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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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Watching the Years Go By Issue Date: 11-28-1999

Cool Spots imageFind out how our ancestors organized their nights and days without a digital watch or dayplanner. At Calendars Through the Ages, you'll find out how humankind has divvied up its time--from the Soviet Union's 5-day week to various religious calendars. Take a time-out at www.webexhibits.org/
calendars
and learn about everything from the tropical year to the synodic month. There are all kinds of Islamic, Jewish and Christian. With amazing history and facts, Calendars Through the Ages is the best spot to prepare for the coming millennium countdown!

Visit: www.webexhibits.org/calendars
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Culture Shock Issue Date: 11-28-1999

Cool Spots imageExplore three different worlds, all fascinating and each unique, at Tale of Three Cities. The artist René Milot has created beautiful glimpses into the cities of Alexandria A.D. 1, Cordoba A.D. 1000 and New York City A.D. 2000. All three cities are powerhouses of their times, cosmopolitan in nature and setting the pace for the worlds they exist in. Discover these cultures at www.nationalgeographic.com/3cities. You'll get the lowdown on communications through the ages, from the papyrus scrolls of Egypt to the cell phones and computers of the wired age. Whether it's sheep knucklebones, chess or Pacman, you'll love the games that these cities have played through the ages. Big city life has never been this much fun!

Visit: www.nationalgeographic.com/3cities
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