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Ancient Americans Issue Date: 12-20-1998

Cool Spots imageTo the ancient Anasazi, a "sipapu" was a passageway to the Lower World of their spiritual ancestors. Today, Sipapu at http://sipapu.gsu.edu is your passageway to learn about the customs and traditions of these early Native Americans, the prehistoric ancestors of the Pueblo people of the Southwestern United States. Explore a Chaco Anasazi "great house" or step down into a prehistoric "great kiva," a subterranean ceremonial chamber. As a virtual archaeologist, you can inspect ancient pottery and artifacts these ancient Americans used in their daily lives. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

Visit: http://sipapu.gsu.edu
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Super, Natural Nicaragua Issue Date: 12-13-1998

Cool Spots imageA land of mountains, volcanoes, beaches and jungle, Nicaragua is a Central American oasis of beauty. At Experience Nicaragua, you'll discover the magic of the country and meet the friendly people who live here. Hop into your 4X4 and off-road out to http://library.thinkquest.org/17749 for an exotic adventure. From poetry to local cuisine, you'll discover a culture that draws from the native Indians and the Spanish settlers. Be sure to taste the popular gallo pinto dish! Join in one of the fiestas, annual celebrations that include parades, music, dance and plays. The site's multimedia page-with video clips, interviews and local music-is nothing short of great entertainment. Plus, there's a special section dedicated to the country's many volcanoes, featuring a way-cool volcanic eruption simulator. Nicaragua has it all, including the heat.

Visit: http://library.thinkquest.org/17749
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Wonder Women Issue Date: 12-13-1998

Cool Spots imageThe National Museum of Women's History in Washington, D.C., celebrates the historic contributions of American women and explores their diverse heritage. March down to the museum's Web site at www.nmwh.org and discover how women's achievements have paved the way for future generations. At the women's suffrage exhibit, you'll take an in-depth journey through a timeline of this momentous cause, complete with an impressive gallery of images and photos.

Visit: www.nmwh.org
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Go on an African Safari Issue Date: 12-06-1998

Cool Spots imageGas up the Jeep and put some film in your camera - it's safari time! Run like a cheetah to The Living Africa site at http://library.thinkquest.org/16645. This huge continent is home to a variety of cultures, landscapes and wildlife. Wander around from Morocco to Mount Kilimanjaro, and you'll constantly discover something new. Meet the many ethnic groups who inhabit Africa, such as the Bantu and the Manding. This continent has dozens of countries, hundreds of languages and tons of different customs to learn about. See the longest river and the largest desert in the world, and study up on all your favorite animals in the wildlife section. Now that you're feeling ready, play the wildlife conservation game. Here you will fly all over the continent, document all the wildlife you see, and do your part to help preserve the living Africa.

Visit: http://library.thinkquest.org/16645
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A Scientific Masterpiece Issue Date: 12-06-1998

Cool Spots imageYou've probably heard that Leonardo da Vinci wasn't just a painter, right? Sure, Mona Lisa's face is on everything from spaghetti sauce to beach towels, but Leonardo was a serious thinker and a real renaissance man! You should learn more about him. To get a look into the mind of a genius, focus on www.amnh.org/exhibitions/codex/intro.html. You're in for a rare treat, because this site is your ticket to an exhibit of the only Leonardo manuscript in the United States. Hundreds of years ago, Leonardo explored the mysteries of nature in his notebook. It's written in his own secret-code mirror writing, and it's full of his theories, drawings and ideas for scientific experiments. Just observing the details of the world made him one of the most famous men in history. Who knows? Maybe a little genius will rub off on you.

Visit: www.amnh.org/exhibitions/codex/intro.html
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