Week of March 27, 2005

Movie Mania

How are Hollywood films made? Visit Cinema at www.learner.org/interactives/
for answers to all of your movie-making questions. At this site, you can view information on Screenwriting, Directing, Producing, Acting and Editing. In Screenwriting, you'll be entertained with clips about screenwriters and their underground writing days. Actors can either make or break a movie. In Acting, learn about the crucial roles they play. Get your pixels together and discover how the director makes a film. Then, find out the important role of the editing process of film production. And the screen goes blank.

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What does it mean when a production is greenlighted?

cars are allowed on the set
given approval for production
actors have been hired


Where did the Anglo-Saxons hold their feasts?

the great room
the dining quarters
the lord's hall


Raw meat, raw milk and raw produce are associated
with what pathogenic bacteria?
E Coli O157:H7



Anglo-Saxon Adventures

Travel over the North Sea and back in time to visit the era of the Anglo-Saxons at www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/
. Here you can get a glimpse of the life of these people with Hild, your young guide. Begin your journey by learning about the beliefs and pastimes of the Anglo-Saxons as well as how their culture has influenced modern society. Follow the Timeline to get a brief chronological history with images. Activities include games and projects that you can print off or play online. Sit at the Anglo-Saxons’ table for a feast of knowledge.

Facts About Food

At Kids World, www.agr.
, educate yourself on topics such as Food Safety, Nutrition, General Ag & History and Plant Nutrition. In Barnyard Palace, take a field trip to the NCSU Veterinary Medicine College Teaching Animal Unit where you can learn how to manage and care for the animals on the compound. Reading food labels is no easy task, but in Understanding Food Labels you will soon become a pro. With fun activities such as coloring books and puzzles, you'll have an absolutely agricultural time.

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Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: Can you help me learn more about sign language?
— Sage, Dayton, Ohio

Dear Sage: American Sign Language, or ASL, has been around for quite some time. The idea of non-verbal communication has existed since the 5th century B.C.! Sign language has come a long way, and now people all over the world can communicate using it. You can spell out words with the ASL alphabet or you can sign expressions and words. To learn about the history of ASL, check out http://f99.middlebury.edu/RU232A/STUDENTS/elefther/history.htm. To learn how to use it, try http://where.com/scott.net/ asl/abc.html and http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/aslweb/browser.htm.

Dear Amy: How do I make an iMovie?
— Nick, Los Angeles

Dear Nick: Making an iMovie would be a really fun project! With Atomic Learning, you can learn all the steps you need through a free video tutorial at www.atomiclearning.com/imovie2x.shtml. It helps you get started, teaching basic and advanced techniques, and even tells how to include audio and MP3 files. You will be able to impress your friends and family with a cool video in no time.

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