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Learning Hip in Hawaii Issue Date: 01-26-1997

Cool Spots imagePack a lunch and jump on the yellow cyber bus. We're headed to www.punahou.edu to visit Punahou School, where students from Honolulu, Hawaii, spend their days hitting the books and having fun. As one of the largest and best independent schools in the United States, Punahou is truly a cool school. Their homepage allows you to meet students and staff, check out the curriculum, and follow athletic events. There's even information on how to attend Punahou. But before breaking for recess, be sure to read about the Legend of Ka Punahou. Way to go, "Buff 'n' Blue": you've got a great Web site!

Visit: www.punahou.edu
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Explore the Mysteries of Ancient Egypt Issue Date: 01-19-1997

Cool Spots imageHow does a mummy become a mummy? Who was King Tut? Get the answers to these and other questions by exploring the Web sites on Ancient Egypt. First, meet Rosetta Stone at www.clevelandart.org/kids/egypt, your guide to an archeological adventure. You can "ask the mummy" for all kinds of facts about mummies and pyramids, print out cool Egyptian art, and even build your own pharaoh's mask! Then, to find out more about the most famous Egyptian King, check out www1.usa1.com/~madartis/ egypt/ egypt.html where you will find the Treasures of Tutankhamun. You'll see the golden treasures found in Tut's tomb and learn why Egypt's kings were buried with all their favorite furniture! And did you know that Ancient Egyptians didn't use letters? Instead, they wrote with pictures and symbols called hieroglyphs. You can learn hieroglyphics and use them to send secret messages to your friends at www1.torstar.com/ rom/egypt/ the hieroglyphs translator. Only you, your Web-wise friends and the ancient Egyptians will be able to read your secret message. (The second and third sites are no longer available.)

Visit: www.clevelandart.org/kids/egypt
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Beam Me Back to the Stone Age, Scotty Issue Date: 12-29-1996

Cool Spots imageWith a click of the mouse, you can send yourself to http://museums.ncl.ac.uk/flint/menu.html and head back to the Stone Age. Take the timeline link and read a scroll of Stone Age accomplishments to find how far back in history you've gone. Then imagine a time when large ice sheets covered the land and the sea. In order to survive, you had to hunt for game and gather fruits and berries along with the herds of animals your tribe followed. Do you think you would make a good gatherer of food? Which berries or mushrooms taste good and are nutritious? Beware, some of them are not safe to eat. Staying alive takes more wit than simply digging through the refrigerator for a snack. This site clubs the myth that Stone Age people were the dim-witted, hairy brutes we have been lead to believe.

Visit: http://museums.ncl.ac.uk/flint/menu.html
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A Hero Is More Than Just a Sandwich Issue Date: 12-15-1996

Cool Spots imageWhat do author Mark Twain, civil rights activist Rosa Parks, and baseball legend Babe Ruth have in common? They all can be found on the My Hero home page at http://myhero.com. So, what are the ingredients that make up a hero? (The people, not the sandwich!) Read why one person says "West Side Story" lyricist Stephen Sondheim is her hero and someone else chose the student protesters at China's Tiananmen Square. Can a hero be anyone? What about Tuscie, a dog from Chicago who saved his owner from an apartment fire? Who is your hero? Go ahead, show some courage and sign the My Hero Guest Book to tell the world about your hero.

Visit: http://myhero.com
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Hang Out at Thomas Jefferson's House Issue Date: 10-20-1996

Cool Spots imageSurf to www.monticello.org and get to know Thomas Jefferson in a way history books don't make possible. For instance, did you know that the third president of the United States made delicious ice cream? Did you know that he was an inventor, a great gardener and a grandfather who called politics the "hated occupation"? Learn about a typical day in the 18th century, and don't miss the Fun Facts on your trip to Monticello, Jefferson's home in Virginia. Go, and see the personal side of one of America's most interesting people.

Visit: www.monticello.org
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