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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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Uncommon Campground Issue Date: 04-20-2008

Cool Spots imageTake a journey through From Camp to Community, www.camptocommunity.ca/
english/walkthrough
, and discover how loggers lived 100 years ago. With five different buildings to explore, you will learn all about the places they slept, the meals they ate and how they spent their little free time. Maybe you want to wash your dirty laundry in the bunkhouse or repair your worn tools in the filing shop. When you mouse around the buildings, make sure to click through the rooms ... some of the items may surprise you.

Visit: www.camptocommunity.ca/english/walkthrough
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Gold Rush Issue Date: 03-23-2008

Cool Spots imageGrab a shovel and sifter as you try your luck at Klondike - The Rush for Gold, www.virtualmuseum.ca/Exhibitions/
Klondike/English/main.html
. Hit Start and decide how you will play the odds when you make your way to the far north. Some brave souls gambled everything in the hope that they would strike gold. Beware of your choices; success and riches are for the few! Review the map and decide which route might take you to fame and fortune, and see the treks both rich and poor made in their search for golden futures.

Visit: www.virtualmuseum.ca/Exhibitions/Klondike/English/main.html
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Celebrate It Right Issue Date: 02-10-2008

Cool Spots imageTake time out to learn about Black History Month at www.timeforkids.com/minisite/black-history-month. Then to Now chronicles how this important group of Americans has progressed through the years from slavery to freedom and beyond. If you think you know all there is to know about Martin Luther King Jr., take the History Challenge and try recalling his famous words. Before you surf to a new site, be sure to scroll through old photos of famous and influential African Americans and see if you can identify them from their childhood pictures. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

Visit: www.timeforkids.com/minisite/black-history-month
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History Detectives Issue Date: 01-27-2008

Cool Spots imageHistorians want you to check out their craft at You Be the Historian, www.american
history.si.edu/kids/springer
. Historians pay close attention to the clues people leave behind that survive through time. Click on Let's Go to rummage through the belongings of the Springer family. See if you can figure out how many Springers there were, what they ate and what their work was. Did you know that in the future, historians will study things that you once owned? What kinds of things will historians in 2050 learn about your family by looking at your artifacts.

Visit: www.americanhistory.si.edu/kids/springer
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