Week of November 16, 2003

A Big Idea

If you’ve ever had an idea that could change the world, you’ll love Ippy’s Big Idea at www.innovated.gov.au/Ippy/ html/p01.asp. Ippy zips you to a greater understanding of copyrights, which inventors use to protect their ideas. Play Ideaopia, a game in which you guide Ippy through copyright-related questions and facts. Watch out for evil Rip Off! He robs you of points when you don’t keep your ideas safe. Put your artistic skills to good use and create an Ippy trademark, and register it to get a certificate.

Nominate a cool Web site at http://www.4Kids.org/nominations/

Visit the Featured Web sites to find the answers.

In the world of Australian copyrights, what does IP stand for?

international protection
intellectual property
internal policy


Before the U.S. Civil War, what were the two main areas of study at West Point?

physical education and mathematics
political studies and history
engineering and science


What animal can eat up to one-third of its body weight in one day?
tree hyrax
African giant rat
goliath frog



Making West Point

Did you know George Washington's idea for a military school was ignored for 20 years? Get in step with West Point in the Making of America at http://americanhistory.si.edu/ westpoint. In Graduates, you’ll find the who’s who of the military academy. The interactive map lets you travel through the United States to learn which graduates explored different parts of the country. In Discover, learn about West Point graduates’ roles in public affairs.

Ways of Knowing Trail

If you are In Search of the Ways of Knowing Trail, grab your walking stick and head to www.brookfieldzoo.org/ pagegen/wok/ways_index. html. Start your trip by flying to the middle of Africa. You’ll have five days of hard travel ahead of you. When you arrive, you’ll meet new friends and get your Forest Factbook, which will help you on your way. Many different adventures await you, including encounters with elephants, bats and bees. It’s up to you to find out what happens when you finally discover the Ways of Knowing Trail.

Is prime time TV becoming too
violent to be viewed by kids?


Speak Out Here!

Music and Style

Every culture has its own music, and some subcultures are defined by differences in musical styles. The instruments used, the number of people singing and the tempo are three elements that create those differences in style. I gathered four sites about different types of music. All of these musical styles are rooted in the traditions of the people who make the music. Check out each site and listen to samples of music from different parts of the world.

What is Mariachi?

Pansori, Korean Traditional Singing

Gamelan Music

River of Song


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