Be a 4Kids Detective Just for kids

September 01, 1998

When you know the answers to these questions, go to http://www. 4Kids.org/detectives/

Which French king was known as the Sun King?

Who carried on the art of writing in A.D. 1200?

Who announced the Bay of Pigs invasion to the U.N.?

You would like to go to France, oui? Well, maybe you won't be jumping on a plane anytime soon, but you can jet to a French palace right this minute via a click of your mouse! Just knock on the door at http://www. chateauversailles.fr/ for admission to the grand halls of the Versailles palace, one of the world's most famous historical sites. See what it was like to live like a king in centuries past. The royal art collection will knock your beret off! And you're sure to be surprised to find out which famous people visited the palace in past decades. Don't depart without taking in the full view through fabulous panoramic shots of the palace grounds. Au revoir!

The Write Stuff

Follow the history of writing as we know it at Parker's UK Schools Resource Page. From sticks and stones to the fountain pen, this Web site will give you the lowdown on the evolution of one of humankind's most essential forms of communication. Set poetry in motion at http://www.parkerpen.co.uk/ and find out why handwriting is more intriguing than you ever thought. You'll start out with cave paintings from 25000 B.C., make your way to Egyptian hieroglyphics and wind up at the Italic, Copperplate and Calligraphy styles of more recent times. The site has excellent illustrations from the various handwriting eras, including the dark Gothic era and the ancient Greeks. It's amazing to think that the Egyptians were using paper (papyrus), pen and ink more than 5,000 years ago. Do you have the write stuff?

Pub Date: 9/01/98

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