Week of April 9, 2006

Back of the Bus

Celebrate the life of Rosa Parks, a civil rights pioneer at www.hfmgv.org/exhibits/ rosaparks/story.asp. The Story Behind the Bus will give you a glimpse into the fateful day Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery city bus, ushering in a new era for African Americans. Travel back in time with a Chronology of the Civil Rights Movement and learn more about the century-long struggle for equality that influenced Parks' life. Before you leave, make sure to check out photos of the restored bus, a priceless cultural treasure.

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Of which group was Rosa Parks a member?



Where did the foundation for all western drama originate?



What challenge did Tom Whittaker overcome to climb Mount Everest?
a lost limb



Flashes of Genius

Add some drama to your life and discover your inner playwright by visiting www.artsalive.ca/en/thf, an awesomely artistic site. Expose your theatric flair and put on your own play with Creating Theater, a step-by-step process that will help you craft a masterpiece. Discover which artists have the greatest impact on the stage today when you brush up on Contemporary Theater, and visit History to learn about famous directors and actors of the past. Pull back the curtain and be amazed.

A Positive Push

Do you want to make a difference? Can Do! at www.ucando.org can inspire you to change your life and the lives of those around you. Everyone faces challenges, but Can Do! Kids! shows you how to turn your ideas into actions by sharing them with others online. Discover positive thinkers who changed the world or nominate someone you know when you click on Can Do! People. Get ideas for What YOU Can Do and start living a more fulfilling life today. Discover your own “constellation” of abilities and remember that you can do anything.

Do you think employers should provide day care?


Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: I'm looking for a fun art game to play. Where can I go? — Bethany, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Dear Bethany: PixelFace lets you color, shade, free draw and experiment with famous portraits at www.nga.gov/kids/zone/
. This interactive site allows you to manipulate the faces of people like George Washington. You can change the pixel size, transparency and resolution and choose from tons of brushes. Have fun!

Dear Amy: How many pandas are there? — Carl, Fort Worth, Texas

Dear Carl: According to Kids' Planet there are 1,000 pandas in the wild and 60 in zoos. Pandas are an endangered species because people have invaded their land and the pandas cannot find enough bamboo to eat. Maintaining “bamboo corridors,” strips of undisturbed land through which pandas can comfortably travel from mountain to mountain, is one conservation effort being made to save the pandas. Find out more about these rare mammals at www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/the-panda-baby/introduction/

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