I’ve come across some really great sites that I want to share with you.
My ubber cool brother, the film major, let me know about this fantastic movie rating site Kids-In-Mind. They don’t rate films with a regular G, PG, PG-13 or R rating but instead rate films on a scale of 0 – 10 in three areas: sex/nudity, violence/gore, profanity in that order. They then explain in detail why a film received the rating it did in each category. Some ratings of films we want to see or have seen lately – Prince Caspian 1.6.1, Indiana Jones 1.7.4, Nim’s Island 2.4.1. This site is a wonderful tool for parents in determining what movies are appropriate for their families.
Ever wanted to see what the seven million two hundred thousand dollar check for the purchase of Alaska looked like? How about seeing other original documents important in history?
“Footnote.com is a place where original historical documents are combined with social networking in order to create a truly unique experience involving the stories of our past.
The Footnote.com collections feature documents, most never before available before on the Internet, relating to the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, U.S. Presidents, historical newspapers and naturalization documents.
Footnote.com is more than just an online repository for original documents. In addition to hosting millions of records, Footnote supports a community of people that are passionate about a variety of topics relating to history.” ~from Footnote.com’s About page~
Not only are there millions of documents you can also create a personal account and upload your own photos and documents that can be shared with family members. They can point to different places on a photo and add notes – like who so-and-so is or whose lawn the picnic is on, or who built the table great-grandma is sitting at. What a great way for everyone in the family near and far to get involved in family history and sharing those precious family documents so everyone has a copy.
And for the sewing enthusiasts who also happen to be LDS let me introduce LDSFabric.com. The fabric designs are totally adorable. Can’t you just picture sewing up some fun flannel rag quilts or creating PJ’s or pillowcases for Primary kids? Look at some of these!
So what are you waiting for? Go check these sites out!