CNN news story: It’s splitsville for Barbie and Ken. Couple ‘will remain friends,’
Story of the invention of Barbie
Links to resources and organizations related to citizenship issues and current developments in citizenship/civics education.
CNN Newsroom for ESL
Real reports aired on CNN formatted as cloze exercises that can be done on line and will be graded for immediate feedback. Intermediate to advanced level.
Clothing, colors, and color patterns. Tests and vocabulary practice. Includes a quiz to test what was learned. Beginning level.
Bilingual site with links and information to community, education and employment-related resources for low income, ethnically diverse populations. Each section of the site has a related featured interview.
Requires Flash 4 plugin ; games based on Dr. Seuss’s books, extensive biographical information
Easter around the World
http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/etext/000023.htmlFood pyramids from different countries/cultures. Check link Comparison of International Food Guide Pictorial Representations for visuals of food charts from around the world.http://www.semda.org/info/food pyramids from many cultures. Uses the American pyramid and simply substitutes foods from the particular culture into the American format. The previous site shows different pyramids based on the eating behaviors of the particular culture. For instance, the Asian pyramid shows meat only monthly, reflecting the “traditional plant-based rural diets of Asia.”
First Find Info
Website offered by many libraries to search for information on just about anything.
Holiday Celebrations, calendars, crafts & Recipes, music, graphics, historical information, suggested activities, kids pages, links, and other…
Includes American slang expressions, proverbs, grammar, common mistakes, song lyrics and other topics.
Key Newspaper Online
Online newspaper; intermediate to beginner.
The history and true story of Murphy law; Many links and related laws.
U.S. Citizenship Study Pages
Preparation for the U.S. citizenship test. Free for residents of Minnesota; small charge for others.
The White House
Official web site for the White House and President George W. Bush, Features a virtual historical tour, history of American presidents and their families, links to a kids website