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Young Inventors Issue Date: 12-04-2016

Cool Spots image Have you ever had an amazing idea for an invention? The United States Patent and Trademark Office kids’ page, uspto.gov/kids/kids.html, wants young inventors to learn about the patent process in a fun way. Meet the Team who will guide you through important aspects of registering your inventions, such as trademarks. In Young Innovators, meet the Flying Monkeys, a team of Girl Scouts who invented a device to allow a toddler born without fingers to write. Build an Invention provides detailed plans for creating a model rocket, a lung model or a flip book. Watch Videos to see other inventions that use 3-D Bio Printing and even a Motion Controller for Virtual Reality.

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Learn About Elections Issue Date: 11-06-2016

Cool Spots image Gallopade presents Elections for Kids, gallopade.com/client/electionsForKids/index.html. Barack Obama is our 44th president, but did you know that only 43 men have served as president of the United States? Learn why and read more fascinating election trivia in Fun Facts. Check out the Race to the White House to find out how many electoral votes a candidate needs to win. Meet the first family, the vice president and the first dog, Bo, at The White House. If your own classroom isn’t already holding an election, you might enjoy using some of the reproducible ballots, campaign buttons and activities available in Teacher Resources.

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Every Vote Counts Issue Date: 10-02-2016

Cool Spots image Step Inside the Voting Booth, pbskids.org/democracy/vote, with the PBS Kids Democracy Project. While you can’t cast an official ballot until you are 18, it’s never too early to learn about the candidates and the voting process. With millions of people voting in next month’s presidential election, you may be wondering What a Difference One Vote Makes. In the interactive timeline, find out how a single vote has changed history many times. Step Into a Voting Time Machine and into someone else’s shoes to see how voting rights have changed over the years. Cast Your Vote and express your opinion on the important issues.

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Get the Facts Issue Date: 09-11-2016

Cool Spots imageThe Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov/k12, is the Federal Government’s fact-finding agency. It gathers information about the economy, including employment, consumer spending, safety and health. Meet Rare Book Conservator Yasmeen Khan, who works in Career Videos at the Library of Congress. Combine geography and statistics when you play Name that State in Games and Quizzes. Student Resources is a wealth of information you can use to make informed career decisions, gather statistics for class projects or create Charts and Tables for a written report. You will want to keep this valuable resource handy!

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Declaration of Independence Issue Date: 07-03-2016

Cool Spots imageAs America celebrates the Fourth of July this week, it is also a great time to learn about the documents behind this beloved holiday. ConstitutionFacts.com presents the United States Declaration of Independence, constitutionfacts.com/us-declaration-of-independence. Did you know that Thomas Jefferson is considered the Declaration’s primary author? Read his own words from more than two centuries ago. The “Dunlap Broadsides” were the 200 copies made of the original document to be distributed in the Colonies. In Fascinating Facts, learn what one of those copies sold for in 2000.

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