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Live in the Past Issue Date: 09-15-2008

Cool Spots imageWould you have the skills to survive Life in the Iron Age, tinyurl.com/ogb33gl? Thousands of years ago, people didnít have modern conveniences such as electricity, matches or running water. Archaeologists uncover artifacts at historic sites, then conduct experiments to discover how people accomplished everyday tasks. You will be challenged to identify objects used to complete daily chores such as baking, spinning wool and making fires. You might be surprised at how versatile the simplest tools can be. Once you complete the tasks, take a quiz to test your knowledge.

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Negotiate the Nile Issue Date: 08-24-2008

Cool Spots imageTravel to Egypt and take a tour of this amazing country with your guide, Nakht-Amun, at The Nile File, www.diduknow.info/nilefile. As you both make your way through ancient Egypt, click on the highlighted words to discover more information. This useful glossary will certainly inform the curious. For example, did you know that 99 percent of ancient Egyptians could not read? Be sure to check out At School to see how Nakht-Amun learned his lessons. Then visit Something to Do, where several activities, including drawing and coloring, are waiting for you.

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Recognizing the Romans Issue Date: 06-22-2008

Cool Spots imageTurn back time and learn about the powerful Roman civilization in Britain at the Tullie House museum, http://romans.
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. Use your mouse to navigate the Interactive Time Line and the Map, where Carlisle, Cumbria, is at your fingertips. Click on the icons for information about historical discoveries and events. Play Snakes and Ladders to test your smarts and uncover fantastic facts about the Romans. Before you move on, watch as the skull of an ancient murder victim is reconstructed before your very own eyes.

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Into the Crypt Issue Date: 06-01-2008

Cool Spots imagePut on your virtual hiking boots because you are on your way to an Egyptian Tomb Adventure at www.nms.ac.uk/kids/people_of_the_past/discover_the_egyptians.aspx. First you must locate Egypt on the map, and then you will have to search for the tomb. Are you there yet? Break out your flashlight and descend. Now that you have entered the darkness, keep your eyes peeled for the stela, which will shed some light on the person buried in the tomb. Next, work your way through hieroglyphics for a firsthand look at the secret burial ground shrouded in mystery. This is one Egyptian adventure you won't forget.

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Going to Greece Issue Date: 01-20-2008

Cool Spots imageThe allure of Ancient Greece is calling for you at www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ancientgreece/main_menu.
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. Discover Olympia, Corinth and Athens, three major city-states full of culture, politics and athletics. Once you get to know these powers, see if you can conjure up some Grecian facts by answering mini quizzes at the end of each section. Cartoon Classics introduces you to Greek theater, the Olympics and even matters of life and death! If you want to learn even more, Resources will link you to amazing images of beautiful statues, artwork, and audio clips of ancient Greek music.

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