46-year old Steve Colligan from Manchester, England who calls himself an 'Adventure Unicyclist' is about to embark on the most difficult and demanding ride of his life.
Kids News - Current Events
A Scottsdale man is alive today, thanks to a phone call made to 911 by his 18-month old German shepherd, Buddy. It all happened last Wednesday, when Joe Stalnaker, who lives alone, suffered a seizure. Without blinking an eyelid, Buddy dialled 911 and whimpered and barked on the phone in response to the emergency operator's query about the caller needing assistance.
Earlier this week, the Zoological Society of London released photos of the Okapi, an animal that was last sighted in the wild 50 years ago, and had until now never been photographed in its natural environment. The rare photos were caught by trip-wire cameras set up in the Republic of Congo's, Virumga National Park, one of three areas these shy animals can be found.
Common Core Resources
Stolen into Slavery is the powerful, true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York who was kidnapped and sold into bondage where he worked for 12 years as a slave. Now an Oscar-winning film, Stolen into Slavery is an adaptation of Northup’s autobiography for younger readers. National Geographic has created a 12 page discussion guide for talking to young readers about this book.
For Grades 6-8
Some of you may not even know what Cabbage Patch dolls are, but believe it or not, in the early to mid-1980's they were the must-have dolls in America, for everyone young and young at heart. This year, these weirdly cute looking dolls are celebrating their 25th anniversary.
The tales of Swansea Jack, a black retriever who lived in the coastal town of Swansea, Wales, are legendary. This brave dog is credited with saving the lives of 27 swimmers in his short seven-year life. Now almost eighty years later, artist Richard Higlet has come up with a fitting tribute to this brave canine - a special song dedicated to him, sung by dogs.
When John Peterson promised his two kids a tree house, he had no intention of building them a luxurious 200 sq ft mansion. But one thing led to another and his plans and aspirations got bigger and voila - three years later, the Peterson kids have a tree house that is turning into a tourist destination in the town of Onalaska, Wisconsin.
On September 13th, children all over the World will celebrate Roald Dahl Day. Though this beloved children's author, who penned classics lie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, BFG and James and the Giant Peach, died 18 years ago, his books remain as popular among young readers today, as they were when first published.
If the XR3 Hybrid Vehicle looks like the car of the future - It certainly is, starting from the way you purchase it. For you will not find this hybrid, two-passenger vehicle in any car showroom. Instead, it has to be ordered on the Internet and will be delivered to your door - in a kit - for you to assemble with the aid of some tools and an instructional DVD.