Just for kids


November 02, 1999

Be a 4Kids Detective

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

In 1850, how did farmers cultivate their land?

How many hidden words are in a Web Word Find? (Go to www. eduplace. com/kids/ to find out.)

When should kids start learning about their health?


From head to toe, health is as important for kids as it is for adults. That's why Health Windows For Kids is a must-visit site on the Web. Body care counts at www.healthwindows.org/, where you will find health news you can use and interactive games to keep things fun. You'll learn about the importance of nutrition, types of illnesses that can afflict kids and the hard facts on smoking. Like to play? Then have a heart and check out the Cardiovascular Crossword Puzzle. Between brain teasers and activities, this site is body-beautiful.


Things have changed a lot since the days of horses and hand plows. Start up your high-tech tractor and head out to the Midwestern fields with some ordinary farm families. Ring the doorbell at Troublesome Creek at www.pbs.org/ wgbh/pages/amex/trouble/ They'll be happy to have you, because they want to teach people about the work of modern farmers. The Jordans have been on the same land in Iowa for generations. Daughter Jeanne made a film to show the world how tough it is to hold on to a family farm. Hang out for a while and learn some things about the history of farming in America. They'll show you the family album, too. Farming in the United States today is hard work, so head out to the heartland, and you'll appreciate the families who help to keep food on our tables.

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