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Weekly Newsletter May 7, 2002

The EnchantedLearning.com Weekly Newsletter
May 7, 2002

Below you'll find a sampling of what's new at Enchanted Learning.

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*** MOTHER'S DAY CARDS AND CRAFTS ***
Mother's Day is May 12 this year. Make one of our six Mother's Day cards: a Butterfly Card, a Pop-up Flower Garden Card, a Cute Cat Card, a Delightful Dog Card, and more.

You'll also find plenty of great crafts for a Mother's Day present. Create a beautiful pretend stained-glass window. Weave a heart basket out of paper or felt. Make a bouquet of tissue paper flowers. Frame one of your pictures or a family photograph in one of our fun home-made frames. Construct an unusual family tree. Or choose another one of our Mother's Day crafts.

Mother's Day Cards and Crafts

*** SEMI-CIRCULAR ANCESTRY CHART ***
Record the names of your direct ancestors on this easy-to-read, unusual semi-circular chart.

Semi-Circular Genealogy Chart

*** BULLETIN-BOARD IDEAS ***
Pick a theme from our collection of craft ideas for display on a bulletin board. Choose from a variety of themes: geography, Native Americans, autumn, handprint rainbow, and more.

Bulletin Board Craft Displays

*** ENGLISH-JAPANESE ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY ***
We've added English-Japanese to our Little Explorers series of picture dictionaries with links. All the Japanese words in this dictionary are written phonetically, making it easy to learn how to say them.

Little Explorers English-Japanese Picture Dictionary

*** THE LARGEST COUNTRY IN SOUTH AMERICA ***
Visit our three new pages on Brazil, the largest and most populous country in South America.

In Zoom School Brazil, you'll learn about Brazil's flag, animals, map, rainforests, and more, using a pictorial interface.

Discover our page on Pedro Alvares Cabral, the first European to visit Brazil (while on a trip to India). He lost 9 ships out of 13, on a journey fraught with storms and shipwrecks, and he lost 50 men in fighting with Muslim traders who were unwilling to share the lucrative spice routes.

And, on our Brazil Map "Label-Me!" print-out, read the descriptions, then fill in the cities, rivers, and other geographic features.

Zoom School Brazil (K-3)

Pedro Alvares Cabral, First European in Brazil

Brazil Map "Label-Me!" Print-out

*** K-3 GEOGRAPHY ***
Our newest theme page is a collection of geography pages at the K-3 level. You'll find Zoom School pages on individual countries, simple geography quizzes and information pages, simple maps to help children learn where they live in the world, and crafts on geography and exploration.

K-3 Geography

*** NEW ART COLORING PAGES ***
We've added four new art works to our collection of print-outs and on-line coloring pages. Children learn composition, experiment with color, and get to know famous works of art. The new pages are on Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Pierre Bonnard, and Grant Wood.

Art Activities

*** ROBERT GODDARD, ROCKETRY PIONEER ***
Robert Hutchings Goddard, called the father of modern rocketry, was the inventor both of liquid-fuel rockets and of multi-stage solid-fuel rockets. He decided as a teenager to devote his life to making space travel possible. Goddard worked alone and without support for most of his life; neither the U.S. government nor the scientific establishment recognized the importance of his work.

Robert Goddard, Rocketry Pioneer

*** NEW LABEL-ME PRINT-OUTS ***
Come visit our new "Label-Me!" print-outs: "Label-Me!" maps of India and Egypt, and "Label-Me!" diagrams of the Emperor penguin and the flamingo. Read the descriptions, then label the map or diagram.

Solar Eclipse Label-Me! Print-out

Mole External Anatomy Label-Me! Print-out

Sperm Whale Anatomy Label-Me! Print-out

Birds Label-Me! Print-out

Brazil Map Label-Me! Print-out

Venezuela Map Label-Me! Print-out

Simple Label-Me! Print-outs (both for beginning readers and for English as a Second Language students)

Many More Label-Me! Print-outs (for all ages)

[Also see the Language Theme Pages below for foreign language "Label-Me!" print-outs with simple vocabulary words.]

*** LANGUAGE THEME PAGES ***
Go to our language theme pages, on French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Each of these pages links to a version of our Little Explorers picture dictionary in that language, a series of "Label-Me!" pages on simple vocabulary words in the language, and related pages.

French Activities at Enchanted Learning

German Activities at Enchanted Learning

Italian Activities at Enchanted Learning

Spanish Activities at Enchanted Learning

*** MATH-CODE PUZZLES ***
Solve simple addition and subtraction puzzles to answer an animal riddle. Subjects include sharks, dinosaurs, insects, and whales.

Math-Code Puzzles

*** JOHN ADAMS CLOZE ACTIVITY ***
Print out our cloze page (fill-in-the-blank reading comprehension activity) on John Adams, the second President of the United States.

John Adams Cloze Activity

*** JESSE OWENS ***
Jesse Owens was one of the world's greatest track and field athletes. Read how this American son of a sharecropper won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin, humiliating Adolf Hitler. You'll find an informational web page, a printable version, and a cloze activity.

Jesse Owens

*** MAE JEMISON CLOZE ACTIVITY ***
You'll also enjoy our cloze (fill-in-the-blank) print-out on Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space.

Mae Jemison Cloze Activity

*** LEFT-HANDED PEOPLE ***
Do a cloze (fill-in-the-blank) activity on what it is like to be left-handed.

Left-Handed People

*** ANTS ***
Ants are social insects that are found worldwide. Read all about ants, visit our page on the life cycle of ants, and complete our Ant Anatomy "Label-Me!" quiz.

Ants

*** FOUR NEW FLAG PAGES ***
We've added new pages on the flags of four new countries: Venezuela and Pakistan (both in the news), plus also Chile and Botswana. Each one is accompanied by a quiz/coloring print-out.

Venezuela's Flag

Pakistan's Flag

Chile's Flag

Botswana's Flag

*** ENGLISH-SPANISH ANIMAL OPPOSITES COLORING BOOK PRINT-OUT ***
Now you can enjoy our fun coloring book of animal opposites in an English-Spanish version. Heavy elephant vs. light hummingbird, fast horse vs. slow turtle, hard lobster vs. soft jellyfish, and more -- all the words are in both English and Spanish.

English-Spanish Animal Opposites Coloring Book

*** "CHARLIE MACDUFF AND THE TEST OF TIME" *** Read the next installment of "Charlie MacDuff and the Test of Time," I. MacPenn's exciting new on-line novel about dinosaurs, science, and time travel. You'll only find it at Enchanted Learning.

"Charlie MacDuff and the Test of Time"

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All this, and much more, on our What's New page.

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The Enchanted Learning Project provides educational content to children and schools worldwide. We operate on the honor system. If you haven't yet donated, please make your contribution, by clicking here.

Thanks to you, Enchanted Learning is now among the busiest educational web sites in the world! Delivering this wealth of educational content is expensive; only your support makes Enchanted Learning possible.

If you've already donated, thank you! Your continuing support keeps us on-line.

All contributions will be used to keep Enchanted Learning online. (You need to be 18 years or older to contribute.)

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