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Electrifying Citizen Issue Date: 09-18-2005

Cool Spots imageKnown widely for his kite experiments with electricity, Benjamin Franklin was also influential in the formation of our government. Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids at http://bensguide.gpo.gov is a great place to learn about the U.S. government and Benjamin Franklin. The site offers information organized by grade levels to teach how the government works. Each area provides quick facts as well as in-depth information. In Games and Activities, play Place the State and Ben's Lost. Visit this site and carry out your civic duties.

Visit: http://bensguide.gpo.gov
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Matters of State Issue Date: 05-29-2005

Cool Spots imageAre you in the know with what is going on in the U.S. Department of State? With Future State at http://future.state.
gov
, you can familiarize yourself with the Who, What, Where, When and Why of the department. Experience world events through others' eyes, or learn what it is like to be a kid in a different country in Who We Are. The Secretary of State is out of the country again. Time to put your geography skills to use as you piece together clues to find out Where in the World is the Secretary? To keep up on current issues in the Department of State, visit News and Events. The future depends on you.

Visit: http://future.state.gov
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Justice for All Issue Date: 05-15-2005

Cool Spots imageDo your democratic duty and visit The Democracy Project at http://pbskids.org/democracy. Venture through a virtual town as you discover all the ways government affects your daily life in How Does Government Affect Me? If you've ever wondered what it was like to be president, apply for the job in Be President for a Day. Personalize your itinerary and see just what the president does every day. After each selection, view photographs of past presidents participating in the same activity. Step behind the curtain and Cast Your Vote in Step Inside the Voting Booth. Don't worry if you're not 18. This simulation is just for practice.

Visit: http://pbskids.org/democracy
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The Law of the Land Issue Date: 03-06-2005

Cool Spots imageThe law is on your side at www.lawforkids.org. You may think the legal system is only for adults, but this site will introduce you to lots of laws dealing with kids. In Toons, you'll find short cartoons about how different laws affect kids' lives. Speak Up contains questions asked by kids about legal issues. You can also submit your own question. In Law Docs, you can find information on the U.S. Constitution, the supreme law of the land. Read the actual document or the summaries the site provides. Prepare your briefs and get ready for a court date with the long arm of the law.

Visit: www.lawforkids.org
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Currency Through the Ages Issue Date: 02-27-2005

Cool Spots imageThe American Currency Exhibit at www.frbsf.org/currency has a showcase of bills to explore. You can view money from eras such as Independence, Civil War, Industrial Revolution and World Standard. Take a quick look at the portraits on American currency and meet historical figures George and Martha Washington. Then visit Artistry and Imagery for a tour of the monuments and buildings featured on American money. Enjoy your stroll through the historical vault of the United States.

Visit: www.frbsf.org/currency
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