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November 2001

What Kids Can Do
Powerful learning with public purpose": Students and adults work on real issues.
GRADE LEVEL: 6-12, Advanced


What Kids Can Do highlights examples of students working with teachers and community members on real-life issues that concern them.
This professional site has a flashy introduction and makes good use of color and photos to add interest and break up the text. Users need RealPlayer for the best quality of the audio files.
A top navigation bar makes access to the main sections of the site easy. Each section has a left-side menu available for moving within that section.
The site is divided into five main areas. Feature Stories gives detailed accounts of youths working to improve the three rural communities in which they live. Story extensions include audio clips, related news stories, photo galleries, curriculum guides and more. Student Work & Voice contains student essays, speeches, interviews, articles, projects and products, public discussions and gatherings, and more. Kids on the Wire keeps you up to date on the most current news involving adolescents. Research is a collection of useful publications, and Resources lists related Web sites.

Reviewed by Hazel Jobe
Education World®
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