Category Archives: Kids

Around The World – July 2017

The United States Of America

July 4 is America’s birthday. If you haven’t heard the story by now, you are missing a good one! On June 7, 1776, the Continental Congress met in Philadelphia. The colonists were frustrated. It was Richard Henry Lee who submitted the resolution claiming the 13 colonies should be independent from […]

Around The World – July 2017

The United States Of America

July 4 is America’s birthday. If you haven’t heard the story by now, you are missing a good one! On June 7, 1776, the Continental Congress met in Philadelphia. The colonists were frustrated. It was Richard Henry Lee who submitted the resolution claiming the 13 colonies should be independent from […]

Around The World – July 2017

The United States Of America

July 4 is America’s birthday. If you haven’t heard the story by now, you are missing a good one! On June 7, 1776, the Continental Congress met in Philadelphia. The colonists were frustrated. It was Richard Henry Lee who submitted the resolution claiming the 13 colonies should be independent from […]

Come Out and Play – July 2017

Improvisation

It is a style of performance that was made popular by David Shepherd and Paul Sills in Chicago in 1955. It is a type of theater, but it is unique because there are no scripts. Instead, actors go out on stage and spontaneously make up the scenes they perform. There are two types of […]

Kidsville Connections – July 2017

HEROES protecting people from harsh leaders, enemies becoming best friends, friends having adventures together, losing people you love, searching for the meaning of life — these are all common themes in stories. In fact, the Epic of Gilgamesh, what is commonly known as one of the oldest surviving written stories of all time, includes all […]

Where in the World – July 2017

Mesopotamia
Mesopotamia is a region between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers in southwestern Asia. Today the region is part of Turkey, Syria and Iraq. This region is famous because it is where civilization was first started by the first people who lived there: the Sumerians. The Euphrates and the Tigris Rivers make the […]

Conservation Corner – July 2017

Did you know?

Once a term that dominated newspaper headlines and environmental discourse, “global warming” is now heard far less frequently. Many may assume global warming has been rebranded as “climate change,” but the two are not one and the same. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, global warming refers exclusively to the […]

Weather – July 2017

Have Fun at the Beach, but Stay Safe!

The summer months are the perfect time for a beach trip. However, it’s important to know the facts about beach safety when planning your next trip — the ocean can be dangerous if you’re not prepared.

Many beaches use warning flags to indicate dangerous conditions. When going […]

Wildville – July 2017

Domesticated Animals
The Fertile Crescent is an area in Southwest Asia. It includes parts of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus, Jordan, Israel, the state of Palestine, Egypt, Turkey and Iran. This part of the world is known for its hot and dry climate, which makes it difficult for anything to live or grow. However, the […]

Wildville – July 2017

Domesticated Animals
The Fertile Crescent is an area in Southwest Asia. It includes parts of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus, Jordan, Israel, the state of Palestine, Egypt, Turkey and Iran. This part of the world is known for its hot and dry climate, which makes it difficult for anything to live or grow. However, the […]