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2. Sponsor’s Spot: Attention Teachers and Homeschoolers …
3. Weekly Topic: Korea
4. Link to Korea
5. Note from a Subscriber
6. Related Games
7. Quote of the Week
8. Classified Ads
9. Subscription Management
#1. June 22, 2005
“What do you get if you cross an elephant and a kangaroo? Holes all over Australia!” Submitted by Jake, age 13 from Australia
“What animal can you never trust? Cheetahs!” Submitted by Karlyle, age 10 from Tallulah, LA
Although I don’t have a jokes-only newsletter (I’ve thought about it though) you can put kid-friendly jokes like these on your
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Attention Teachers and Homeschoolers …
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by Barbara J. Feldman
Korea Printable (** for premium members only)
June 25 marks the fifty-fifth anniversary of the eruption of war in Korea. That war ended in 1956 in a hostile truce between the communist Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) and the democratic Republic of Korea (South Korea). There’s been improvement in relations between the two countries within the last five years, but North Korea grabbed headlines early this year when it declared itself a nuclear power.
CNN: Korea at Fifty
“Once unified, Korea has been divided for more than five decades — first by the victors of World War II, then by a three-year war that left a scar known as the Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ, across the peninsula at the 38th parallel.” This comprehensive CNN Special includes features on both South and North Korea, a look back at the Korean War and fabulous educational interactive features. My favorite is the click-and-drag Geography Game. Can you correctly arrange Korea’s neighbors on a map?
Korea for Kids
Created as companion site to the Australian text book “Inside King Sejong’s Gate,” Korea for Kids offers three interactive activities. The Counting Quiz (“Test your knowledge of Korean numbers 1-10″), the Word Quiz (“Test your knowledge of some Korean words” and (my favorite) the Virtual Journey. “If we traveled by plane from Australia it would take about ten hours to reach South Korea or the Republic of Korea (its official name). So don’t be impatient if the computer seems slow. It’s still much quicker than taking the actual flight! Just imagine that we’ve been watching an in-flight movie and eating three airline meals.”
Online New Hour: North Korea: Nuclear Standoff
I chose this Online News Hour site because it not only presents the current North Korean nuclear situation, but also provides the history leading up to it. Best clicks are found in the Additional Features menu on the right-hand side: an interactive map, Historical Overview, The Demilitarized Zone, Relations with U.S., and Nuclear Program. For news written specifically for kids (along with lesson plans for teachers) mouse over to NewsHourExtra for “World Meets to Assess Spread of Nuclear Weapons” ( http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/features/jan-june05/nuclear_5-02.html ).
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#4. Link to Korea
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#5. Note from a Subscriber
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#6. Related Games
Korea Word Search
Printable Korea Word Search
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#7. Quote of the Week
“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” ~~ Oprah Winfrey (1954 – ) American talk show host
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