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See Some Royal Lifestyle
You would like to go to France, oui? Well, maybe you won't be jumping on a plane anytime soon, but you can jet to a French palace right this minute via a click of your mouse! Just knock on the door at http://en.chateauversailles.fr/homepage for admission to the grand halls of the Versailles palace, one of the world's most famous historical sites. See what it was like to live like a king in centuries past. The royal art collection will knock your beret off! And you're sure to be surprised to find out which famous people visited the palace in past decades. Don't depart without taking in the full view through fabulous panoramic shots of the palace grounds. Au revoir!

The Write Stuff Follow the history of writing as we know it at Parker's UK Schools Resource Page. From sticks and stones to the fountain pen, this Web site will give you the lowdown on the evolution of one of humankind's most essential forms of communication. Set poetry in motion at www.parkerpen.co.uk and find out why handwriting is more intriguing than you ever thought. You'll start out with cave paintings from 25000 B.C., make your way to Egyptian hieroglyphics and wind up at the Italic, Copperplate and Calligraphy styles of more recent times. The site has excellent illustrations from the various handwriting eras, including the dark Gothic era and the ancient Greeks. It's amazing to think that the Egyptians were using paper (papyrus), pen and ink more than 5,000 years ago. Do you have the write stuff? (This site is no longer available.)
Words of Wisdom
Modern history has been shaped by the ideas of thinkers, but it's the great speakers who have delivered those ideas to the people. Every day, The History Channel Time Machine drops you off at a different point in history, and lets you listen in to the words that changed our world. Grab a front row chair and tune into the Great Speeches Web site at
www.historychannel.com/ gspeech. Thanks to this archive, you'll be able sit in on the speeches of such icons as Albert Einstein, Gloria Steinem, Babe Ruth, Martin Luther King Jr. and Sandra Day O'Connor. You'll find the broadcast of the troubled Apollo 13 mission to be quite a scare. Royalty is well represented too, as you can join the monarchy at such events as the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth. (This site is no longer available.)

 

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Dear Amy: Are there any search engines that are OK for kids to use?--Laura, Denver
Dear Laura: I always tell kids to ask permission before using a regular seach site on the Web because even the most simple word can return some pretty scary stuff. Luckily, there are some search sites just for kids like our www.4kids.org/coolspots or Disney's www.dig.com. Lycos launched a new version of its search engine called SafetyNet that you may want to check out at http:// personal.lycos.com/ safetynet/ safetynet.asp. Once you (and your parents!) register and configure the filter, you can search SafetyNetıs database of Web sites without having to put up with the scary stuff. (The last two sites are no longer available.)

Dear Amy: How do I change the home page on my browser?--Chris, Lake Jackson, Texas
Dear Chris: To change the first Web site you see when you start up your browser or when you click on the "Home" button, you'll have to change your preferences under Edit or Options. Since your browser may be a little different than mine, just look for a place to enter a URL that is labeled "Home Page" or "Start Page." You can type in the complete URL of the Web site or click on the "Use Current Page" button if available.

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