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Moments in Time Issue Date: 09-26-1999

Cool Spots imageThe American experience is yours to enjoy at the Exhibit Hall. From politics to pop culture, the site comes alive with moving photos, famous documents and amazing treasures. Go back in time to www.archives.gov and enjoy relics from presidents, celebrities and ordinary people alike. The site has all kinds of famous documents, from the Bill of Rights to the Emancipation Proclamation. Don't miss the exhibits Powers of Persuasion, a collection of posters from World War II, and Portrait of Black Chicago. For something a bit different, there's the ever-infamous "When Nixon Met Elvis" exhibit. The Exhibit Hall oozes with awesome history!

Visit: www.archives.gov
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Go West, Young Woman! Issue Date: 09-19-1999

Cool Spots imageWe're taking a trip out to the Wild West! But this isn't your typical kind of cowboy story-this adventure is all about the roles of the women who have helped to make the American west a legendary place. Set your compass on http://theautry.org/research/women-of-the-west and head out across the plains toward the Rocky Mountains and the Women of the West Museum. From the historic "little house on the prairie" kind of settlers to modern-day farmworkers and artists, you'll meet all sorts of trailblazing girls and women. Find out what it was like to live in a sod house with dirt for walls and floors. Or take a ride with a ranch hand. Or learn from the Native American women who have seen their land change drastically over the decades. Enjoy that virtual ropin' and sod bustin', y'hear?

Visit: http://theautry.org/research/women-of-the-west
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Heroes at Sea Issue Date: 09-05-1999

Cool Spots imageIt was more than 90 years ago that two ships traveling in opposite directions collided off of Nantucket Island. With 1,500 lives on the line, the rescue that followed was filled with heroics and bravery. Now you can relive the moment at Rescue at Sea. Sail the high seas out to www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/rescue and take the plunge into the depths of this amazing story. You'll learn about a young man named Jack Binns, who used wireless telegraphy to save the day. But best of all are the games, including Save Our Ship, a multimedia adventure where you'll find yourself aboard The Republic, using Morse Code to send distress signals after the crash. All aboard!

Visit: www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/rescue
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Is This History Class?! Issue Date: 05-23-1999

Cool Spots imageHarriet Tubman is cool, George Washington is no fool, but there's all kinds of history that you never learn in school. Make the World Wide Web your classroom. There's the bell! Now, turn to page www.history.com/content/classroom for today's lesson. We will begin by climbing a building in the middle of New York, hundreds of feet into the air. This is the best way to look up the history of skyscrapers. OK, class, clear your desks and get ready for a quiz. You can choose between the history of toys or famous outlaws. For story time, we'll hear hair-raising tales from tornado eyewitnesses, then we are off on a field trip to ancient Mexico. Sure, this seems like a lot of work, but you're sure to get an F...for FUN! (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

Visit: www.history.com/content/classroom
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Go Wayback In Style Issue Date: 05-02-1999

Cool Spots imageClimb into a time machine and go WayBack in American history through your computer to see all kinds of amazing stuff. Just set the histor-o-meter at http://pbskids.org/wayback and you're there. Motor around in 1900 in one of the first cars, and be sure to check out the grand-daddy pop music videos from the 1890s! Find out how many techno-predictions from 1900 actually came true. Next switch gears in your time machine and get gold fever! Find out why thousands of people went running to California to find their fortune. You'll be surprised at all the important things that happened because of the gold rush-like Levi jeans. See how people from the 1600s to the 1960s devoted their lives to our religious freedoms and civil rights. Start packing for your WayBack trip right away!

Visit: http://pbskids.org/wayback
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