Just for kids

September 15, 1998

Be a 4Kids Detective

Visit these Web sites to find the answers, then go to http://www.4Kids.org/detectives/

* Which Norseman occupied Kiev in 862?

* What year did Alfred the Great rule Wessex?

* From which two sources did Terraserver get its images?

Live the Russian Experience

From the Rurik Dynasty to Glasnost, you'll experience Russian culture and history like never before at PBS' The Face of Russia Web site. This fascinating journey through 10 centuries of art, architecture, music, dance and cinema reveals the events that shaped Russian culture. Take a troika ride out to http://www.pbs.org/ weta/faceofrussia/ and visit sacred monasteries and the grand palaces of St. Petersburg. Or, view the Cyrillic alphabet and find out about its origins. The Russian timeline will take you to such events as the launching of Sputnik, Napoleon's invasion and the rise of the Bolsheviks. Plus, you'll meet personalities like Ivan the Terrible, Czar Nicholas II and Boris Yeltsin.

Go Medieval

Castles, moats, Vikings and clashing armor! What more could you want? Get thee to the year 1066 and witness one of the most fascinating medieval battles, at Hastings. Http://www.battle1066. com/ is your time machine to early Britain, where Vikings, Romans, Saxons and Normans were all fighting for the land that is now England. Hastings was the fight of the era: in the English corner, beloved Saxon king Harold II, and the challenger, from France, William the Conqueror! Who will win? Log on and find out. And while you're wandering the battlefield, check out the Bayeux tapestry, which tells the tale through hundreds of feet of needlework.

Pub Date: 9/15/98

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