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History Channel Traveler Issue Date: 03-15-1998

Cool Spots imageBefore you back out of the driveway in the family car, shift gears on your browser for www.historytravel.com. The History Channel Traveler can help make even a short trip to grandma's house a trip back in time. There is a historic place of interest nearly anywhere you can think of to go in the USA, and this Web site can point the way. Start by finding historic places near your home from the regional maps. You might be surprised to find some points of interest nearby. You don't have to drive to check out the Itineraries and Features for things like historic Civil War sites, presidential homes or even historic holiday locations. But, if you are driving, don't worry about getting lost. There are interactive maps to help you plan your trip right down to the highways and hotels.

Visit: www.historytravel.com
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Discovering Lewis & Clark Issue Date: 03-08-1998

Cool Spots imageExplore the Wild West on the Internet at PBS' Lewis and Clark Web site. Connected with Ken Burns' film, "The Journey of the Corps of Discovery," this is the place to get the lowdown on the rigorous journey through the American West. Point your compass toward www.pbs.org/lewisandclark and lose yourself in a world of natural wonders and the cultures of Native America. You'll hear historians give their thoughts on the expedition and read the journals of the corps. Try the Language Chain Activity to see if you have what it takes to communicate with the Indian tribes, or try leading your own western-bound expedition. You can even download a Lewis and Clark screensaver for your computer. Get ready to blaze your own trail through America's most rugged mountains, rivers and forests!

Visit: www.pbs.org/lewisandclark
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Know Your History Issue Date: 11-16-1997

Cool Spots imageBrush up on your African American history at www.brightmoments.com/blackhistory and get ready to take the African American History Challenge. First, study up on the important figures in African American history, such as the anti-slavery activist Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman (the engine behind the Underground Railroad), Nat Turner, who led the biggest slave rebellion in history, and the Civil War spy Mary Elizabeth Bowser. When you've done your homework, you'll be ready for the big quiz. But don't worry...you can't fail this course. You'll only expand your understanding of America!

Visit: www.brightmoments.com/blackhistory
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Serf's Up In The Middle Ages Issue Date: 11-09-1997

Cool Spots imageImagine yourself as a knight during the medieval era, taking part in great battles and adventures for your king and queen across England. Taking a trip back to one of the most exciting chapters in history is as easy as jumping on the Internet at the Middle Ages Web site. By roaming out to www.learner.org/interactives/middleages you'll discover the world of the Middle Ages in Europe, from the relationship between royals and peasantry to the elaborate fashions and buildings that capture our imaginations to this day. The site covers all of the elements of medieval living, including life in the towns, music and art, and the dangers that existed for medieval townspeople. You'll meet such intriguing characters as the Poor Clare Sisters, Joan of Arc and King John. And for the hardcore historian, links to the Magna Carta Web Site and the Feudal Terms of England Dictionary provide even more depth to this fascinating subject.

Visit: www.learner.org/interactives/middleages
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This History is Hot! Issue Date: 11-02-1997

Cool Spots imageOne of history's most destructive fires was the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Now you can travel back in time to witness this incredible event at www.chicagohs.org/fire. This World Wide Web site contains all kinds of essays, photographs, drawings, maps, newspaper articles and even an interactive panorama of the city to give you a feel of historic Chicago before, during and after the fire. The Web of Memory reveals how this fire personally affected the citizens of Chicago through survivors' diaries and paintings and drawings that capture the excitement and tragedy of the day.

Visit: www.chicagohs.org/fire
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