Week of September 29, 2002

You'll Go Nuts

Eat a scoop of PeanutButter Lovers.com at www.peanutbutterlovers.com. You can read about the History of peanut butter and how the Kellogg brothers and George Washington Carver made it the delicious snack that it is today. Learn How It's Made and why the process has not changed in more than a century. You'll find some Recipes to try using peanut butter. Or stick with PB&J, which stacks up well nutritionally against other sandwiches. Finally, learn About Allergies to peanuts and treatments for allergic reactions.

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Who is credited with introducing peanut butter to the world?

The Kellogg brothers
George Washington Carver
C. H. Sumner


Who uses NCES data?

Congress and educational organizations
Federal agencies and stock brokers
Car dealerships


What is the area of France in square kilometers?
350,000 square kilometers
550,000 square kilometers
1,000,000 square kilometers




Get Educated About Education

The National Center for Education Statistics brings you an exciting, interactive classroom with activities for kids of all ages at http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids. Games and Activities has a mascot-to-college matching game and a graph creation tool. The Word of the Day will keep your vocabulary growing. Crunch, an online magazine, lets you submit reviews of artwork and new technology. Use the College Search to choose the school that's best for you. Learn about learning today.

Not the Home of French Toast

Hop the next flight to ZipZapFrance at www.zipzapfrance.com. Navigation will be easy if you begin your journey at the Checkpoint. Many of France's 36,000 towns and villages have annual festivals and unforgettable names. Follow the Pathfinder and find out how France got its Nickname: The Hexagon. You can learn about the origin of the French language and master some common phrases. Then check out the Top Ten topics kids from Great Britain associate with France. (This site is no longer available.)

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Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: Where can I learn HTML online?
- Aditi, Chicago

Dear Aditi: HTML, which stands for Hypertext Markup Language, is a great language to learn if you want to make Web pages. You can find an excellent HTML tutorial at www.goodellgroup.com/tutorial. The first four chapters explain how to set up a page using HTML. Once you know how to begin, you can follow the steps in the remaining eight chapters to design your site. You'll learn about using color, manipulating text, adding graphics and using tables. Have fun creating your own Web pages.

Dear Amy: How do I network my PC at home with my kids' PC?
- Shiela, Manila, Philippines

Dear Shiela: If you have Windows 95 or 98 on your PCs, the only hardware you'll need is a network cable. Launch the Direct Cable Connection and follow its step-by-step instructions for setting up the network. In this case, one PC is the host while the other is the guest. This is the least expensive network to set up. If you want to learn about setting up an Ethernet network at home, or if you would like to learn how to share Internet access between two machines, check out the info at www.homepcnetwork.com/howtof.htm.

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