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Understanding Bligh Issue Date: 07-13-2008

Cool Spots imageMeet British Admiral William Bligh and explore his life through an interactive graphic novel at www.abc.net.au/bligh. Click on Georgian Britain to discover the hard road William took to become a great Navy Admiral. William becomes the Master of the HMS Resolution, shocking his parents and leading his men to victory in Hawaii. From mutiny to trials, victory and defeat, Bligh's journey is a real page-turner. Browse through Bligh's adventures on his way to becoming Vice-Admiral of the Blue.

Visit: www.abc.net.au/bligh
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Sailing With Spirit Issue Date: 07-06-2008

Cool Spots imageJump aboard at The Spirit of South Carolina at www.knowitall.org/sites/pirates/explore. You can explore the ship by clicking on the terms on the left or by maneuvering around on your own. When you highlight a feature, such as the rudder or cockpit, you'll get an explanation of its function. Did you know the ship's kitchen is called a "galley," or that the keel is the backbone of the vessel? This virtual ship tour will turn landlubbers into old salts in no time!

Visit: www.knowitall.org/sites/pirates/explore
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Movin' Right Along Issue Date: 06-29-2008

Cool Spots imageSee how transportation shaped the nation at America on the Move, www.americanhistory.
si.edu/onthemove
. Travel cross-country and discover communities that were especially affected by changes made in how we get around, such as the introduction of streetcars in Washington, D.C. Visit the museum's Collection and search out historical transportation photos and artifacts from many eras throughout the world. If you have special interests in travel, take a tour through Themes to find topics just for you.

Visit: www.americanhistory.si.edu/onthemove
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You Sneaky Sailor Issue Date: 06-15-2008

Cool Spots imageSet sail for the Pacific Ocean at A Stowaway's Guide to the Pacific, www.abc.net.au/stowaways. Sneak through a dark cave in preparation for your journey, but pay attention to your surroundings! There are historical clues everywhere you look. Creep aboard the ship and click on the blue bottle for a tip that might save your life. This story of adventure and mystery spans several centuries, with lots to learn about. With six full episodes to take part in, you are sure to get caught up in the secrets of the sea and beyond.

Visit: www.abc.net.au/stowaways
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War Declared Issue Date: 06-08-2008

Cool Spots imageRevisit one of the bloodiest wars of all time at 1759: From the Warpath to the Plains of Abraham at http://1759.ccbn-nbc.gc.ca. Discover why French King Louis XV felt war with Britain was inevitable. The British were beginning to feel crowded in their colonies and looked to expand their reign in North America. French subjects, also known as Canadians, were living on the land. Take special notice of the American Indians. See which sides they chose and the battle tactics they employed.

Visit: http://1759.ccbn-nbc.gc.ca
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