Week of December 30, 2001

The Art of Ansel Adams

The Ansel Adams at 100 Web site presents this famous photographer's magnificent landscapes at www.sfmoma.org/multimedia/interactive_features/22. Through seven photographs, this site traces the history and ideas behind Adams' celebrated black-and-white works. Travel back to November 1941 when Adams came upon a beautiful sunset in northern New Mexico. Via Quicktime video, Adams will tell you the story of how he captured the image in a matter of seconds. His mountain photographs detail what great lengths he would go to in order to catch the perfect image. By manipulating the photographs in "Surf Sequence," you can add your own artistic touch to Adams' photographs. Visit this site to celebrate and enjoy the works of one of the world's most famous photographers.

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Besides Adams' photograph of Manzanar, what other historical significance does Manzanar have?

archeological dig site
war battlefield
Japanese internment camp


According to the Caillou Theme Song, how old is Caillou?



How many colors are featured in the Colors section?




Caillou and You

Even in the middle of winter, Caillou is ready for summer fun at http://pbskids.org/caillou. But you can't go out and play without the appropriate summer clothes, so start out at the Dress Calliou section. Music lovers can jam at the Magic Keyboard where every letter on your keyboard makes a noise. Caillou's animal friends are hiding, and it is your job to find them in the Find Gilbert section. After a long day of playing, the Bedtime Counting game will prepare you for a good night's sleep.

Learning Literacy

The Literacy Center makes reading and writing as easy as ABC at www.literacycenter.net/ lessonview_en.htm. Younger Web surfers can learn the alphabet, numbers and colors in an exciting way. Use giant crayons to make shapes in the Writing section. Learn words in the Words section with pictures, colors and shapes. This site uses Flash technology to make learning interactive and fun. Reading and writing are necessary skills, and this site can get you off to a fast start.

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Dear Amy: Where is the best place to chat on the Web? -- Alayna, Little Rock, Ark.

Dear Alayna: Chat is one of the biggest draws of kids to the Web. It's a great way to keep in touch with friends that you don't get to see all of the time, and it's a whole lot cheaper than making long-distance phone calls. A couple of great kids-only chat sites are www.headbone.com/hbzchat and www.kidscom.com/chat/kidschat/kidschat.html. Because you don't always know with whom you are chatting, safety is an important issue. Go to www.chatdanger.com for some great safety info.

Dear Amy: What can I do when it's cold and yucky outside? -- Crystal, Lomita, Calif.

Dear Crystal: Sometimes the weather just doesn't seem to cooperate when you want to go outside. But do not fear. You can actually manage to have fun when you're cooped up inside. A great place to go online when you're stuck in the house is www.funology.com. If your parents are willing, get a new board game or card game at the store and learn how to play it with some friends. Or take a trip to a museum in your area. It won't take you long to think of a bunch of fun things to do inside.

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