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Quebec Quest Issue Date: 08-05-2012

Cool Spots imageThe Canadian Museum of Civilization presents a virtual late-19th century countryside village in Quebec in From Blacksmiths to Blackboards, civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/tresors/village/index_e.asp. Take a peek inside the Church and click on objects to see the real artifacts. Click on Village Buildings to visit the Blacksmith, the Tinsmith and the Shoemaker. You'll need to know your way around the village to complete your Quest. Find the missing candlesticks, repair broken tools and secure help to catch a suspicious intruder. Clues provide the hints you need to solve the mystery.

Visit: civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/tresors/village/index_e.asp
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First Explorers Issue Date: 07-15-2012

Cool Spots imageThe Virtual Museum of New France, civilization.ca/virtual-museum-of-new-france, is a beautifully illustrated account of the adventures of explorers who discovered the new lands in North America. The Explorers start with Cartier's voyage in 1534. Follow his journey on the live map, outlining the routes he traveled. Whale hunting was an important Economic Activity as early as the 11th century. You'll be amazed by Sixteenth Century Basque Whaling Techniques. Traveling to a new world had its challenges: Daily Life describes what people of New France did for entertainment, food and shelter.

Visit: civilization.ca/virtual-museum-of-new-france
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Medieval Life Issue Date: 04-08-2012

Cool Spots imageThe Museum of London, museumoflondon.
org.uk/London-Wall/Whats-on/Galleries/medieval/Games/Apprentice.htm
, presents a colorful group of medieval characters to choose from to play the Medieval Game of Life. Choose a character to begin making choices to determine your future. Select a name, then fast-forward eight years and decide whether school is for you. Now pick a career, but wait! Reading and writing are required for most jobs; you should have gone to school. Finding a job can be tricky. Are you rich or poor, a boy or a girl? Your choices are limited, so play and see!

Visit: museumoflondon.org.uk/London-Wall/Whats-on/Galleries/medieval/Games/Apprentice.htm
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Coin Collector Issue Date: 02-05-2012

Cool Spots imageLegendary Coins and Currency, americanhistory.si.edu/coins, will have special significance to anyone interested in money. History often dictates which legends will carry on forever in gold, silver and copper forms. Search the Collection if you know what you want to find. You can research by time period, metal and denomination. Scroll through the interactive Online Exhibition where important pieces in history await your discovery. Take a virtual museum trip in the Legends Game and search through a top-secret coin vault.

Visit: americanhistory.si.edu/coins
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Underneath It All Issue Date: 01-29-2012

Cool Spots imageThe Underground Railroad: Escape From Slavery, teacher.scholastic.com/
activities/bhistory/underground_
railroad
, will show you the twists and turns that made the Underground Railroad a network of hope for many brave people. Begin with On the Plantation and meet Walter, hear his story and see him escape. Sneak through the night in Kentucky, then snack on pie with John. Finally, reach freedom when you arrive in Ohio, take an unforgettable train ride and find a new life in Canada.

Visit: teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bhistory/underground_railroad
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