[Surfnetkids: 18 Jan 2012] Great Wall of China



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#1. January 18, 2012

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

Although I am not known for my housekeeping tips (I can hear my family laughing now!) today I’m passing along some advice from my buddy Tim Carter (of Ask The Builder fame.) He is having a sale on his Stain Solver product, and has some great tips on how to use this completely organic and safe product to clean up after pets, kids and wine spills. This is a product that is eco-friendly and color safe. Take a look at this video and don’t miss the sale prices, which are only good until Sunday, January 22nd at midnight.

http://www.stainsolver.com/Super_Sale.shtml

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
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#2. Great Wall of China

by Barbara J. Feldman
http://www.surfnetkids.com/great_wall_of_china.htm

Great Wall of China Printable (** for premium members only)
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/great_wall_of_china.pdf

The Great Wall of China is actually not just one wall, but a series of walls built in Northern China to protect against intruders. The total length of the wall, including trenches and other natural barriers, is 5500 miles. Construction started in 5th century BC with stamped earth and wooden board frames. Although some parts of the wall have been renovated (including sections in Beijing that host many tourists) many other parts are disappearing due to erosion.

Activity Village: The Great Wall of China
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This Activity Village page starts with craft (Great Wall of Friendship) and then tells the story of the Wall with answers to frequently asked questions such as: “How tall is the Great Wall of China?”, “When was the Great Wall of China built?” and “Who built the Great Wall of China?” It concludes with links to a few external sites, and links to related Chinese craft activities.

EDSITEment: The Great Wall of China
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“Test your knowledge of ancient Chinese dynastic periods that build the great wall. With each correct answer, you will have ?built’ a section of the wall.” This interactive, seven-question map game is part of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ EDSITEment site. If you answer any question incorrectly, it will point you to a Library of Congress resource for the answer. “Question 1: Who were the Chinese trying to keep out of China during the Ming Dynasty?”

Great Wall of China Facts
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“Development of the Great Wall started before the birth of Christ and continued up to when Italian explorer Christopher Columbus sailed to America. Fear made the Chinese build the longest wall in the world, also known as the ‘longest cemetery ever built.’ This is because millions of poor Chinese peasants who worked to build the wall were buried in it when they died from exhaustion and pain.” Although the grammar isn’t perfect, there is a lot of detail here about the history of the Wall, and the many battles it survived.

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Great Wall of China Printable

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