Week of April 15, 2012

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What is Egypt's largest city?

How many 3-point shots did Jason McElwain make?

What year did Reagan enter public office?

Virtual Explorer

Egyptian girlAt the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis you can experience modern day Egyptian life at Take Me There: Egypt, childrensmuseum
. Shop at an Egyptian Market to buy a souvenir, but don’t forget to exchange your dollars for Egyptian pounds. To get the best prices, be sure to use the phrase book to practice Arabic phrases before you go. Now choose an avatar to Explore Virtual Egypt with Ali as your guide. Buy a bottle of water from a local vendor, but you had better know the local language, because you’ll walk away thirsty if you don’t!

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Investigate Health

seeing eye dogThe CDC invites you to Kids’ Quest, cdc.gov/ncbddd/kids, to become a virtual investigator. If you have a friend at school who looks or acts differently, he or she may have a disability. Gather facts at Mobility Quest and meet Allison Aldrich, who lost her leg to cancer at age 7 and became a silver medalist on the U.S. Women’s Volleyball team in the 2008 Paralympics. Next, take the Fact Checkup to see if your perceptions have changed. Visit Autism Spectrum Disorders Quest and meet Jason McElwain, an outstanding young athlete who has autism.

Courageous Life

Ronald ReaganOne Life: Ronald Reagan, npg.si.edu/
, is an inside look into the amazing life of a beloved president. Enter the Gallery and read about his childhood and his career in college football that led to a movie role as Notre Dame star George “the Gipper” Gipp. Next, learn about his acting career, which spanned two decades and more than 50 films. Find out why his famous speech of 1964 turned the tide of public sentiment about conservatism. From surviving an assassination attempt to uttering the famous words “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall,” Reagan was an inspiring leader.

Speak Out

What’s your favorite way to travel
(e.g., plane, boat, train)? Why?

Speak Out Here!

A World of Books

Great books are worth celebrating, and there’s even a holiday dedicated to them. World Book Day is on April 23, and it’s a wonderful opportunity to enjoy an old favorite or find an exciting new book to read. Take a trip to the local library to find a great read, or have a book exchange with friends to swap your favorite stories. Another fun idea is to read one of your favorite books out loud to a younger sibling. Check out these sites for more ways to appreciate books, including games, book recommendations and more.

World Book Day Games

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“ON-LION” for Kids: Reading & Books


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