This year’s fair is being held in South Korea and has an ocean theme. The United States hosted the fair in 1876, 1884, 1893, 1898, 1901, 1904, 1907, 1909, 1915 (twice!), 1933, 1939 (twice!), 1962, 1964, 1968, 1974, 1982 and 1984.
One of the primary features of the South Korea Fair is “The Big-O,” which is essentially a gigantic movie screen created by a sheet of water. You can see it operate in this video: http://youtu.be/dNozGXaz9TU
One of the most famous World’s Fairs was the 1939 World’s Fair in New York City. Here’s video with a few people remembering just how fantastic it was. http://youtu.be/1fP4t3bte30
Cartoon director Tex Avery made a series of cartoons inspired by World’s Fairs. These cartoons are usually called “The (something) of Tomorrow.” Here’s “The Television of Tomorrow” according to life in 1953. http://youtu.be/gxKAoqn6Bw4
What is Kid Scoop? It’s a special page that appears every Monday in The York Dispatch and other local newspapers. Aside from its main feature and the Writing Corner, it includes games, puzzles and jokes.
Get your copy of Kid Scoop in today’s edition of The York Dispatch, and be sure to assemble your own Write On! entry and submit it to NIE@ync.com. We’ll run every entry here!
Of course, you can submit those entries, and anything else you want, for publication here on the Junior Dispatch. Send your JD items to firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn about what you can submit here.