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100 Years of NYC Issue Date: 07-07-2002

Cool Spots imageCelebrate 100 Years of New York City at www.nytimes.com/specials/nyc100. Sponsored by The New York Times, this site offers a glimpse into life in New York City during the last century. You can read stories by newspaper columnists about life when the city was born. The Big Picture will give you a bird's-eye view of the five boroughs at the beginning of the 20th century. Also you can enjoy reading poems and essays about this historic city.

Visit: www.nytimes.com/specials/nyc100
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Now a Union Issue Date: 06-09-2002

Cool Spots imageA More Perfect Union at http://americanhistory.si.edu/perfectunion/experience examines the acts of racial prejudice toward Japanese-Americans during World War II. This site offers a multimedia story experience that shows how nearly 120,000 Japanese-American citizens were placed in internment camps. Photos and posters document life behind barbed wire. Learn how Japanese-Americans have overcome oppression and have helped make the United States a more perfect union.

Visit: http://americanhistory.si.edu/perfectunion/experience
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History's Finest Ladies Issue Date: 05-05-2002

Cool Spots imageYou can get to know Scholastic's outstanding Women Who Changed History at http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/women. Meet Five Amazing Women, including Rosa Parks, who fought for civil rights, and Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. There's also a special feature on Nobel Prize winner Jody Williams, who fights to rid the world of landmines. In the National Women's History Project, nominate a woman for distinction and write a persuasive essay to state your case. Or write a news story at The Earhart Gazette.

Visit: http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/women
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Learning With Deaf Eyes Issue Date: 03-24-2002

Cool Spots imageExperience the 20th century through Deaf Eyes at http://depts.gallaudet.edu/deafeyes. This site examines the social history of deaf Americans and how they have struggled to form an identity. In the early 1800s, the Rev. Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet was instrumental in teaching sign language to deaf children. Discover how The War and Post-War Years created job opportunities for the deaf community. The Civil Rights Movement also touched the deaf community as well as the dawning of the Information Age, which brought about hearing aids and closed captioning. Lend your senses to this site today

Visit: http://depts.gallaudet.edu/deafeyes
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The 1900 House Issue Date: 02-24-2002

Cool Spots imageJoin the Bowler family at www.pbs.org/wnet/1900house house as they experience Victorian living in The 1900 House. The Bowlers spent three months in this typical London townhouse without any modern conveniences, such as central heating, indoor plumbing and electricity. The parents and four children offer first-hand testimony in QuickTime audio and video snippets. You can tour all the rooms of the house while you visit. Take a trip back in history.

Visit: www.pbs.org/wnet/1900house
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