Official Website Offers US Kids A Look At Life In Britain
children now have the chance to learn about British life and
the history of the country from the British government’s new
official website: www.britainusa.com/4kids.
This interactive site includes a picture gallery, regular competitions,
a history timeline, and student and teacher resources. Whether
doing a school project on Britain or planning a vacation, check
out the Picture Gallery for moving images and downloadable
photos of popular places in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland
and Wales, as well as images of London and the Royal Family.
School students studying the two World Wars can get a British
perspective on what life was like for children during the Second
World War from links on our History pages. Try out British
wartime recipes or read extracts of a letter sent to an evacuee
child from her mother.
soccer fan in the family can get a kick-start on Britain’s
most popular game from our Sports pages. The “Things to Do” page
offers the latest on fashion, music, food, TV and more from
across the pond. There will also be the chance to win lots
of goodies from our bi-weekly competitions.
website is aimed at children aged 11-14, the age group most
likely to use the Internet for both homework and fun. Parents
know that the Internet helps with learning. According to a
Pew Internet Survey, 93 percent of parents interviewed believe
that the Internet helps their children learn new things and
87 percent of parents also believe that it helps with school
projects. With figures this high, children need access to information
that is accurate and reliable. The key element about www.BritainUSA.com/4kids is
that it is the British government’s official website for kids
in the US. It is updated by an experienced team of researchers
at British Information Services, which is part of the British
Embassy in Washington D.C. Why don’t you take a look now and
tell us what you think on our feedback page!#
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