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The Tower of London Issue Date: 01-30-2000

Cool Spots imageNow's your chance to poke around in a 1,000-year-old castle-drawbridge, moat and all. You don't even need a suit of armor to get past the guards. Sail to the Thames River in England and look for the big tower at www.toweroflondontour.com/kids. You'll hook up with Reginald the Raven, a bird who lives at the castle. He's happy to show you around and explain the entire history of the Tower, just for kids. And there has been a lot going on over the past few centuries. You can watch ancient armies, meet kings and princesses and tour the king's own zoo. Silly music and cool sound effects make the tour even more fun. You'll be whisked away to another world. Don't keep Reginald waiting. Make a cyber-visit to the Tower of London today. Cheerio! (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

Visit: www.toweroflondontour.com/kids
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Stars and Stripes Issue Date: 01-16-2000

Cool Spots imageTake a virtual voyage to Washington, D.C., and feast your eyes on the flag that inspired the national anthem at The Star-Spangled Banner Web site. The original masterpiece, located at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, can now be enjoyed online at http://americanhistory.si.edu/ssb. Once there, you'll enjoy the incredible story of the flag, from its place in military battles to Francis Scott Key's famous poem written in 1814. In addition to the rich history of the anthem, you'll find stories about the flag's design and its role as a patriotic symbol. Over time, the Star-Spangled Banner has enjoyed many cool looks, incorporating stars, stripes, a pine tree and even a rattlesnake. Be sure to try "You Solve The Mystery," and join historians in trying to determine the true creator of the flag as well as how the flag has been altered over time. You'll also meet the professionals who have worked hard to preserve and restore the flag's condition. Long may it wave!

Visit: http://americanhistory.si.edu/ssb
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Adventures in Citizenship Issue Date: 01-09-2000

Cool Spots imageStart spreading the news. Be a filmmaker, skyscraper builder, sleuth and freedom fighter all in one day. You can wear many hats when you go to New York City. It's an easy navigation across the miles and through the centuries when you locate http://pbskids.org/bigapplehistory on your map. Learning Adventures in Citizenship is like a time machine that puts you into the action. Board a ship in New York Harbor in the 1700s, and join the fight for the freedom of slaves. Watch the Statue of Liberty rise into the sky. Or work in one of the country's first movie houses. Check out the first movies ever made, and then go into action as the first silent film director in your neighborhood. Bring a little New York City into your life, and be sure to send some of your adventures back to New York for the cool Kids' Contest.

Visit: http://pbskids.org/bigapplehistory
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White House for Kids Issue Date: 12-26-1999

Cool Spots imageFor young people with their eyes on the president's office, there's no better site to check out than White House for Kids. Join Socks the cat and Buddy the dog for a fun-filled tour of the nation's most important address at www.whitehouse.gov/kids. Did you know that the White House was the biggest house in the United States until the Civil War? Or that President William Henry Harrison served the shortest term at 32 days? You'll get a cool history of the White House, back to when George Washington picked a site on the Potomac River. You can also tour the Oval Office and meet President Clinton himself. If you have something to talk over with the prez, you will even find an opportunity to drop him some e-mail. Hail to the chief!

Visit: www.whitehouse.gov/kids
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A Penny for Your Thoughts Issue Date: 12-19-1999

Cool Spots imageWant to learn more about those coins rattling around in your pocket? Then check out H.I.P. Pocket Change, the fun and educational Web site dedicated to coins, the Mint and U.S. history. Turn on a dime at www.usmint.gov/kids. You'll blast to the past at the Time Machine where you'll learn about coin history with Peter the Mint Eagle. You'll also find great coin trivia and facts. Did you know that "Sillyhead" is a popular name for a U.S. cent minted in 1839? Games lovers will enjoy the challenging Coin Memory Machine. There's even info on touring the U.S. Mint facilities in Philadelphia and Denver. Get coin crazy.

Visit: www.usmint.gov/kids
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