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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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That Makes Cents Issue Date: 01-05-2003

Cool Spots imageSpend a little time with Americans for Common Cents at www.pennies.org and learn about the history of the 1-cent coin. You can follow the progress of the penny's appearance, from Ben Franklin's original design to today's Lincoln Memorial fa├žade. Trace the history of the penny and discover all sorts of strange details about pennies in Penny Facts. If you're a penny enthusiast, take a peek at Fundraisers and find out how to conduct a penny drive in your community. Finally, read arguments for and against abolishing the penny.

Visit: www.pennies.org
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Settling Down Issue Date: 12-08-2002

Cool Spots imageThe events on September 11, 2001, directly impacted New York City schoolchildren from P.S. 234. Read their story, "We Survived September 11th," at www.nationalgeographic.com/ngkids/0210/av. It begins with an overview of the day's events, including the children's two-mile run for safety. Then it tells of the Aftermath, such as the five months that the children could not attend school. Finally, it has quotes about the children's Homecoming and pictures they took on their first day back.

Visit: www.nationalgeographic.com/ngkids/0210/av
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Mixing It Up Issue Date: 11-03-2002

Cool Spots imageBe In the Mix at www.pbs.org/inthemix . Based on the PBS series "In the Mix," this site has an extensive archive of information and clips from previous Shows. Episodes include "The New Normal," a miniseries on life after 9-11, and "Politics: Action! Not Apathy," an episode about kids' roles in government. You can read about issues facing young adults today, including drugs and violence. And find out what Celebs say about their work, their lives and stuff that's important to all of us.

Visit: www.pbs.org/inthemix
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Come on Ride the Train Issue Date: 10-13-2002

Cool Spots imageRide the Pioneer Zephyr along the rails at www.msichicago.org/whats-here/exhibits/pioneer-zephyr. This Illinois passenger train was on the right track to Building a Legacy when it revived railroad travel in the 1930s. See how Streamlined Design and the latest technology lured travelers to this train. From the tracks to the Museum of Science and Industry, the Pioneer Zephyr has a Legendary History. You can share its history with your friends with train e-cards. Check out Fun Facts about the Silver Streak before you're off. All board!

Visit: www.msichicago.org/whats-here/exhibits/pioneer-zephyr
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