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Table of Contents
2. Sponsor’s Spot: How to Add Games to Your Site
3. Weekly Topic: Panama Canal
4. Note from a Subscriber
5. Related Games
6. Quote of the Week
7. Classified Ads
8. Subscription Management
#1. September 15, 2004
This just in from Tara, age 13 from Houston, Texas:
Q: What do you get when you cross a bird, a car, and a dog?
A: A flying car-pet!
If you have a website, you can run our free Daily Chuckle, with jokes submitted by kids for kids, with just a little editing by yours truly.
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See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Sponsor’s Spot: How to Add Games to Your Site
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#3. Panama Canal
by Barbara J. Feldman
Panama Canal Printable (** for premium members only)
The Panama Canal is a man-made waterway, completed in 1914, linking the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans through the Isthmus of Panama. An eight-hour trip through the fifty-mile Panama Canal saves a ship 5,200 miles on a voyage from Los Angeles to New York. Without it, to get from one U.S. coast to the other, a ship would need to travel around Cape Horn, at the southern tip of South America.
CNN: Panama Canal Handover
As determined by two treaties signed by President Jimmy Carter in 1977, control of the Panama Canal was handed over to Panama on December 31, 1999, after nearly one hundred years of U.S. rule. This CNN Special outlines the history of its construction and politics with news articles, personal narratives and photos. Unique clicks include a live Panama Canal web cam, and seven-question Panama Canal quiz. For a history of the canal starting in 1513 with Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa, read “History: Troubled Passageway.”
How the Panama Canal Works
“The opening of the waterway to world commerce on August 15, 1914, represented the realization of a heroic dream of over 400 years. The fifty miles across the isthmus were among the hardest ever won by human ingenuity.” While not on the same scale as actually building the Panama Canal, this Java animation demonstrating a ship traveling through the canal is pretty clever, and certainly worth more than a thousand words. If you only see an empty box, you will need to enable Java in your browser ( http://www.surfnetkids.com/java.htm ).
PanCanal: Know Details About The Canal
>From the official Panama Canal site, these how-the-canal-works animations (complemented by the sounds of rushing water and ship horns) offer a more detailed look at the physics of the canal than the previous animation site. “The three sets of locks of the two-lane Canal work as water elevators that lift the ships to the level of Gatun Lake, twenty-six meters over sea level, and later lower them again to sea level on the other side of the Isthmus of Panama.”
#4. Note from a Subscriber
“This is a great resource for kids! I’ve enjoyed the newsletter for several years now. I’m not canceling the subscription, just changing e-mail address to a Gmail account so that I can archive all the mails. Thank you for the wonderful site.”
Hi HFC, thanks for letting me know you are not really canceling. I think your Gmail tip is worth explaining, so here goes. Gmail ( http://gmail.google.com ) is a free web-based email address that offers 1 gigabyte of storage, and Google’s search technology to manage it all. Many have found it an excellent way to receive and archive email newsletters such as this one. Unfortunately, while Gmail is still in limited test release, in order to get a free account, you need to be invited by someone who already has one. So look in your mailbox for friends sporting new Gmail.com addresses, and ask for an invite.
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#5. Related Games
Panama Canal Word Search
Printable Panama Canal Word Search
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/Word_Searches/panamacanal-ws.pdf (** for premium members only)
(Learn how to make games just like these with my step-by-step manual. )
#6. Quote of the Week
“In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.” ~~
Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826) Third U.S. president and primary author of the Declaration of Independence
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