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August 10, 1999

Be a 4Kids Detective

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

1. Name Rockwell's 1921 painting at the Whitney.

2. When was "The First Circus" animated? ( Go to http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ ammem/oahtml/oahome.html to find out.)

3. How many species of seabirds live at Monterey Bay?

THE AMERICAN CENTURY

Get the big picture of 20th-century America. The Whitney Art Museum and Intel created The American Century Web site at http://whitney.artmuseum.net This site throws an interactive curveball into American history by showing how big events, trends and art grew together throughout the century. Check out the online exhibit first to get the wide-angle view. Colorful, slick animation and historic sound tracks bring the decades to life. Follow the timeline through the years, from the invention of the car to the birth of the computer, and be sure to make a LOT of pit stops to take in the art all along the way. See the photos, paintings, architecture and sculpture that bring the century to life. The famous artists are there, and you'll discover some great "unknowns," too. For smaller kids in the family, you'll want to check out the learning page for tons of ideas for family art projects. The American Century is a high-tech scrapbook for all of us.

A BAY OF BEAUTY

As one of the largest protected shorelines in the world, Monterey Bay is truly a natural wonder. Thanks to National Geographic, you now have the opportunity to discover this explosion of life. Dive in at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/monterey/ and immerse yourself in a world of seals, whales, dolphins, porpoises and more. Site-see at the bottom of the ocean in a submersible exploration vehicle. Keep an eye out for exotic species of fish. Or dive through the Monterey Canyon, where you'll plunge miles below sea level into a mysterious abyss. Best of all, the site lets you come face-to-face with the bay's amazing animals, including the jack mackerel, the herring gull, harbor seals and sea otters. And if you're looking for more, check out great links to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, National Geographic's Sustainable Seas Expeditions and more.

Pub Date: 08/10/99

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