Week of March 06 , 2005

The Play’s the Thing

ArtsAlive.ca at www.artsalive.ca/en explores the exciting world of performing arts. Hum along with the music while you discover the parts of an orchestra in the Instrument Lab. In the English Theatre, you'll learn about playwrights, directors, actors and design and production. The French Theatre allows you to follow the major periods of theater history and meet notable playwrights such as Anton Chekhov, Henrik Ibsen and Samuel Beckett. Your brain will dance to a fine tune after visiting this site.

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Which classic playwright wrote “Oedipus Rex”?



What is the only branch of government that can make laws?

The President
Supreme Court


What was one of the first cookbooks printed in America?
Cooking is Fun
Dinner Made Easy
The Frugal Housewife



The Law of the Land

The law is on your side at www.lawforkids.org. You may think the legal system is only for adults, but this site will introduce you to lots of laws dealing with kids. In Toons, you'll find short cartoons about how different laws affect kids' lives. Speak Up contains questions asked by kids about legal issues. You can also submit your own question. In Law Docs, you can find information on the U.S. Constitution, the supreme law of the land. Read the actual document or the summaries the site provides. Prepare your briefs and get ready for a court date with the long arm of the law.

An American Appetite

Grab your cooking utensils and get ready for a culinary adventure through time. Come discover America's food culture and how it has evolved with Not by Bread Alone: America's Culinary Heritage at http://rmc.library.cornell.
. American Taste and Tradition explores how, with the help of its diverse people, America has found a taste and style all its own. In Food Nutrition and Science, read the document “Eat Well to Work Well” that Americans were given during World War II. Then wander over to Kitchen Technology to see which appliances found their way into American kitchens in the 20th century.

Should owners keep leashes on their dogs in public? Why or why not?

Speak Out Here!

A Wee Bit of Celebration

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, I was beginning to wonder about the man we celebrate every March 17. After researching St. Patrick’s Day on the Internet, I found some really cool stuff about the saint himself. Did you know that St. Patrick, whose real name was Maewyn Succat, was sold into slavery in Ireland as a teenager? He also managed to escape his slave bonds.
Apparently, after escaping on a ship, Succat traveled to France to study for the priesthood. He also took on the name Patrick, which in Latin means “father of his people.” Later he returned to Ireland where he helped to establish churches and schools.
Although this is primarily an Irish holiday, St. Patrick’s Day is also celebrated with parades and festivals in the United States. It is customary on that day to wear green. Those not wearing green are usually in danger of being pinched.

For more information on St. Patrick’s Day, visit www.riverdeep.net/
current/2002/03/ 031102_stpatrick.jhtml
. And don’t forget to don your green on March 17!



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