Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Italy4Kids - by the embassy of Italy

It's never to soon to start learning, that's why the embassy of Italy created the Italy4Kids website! The front page of the site is a map marked with places of interest in D.C. that have notable Italian influence. For instance, the National Archives, home of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, was written by Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson was influenced by many of the ideas of Phillip Mazzei, an Italian-born patriot and friend to Jefferson. One of the most famous lines of the Declaration is said to be a paraphrased from Mazzei's work. Which line is it you ask? Find out here.

There are also three different portals to Italy, each with age-appropriate content related to Italian language, history, and more. The adults just might learn something too. So what are you waiting for, get started now!

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