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Entrenched in War Issue Date: 06-20-2004

Cool Spots imageHunker down in the trenches, fight as a Canadian World War I soldier and make careful decisions in "Over the Top," at www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/games/overtop/index_e.shtml. In this game, your goal is to dodge the flying bullets that come your way. You'll take orders from Lieutenant Jarvis, the platoon commander, but your on-the-spot decisions may save a life or cost one. Glance at the key terms in the glossary to prepare for your role. You'll find out that war is serious and scary, and there's rarely a clear right or wrong.

Visit: www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/games/overtop/index_e.shtml
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Africans in America Issue Date: 06-20-2004

Cool Spots imageFollow the history of Africans in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the Civil War, at www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/home.html. Slavery existed in Africa before Americans arrived, but slavery in America was more oppressive than in Africa. Learn about this difference in The Terrible Transformation. The American Revolution changed the way slaves and other Americans worked together. People challenged slavery for decades. The end of the Civil War was the biggest step toward equality for all.

Visit: www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/home.html
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The Halifax Explosion Issue Date: 06-13-2004

Cool Spots imageollow the story of The Halifax Explosion at www.cbc.ca/halifaxexplosion/he1_promise. In 1917, Halifax, Nova Scotia, was a busy military port city. One fateful day, the Imo and the explosives-filled ship Mont-Blanc collided, shooting shrapnel as far as three miles away. City of Ruins tells about the destruction the explosion caused. More than 10,000 people were wounded or killed. Recovery took many years, but the incident led to important changes in the international maritime standards and treaties we have today.

Visit: www.cbc.ca/halifaxexplosion/he1_promise
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The Roman Empire Issue Date: 05-16-2004

Cool Spots imageWhen in Rome, do as The Romans did at www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/romans. The Roman Empire began with two twins and the building of Rome. Soon after the city was founded, it started to expand. Be a rebel and read about Boudicca, the leader of the Celtic uprising. She decided to fight back when the Romans asked for taxes and her throne. In Families and Children, find out what Roman students wrote about. Be sure to catch the fun facts in every section, and try the printable activities that'll keep your brain trained like a gladiator.

Visit: www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/romans
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Living History Farm Issue Date: 05-09-2004

Cool Spots imageThe lives of farmers in the '20s and '30s were as suspenseful as blockbuster movies. David Wessels turned his farm into The Living History Farm at www.livinghistoryfarm.org to showcase this small piece of American history. Swarms of insects attacked famers' property, machines helped them do their work and an economic catastrophe made some think it was the end of the world. Find out how farmers dealt with these challenges before and during the Great Depression, and read about the world events that impacted their lives.

Visit: www.livinghistoryfarm.org
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