Week of May 20, 2001

Knights and Fair Maidens

Jump on your trusty horse and gallop back in time to Life in the Middle Ages at www.kyrene.k12.az.us/ schools/brisas/sunda/ma/mahome.htm. This site was created by Mrs. Sunda's gifted resource class at Kyrene de las Brisas Elementary School in Chandler, Ariz. Learn how to become a knight or find out what the crusades were all about. Check out what people in medieval times ate and what clothes they wore. Then take a trip to the wonder-filled world of castles and cathedrals. Find out about the special role of women in the Middle Ages. Finally, pay homage to the king. Filled with cool pictures and great research, this site will make you feel as if you've really traveled back in time to the Middle Ages.

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When and where did jousting tournaments start?

10th Century, Germany
12th Century, England
11th Century, France


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Who invented the "Analytical Engine"?
Blaise Pascal
Charles Babbage
Steve Jobs




Music Mania

Slide over to Music Notes: An Interactive Online Music experience at http://library.thinkquest.org/15413. Key in on music theory through scales, chords and dynamics. Explore the history of music from medieval composers to 20th-century techniques. Check out some cool music styles, from rock 'n' roll to classical to Caribbean. Find out about musical careers and instruments. Remember: don't be sharp, don't be flat, just be natural.

History of Computers

Explore the beginnings of computing at The History of Computers Web site. Press enter at http://humlink. humanities.
. Find out about Pascal's adding machine, Aiken's Mark I and the first PC. Did you know that the ENIAC, the world's first computer, required a power station of its own just to run? Get ready for a fun excursion down this digital memory lane.
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Spring is in full swing, and no one is enjoying it more than the animals. Many spend all day outside, frolicking and basking in the sun. Maybe these creatures have something to teach us about having fun outside. After all, summer is only one month away.

Anamalai: India's Elephant Mountain

Billabong Sanctuary Wildlife Park

FOTA Wildlife Park

The Birmingham Zoo

Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium

-- Amy

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