Week of June 26, 2005

A Hare to Remember

Embark on a journey to the far north of Canada with Ukaliq, the Arctic Hare, at www.nature.ca/ukaliq. Familiarize yourself with Canada's least-known northern animal from a biological, cultural and scientific perspective. What makes this hare different? Hop over to About the Arctic Hare to discover their Characteristics, Habitat and Individual and Social Behaviors. Nibble your way to Heritage, History and Art to view the hare in a different light. For hare-raising fun, check out Games and Activities. At this site, you’ll be hopping with the hippest of hares.

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What is the scientific name for the arctic hare?

Lopus Arcticus
Lepus Arcticus
Lipus Arcticus


In what year was the Academy of Achievement established?



What was one way Scottish children helped during WWII?
Knitted Scarves
Held Bake Sales
Wrote Letters



Cream of the Crop

Take a lesson from those honored by the Academy of Achievement at www.achievement.org. About the Academy showcases the accomplishments of this organization. In Keys to Success, discover the passion, courage and integrity it takes to be a leader through quotes from such members as George Lucas and Oprah Winfrey. Get to know each member personally in The Achiever Gallery with profiles of those honored in such fields as Business, The Arts and Public Service. You can also Meet Your Mentor by discovering an achiever with the same interests as you. Get inspired today.

Scotland in World War II

Learn what it was like to take part in the Scottish war effort during World War II at www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/ education/as/ww2. Enter the Spy's Area to begin your investigation. You can snoop around a Scottish home in Home Life. There you'll find out how people got news updates and dealt with a major blackout. At the School, interview students and teachers. Poke around the city in Evacuation to discover why the government encouraged people to move away from the cities. Finally, follow Mission Notes Complete to review what you've learned and done.

What do you think about schools assigning summer reading lists?


Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: When do countries other than the United States celebrate their Independence Day? — Christopher, Seattle

Dear Christopher: The United States of America is the only country to celebrate its Independence Day on July 4. However, three other countries, Canada, France and the Bahamas, also celebrate their independence in July. Similar to America, all of these countries celebrate with parades and music, but each has its own unique traditions as well. For example, in the Bahamas on July 10, people wear costumes and masks during a parade. To find out more about how each country celebrates its independence, visit

The rest of the year is filled with other independence holidays. For example, Mexico's Independence Day is celebrated Sept. 16 and Singapore celebrates independence on Aug. 9. You can read entries from people all over the world at the Multicultural Calendar at www.kidlink.org/KIDPROJ/MCC for more information on such celebrations. (These sites are no longer available.)

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