greater women. They were baseball players, pilots, doctors and history makers. What better way to learn about the other half of history than to see, hear it and chat about it on the Web. Check out the fabulous women of the American past at www.women.eb.com. Hear poet Rita Dove reading her poetry or watch a film of a Women's League baseball game in the 1940s. Meet all the famous American women from 1600-1998, scientists, teachers and anti-slavery activists, from pilgrims to Hillary Clinton. Hours worth of fascinating, interactive stuff will make you see that women haven't just been sitting around knitting. (This site is no longer available.)
A Great Glacier JourneyThere's no greater thrill than reaching the summit of a towering mountain, especially when it's the summit of Rakekniven, a polar mountain that no one had ever climbed, until recently. Now three mountaineers relive the drama of this ultimate vertical challenge. Bring your ice axe and a trusty rope to www.nationalgeographic.com/ features/ 2000/ exploration/ maudland. You'll be able to leaf through the diaries of these climbers, or you can check out their spectacular photographs. At the same time, you'll get a glimpse of mountaineering at its most exciting and dangerous.
A world of creativity is only a mouse click away at Kids' Space, where friends meet to share stories, art and music. This is a home page for everybody and a place to enjoy the international spirit of the Web. Swing on by www.kids-space.org and check out paintings from Australian students or the latest Australian art in the craft room. If you're just getting your feet wet on the Internet, Guide Bear will take you on a tour of the online world, showing you how to use computers and networks like an expert. Plus, once you're finished enjoying the stories and drawings from others, you can submit your own projects to the site. If music's your thing, Guide Bear will also show you how to send a sound file to Kids' Space to share your musical talent with kids from around the world. Bring your imagination and a smile, because Kids' Space is the place for creativity and fun!
This 4Kids Detective game has expired.
To play the current Kid Quest Challenge, go to www.4Kids.org/kidquest.
When you know the answers to the questions below, enter your answers. If you are correct, you will become a "4Kids Detective of the Week." If a question is not answered it is considered wrong. Good luck.
1. Grace Abbott become the head of what in 1921?
Dear Amy: I want to invest in the stock market. Can I look at the stocks for free?-Don, Grand Junction, CO
Dear Don: The Web has tons of information about the stock market and at Yahoo! you can get the stock quotes for the day. The free ones don't display the stock quotes "to the minute" and are delayed 20 minutes or so. But, that's good enough for most people. A great place to learn about the stock market was created by kids for kids. It's called Investing for Kid$ at http://library.thinkquest.org/3096. It examines stocks, bonds and mutual funds and teaches the principles of saving and investing. There's also a stock game that you can play.