Week of April 21, 2002

Plant a Tree

The National Arbor Day Foundation at www.arborday.org urges all citizens to protect trees and woodlands. Learn how this national holiday grew from one man's desire to beautify his state. Each state chooses which day to celebrate Arbor Day. You can use this site to find out when your state celebrates Arbor Day and to learn how trees can be valuable resources in your community. Use your artistic talents and enter the Arbor Day Poster Contest. Take part in environmental stewardship and participate in Arbor Day. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

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What color is Zone 7 on the Hardiness Zone map?



What work was Michelangelo's crowning achievement as an architect?

St. Peter's Basilica
the Campidoglio
the Sistine Chapel


What makes Earth Day unique from other international holidays?
It starts with the ringing of a bell.
It is the only international holiday.
It is always in March.




Man of Masterpieces

The magnificence and genius of the artist Michelangelo Buon-arroti is on display at www.michelangelo.com/
. Travel back to 1475 and explore Michel-angelo's Early Life in Italy. He spent many of his Mid Years working on the Sistine Chapel in Rome. He spent his Final Days in solitude, writing poetry and remodeling the buildings surrounding the Campidoglio. You can view samples of his work throughout the site. Delve into Michelangelo's world today.

An Earth Day Site for Everyone

It's time to shed that winter coat and skip into a lovely spring day at www.earthsite.org, the International Earth Day Web site. Many people celebrate Earth Day on April 22. However, Earth Day's founder, John McConnell, intended for Earth Day to be celebrated on the Spring Equinox, March 20 or 21. Decide for yourself when to celebrate Earth Day by reading passages from past Earth Day events. You can also peruse some of John McConnell's other peace-related writings. Celebrate Earth Day by recognizing all of Earth's beauty.

How does technology affect your everyday life?


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Ready for Research

The end of the school year is just around the corner, and I'm sure many of you are working hard on your term papers. OK, so many of you may have only thought about starting your report. To help you get started, I've put together a list of Web sites that will help you research your topic. Good luck!


Merriam-Webster OnLine


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