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Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1999 18:52:38 -0600
From: "McUmber-House" firstname.lastname@example.org
I have chosen your students' site:
Learning About Leonardo /13681/data/davin2.shtml as the Sassafrass Grove Site Of The Month! You can check it out at: http://www.angelfire.com/mo/sasschool/index.html
For DECEMBER 1999, we have chosen a site which, although not specifically a homeschooling site, shares some very interesting insight into a question that children of all ages have asked for years: "Why is the Mona Lisa smiling?" An interesting set of pages put together as a collaborative ThinkQuest project of John F. Kennedy High School students in the Bronx New York and their peers in Borlange, Sweden, to learn about Leonardo DaVinci - (For instance; did you know that he also wrote music?) This site was created for students, teachers and populations with special needs. We are sure you will enjoy your visit!"
Sarah A. McUmber-House email@example.com Sassafrass Grove http://www.angelfire.com/mo/sassafrassgrove/
"My child is an honor student in the School of Life."
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 1999 11:31:14 -0600
From: "Scott Beveridge" firstname.lastname@example.org
We will take a look at your site and consider it for inclusion in our upcoming links section.
Thanks for writing and notifying us of your resources!
Network and Multimedia Exhibit Manager
Museum of Science and Industry
Your Q.O.D. question for December 4
Date: 12/04/1999 00:00:00
To: email@example.com (Steve Feld)
Don't forget to check out QOD today! Your question is posted. http://www.qod.com In case you forgot, your question was:
Why is the Mona Lisa Lisa Smiling?
1) According to Lillian Schwartz, the Mona Lisa is a self portrait of Leonardo da Vinci.
2) According to Rina de Firenze the Mona Lisa is a portrait of Caterina, Leonardo da Vinci's mother
3) According to Vasari, the Mona Lisa is the wife of a Florentine banker
Correct Answer: According to Lillian Schwartz, the Mona Lisa is a self portrait of Leonardo da Vinci.
Explanation: Lillian Schwartz compared the self portrait of Leonardo da Vinci and the Mona Lisa by superimposing the images and discovered the facial features aligned perfectly. In addition, there are no known records of the Mona Lisa model sitting.
Total Responses 603 Total Correct 340 Correct 56% Count Percentage Answer 340 56% According to Lillian Schwartz, the Mona Lisa is a self portrait of Leonardo da Vinci. 83 13% According to Rina de' Firenze, in her book, "Mystery of the Mona Lisa", she asserts that Leonardo da Vinci painted the portrait of the Mona Lisa to immortalize none other than his mother Caterina. 178 29% According to Vasari, the Mona Lisa is the wife of a Florentine banker
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Macarthur Girls High School
Parramatta, New South Wales
Date: Sun, 19 Dec 1999 09:52:41 +1100
From: Peter Ware firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for the information and the supplied URL - I will add your site to our Visual Arts listing.
Peter Ware - Macarthur Girls High School
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 1999 15:43:35 -0500
From: Grace Sadowski
Of course we would Love to link to your site ! I am so impressed that you are on the "front lines" of education creating these pages with 15 year old computers. You have created a wonderful site !
What a challenging job you must have.It sounds very rewarding as well.
Please give our regards to your students from Collingwood School.
( We are a prep school located in West Vancouver British Columbia Canada. )
Much success to you and and your students during the coming year
Peace be with you.
Yours, Grace Sadowski
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 1999 11:40:46 -0800
From: Bob email@example.com
We agree completely. Your site has been added to our Top 1% page and our Random Hot Links section. If the url changes, please let us know.
Bob (putting in a long weekend) Bradley
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