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Portrait of a Wanderer Issue Date: 02-08-2004

Cool Spots imageGather around the campfire and listen to Campfire Stories with George Catlin at http://catlinclassroom.si.edu/cl.html. Catlin headed West during the 1830s to document the lives of Native Americans. His adventures shine through in his paintings, such as one that shows a confrontation between American soldiers and a Comanche village. Listen to artist Jaune Quick-To-See Smith discuss why the faces in Catlin's paintings look realistic. Then examine his work for yourself in the Gallery.

Visit: http://catlinclassroom.si.edu/cl.html
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Removing Segregation From an Entire Nation Issue Date: 12-21-2003

Cool Spots imageThe American Civil War ended slavery, but Jim Crow laws showed that the separation of blacks and whites lived on in the nation. Follow the Rise and Fall of Jim Crow at www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow. A Century of Segregation time line begins with the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and ends with Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. In Jim Crow Stories, read or listen to firsthand accounts of living under Jim Crow laws. Interactive maps show which states welcomed integration and which ones strongly resisted it.

Visit: www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow
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American Roots Issue Date: 12-14-2003

Cool Spots imageTake a look at the American Centuries View From New England at www.americancenturies.mass.
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. From natives to newcomers, the Turns of the Centuries Exhibit tells about changes in America from 1680-1920. In Activities, dress people in colonial and battle clothing, or explore vernacular architecture. In People and Places of History, you'll learn about key points in New England history, such as when Eliza Starr became the first woman to win the Laetare Medal.

Visit: www.americancenturies.mass.edu
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Stories From Saskatchewan Issue Date: 12-07-2003

Cool Spots imageSaskatchewan history comes to life when you travel through The Time Machine at www.saskstories.ca. Stories about buffalo hunts and the gathering lifestyle of natives are in First Peoples. In The Fur Trade, you'll meet 14-year-old Jacques, who traveled along the Churchill River searching for the finest furs. Read about the hardships that early settlers faced crossing the prairie at the turn of the 20th century. Stories of growth and change in Saskatchewan help explain how it became the province that it is today.

Visit: www.saskstories.ca
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The Great War Issue Date: 11-30-2003

Cool Spots imageIt was dubbed "The War to End All Wars." Unfortunately, that name did not ring true. FirstWorldWar.com, at www.firstworldwar.com, tells about the horrific events that ravaged early-20th-century Europe. How It All Began is an overview of the causes of the war, such as the assassination of Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand. In Weapons of War, learn about the awful effects of poison gas, a weapon previously considered uncivilized. Prose and poetry written during the war convey human responses to the events of the time. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

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