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The First Thanksgiving Issue Date: 11-19-2017

Cool Spots image Learn about the First Thanksgiving at National Geographic for Kids, tinyurl.com/ycw4f5ya. This harvest celebration by the English Puritans who settled Plymouth Colony and the native Wampanoag people began with a deer hunt to provide meat for a three-day feast. What kinds of foods did they eat at that first meal? What we know as Modern Thanksgiving started to evolve in the 19th century. Find out which president declared it a holiday, and read about Thanksgiving Traditions. Which ones do you and your family observe? Take the Turkey Day Quiz. Now learn 8 Reasons To Be Thankful You’re You!

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Revolutionary History Issue Date: 09-24-2017

Cool Spots imageLiberty! The American Revolution, pbs.org/ktca/liberty, is a closer look at the events that led colonists to rebel against Great Britain. Dig deeper than your history book as you read the headlines in Chronicle of the Revolution. Explore the news articles and select key terms to find out important facts. In Perspectives on Liberty, you will see conflicts from the viewpoints of the colonists, other countries and the military. Whom would you have sided with? Now that you have done the research, try to master the Road to Revolution Game, a quiz about key events from this period in U.S. history.

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The Mummy Maker Issue Date: 05-07-2017

Cool Spots image Have you ever seen a real mummy in a museum exhibit? BBC introduces you to the ancient Egyptian process of embalming at The Mummy Maker, bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/games/mummy_maker. In this interactive game, you are the assistant to chief embalmer Kha. The Egyptians believed that embalming would help protect the soul of the deceased in the afterlife. As Kha supervises, you will have a series of tools to choose from to complete each task. If you need clues, the cat Miuty will provide up to three. The entire process will take more than 40 days. Each step must be completed in precise order. If you are successful, Ramose will be judged to be a good man.

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Live History Issue Date: 04-30-2017

Cool Spots image Ball State University invites you to experience history in the virtual board game Freedom in America, electronicfieldtrip.org/freedom/frontPage.html. You have three game boards to master, beginning with the Colonial Edition. Once you complete a game, you earn a passcode to unlock the next one. Each space on the board represents a different historical challenge. For instance, if you land on a space about taxes, you will have to decide which items were assessed taxes by the British and which ones were not. Short narratives give you the background and history you need to solve each challenge and move on.

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Contributions from Women Issue Date: 03-19-2017

Cool Spots image Throughout history, remarkable women have contributed to science, government, art and design, and more. Congress passed a law designating March as Women’s History Month, womenshistorymonth.gov, in 1987. The Library of Congress has put together a list of Exhibits & Collections to give students a closer look at photographs, artifacts, historical sites and documents from important moments in women’s history. Click through a slideshow in Images and read the captions to see what each photograph represents. This site is a wonderful resource for photographs for a school project.

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