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The Chains of History Issue Date: 12-06-2009

Cool Spots imageTravel back in time to meet African slaves and learn all you can about their forgotten pasts before they were taken from their homes in Slaves' Stories, www.diduknow.info/slavery. In the 18th century, many Africans were brought into slavery by European traders. Click on Meet Your Guides and get to know Okechukwu, Kofi, Oyeladun and Kwame. Each person had a life, family, hopes and dreams before he or she was captured. As you read about them, you will discover cool artifacts and photos detailing the lives they led in their native lands.

Visit: www.diduknow.info/slavery
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Remembering Through Art Issue Date: 11-22-2009

Cool Spots imageThe National Portrait Gallery presents CivilWar@Smithsonian, www.civilwar.si.edu, where you can celebrate important moments in history, specifically the War Between the States, with a trip through a virtual museum. Browse through the timeline for important highlights that mark turning points in the war. Next, pop over to Collections and choose from categories such as First Blood, Weapons and Cavalries to see all the information and photos this gallery has to offer. Just one click on the arrow at the top of the page, and you will get to travel back in time!

Visit: www.civilwar.si.edu
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Click & Take a Pic! Issue Date: 10-11-2009

Cool Spots imageTake a different look at history through the eyes of a camera lens at American Photography: A Century of Images, www.pbs.org/ktca/americanphotography. Photography and War shows just how dramatic and controversial battlefield photography can be. Many momentous photos have changed our views on different wars. Photographers have also turned their art into powerful messages to the world in Social Change. In case you are wondering how pictures affect you, click on Persuasion to discover how images speak to everyone.

Visit: www.pbs.org/ktca/americanphotography
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A Time to Learn Issue Date: 08-16-2009

Cool Spots imageMake American history your own at Memorial Hall Museum Online's American Centuries…View From New England, www.memorialhall.mass.edu/
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. There are many fun options for you to explore, such as taking a look at what you would have worn if you had lived long ago. If you are crazy for fun-filled toys, see what your predecessors played with, and then check out the schoolbooks they used. From becoming a history detective and gathering clues about past lives to training your eyes to read some intricate handwriting, this site will help you understand the past.

Visit: www.memorialhall.mass.edu/kids_home.html
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Tinkering with Time Issue Date: 08-09-2009

Cool Spots imageSpring forward or Fall back? Daylight Saving Time, www.webexhibits.org/
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, wants to help you understand why we turn back or fast-forward our watches. Essentially, people over the years have figured out that if we change time, we can have longer days with more sunlight. Click on Incidents and Anecdotes to discover some neat trivia associated with the time change. Opposition and Obstacles can explain some of the controversies, such as why farmers dislike DST. Regardless, enjoy time while you have it!

Visit: www.webexhibits.org/daylightsaving
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