Learning Fun for Kids Online

Home school and after school, kids online can access some great sites and games that are both educational and fun. This site reviews and links to the best, and also discusses some parenting articles and homework sites of interest to parents.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government - for kids!

At Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government, the snippets of information are broken down by grade groupings (from K-12), with the last section for parents and teachers.

A quick look through the site shows that it's well organized and thorough. As usual, I didn't get much past the K-2 level, where I was stopped by the history of The Liberty Bell. Maybe I learned it and maybe I didn't, but isn't it cool that:

The Bell was cast in London, England in 1752. It is made mostly of copper and tin. After it arrived in the U.S., the Bell cracked. A new bell was made from the metal in the old one, but this one also cracked. A third bell was built from the same metal, and now this one has a crack too!
Boy, I gotta start paying attention!



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posted by Stephanie @ Saturday, February 21, 2009  


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