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History Is Fun Issue Date: 06-08-2014

Cool Spots imageHas your social studies teacher ever introduced a topic in class that you wanted to know more about? History for Kids, historyforkids.net, was created by a 12-year-old boy who decided to uncover the past himself. His website is full of facts, stories, games and quizzes. Whether you are researching Egypt or Ancient Greece, or looking for quizzes or puzzles to share before a presentation, you’ll want to bookmark this resource. Ancient Chinese Science is responsible for inventions such as kites, porcelain, paper and silk. Find out how they are made.

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Equal Rights Issue Date: 04-27-2014

Cool Spots imageWhat happened at F.W. Woolworth in Greensboro, N.C., that changed the face of segregation? The National Park Service presents We Shall Overcome, cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/civilrights, a look at historic places of the civil rights movement. Whether you have a research project or want to know more about these places, this is a great resource. Begin with the Introduction to read about hardships African-Americans endured in order to be treated fairly.

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JFK Issue Date: 12-29-2013

Cool Spots imageMeet the 35th U.S. president, John F. Kennedy, at JFK 50 Years, jfk50.org. Listen to excerpts from his inaugural address and famous speeches to discover his vision for the American people. Did you know that he wanted Americans to be the first to land a man on the moon and return him safely to Earth? In Science and Innovation, listen to how he inspired the American people to move forward. Visit History Now to discover what was happening on this date while he was in office. The Legacy Gallery has excerpts of interviews with prominent citizens, such as former President Jimmy Carter, discussing Kennedy’s influence on their lives.

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Ask a Question Issue Date: 12-15-2013

Cool Spots imageGet answers to your wackiest questions at the Smithsonian Museum’s Seriously Amazing exhibit, seriouslyamazing.si.edu. Can you guess what was on everyone’s Christmas list in 1898? Peek through a holiday catalog from back then. Did you know that the hair style favored by our founding fathers featured a “queue”? The Hope Diamond, worth millions, is one of the world’s most famous gems. Learn the surprising way it was sent to the museum when its owner donated it. Find out about this and other fascinating facts at this fun site.

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Fire the Torpedo! Issue Date: 10-20-2013

Cool Spots imageHow would you like to explore a real submarine? Tour the USS Pampanito, maritime.org/tour, built to gather intelligence, control shipping lanes and conduct patrols during World War II. Submariners are volunteers representing an elite group in the U.S. Navy. Hear from a real sailor in the After Torpedo Room. Even though the captain had his own private stateroom, it was hardly luxurious. If you think your bedroom is small, check out the After Battery Compartment where the crew slept and more than doubled during its third war patrol.

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