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Southern Culture Documented Issue Date: 03-23-2003

Cool Spots imageTime spent at Beyond Face Value: Depictions of Slavery in Confederate Currency at www.cwc.lsu.edu/cwc/BeyondFaceValue is worth every note. This online exhibit is composed of paper currency from Southern states including Georgia, Kentucky and Louisiana. The bills circulated before, during and after the Civil War. They depict the economic, political and social environment of the South at that time. You'll discover why this currency illustrated slavery as you learn about fractional notes, sight draft and overprint.

Visit: www.cwc.lsu.edu/cwc/BeyondFaceValue
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Preserving the Past Issue Date: 03-16-2003

Cool Spots imageAmerican Treasures of the Library of Congress preserves 121 million important items from America's history at www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures. As part of its online exhibit, the library has the original copy of the Declaration of Independence. Thumb through the first Literary Journal for Women and view a sketch of Lincoln's coffin. If aeronautics is your thing, you may enjoy the palm print of Amelia Earhart. Don't miss Jefferson's Library. The former president's personal library became the core of the Library of Congress.

Visit: www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures
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Color Creation Issue Date: 02-23-2003

Cool Spots imageTake a close look at the colors on the canvas and learn about Pigments Through the Ages at http://webexhibits.org/pigments. From animal fat to vegetable juices, artists have used it all to make pigments. Travel to a modern-day pigment shop in Italy to see the raw materials that artists use to create beautiful colors for their paintings. Consider the significance each color has as you create a masterpiece of your own. Then seal the surface of your painting so your work will last.

Visit: http://webexhibits.org/pigments
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Watching the Herd Issue Date: 02-23-2003

Cool Spots imageJoin the Plains Indians Tracking the Buffalo at http://americanhistory.si.edu/kids/buffalo. The people of the Northern Plains were resourceful, making use of every part of the buffalo. Play a matching game to discover how the natives used each part. You'll learn about Northern Plains buffalo hide traditions and how to unlock the meanings of hide paintings. Create your own decorated hide with the online hide outline. The natives tell many origin stories. Use the map to locate the tribes they mention or other tribes that you've "herd" about.

Visit: http://americanhistory.si.edu/kids/buffalo
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Let Freedom Ring Issue Date: 01-05-2003

Cool Spots imageTake a sneak peek at Cincinnati's National Underground Railroad Freedom Center online at www.freedomcenter.org The $110 million center, which opens in 2004, will teach the world about freedom and the fight for justice. Meet members of the civil rights movement, such as Jackie Robinson and Ida B. Wells. Then read about Afghani women who educated girls despite the nation's ban on female education. Be sure to share your thoughts on freedom with the world.

Visit: www.freedomcenter.org
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