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Beyonce Knowles Biography. Birthdate: September 4, 1981Birthplace: Houston, TexasZodiac Sign: Virgo Whatever Beyoncé sets her mind to, whether it's acting, singing, dancing or clothing design, she succeeds at in a big way. We take a look at this legend-in-the-making. Early Life When she was eight years old, Beyoncé Knowles auditioned for a kids singing group in Houston, Texas and met LaTavia Robertson (who later became a member of Destiny's Child).

Beyonce with Destiny's Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams Hittin' It Big Girl's Tyme later changed its name to Destiny's Child and Beyoncé Knowles' dad left his high-paying job to become their manager. Beyonce's Dangerously in Love Album CoverCourtesy of Columbia Records Acting Up In 2001, Beyoncé Knowles starred in the MTV adaptation of the opera Carmen, A Hip Hopera. The Fighting Temptations (2003) The Pink Panther (2006) Dreamgirls (2006) Cadillac Records (2008) Obsessed(2009) Life is But a Dream (2013) Epic (as the voice of Queen Tara, 2013) Vietnam. The History of Music - Music Timeline for Kids. 18000 BC – The bones of a wooly mammoth were used to make a musical instrument in Ukraine. 4000 BC – Flutes and harps played in Egypt. 2000 BC – The first song was written in cuneiform, in Mesopotamia. 850 BC – Polyphony begins in church choirs – Interweaving many different vocal melodies simultaneously. 800 BC – Choral music develops in Greece.

Musicians called Rhapsodes travel across cities. 600 BC – Indian music – the veena appears. 1550 – Renaissance- Violin is made in Italy. 1598 – The first opera is produced. 1685 – Bach and Handel, composers of the Baroque period, are born. 1750 – The Classical period begins, in which Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn hold sway. 1780 – Romantic period begins. 1952 – The electric guitar spurs the popularity of rock music.

More Information To know how music has evolved over the years, visit. Photos & Videos. Football is considered America’s favorite sport. Families gather to watch games. Kids as young as five play in organized leagues. Football developed on college campuses in North America, particularly in the northeastern U.S., in the late 1800s. It was based on two sports played in England: rugby and soccer. In 1873, the Intercollegiate Football Association, known as the IFA, was formed to serve as a ruling authority for college football. Professional football teams began to form in the 1890s.

But safety concerns remain to this day—particularly about head injuries. (Written by Glenn Greenberg/ Edited by Stephanie Kraus) History of Basketball | Rules | Court | NBA | Players | Youth | Skills | Shooting Drills | Play | Hoop | Picture. B-ball season is just about here. Kidzworld gets you ready to shoot hoops with a look at the history, rules and basic skills of basketball. Basketball - History Long before guys like Kobe and Lebron were pulling off high-flying dunks, the game of basketball was invented by Dr. James Naismith, a physical education teacher at Springfield College in Massachusetts.

Naismith invented the indoor game in 1891 as a way to help students at the school stay in shape during the cold winters. The first game was quite different from the modern game of basketball. Players played with a soccer ball and scored points by shooting the ball into peach baskets, which were used instead of nets. Basketball - Basic Skills Dribbling - Dribbling is a crucial skill in basketball. Basketball - The Benefits Playing basketball has many benefits for both your physical and mental health. Basketball - Tips, Drills, Players and More Related Stories: Baseball: MLB. Back to SportsBack to Baseball Baseball Rules Player Positions Baseball Strategy Baseball Glossary Major League Baseball is the top level of professional baseball in the United States and Canada.

Baseball and the MLB has been one of the major sports and forms of entertainment for many years in the United States. This is why its also called America's "National Pastime". History of Major League Baseball Professional baseball started with the first professional team in 1869, the Cincinnati Red Stockings. In 1876 the National League was formed with eight professional teams. Starting in 1903, the American League and the National League agreed to have their two championship teams play each other in the World Series. Over the history of baseball there have been many significant events.

MLB Teams Each Major League Baseball team has a 25-man roster and a 40-man roster. There are 14 American League teams and 16 National League teams. MLB Season and Playoffs Minor Leagues. Museum - Jackie Robinson Foundation. American Pit Bull Terrier Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts. The short coat is shiny and stiff to the touch, and comes in all colors — red, blue, brown, grey, black and white, and brindle, among them. They require little grooming, and have a coat that's easy to keep clean with the occasional bath. Brushing with a stiff brush and wiping down with a cloth will maintain the coat's shine. Brush your dog's teeth at least two or three times a week to remove tartar buildup and the bacteria that lurk inside it.

Daily brushing is even better if you want to prevent gum disease and bad breath. Trim his nails once or twice a month if your dog doesn't wear them down naturally to prevent painful tears and other problems. His ears should be checked weekly for redness or a bad odor, which can indicate an infection. Accustom your American Pit Bull Terrier to being brushed and examined when he's a puppy. The Story of Fossil Fuels, Part 1: Coal. Fossil Fuel | Oil | Natural Gas | Petroleum | Energy | Uses | Negative Effects | Coal | Burning | Nonrenewable Resource. Fossil fuels are non-renewable energy sources that formed more than 300 million years ago during the Carboniferous Period - long before dinosaurs roamed the Earth.

Fossil fuels are made up of plant and animal matter. When plants and animals died, their bodies decomposed and were buried under layers of earth. Millions of years later we have the three forms of fossil fuel: oil, natural gas and coal. Fossil Fuel Energy - Oil Oil is a thick, black, gooey liquid also called petroleum. Fossil Fuel Energy - Natural Gas Natural gas is lighter than air. After the stinky chemical is added, the natural gas is sent through underground pipes which go to your home so you can cook food and heat your house. Fossil Fuel Energy - Coal Coal comes in several different forms from hard black rocks (that's the kind you get in your stocking at Christmas) to soft brown dirt. Do you know how your home is heated? Related Stories: Natural Resources: Facts and Resources For Kids | The Free Resource.

What are Natural Resources Natural resources are those elements of the environment that are considered valuable to humans. These can be raw materials, such as trees for lumber and ore for manufacturing, or things that are directly consumed, such as groundwater to drink and animals to eat. Natural resources occur naturally within environments that exist relatively undisturbed by mankind, in a natural form.

A natural resource is often characterized by amounts of biodiversity existent in various ecosystems. Natural resources are derived from the environment. This is currently restricted to the environment of Earth yet the theoretical possibility remains of extracting them from outside the planet, such as the asteroid belt. Many of them are essential for our survival while others are used for satisfying our wants. Definition of Natural Resources How are Natural Resources Classified Origin: Where they come from 1. 2. 1. 2.

Renewability: Can they be renewed or are they non-renewable 1. 2. 1. 2. History of Children's Clothing. Brother and sister from 1882 Paris Source All societies define childhood within certain parameters. From infancy to adolescence, there are societal expectations throughout the various stages of children's development concerning their capabilities and limitations, as well as how they should act and look. Clothing plays an integral role of the "look" of childhood in every era. Early Children's Attire Before the early-twentieth century, clothing worn by infants and young children shared a distinctive common feature-their clothing lacked sex distinction. Swaddling and Babies New theories put forth in the late seventeenth and the eighteenth centuries about children and childhood greatly influenced children's clothing.

Babies in Gowns As the practice of swaddling declined, babies wore the long slip dresses from birth to about five months old. Skeleton Suits for Boys Nineteenth Century Layettes The Advent of Trousers for Boys Little Girls' Dresses Rompers for Babies Colors and Gender Association. Tornadoes | If you are in a building: Go to a safe room such as a basement, cellar, or lowest building level.If there is no basement, go to an inside room like a closet or hallway.Stay away from corners, windows, doors, and outside walls.Do not open windows.Put on sturdy shoes.Protect your head.

If you are in a trailer or mobile home: Get out immediately and go to the lowest floor of a sturdy nearby building or storm shelter. If you are outside with no shelter nearby: Get into a vehicle and buckle your seatbelt. Put your head down below the windows and cover your head with your hands and a blanket, coat, or other cushion.If there is no car or shelter, try to find a ditch or area lower than the ground and lie down. You are safer in a low, flat location than under a bridge or highway overpass. Earthquakes for Kids.

Gray Wolf - Pictures, Facts, and Map. Dog Facts - About Interesting Breeds, Labradors, Puppies, Guide Dogs, Fun Pets. Dalmatian Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts – Dogtime. With his regal carriage and unique spots, the Dalmatian is probably one of the most recognized breeds on the planet. Many people are attracted to his dashing good looks, but he's definitely not for everyone. While Dalmatians love to be with their people for any activity that occurs in the course of a day and can make wonderful companion dogs, their high energy level can be exhausting to live with.

Dalmations were created to run for miles alongside carriages, helping to ward off highwaymen and add a touch of flair to the vehicle with aristocratic passengers. (Now we just have cars with racing stripes.) Not surprisingly, the Dalmatian today has an endless capacity for exercise and is the ideal companion for people who jog, skate, or bicycle. He's also a keen competitor in canine sports such as agility and flyball. If you are considering a Dalmatian, be aware that the breed is not only highly active but also highly intelligent.

Siberian Husky Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts. Siberian Huskies are pack dogs, and they need an owner who is the clear leader of the pack. This makes training easier because you will find that your dog respects you, but don't be surprised if he tests the limits of your position in the pack and tries to take control from time to time. When this happens, it's important not to give into their pushiness. Assert yourself as leader — not by bullying or hitting — but by confirming the ground rules with clarity and consistency. Making your dog wait to eat is one of the best ways to establish your leadership role. The Husky will view you as the keeper of all valuable resources — food, treats, toys and other canine assets. This high-energy breed can be destructive both indoors and out — especially when bored or not given adequate exercise.

They will demolish a house if they are left alone and there has even been a case of a Siberian Husky chewing through a cement wall. Siberian Huskies do not bark — that's the good news. Cane Corso Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts. The Corso’s history describes him as having a “vigorous temperament, ready to meet any challenge.” That type of temperament can be a double-edged sword. With a confident, consistent owner who provides good leadership and prevents the dog from roaming, the Corso can be an excellent family dog who is never inappropriately aggressive, but in the wrong hands he can become aggressive and be a danger to the public. In July, two Corsos were in the news after they attacked and killed a jogger. The ideal Corso is docile and affectionate toward his family, including children.

To get him to that point requires socialization and training from an early age. This dog will not do well in a home with anyone who is afraid of or dislikes dogs or is unable to manage a large dog. The Corso is highly intelligent. Firm leadership does not mean hitting the dog — ever. Help the young Corso develop confidence by letting him spend time alone. Labrador Retriever Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts.

Labrador Retrievers are generally healthy, but like all breeds, they're prone to certain health conditions. Not all Labs will get any or all of these diseases, but it's important to be aware of them if you're considering this breed. Hip Dysplasia: Hip dyplasia is a heritable condition in which the thighbone doesn't fit snugly into the hip joint. Some dogs show pain and lameness on one or both rear legs, but you may not notice any signs of discomfort in a dog with hip dysplasia. As the dog ages, arthritis can develop. X-ray screening for hip dysplasia is done by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals or the University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program. Elbow Dysplasia: This is a heritable condition common to large-breed dogs.

Osteochondrosis Dissecans (OCD): This orthopedic condition, caused by improper growth of cartilage in the joints, usually occurs in the elbows, but it has been seen in the shoulders as well. Myopathy: Myopathy affects the muscles and nervous system. German Shepherd Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts. The German Shepherd is a relatively new breed, dating back to 1899, and he owes his existence to one man: Captain Max von Stephanitz, a career captain in the German cavalry with a goal of creating a German breed that would be unmatched as a herding dog.

Centuries before von Stephanitz came along, farmers in Germany, as in the rest of Europe, relied on dogs to drive and protect their herds. Some dogs were legendary for their skill, and sheepherders would travel days to breed their female dogs to a notable sire. However, as von Stephanitz noted, no one had developed the herding dogs of the region into a distinct breed. In 1898, von Stephanitz retired from military life and began his second career, and what would prove to be his passion: experimenting with dog breeding to create a superior German herding dog.

Von Stephanitz saw many fine herding dogs, dogs who were athletic, or intelligent, or capable. American breeding of German Shepherds, on the other hand, wasn't nearly so regulated. Beagle Dog Breed Information and Pictures. So…You Want A Beagle? Giant Panda Facts and Pictures. Polar Bear Profile With Pictures, Facts and Map. Tiger. Spotted Hyena. Bottlenose Dolphin. Snake Facts. Red-Bellied Piranha. Great White Shark. Lion. Cheetah. Jaguar.