Week of July 7, 2002

Listen and Speak

Youth Radio is broadcasting the voice of a new generation at www.youthradio.org. It serves as a forum for young people to speak out about current issues in society. You can listen to kids' commentary about everything from the attack on the World Trade Center to prom night. Web Radio allows you to enjoy student-hosted talk and music shows, while Youth Radio offers interviews with people who have interesting jobs. You can voice your opinions by writing on the message boards. Tune in to award-winning Youth Radio.

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What prestigious journalism award did Youth Radio win?

George Foster Peabody Award
The Pulitzer Prize
The Booker Prize


In 1939, what was organized to honor Coney Island's most famous symbol?

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
1939 World's Fair
National Hot Dog Day


What are three materials that are used to cast sculpture?
dirt, mud, cement
clay, metal, water
wax, clay and plaster




100 Years of NYC

Celebrate 100 Years of New York City at www.nytimes.com/specials/nyc100. Sponsored by The New York Times, this site offers a glimpse into life in New York City during the last century. You can read stories by newspaper columnists about life when the city was born. The Big Picture will give you a bird's-eye view of the five boroughs at the beginning of the 20th century. Also you can enjoy reading poems and essays about this historic city. (This site is no longer available.)

Access Art With New Appreciation

The best place to AccessArt on the Web is at www.accessart.org.uk. Aim, focus, shoot and view amazing photography. From sculpture to drawing to understanding symbols in paintings, this collection of online art activities has something to delight everyone. You'll be astounded how Installation Art can brighten up wide-open spaces. The Working with Withies workshop demonstrates the creation of beautiful art out of long, willow sticks. You can also learn about Casting and Construction. AccessArt online today.

What current events are important to you? Why?


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Facing Changes in Life

When a kid throws a baseball, another kid hits it and sets off a series of events. The ball flies past the shortstop. It hits the ground and rolls between the left-fielder's legs, and so on. Every event leads to change, and success depends upon your attitude toward change. You can either fear it or face it.

One change that affected millions of people was Copernicus' theory that the sun, not the Earth, is the center of our solar system. His heliocentric theory led to an uproar in his day. However, as www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu/ people/ faculty/ tenn/ copernicanrevolution.html shows, the theory spawned a scientific revolution that influenced all areas of science thereafter.

The changes we face in life are rarely as wide-reaching as those faced in Copernicus' time. However, they do impact us as individuals by influencing the choices we make in life. Facing a new event or situation is challenging. If we learn to meet change head-on, then we can end each day feeling confident and prepared for an exciting tomorrow.

— Amy

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