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What are the two styles of weaving used by the Nuu-chah-nulth?
Twining and wicker
Plaiting and twining
Coiled and wicker

What is your human footprint?
Your unique personality
The history of every place you have ever been
Everything you eat, use and do has an impact on the world

Can you name the tall flowers in Claude Monet’s garden?

Can You Mamuu?

basketExperience the rich culture and family traditions of the Nuu-chah-nulth people in Woven Together, nmai.si.edu
. Did you know that these people of the Pacific North Coast first learned to weave by watching beavers build dams? Weaving is still used to make clothing, baskets, fish traps and mats. You can Learn to Weave in a few simple steps, using materials you have at home. The Nuu-chah-nulth were also whalers, providing food for their community. Surprisingly, they used canoes, not large ships, for whale hunts.

Play Meteor Multiplication
Meteor Multiplication


tree frogGet Your Hands Dirty at National Geographic Education, education.
. You can create edible creatures from your favorite treats in Sediment Fossil Surprise. Map It Out with MapMaker Interactive and explore the world. Did you know that if you ate five eggs every week of your life, you would eat about 20,215 eggs? Calculate this and other incredible facts with the Human Footprint in Activities and Games. Homework Help is a click away as you browse articles and encyclopedias for information for your next science project.

Behind the Canvas

paintingCharacters in paintings come to life in the National Gallery of Art’s Children’s Video Tour, nga.gov/education/timetravel. You can join artists and their subjects in their own time periods to gain a deeper understanding of the meaning behind these magnificent works. Experience the action from the white horse’s perspective in Raphael’s “Saint George and the Dragon.” Do you like to dance? Join “The Dancing Couple” as they gather with friends and family to celebrate a village festival. Play hide and seek with Monet’s own little boy as you step into “The Artist’s Garden at Vétheuil,” near Paris.

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Dear Amy: Is there a Facebook for kids online? — Lottie, Hollywell, Australia

Dear Lottie: Did you know that when Facebook started, it was a social networking site just for college students? Since then, Facebook has expanded to include anyone 13 or older. According to the Wall Street Journal, Facebook is looking into allowing kids under 13 to join. Before Facebook can let kids sign up, it will need to follow all the rules that were established by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, to keep kids safe online.

In the meantime, there are many social networking sites made just for kids that you can join instead, with a parent or guardian’s permission. ScuttlePad, scuttlepad.com, allows you to create your own profile, connect with friends and make friends with other kids from around the globe. Everloop,
everloop.com, is a site just for kids under 13, where you can create a custom “loop” profile, play games, and connect with your friends through social “loops.” Yoursphere, yoursphere.com, is a site for kids and teens that lets you create your own avatar to explore a virtual world, play games and interact with your friends online. Have fun!


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