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American History 101 Issue Date: 06-05-2011

Cool Spots imageTest-drive a new way to learn about American history at Mission US, www.mission-us.org. If you thought history was dry and boring, get on board with games such as For Crown or Colony as you test your stance on which side you would fight for if given the chance. If you are already a history buff, prove your smarts with Think Fast! About the Past, a colonial history challenge where you will race against the clock for a win. Play Pennywhistle Hero to see if you have the musical talent and fast fingers required to march away with victory.

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Reliving World War II Issue Date: 04-10-2011

Cool Spots imageTake a time machine back to the days of WWII when you move through World War II Remembered, http://teacher.
scholastic.com/activities/wwii
. Check out the featured projects as you read special sections on Anne Frank, Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. There are also cool write-ups on military missions and operations, so take time to learn about how war efforts were launched. There are many great activities that you can take to your history class, so this is one to bookmark for school or for future projects.

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Get Your Game On Issue Date: 02-20-2011

Cool Spots imageEast Meets West, www.honoluluacademy.org/cmshaa/edu/game_files/game.htm, is an educational game that will show you why risk-taking explorers traveled far and wide to discover unknown lands and the goods they brought home with them. Did you know fans were one of the most popular souvenirs brought back from the East? Next, drag your mouse over a popular porcelain pattern to reveal the history behind the motif. As you move through questions about different materials, enjoy the art, silks and journeys this site has to offer.

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Road to Freedom Issue Date: 11-14-2010

Cool Spots imageLearn the real meaning of sacrifice when you visit U.S Rationing During WWII, www.smithsonianeducation.org/idealabs/wwii. Mouse around on the painting to highlight the different areas, such as Home Front Ammunition, Wartime Shortages and Everyone's Duty. Americans did without both luxuries and common items to help the war effort. Coffee, meat and gasoline were just a few of the things that had to be rationed. From historical posters to short movies, there is a lot of valuable material at your fingertips.

Visit: www.smithsonianeducation.org/idealabs/wwii
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Talking in Code Issue Date: 10-31-2010

Cool Spots imageNative Words, Native Warriors, www.nmai.si.edu/education/codetalkers, celebrates Native American culture by shining a spotlight on how tribal language was used in WWI and WWII. Fascinating visuals accompany the wonderful stories told about the code talkers, who used their tribal languages to send secret military messages. These men deserve recognition for helping their country outsmart the enemy, but Survival highlights the challenges American Indians faced after they returned from the war. Save this for school.

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