Women in History

We always hear things about our forefathers: the men who wrote the U.S. Constitution or the men who invented telephones and cars. But alongside these great men of history there are even greater women. They were baseball players, pilots, doctors and history makers. What better way to learn about the other half of history than to see, hear it and chat about it on the Web at http:// www.women.eb.com/. Hear poet Rita Dove reading her poetry or watch a film of a Women's League baseball game in the 1940s. Meet all the famous American women from 1600-1998, scientists, teachers and anti-slavery activists, from pilgrims to Hillary Clinton and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, pictured at left. Hours' worth of fascinating, interactive stuff will make you see that women haven't just been sitting around knitting.

There's no greater thrill than reaching the summit of a towering mountain, especially when it's Rakekniven, a polar mountain that no one had ever climbed, until recently. Now three mountaineers relive the drama of this ultimate vertical challenge. Bring an ice ax and a rope to http://www.nationalgeographic. com/features/2000/exploration/maudland/. You'll be able to leaf through the diaries of these climbers, or you can check out their spectacular Rakekniven photographs. At the same time, you'll get a glimpse of mountaineering at its most exciting and dangerous.

A world of creativity is only a mouse click away at Kids' Space, where friends meet to share stories, art and music. This is a home page for everybody and a place to enjoy the international spirit of the Web. Swing on by http://www.kids space.org and check out paintings from Australian students or the latest Australian art in the craft room. If you're just getting your feet wet on the Internet, Guide Bear will take you on a tour of the online world, showing you how to use computers and networks like an expert. If music's your thing, Guide Bear will also show you how to send a sound file to Kids' Space to share your music.

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

Grace Abbott become the head of what in 1921?

Which animal did Erica (age 8) submit to the Kids' Gallery?

Where is Rakekniven Mountain?

Pub Date: 6/02/98

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