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Experience History Issue Date: 09-22-2013

Cool Spots imageTake A Closer Look at famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone in Discover, at the British Museumís Young Explorers, britishmuseum.org/explore/young_explorers1.aspx. Did you know this famous stone unlocked ancient Egyptian secrets? Before there were banks, people hid their valuables and sometimes buried them to keep them safe. Examine some of these items in Roman Treasure, then see if you can find treasure yourself when you play The Great Dig. The Museum Run is a challenging race against the clock that will have you dodging the guards to see the last few artifacts before the exhibit closes.

Visit: britishmuseum.org/explore/young_explorers1.aspx
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Digital Treasures Issue Date: 09-15-2013

Cool Spots imageTake a virtual trip to the University of Oregonís Museum of Natural and Cultural History, natural-history.uoregon.edu collections/web-galleries. While it is illegal to collect birdsí eggs today, you can see what many speciesí eggs look like in the Birdsí Eggs exhibit. Examine the shelves in Rocks and Minerals: Everyday Uses for items you have at home. The brilliant shapes and colors of the Wisner Shells provide a glimpse into a collection of more than 6,200 shells. World Harmony displays instruments from around the world. See anything familiar?

Visit: natural-history.uoregon.edu
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Join the Expedition Issue Date: 09-08-2013

Cool Spots imageThe Library of Congress shares the adventures of explorers Lewis and Clark in an interactive display called Fill Up the Canvas, 1.usa.gov/gcoQd7. This is one history lesson youíll never forget, so enter the map and travel the Rivers of Words. Learn how the expedition began in Thomas Jeffersonís secret letter to Congress. Read a chilling account of a ferocious predatorís chase in Bear Description. History comes to life through detailed journals the team kept as they traveled. Would you have been a good explorer?

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Life at Sea Issue Date: 08-04-2013

Cool Spots imageLaura Jernegan: Girl on a Whaleship, girlonawhaleship.org, describes the exciting three-year sea journey of a 6-year-old girl and her family in the 19th century. Can you imagine living and going to school on a boat for three years? Explore Lauraís Journal to learn about daily life on the ship. You can create your own Map of Whaling to see the sailing routes. Explore the Ship to see actual pictures of the inside of a whaler. Links throughout each story reveal real artifacts and vivid paintings. Read about the Whaling Disaster of 1871 in More About. Did Captain Jernegan and his crew survive?

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The Fight for Freedom Issue Date: 06-30-2013

Cool Spots imageThe American Revolution Center, timeline.americanrevolutioncenter.org, brings history to life with priceless artifacts. Reading about history is not always exciting, but examining amazing items, such as the Havana Powder Horn from the end of the Seven Yearsí War, is a different story. Hessian Headgear worn by soldiers was recovered from a ship that sank in 1778. How is it different from military headgear worn today? The Podcast will tell you more. Have you ever wondered how soldiers cooked in the 18th century? Travel to 1782 to see interesting cookware labeled Did Lafayette Cook Here?

Visit: timeline.americanrevolutioncenter.org
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