I’m sure you all know about Wikipedia, both the good and bad points . Add another feature to the “good” list: Simple English Wikipedia makes the venerable online encyclopedia perfect for young children or English language learners. It’s pretty much what it sounds like — all articles are written in simple English words and grammar, and the sentences are short for easier comprehension.

The only drawback I could find was that some of the articles on the Simple English Wikipedia aren’t as comprehensive as those on Wikipedia (for an example, compare Simple English’s take on George Washington Carver versus Wikipedia’s). The great thing about it, though, is that the more people find out about SEW, the more people will improve the articles. Simple English Wikipedia is a wonderful project that only needs a little time. The best results often come from the simplest ideas. -BILL FERRIS

Simple English Wikipedia

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