Week of July 17, 2016
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When and where were strawberries first grown?
Belgium 1789
France 1740
United States 1725

Why did Malcolm Forbes begin his collection?
To revisit his childhood
For nostalgic purposes
All of the Above

How many workers helped build the Empire State Building?
Nearly 1500
Nearly 3500
Nearly 5000

Start Cooking!

CookDo you like to try new foods? Hey Kids, Let’s Cook!, heykidsletscook.com, is a popular television show that features recipes for kids and teens. Meet the Child Chefs who star in the show. You’ll learn lots of helpful tips in Videos, where My Plate sings catchy tunes about how to make your favorite snacks healthy. Farrah on Manners shares advice on etiquette and how to politely handle tricky dining situations. Take a Field Trip to watch how Snacks are prepared for shipping to your local store. Flip through six cookbooks of delicious Recipes and choose one to try at home.

Play Hungry Puppies
Hungry Puppies

Hobbies and Crafts

CubeWant to learn something new this summer? WatchKnowLearn’s Hobbies and Crafts, watchknowlea
, can help. Learn How to Solve a Rubik’s Cube in Games. Coins, shells, rocks and bugs are popular items for kids to collect. Check out the Forbes Museum for a collection of toys and games that might inspire you to start your own. In Model Building, learn about dome structures and building with Legos. Next, visit Pets to learn tips in Dogs 101: Picking a Puppy, or How to Clean and Maintain a Fish Tank. Visit Crafts to see Do-It-Yourself Flip-Flops.

Visit a Skyscraper

SkyscraperTravel to New York and step inside an iconic historic landmark, the Empire State Building, at audiotour.esbnyc.com/
. Known as the tallest building in the world for 40 years after it was erected, this amazing structure took less than a year to finish. Dare to Dream outlines the project from its conception to completion. You will be amazed when you see the brave ironworkers who spent months at dangerous heights to build the steel frame of the skyscraper. Did you know that the Empire State Building has its very own ZIP code? Find out how the Sustainability project helped create a smarter, more energy-efficient building.

Speak Out

What is your favorite movie
adaptation of a book? Why?

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Learn Through the Movies

Get a head start on school next year by watching movies over the summer! Did you know that many important historical events and works of literature are portrayed in films? “Apollo 13,” for instance, is the exciting story about how three astronauts overcame seemingly impossible challenges to get home safely when their spacecraft was damaged on the mission. The characters in the movie are based on the real people who experienced the emergency. You might be motivated to learn more about their lives and what they did after their voyage.

Charlie Brown and his friends portray life on Plymouth Plantation during the first harsh winter in “The Mayflower Voyagers.” These are events you will learn about in your history book, and becoming familiar with the stories now will help you have a better understanding of them later.

Disney studios adapted Mark Twain’s classic novel “The Adventures of Huck Finn.” These are just a few examples of films you might want to check out with your family this summer. With your parent’s permission, check out Teach With Movies, teachwithmovies.org, to find out more.


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