Week of May 1, 2011

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Not the Rat Pack

paintingThe Pre-Raph Pack, www.pre-raphs.
, is a wonderful resource for budding and experienced artists alike. This site boasts truly amazing material that highlights the different techniques that artists in this British “brotherhood” used while honing their craft. You can search through the timeline to find out about the people and events that influenced these artists. Before you move on, click on “Who” to see who was who among the famous pre-Raphaelite painters.

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Awesome Anthro

maskCheck out the American Museum of Natural History’s OLogy: Anthropology, www.amnh.org/ology/
, to examine human history. Novices should begin with About Anthropology to see how we discover the ways people have lived in the past and now live in the present. If you are feeling crafty, learn to make your own paper, or you can even design your own pottery. Ready for a challenge? Try your hand at the Mythic Mystery Map, where you will match fantasy creatures with their appearances around the world.

Empowering You

football playersHow healthy are you? Strive to be the healthiest you can be at Empower Me, www.empowerme2b.org. Shake a leg on over to My Life and see what you can do to improve your health with tips and tricks sponsored by the American Heart Association. You can also read stories from other kids who have struggled with health issues and discover the secrets to their success. If you are looking for ideas on how to get active with your friends and family, see what is happening close to you when you enter your state. Have fun and stay healthy.

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Global Gourmet

I love learning about cultures from around the world, and one of my favorite things to learn about a country or region is what kinds of food they like to nosh on. Looking at what people eat can give you clues about their culture, such as what kinds of food are grown in their area, whether they eat a balanced diet and if they prefer Westernized food or more traditional fare.

There's so much variety in how common foods are served around the world. For example, rice can be eaten in many different ways, from Japanese rice balls called onigiri to puto, a pudding made from stone-ground rice, served in the Philippines.

If I’m feeling adventurous, sometimes I’ll even make food from the region I’m studying. Want to try some global cuisine? Check out the recipes at www.kids-cooking-activities.com/international-gourmet-recipes.html, which includes fun facts and a variety of recipes from around the world. Ask a parent to help plan a global dinner. Take your taste buds to Greece, Mexico or even South Africa. Get ready to feast!


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