.VolumeI, Issue 9, June 30, 1996

The Canada Day Page
The Great White North is having a party and you're invited. On July 1, Canadians from the Atlantic to the Pacific coasts celebrate their independence holiday known as Canada Day. As a bilingual nation speaking both French and English, Canadians take pride in their heritage. This history and many fun facts and links can be found at the Canada Day homepage. Pocket some Royal Canadian Mint, taste the Quebec maple syrup or lace up the skates for some Rocky Hockey. Chill out with our frozen friends at http:// www.mindspring.com/ ~jacquesb/ canadaday.html You might even meet up with Johnny Canuck! (This site is no longer available.)

The War of Independence
From the Boston Tea Party to the crossing of the Potomac, the War of Independence is a chapter in America's history we remember each 4th of July. Now is a good time to download the entire text of the Declaration of Independence and think about the struggle that followed. Browse through battle strategy maps or sit in on a meeting with a young George Washington. You might even give George III a piece of your mind. Was the War of Independence a good idea? If so, why? Why did the patriots throw tea into the Boston Harbor and not British soldiers? Whether you're a patriot or loyalist, be sure to march out to the front lines at http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/ Don't forget to bring along your fife and drum. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

The White House
What a country! Where else can you e-mail the president, hang out in front of the Washington Monument, and have tea with Socks the cat? The White House on the World Wide Web is where. Take a tour through the historic property or meet the families of presidents past and present. From the First Lady's Sculpture Garden to the hottest news in the briefing room, you'll find out what goes on inside the White House gates. There's even a place here just for kids! Bring your camera and your toughest political questions to www.whitehouse.gov. Don't forget to bring some snacks for Socks!

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Dear Readers:
Thanks for all the e-mail. Lots of you have asked me how to help get your school on the World Wide Web, so I thought I would write an answer to everyone. Schools that need new computers, a connection to the Internet, and some training for your teachers, will probably need the help of their communities. Ask your teacher, principal or librarian to help you get started.

Good information always helps, and Teri from Menlo Park, CA, suggested two very good places to check out. To help out your school, you can give these URLs to one of your teachers or download the information for them. The first site is http://quest.arc.nasa.gov The page called "Using the Net in School" is really great. Another good spot is www.svi.org/ netday/ info/ guidebook.html These sites are intended for teachers, principals, librarians and community leaders who will have lots of work to do to get your school connected to the Internet. (The second site is no longer available.)

Web Word of the Week

HTML: This is an acronym that stands for HyperText Markup Language. HTML is the code that is used to create pages on the WWW. If you want to learn more about HTML, a great reference is www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/ General/ Internet/ WWW/ HTMLPrimer.html. (This site is no longer available.)

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