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An Island Beat Issue Date: 12-19-2010

Cool Spots imageJoin CARE to take a Virtual Field Trip to Haiti at www.careusa.org/vft/haiti. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. This website helps to document the struggles that Haitians face every day as they work to find food and clean water in the wake of last January’s devastating earthquake. Read through the different journal entries and transport yourself into the cities and villages of Haiti to learn about the schoolchildren, food shortages and deforestation. Share this site to bring attention to Haiti’s needs.

Visit: www.careusa.org/vft/haiti
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The Art of Japan Issue Date: 12-12-2010

Cool Spots imageTake a journey to Japan at ARTSEDGE: iPass Japan, http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/interactives/ipass/art.html. Japanese art is an amazing blend of traditional and modern influences. Scroll down through the different offerings, such as cultural hot spots in Japan and the creation of paper toys. Directions on creating your own are available to download, so look them up. Then read about the festival logo to discover how a flag can take art to a new level. There is also a section devoted to vocabulary so you can talk the talk when you walk the walk.

Visit: http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/interactives/ipass/art.html
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GPS Free Issue Date: 11-14-2010

Cool Spots imageNever Lost: Polynesian Navigation, www.exploratorium.edu/neverlost/#/
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, examines how Pacific islanders used natural resources to find their way as they explored the ocean and islands that surrounded them. Click on Canoe to figure out how these boats were built, and then make sure to check out provisions to get ideas on what to pack. Once you are ready to set sail, move on over to the Basics of Wayfinding to see what it takes to plan a route and stick to it when the going gets tough.

Visit: www.exploratorium.edu/neverlost/#/home
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Road to Freedom Issue Date: 11-14-2010

Cool Spots imageLearn the real meaning of sacrifice when you visit U.S Rationing During WWII, www.smithsonianeducation.org/idealabs/wwii. Mouse around on the painting to highlight the different areas, such as Home Front Ammunition, Wartime Shortages and Everyone's Duty. Americans did without both luxuries and common items to help the war effort. Coffee, meat and gasoline were just a few of the things that had to be rationed. From historical posters to short movies, there is a lot of valuable material at your fingertips.

Visit: www.smithsonianeducation.org/idealabs/wwii
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Talking in Code Issue Date: 10-31-2010

Cool Spots imageNative Words, Native Warriors, www.nmai.si.edu/education/codetalkers, celebrates Native American culture by shining a spotlight on how tribal language was used in WWI and WWII. Fascinating visuals accompany the wonderful stories told about the code talkers, who used their tribal languages to send secret military messages. These men deserve recognition for helping their country outsmart the enemy, but Survival highlights the challenges American Indians faced after they returned from the war. Save this for school.

Visit: www.nmai.si.edu/education/codetalkers
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