An eMail message that a Durham, N.C., third-grade teacher sent out to spur her students' interest in geography also has taught them about the power of the internet.

Nicole Thompson's students can tell you all about the penguins and killer whales in Antarctica. They also know about the months of darkness that grip Iceland each year, and the tea that grows in Darjeeling, India.

The Greenbriar Academy children learned those facts, and countless more,


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