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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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Finding Your Way Issue Date: 01-15-2012

Cool Spots imageLewis and Clark: Mapping the West, mnh.si.edu/education/lc/lcmapping, sets the historical stage for an important moment in U.S. history. This site allows you to explore maps and other neat tools, such as celestial observations and chronometers, that were integral in their discoveries. Native Americans also played a role in Lewis and Clark's adventures by sharing their knowledge of the land. Check out Mapping on the Trail to find out how new locations were recorded by these brave explorers. Go west and find new adventures today.

Visit: mnh.si.edu/education/lc/lcmapping
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Where Is... Issue Date: 10-09-2011

Cool Spots imageTest your geography skills at Interactives: United States Activity Map, www.learner.org/interactives/history
map
. This dynamic website will help novices and experts discover the history and location of the 50 states. Begin with From Sea to Shining Sea to learn all about map legends and how to read them. Indians, Colonists and The Nation Expands will wow you with amazing details about America's changing face. Bookmark this site for future history and geography projects.

Visit: www.learner.org/interactives/historymap
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Awesome Aspirations Issue Date: 10-02-2011

Cool Spots imageGirls will find amazing historical role models when they visit Young and Brave: Girls Changing History, www.nwhm.org/online-exhibits/young
andbrave/index.html
. The National Women's History Museum wants to educate you about the cool young women who have had a profound effect on the U.S. Learn about the courage under fire of Betty Zane, the pioneering career of journalist Nellie Bly or the amazing botanist Eliza Pinckney. Browse through the names on the left side of the page and choose one to begin your journey into girl-powered history.

Visit: www.nwhm.org/online-exhibits/youngandbrave/index.html
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Special Delivery Issue Date: 08-28-2011

Cool Spots imageStop and check the mail at the Smithsonian's Fad to Fundamental: Airmail in America, http://npm.si.edu/
airmail
. Begin with Pilot Stories and get the scoop from the “front lines” as pilots such as Maj. Reuben Fleet tell their tales from 5,000 feet up. Historic Planes celebrates the vehicles used to deliver the stamped goods and describes how the postal service came to be. Spend a few minutes navigating the Timeline to discover important dates in the history of airmail. Then browse through collectibles and special stamps in Object Showcase.

Visit: http://npm.si.edu/airmail
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