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HistoryWired Issue Date: 07-20-2003

Cool Spots imageGet wired to American history at http://historywired.si.edu. HistoryWired is an interactive exhibit where you can investigate objects from the National Museum of American History. A dynamic grid lets you explore historical artifacts such as a carousel deer, a pre-refrigerator drink cooler and a gold nugget watch. Lines on the grid connect objects to general themes such as medicine. Tell others what you think by voting on displays. Your vote will affect the size of the object's space on the grid.

Visit: http://historywired.si.edu
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Digital History Issue Date: 07-06-2003

Cool Spots imageYou don't need a time machine to explore America's Digital History online at www.digitalhistory.uh.edu. Letters from Frederick Douglass and other historical figures await you on this tour of the past. If you're curious about gossip and politics in history, check out essays about scandals and oil conflicts. The online textbook is sure to fulfill all of your reading desires. In the interactive version of the site, you have to figure out what time you've landed at in history in order to get back to the present.

Visit: www.digitalhistory.uh.edu
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Twenty Pictures for 20 Words Issue Date: 07-06-2003

Cool Spots imageCharles Moore's photographs of the Civil Rights Movement document a changing nation as Kodak presents Powerful Days in Black and White at www.kodak.com/US/en/corp/features/moore/mooreIndex.shtml. Descriptive words such as "riots, "Klan" and "attacked" lead you to 20 of Moore's photographs. In one, a policeman on horseback attempts to arrest a college student. In another, Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife celebrate a political victory. It's easy to see why these powerful photos helped shape history.

Visit: www.kodak.com/US/en/corp/features/moore/mooreIndex.shtml
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Illuminations Issue Date: 06-22-2003

Cool Spots imagePound out the basics of making a manuscript with Leaves of Gold: Treasures of Manuscript Illumination at www.leavesofgold.org. Leaf through the history of manuscripts and learn about their functions in medieval European society. Monks and professional artisans illuminated manuscripts using gold and ground-up jewels. Their beautiful artwork decorates medieval books such as literary texts and psalters. View some illuminations and learn about the manuscripts they are found in.

Visit: www.leavesofgold.org
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Art and Auschwitz Issue Date: 06-08-2003

Cool Spots imageNorthwestern University presents The Last Expression: Art and Auschwitz at http://lastexpression.northwestern.edu. Essays, interviews, biographies, lectures and virtual tours teach the world about life during and after the Holocaust. Read biographies of Holocaust survivors and victims. Some prisoners painted and drew during their detention, depicting their sorrow and anguish. Virtual tours of the Auschwitz camp also help people understand the living conditions prisoners endured.

Visit: http://lastexpression.northwestern.edu
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