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Back of the Bus Issue Date: 04-09-2006

Cool Spots imageCelebrate the life of Rosa Parks, a civil rights pioneer at www.hfmgv.org/exhibits/rosaparks/story.asp. The Story Behind the Bus will give you a glimpse into the fateful day Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery city bus, ushering in a new era for African Americans. Travel back in time with a Chronology of the Civil Rights Movement and learn more about the century-long struggle for equality that influenced Parks' life. Before you leave, make sure to check out photos of the restored bus, a priceless cultural treasure.

Visit: www.hfmgv.org/exhibits/rosaparks/story.asp
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Pocket Change Issue Date: 03-12-2006

Cool Spots imageCoins show interesting people, places and events. Have you ever wondered what those times or people were like? Hitch a ride for a Time Machine adventure at www.usmint.gov/kids/timeMachine/begin.cfm, where coins are living history. Travel through 12 periods of history, which include the Colonial, Civil War, Great Depression, World War II and Civil Rights eras to solve coin mysteries. Strike it rich in the Colorado Gold Rush Era and discover the first gold coins, or Save the San Francisco Mint from going up in flames in the Progressive Era. Off you go on a journey though American history.

Visit: www.usmint.gov/kids/timeMachine/begin.cfm
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Records of the Past Issue Date: 11-20-2005

Cool Spots imageSpin your way to Emile Berliner: Inventor of the Gramophone at http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/berlhtml/berlsp.html. This site documents Berliner's great inventions, of which the gramophone is arguably his most famous. The Berliner Recordings contains samples of music and voices that you can listen to that were recorded with the gramophone. The Gramophone highlights the challenges Berliner overcame to develop discs that record sound. His first patent for the gramophone, a word which he also invented, was awarded in 1887. Celebrate Berliner's legacy at this great site.

Visit: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/berlhtml/berlsp.html
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Bright Ideas Issue Date: 11-13-2005

Cool Spots imageFoster the inventive spirit in you with Invent Now: National Inventors Hall of Fame at www.invent.org. In Hall of Fame, search inventions by inventor, induction date or decade, or find Induction Information. Inventor Profile showcases the man behind the mouse, Walt Disney. Do you have a great idea for an invention? In How to Patent, learn about the most vital step in protecting your invention, the patent, and how to keep your ideas while sharing them with others. With this site, have an "aha" moment.

Visit: www.invent.org
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Dig Up Egyptian History Issue Date: 11-06-2005

Cool Spots imageDiscover the wonders of the Theban Mapping Project at www.thebanmappingproject.com. Thebes is one of the world's most important archaeological zones, where thousands of tombs and temples are located. Atlas of the Valley of the Kings is a multifaceted compilation of information about each tomb. Also, view thousands of images, interact with a 3D model and experience a narrated video tour. In Articles, you'll find lots of info about modern-day Thebes, ancient practices, tomb development and much more. Take part in this piece of history and plunge into the underworld of Thebes.

Visit: www.thebanmappingproject.com
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