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This Old House Issue Date: 01-20-2002

Cool Spots imageExplore the lives of five families and the 200-year history of a single house. Smithsonian's National Museum of American History presents Within These Walls ... at http://americanhistory.si.edu/house. This house was built before the American Revolution and was dismantled in 1963. Now it is an exhibit in the museum. Learn about five families who lived in this house: the Choates, Dodges, Caldwells, Lynches and Scotts. Play the Go Back in Time game to see how historians piece together clues. You'll be amazed what's within these walls.

Visit: http://americanhistory.si.edu/house
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Precious Porcelain Issue Date: 12-09-2001

Cool Spots imageThe Sultan's Lost Treasure is available for viewing at www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sultan This site examines seaborne commerce dating back six centuries and includes awesome animation of huge Chinese treasure junks. Journey with ancient Chinese explorers who traded porcelain and silk at ports around the Indian Ocean. Then play the Date the Dish game to learn about Chinese porcelain. You'll dig this site.

Visit: www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sultan
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Voyage of the Vikings Issue Date: 08-19-2001

Cool Spots imageSet sail to the Smithsonian Institute's Web site Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga. You can discover this great site at www.mnh.si.edu/vikings. Begin exploring by watching the exciting Flash introduction. Take the guided tour and trace back the Vikings' dramatic journey from their roots in Northern Europe and Greenland to their discovery and settlement of North America. Hop aboard your own ship and take the Viking voyage, making stops at Iceland, Finland and the Land of Legend. You can learn about the history, archaeology and environment of every place that you drop anchor with video and audio multimedia. Finally, enjoy the learning center where you'll find a cool online board game.

Visit: www.mnh.si.edu/vikings
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Explore the West with Lewis & Clark Issue Date: 08-12-2001

Cool Spots imageWestern expansion of the United States in the 19th century included many explorers, perhaps none as famous as Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Re-experience the discovery of the west at The Lewis & Clark Expedition Web site at www.lewis-clark.org. This cool site includes a quick tour, which offers suggestions for navigating the site. The Discovery Paths are in-depth accounts of the American nation, natural history, geography, technology, and issues and values. Journal excerpts cover a two-year period from 1804 to 1806 and offer a close-up view of Lewis and Clark's reactions to their finds. There's even a map of the entire trail Lewis and Clark followed, from Washington, D.C., to the Pacific Northwest. This dynamic site is a great discovery.

Visit: www.lewis-clark.org
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Knights and Fair Maidens Issue Date: 05-20-2001

Cool Spots imageJump on your trusty horse and gallop back in time to Life in the Middle Ages at www.kyrene.k12.az.us/schools/brisas/sunda/ma/mahome.htm. This site was created by Mrs. Sunda's gifted resource class at Kyrene de las Brisas Elementary School in Chandler, Ariz. Learn how to become a knight or find out what the crusades were all about. Check out what people in medieval times ate and what clothes they wore. Then take a trip to the wonder-filled world of castles and cathedrals. Find out about the special role of women in the Middle Ages. Finally, pay homage to the king. Filled with cool pictures and great research, this site will make you feel as if you've really traveled back in time to the Middle Ages.

Visit: www.kyrene.k12.az.us/schools/brisas/sunda/ma/mahome.htm
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