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Preserving the Past Issue Date: 03-16-2003

Cool Spots imageAmerican Treasures of the Library of Congress preserves 121 million important items from America's history at www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures. As part of its online exhibit, the library has the original copy of the Declaration of Independence. Thumb through the first Literary Journal for Women and view a sketch of Lincoln's coffin. If aeronautics is your thing, you may enjoy the palm print of Amelia Earhart. Don't miss Jefferson's Library. The former president's personal library became the core of the Library of Congress.

Visit: www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures
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Watching the Herd Issue Date: 02-23-2003

Cool Spots imageJoin the Plains Indians Tracking the Buffalo at http://americanhistory.si.edu/kids/buffalo. The people of the Northern Plains were resourceful, making use of every part of the buffalo. Play a matching game to discover how the natives used each part. You'll learn about Northern Plains buffalo hide traditions and how to unlock the meanings of hide paintings. Create your own decorated hide with the online hide outline. The natives tell many origin stories. Use the map to locate the tribes they mention or other tribes that you've "herd" about.

Visit: http://americanhistory.si.edu/kids/buffalo
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Color Creation Issue Date: 02-23-2003

Cool Spots imageTake a close look at the colors on the canvas and learn about Pigments Through the Ages at http://webexhibits.org/pigments. From animal fat to vegetable juices, artists have used it all to make pigments. Travel to a modern-day pigment shop in Italy to see the raw materials that artists use to create beautiful colors for their paintings. Consider the significance each color has as you create a masterpiece of your own. Then seal the surface of your painting so your work will last.

Visit: http://webexhibits.org/pigments
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Phenomenal Figures Issue Date: 01-19-2003

Cool Spots imageMeet Amazing Americans, such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Jane Addams, at www.americaslibrary.org/cgi-bin/page.cgi/aa. You can join Dorothea Lange as she snaps shots during the Great Depression. Test your presidential knowledge by helping with the construction of Mount Rushmore and gathering facts in a scavenger hunt. From Harry Houdini's magical escapes to Pocahontas' capture by the English, you're sure to rub elbows with the best of the best in American history.

Visit: www.americaslibrary.org/cgi-bin/page.cgi/aa
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Outward Creeping Issue Date: 01-19-2003

Cool Spots imageFind out whether you live in a Sprawl City at www.sprawlcity.org. When a city and its suburbs spread across rural land, the urbanized area is called "sprawl." Defining sprawl and other terms will help you make sense of Sprawl City. Learn why some people believe urbanization makes land more accessible while others believe it harms the environment. The Sprawl Q & A tells what causes sprawl, why it's bad and which cities contribute to the problem. You may never look at your own city in the same way again.

Visit: www.sprawlcity.org
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