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Let Freedom Ring Issue Date: 01-18-2015

Cool Spots imageFreedom’s Ring, freedomsring.stanford.edu/?view=Speech, is an animation of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Portraits of black Americans help you learn what inspired his powerful words. While his speech was given 100 years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, black citizens still suffered racial injustices. Restaurants, hotels, schools and businesses were allowed to refuse service to people because of the color of their skin. Dr. King encouraged people to bravely and peacefully stand against these injustices. Listen to his words that brought change.

Visit: http://freedomsring.stanford.edu/?view=Speech
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Crack the Code Issue Date: 01-04-2015

Cool Spots imageAn important function of the National Security Agency is to protect America’s government communications. CryptoKids, www.nsa.gov/kids/, are the future codemakers and codebreakers of the NSA. Keeping information safe is what they specialize in. Meet the Gang to see how each character got interested in cryptography. Have you ever heard of Morse code? Check out Operation Dit Dah to learn the sound for each letter, then try to read it. Make Your Own Secret Codes in no time, once you understand a bit about codes and ciphers. See if you are qualified to work as a security officer when you play Battle of the Badges.

Visit: https://www.nsa.gov/kids/
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Holiday Traditions Issue Date: 12-21-2014

Cool Spots imageLearn how other countries celebrate the holidays at Why Christmas?, whychristmas.com. In Holland, children receive presents on Dec. 5 in celebration of Sinterklaas. Christmas Traditions & Customs is a great place to find out about everything from Candy Canes to Kwanzaa. In Christmas Around the World, choose from 65 countries and see how they observe the holidays. People in Spain traditionally have a big meal on Christmas Eve, attend Midnight Mass, and then celebrate Noche Buena with music in the streets.

Visit: http://whychristmas.com
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Geography Fun Issue Date: 12-14-2014

Cool Spots imageDid you know that geography is not just about memorizing states and capitals? Visit GeoNet, eduplace.com/geonet/geonet.html, and earn points on your Trekometer for each correct answer. You begin as a GeoTrekker, but you can increase your rank to GeoChampion with 3,000 points. Are you up to the challenge? Choose a United States or a World Map, then pick a region to get started. Answer questions from several categories, including Environment and Society, The Uses of Geography and Human Systems. Answer correctly, and Chester, your friendly guide, will share more about each topic.

Visit: http://eduplace.com/geonet/geonet.html
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Pearl Harbor Issue Date: 12-07-2014

Cool Spots imageNational Geographic presents Remembering Pearl Harbor, nationalgeographic.com/pearlharbor/ax/frameset.html, a look back at December 7, 1941. Explore the Attack Map and timeline, with first-hand accounts from U.S. Navy men who were on the U.S.S. Condor that day. Then hear from Wayne Cissna, a sailor who witnessed the explosion that sank the U.S.S. Arizona, killing 1,177 men. As the Japanese Ships Head for Home, 44 months of war follow, in which the U.S. will sink every Japanese battleship, aircraft carrier and cruiser involved in the initial attacks.

Visit: http://nationalgeographic.com/pearlharbor/ax/frameset.html
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