Reader Reviews

February 2001

pinkmonkey

February 13, 2001 -- From Barbara Fritz, a reader from Merrick NY who is not affiliated with the site

Cliff Notes on the Web but better.


Black History Quiz

February 9, 2001 -- From Roberta Sallee, a teacher from Delran, NJ, who is affiliated with the site

Created by a fifth grade class in NJ, this site offers viewers the opportunity to learn about some famous Black Americans through individually created student-made website links on the page and then answer 10 questions with a pull-down menu format for answers. Correct responses received on or before February 28, 2001 will be entered into a drawing for the “Grand Prize”. Check it out. You will enjoy the variety of student presentations and perhaps learn something new, too!

jokes

February 5, 2001 -- From 9shabhatt, 13 years old from India who is not affiliated with the site

It is a good site. They have more than 2000 jokes. If anybody likes jokes, it is the best site.

Oceans Alive!

February 5, 2001 -- From Barbara, your editor, ,a parent fromSan Diegowho is not affiliated with the site

Learn all about the oceans that cover 71% of our planet.

The American Presidency: Glorious Burden

February 5, 2001 -- From Barbara, your editor, a parent from San Diego who is not affiliated with the site

The Smithsonian Institute brings together assorted presidential objects (from Washington’s general officer’s uniform to the Internet camera used at the 2000 Republican convention) that represent the lives of our forty-two presidents.

Capital cities of the world

February 4, 2001 -- From Alwyn B,a reader from South Africa who is affiliated with the site

Website has a list of all capitals per continent. This website has many quizzes that help you learn the capital cities of the world. You can learn the capitals one continent at a time – making it easier to learn. You can learn the capitals by picking the correct capital from a list (multiple choice) or by typing the full name of the capital city.

Earth Day

February 4, 2001 -- From Emily, 10 years old from Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia who is affiliated with the site

I think it’s a pretty good site to check out.

Streamliners: America’s Lost Trains

February 2, 2001 -- From Lisa Cerqueira, a reader from Boston who is affiliated with the site

From the moment they were introduced in the 1930s, streamliners transformed the way Americans thought about transportation. They became a national obsession, offering a symbol of hope to Americans caught in the depths of the Great Depression. Yet the golden age of passenger rail was short lived—in only a generation the national highway system and commercial air travel made them obsolete.