Week of December 17, 2000

Tickle Your Funny Bone

Laughter may just be the best medicine, according to the ThinkQuest Web site Laughing Out Loud to Good Health. Giggle your way to http://library.thinkquest.org/25500. You'll find tons of information about the positive benefits of laughter. The site examines emotions and how they contribute to the things we find funny. The section on stress looks at the physical and psychological effects of stress and how laughter can be a great stress-reliever. You can also learn about humor and jokes, including how to tell a good joke and a joke-of-the-day page. Be sure to check out the "Fun!" section for Laughter Therapy, a Joke Contest and much more. Lighten up your life with a laugh.

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What three factors help you to form the "right attitude " as an "antidote to stress "?

Happiness, Joy, Elation
Commitment, Challenge, Control
Motivate, Mirth, Movement


What is the wingspan of the giant flying foxes that live in Indonesia?

6 feet
10 feet
2 feet


When did the Duke Ellington Orchestra begin playing at the Cotton Club in Harlem?




Goin' Bats!

Fly over to Bat Conservation International Inc. at www.batcon.org This site has everything you want to know about bats. Check out the "FAQ About Bats" to learn how bats see in the dark or why bats hang upside down and much more. You can even find out about real vampire bats. There are lots of pictures as well as information about how to get involved in bat conservation. This is one site that will make you batty.

The Great Migration

Put on your walking shoes and head to North by South at www.northbysouth.org. This site features the African-American migrations from south to north during the early years of the 20th century. There are three parts, each devoted to exploring the connections between a southern and northern city. You'll be fascinated by the accounts of African-American culture, from art and music to health and education. This is one trip worth taking. (This site is no longer available.)

What do you do to help those in need during the holiday season?

Speak Out Here!

Readin' and Writin'

With the first semester of the school year coming to a close, it's time to get working on those term papers. Here are a few sites to help you with your English homework. Good luck.

High School Hub--English

Writer's Workshop--Grammar Handbook

A Spelling Test

Academic Writing: Critical Reviews

Elements of Paragraph Writing
www.homeworkhelp.com/homeworkhelp/freemember/text/english/high/demo1/ main.htm

(The third and fifth sites are no longer available.)


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