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Mission to California Issue Date: 07-09-2000

Cool Spots imageJourney to California's past, and meet the Spanish padres and Native Americans who helped to establish the California missions. Ride into the West to the California Missions Web site at www.californiamissions.com. The site features histories for each of the 21 California Missions. You'll find beautiful photos and black-and-white sketches depicting mission life. Plus, you'll find amazing facts about the many churches and other architectural masterpieces that flourished here. Best yet, you'll find plenty of authentic mission music to keep you humming during your adventure. Go west and relive the mission heritage of California.

Visit: www.californiamissions.com
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Friendly Giants Issue Date: 07-09-2000

Cool Spots imageMeet the giant sequoias, the tallest and widest trees in the world today. Get a bird's-eye view of these huge trees at the Giant Sequoia Web site at http://library.thinkquest.org/J002415. You'll meet some of the most famous giant sequoias, including several at Sequoia National Park, such as the mighty General Sherman, Washington and President. Did you know that these trees can survive for 2,000 or 3,000 years? Or that they originally come from a seed the size of a grain of wheat? You'll find amazing trivia like this at the Facts page. The site also has a great Lifecycle page, which shows you the entire span of the sequoia's existence. And for an expert opinion on the giant sequoia, you'll enjoy an interview with a park ranger naturalist from Sequoia National Park. Tree huggers unite!

Visit: http://library.thinkquest.org/J002415
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Legends of the Nile Issue Date: 05-28-2000

Cool Spots imageTravel back to the far reaches of history and meet the ancient Egyptians, one of the most fascinating civilizations of all time. The Ancient Egypt Web site is loaded with information on all things Egyptian, from pyramids and pharaohs to mummies. Cross the Nile River at www.ancientegypt
.co.uk
. The site lets you live a day in the life of an Egyptian, walking in the shoes of a nobleman or a farmer. Collectors will love the artifacts, including toys, eye-catching baskets and priceless jewelry. Plus, you'll see a vast display of breathtaking wall paintings. Looking to learn more about the religion of Egypt? The site takes you on a tour of some incredible temples, home of the Egyptian pharaohs, gods and goddesses. And for a bit of a scare, be sure to check out the spooky photos and facts about the mummies. Relive history along the Nile.

Visit: www.ancientegypt.co.uk
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Ellis Island Issue Date: 04-23-2000

Cool Spots imageAs the landing spot for more than 12 million immigrants to the United States, Ellis Island remains one of the focal points of the American experience. Now you can relive the drama that unfolded on this island at the History Channel's Ellis Island Web site. Journey back in time to www.historychannel.com/ellisisland and experience the many hurdles that our forefathers had to overcome when entering their new country. Explore the many maps of the building and see where prospective immigrants were examined. Then take the "Who Are You?" exam for yourself to find out just how tough it was to pass the tests. There are also great video clips, such as the story of Annie Moore, a 15-year-old Irish girl who was the first person admitted to the immigration station in 1892. Also, check out the site's timeline, which takes you from the island's origins to the completion of the $156 million-dollar restoration in 1990. For many of our forefathers, this is the island where it all started. They were coming to America.

Visit: www.historychannel.com/ellisisland
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The Good Neightbor Policy Issue Date: 04-02-2000

Cool Spots imageSome people travel the world to help poor people in other countries. Pretty inspiring, huh? But you don't have to travel far to make a big difference in your community. Catch the volunteering bug at the Kids Next Door site at www.hud.gov/kids. You'll meet kids who care, just like you, with great ideas for how to help others. One girl got a group together to make quilts for homeless people. A church group, a school or one kid can make a difference. Check out the Kids Volunteer! links to find out how you can get involved in your own neighborhood. You can help build a house, make some new friends and make the world a better place. Kids Next Door is a great place to start.

Visit: www.hud.gov/kids
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