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The Life of Private Jefferson Moses
In the spring of 1862, after the Battle of Shiloh was fought during the American Civil War, Jefferson Moses witnessed a soldier's funeral that would change his life. "I got home and told pa and ma I wanted to go to war," he wrote in his journal. "I just felt a great duty that I never before thought of." He became a soldier with one of the Union's extraordinary regiments. And for future generations, he left behind documents, images, memoirs and a diary of his trials and tribulations at war. March out to the battlefields at www.ioweb.com/ civilwar and lose yourself in Moses' narration, as he reflects on the capturing of General Lee and the assassination of Abe Lincoln. You'll forage through Mississippi in the winter, take part in the Yazoo Pass Expedition, and mingle with the front lines at Vicksburg.

Turn Down the Heat How serious are changes in the world's climate? They're expected to affect our forests, crop yields and water supplies. Global warming could also threaten human health. At the EPA's Global Warming Web site, you'll get all of the information you need. Go green at www.epa.gov/globalwarming and discover what you can do to put a lid on the greenhouse gas emissions wrecking havoc on our atmosphere. With scientific facts and forecasts, the EPA takes you to the future of America's deserts, coastal zones, farms and national forests. It's time to think global and act local!


A Beginner's Guide to the Balkans
Imagine that your best friend down the block was forced to be your enemy overnight, just because of her religion, or because of his last name. That's what happened to a lot of people living in a war-torn region of Europe called the Balkans. The conflict in the former Yugoslavia is an important historical event-one that deserves the world's attention. Learn how it all started and what's happening now by visiting http://abcnews.go.com:80/ sections/world/balkans/ Using cool interactive timelines, maps and media clips, you'll get the whole picture, from the settling of this multi-ethnic area hundreds of years ago to the peace treaty of 1995. (This site is no longer available.)

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