Week of July 23, 2006

Web Roaming Rangers

Discover how you can help protect our natural resources when you visit WebRangers at www.nps.gov/webrangers. Take the WebRanger's Pledge and print out your own personal ranger ID card. Choose Adventure, Exploration or Discovery tours and collect codes to complete the tours and earn a tour certificate. If you need to take a break, send someone a postcard from the great outdoors. You will leave with a WebRanger passport and awesome new ranger skills.

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In what year was the National Park Service founded?



What colors make up the CIA seal?

Red, white, blue and gold
Red, white and silver
Black, white, red and gold


What does NHTSA stand for?
Normal Highway Travel Safety Association
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
National Highway Travel Safety Administration



See the CIA

Enter the Central Intelligence Agency at https://www.cia.
and learn about the important work that goes on inside the CIA. Who We Are and What We Do introduces you to the people who make up the CIA and explains their mission. Brush up on cool CIA skills when you check out the book list, and learn about intelligence gathering when you explore the CIA museum in Operation History. Before you head out, play Games and remember to always Say No to Drugs.

Get Into the Safety Zone

Join crash test dummies Vince and Larry for a journey through Safety City at www.nhtsa.dot.gov/kids. Take a Bike Tour and learn about proper equipment as you pedal through a series of checkpoints. Become inspired to color a safety masterpiece in the Cyberstudio at Larry's Art Gallery where safety is beautiful. In case of emergency, check out Emergency Medical Services, EMS, to learn how to get help in an accident. Play the Safety Challenge at Safety School and compete against a dummy. Be sure to pay attention to school bus safety on your way home. (This site is no longer available.)

What are some tips for remembering facts when you study?

Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: What are the different time zones? — Alex, Dayton, Ohio

Dear Alex: There are 24 major time zones that are each roughly 15 degrees of longitude around the Earth. Each section is an hour ahead or behind its neighbor. However, time zones vary depending on the boundaries of states, countries or other areas. The Earth's rotation is a determining factor in the time zones. A new time zone system called Coordinated Universal Time even includes leap seconds. Check out this site for a map: www.usno.navy.mil/USNO/

Dear Amy: I need information on women's suffrage. — Bethany, Detroit

Dear Bethany: The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted women the right to vote in 1920. Women battled long and hard to receive equal rights during the early 20th century. The suffrage movement utilized public demonstrations such as picketing, pageants and parades. For more information, visit www.memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/suffrage/nwp.

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