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Web Site of the Week: Big Apple History – PBS Kids Go!

The PBS Kids Go! website dedicated to the history of New York City is loaded with information.  The site includes a timeline which covers most aspects of New York City history, including “Early New York”, “Business and Politics”, and “Coming to America”, which addresses the immigrant experience.  Each of these topics has drop-down menus that teach visitors what life was like during each per W.E.B. Du Bois. Visitors should definitely check out the “Activities” link located on the dirigible in the upper right-hand corner of any page.  Two interesting activities are “Epidemic!” under the “New York Living” topic and “Play the Market” in the “Business and Politics” topic.  The “Epidemic!” activity focuses on the flu epidemic of 1918, and encourages visitors to research a local epidemic, devise public health measures to quell or slow the epidemic, and present the public health measures.  The “Play the Market” activity teaches kids to track stocks they have picked and bought with imaginary money. [KMG]

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