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Striking Gold Down Under Issue Date: 05-01-2005

Cool Spots imageGood golly it's Gold at www.sbs.com
.au/gold
. Pack up your pickax and head to Australia to experience the gold rushes. In Literature, Ellen Clacy provides insight of what it was like to be a woman in the gold fields. For the real bling bling, check out Famous Australian Nuggets. The gold rush had a huge effect on the young colony of Australia. In Economy and Infrastructure, find out what those effects were. Then, follow the discovery of gold as you journey through Australia with the Look for Gold! Interactive Map. You'd be a fool to rush through this site.

Visit: www.sbs.com.au/gold
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Jewel of the Nile Issue Date: 04-24-2005

Cool Spots imageCast your eyes upon more than five thousand years of Egyptian history at www.eternalegypt.
org
. This site is an interactive way to get to know the amazing stories of Egyptian civilization. You can navigate your way down the Nile in Map, or see the events of Egyptian history chronologically in Timeline. Spend some time in Multimedia to view virtual tours of famous places, look at 3-D views of artifacts and much more. Finally, Sites and Museums has information on noteworthy locations and what you can see there. Walk the path of the pharoahs.

Visit: www.eternalegypt.org
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The Melodies of America Issue Date: 04-17-2005

Cool Spots imageThe University of Virginia Library invites you to Lift Every Voice with Music In American Life at www2.lib.virginia.edu/exhibits/music. Here you can unfold the history behind "This Land is Your Land" by Woody Guthrie. Then, In Protest Songs, learn about the music of the civil rights movement. In Virginiana, find out what one of Thomas Jefferson's former slaves had to say about Jefferson's love for music. The audio clips allow you to listen to famous tunes such as "Ol' Man River" by Paul Robeson and "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" by Lead Belly. Let the music be your guide.

Visit: www2.lib.virginia.edu/exhibits/music
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Discover the Past Issue Date: 04-17-2005

Cool Spots imageExperience a blast from the past with America's Story at www.americasstory.org as you discover the stories and people of America's past. Learn history as you experience it in Jump Back In Time. Start in the Colonial Era and work your way to the Modern Era. Meet Amazing Americans who have made the country what it is today, and read biographies on inventors, politicians, performers and activists. Swing Your Partner round and round as you learn about dancing over the decades. If dancing is not for you, Play Ball and learn about one of America's favorite national pastimes. Become a part of America's Story.

Visit: www.americasstory.org
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Anglo-Saxon Adventures Issue Date: 03-27-2005

Cool Spots imageTravel over the North Sea and back in time to visit the era of the Anglo-Saxons at www.bbc.co.uk/schools/anglosaxons. Here you can get a glimpse of the life of these people with Hild, your young guide. Begin your journey by learning about the beliefs and pastimes of the Anglo-Saxons as well as how their culture has influenced modern society. Follow the Timeline to get a brief chronological history with images. Activities include games and projects that you can print off or play online. Sit at the Anglo-Saxons' table for a feast of knowledge.

Visit: www.bbc.co.uk/schools/anglosaxons
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