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Web Notes

Web Notes

Site Advocates Safe Routes to School

The National Center for Safe Routes to School (NCSRTS) has launched a website offering resources to assist communities in enabling and encouraging children to walk and bicycle to school. The site features a comprehensive Safe Routes to School reference manual that covers topics such as how to start a Safe Routes to School program. It also contains resources developed by NCSRTS, including fliers, talking points, template news releases, Walk to School Day resources, and an Adult School Crossing Guard Guide. There’s even a searchable, Web-based collection of Safe Routes to School-related materials, which gives visitors the opportunity to upload their own Safe Routes to School library entries...

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Online Resource Exposes Kids to Tennessee History

The Tennessee History for Kids website is a free resource that helps teachers teach, students learn, and parents help with the subjects of Tennessee history, civics, and geography. It serves as the flagship site for a nonprofit organization started in November 2004 to deal with the lack of state history books in Tennessee’s schools. The Tennessee History for Kids website now includes separate texts for grades 2, 4, 5, and 8; brief biographical descriptions of 50 famous Tennesseans; separate pages for each of Tennessee’s 95 counties; virtual tours of field trip destinations; a rotating photo gallery; and much more...

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