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  1. China the Beautiful
  2. Dale Chihuly - Artist
  3. JustDisney.com
  4. Oprah.com - Live Your Best Life

China the Beautiful
http://www.chinapage.com/china.html

Are you into art? Do you like to read some great poetry? Well I'm a seventh grader that likes both and I'll tell you about a great site to use if you like them too. It doesn't really matter what you prefer because this site has many different art links to choose from. The links range from paintings to on-line poetry to the art of tattoos (wen shen). This site has great graphics on every page. "China the Beautiful" also gives information about the kinds of art posted on the site. I would definitely recommend this site if you like good art!

  • Student Author: Michaela M.
  • Teacher: Mary Droster Send E-mail to Mary Droster
  • This site helped Mary Droster's class answer the question(s) "What influence has art had on the Chinese culture?"
  • Librarian: Jolen Neumann Send E-mail to Jolen Neumann
  • School: Black Hawk Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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Dale Chihuly - Artist
http://www.chihuly.com/

Have you ever seen a garden of glass? How about a bridge of glass? There are amazing pictures and stories about these things on this site. Dale Chihuly is a glass artist who has exhibits in over 200 museums across the United States and throughout the world. He has created everything from plain glass bulbs to flowers in a Venetian Art Deco style. Currently, his exhibit, Garden of Glass, is at the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago. This exhibit has gotten glowing reviews. Later in 2002, another work, A Bridge of Glass, will be on display in Tacoma,Washington. This site will show you glass elevated to a fine art. If you can't travel to these cities, visit this site to see the amazing work of a truly gifted artist. (This site was submitted as part of the "Talking Walls" unit.)

  • Student Author: Markeisha J., Laura V.
  • Teacher: Judy Patrick Send E-mail to Judy Patrick
  • This site helped Judy Patrick's class answer the question(s) "How were the pieces of glass transported to Madison and why did Chiluy donate much of the project to the UW?"
  • Librarian: Renee Hoxie Send E-mail to Renee Hoxie
  • School: Thomas Jefferson Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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JustDisney.com
http://www.justdisney.com/

Biography, picture,sounds,and even animation! All about one famous man named Walt Disney. gives you information on everything that's related to Walt Disney or Disney World. You can learn about Walt's life, family and much more. If you have any comments or questions you can ask and get answers back. You can also see what questions other people are asking.

  • Student Author: Yi D.
  • Teacher: Hall Hardy Send E-mail to Hall Hardy
  • This site helped Hall Hardy's class answer the question(s) "What can we find out about Walt Disney and the creation of Disney World?"
  • Librarian: Renee Hoxie Send E-mail to Renee Hoxie
  • School: Thomas Jefferson Middle School
  • Year: 2002-2003

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Oprah.com - Live Your Best Life
http://www.Oprah.com/index.jhtml

Who is the person that you most look up to? Probably some movie star or some cute singer? I bet you don't think Oprah Winfrey is cool at all. I'm guessing that the only thing you know about her is that she hosts a boring talk show. I don't blame you for thinking that. I used to until I found out more about her mixed up life as a star. I now look up to Oprah Winfrey because she dedicates herself to others. Oprah donates a lot of her paycheck to others. Her last priority is to think about herself. If you are interested in learning more about Oprah Winfrey, visit Oprah.com!

  • Student Author: Laura V.
  • Teacher: Hall Hardy Send E-mail to Hall Hardy
  • This site helped Hall Hardy's class answer the question(s) "What are some of the highlights of Oprah Winfrey's career in television?"
  • Librarian: Renee Hoxie Send E-mail to Renee Hoxie
  • School: Thomas Jefferson Middle School
  • Year: 2002-2003

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Internet Detectives is a publication produced by Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) middle school students as a resource for other K-12 students. It is an ongoing, cooperative effort of middle school Social Studies classrooms. Students find, evaluate and recommend Internet resources related to the curriculum. This project is supported by MMSD's Teaching and Learning Department and Library Media Services.

These Internet resources were evaluated on the basis of Site Selection Guidelines. Questions and comments regarding specific sites can be sent to the classroom teachers listed with the student author and school.

Questions or comments regarding the Internet Detectives project can be sent to Barb Spitz at bspitz@madison.k12.wi.us or (608) 663-1976.

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