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Meet Anne Frank Issue Date: 06-16-2013

Cool Spots imageThe Secret Annex Online, annefrank.org/en/Subsites/Home, brings the story of Anne Frank and her famous diary to life. During World War II, Anne and her family hid in a secret space behind a bookcase in her fatherís business for two years, until they were discovered by the Nazis. Anne described her experiences in her diary and helped the world understand what it was like for her family to live in fear of exposure. Enter the 3D house and explore the Annex. Imagine what it would be like to always be quiet and never go outside. Get to know all of the people who lived there in Who is Who?

Visit: annefrank.org/en/Subsites/Home
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An Epic Tale Issue Date: 04-14-2013

Cool Spots imageBritainís replica of the Bayeux Tapestry, bayeuxtapestry.org.uk, illustrates the exciting tale of a historic battle between William the Conquerer and King Harold II over who was the rightful heir to the throne of England. This colorful embroidered tapestry is more than 70 meters long and depicts the events surrounding the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Read the whole story as you examine intricate details of each piece of the tapestry. Do the pictures tell the whole history? Once you reach the end of the tapestry, find out What Happened After Hastings.

Visit: bayeuxtapestry.org.uk
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Maps of the New World Issue Date: 03-10-2013

Cool Spots imageHistory comes to life in Mapping Colonial America, history.org/history/museums/mappingExhibit.html, as you study the detailed maps created by early explorers. Mapmaking might not seem like exciting work, but imagine making the first map of an area! Maps helped explorers and settlers travel to new lands to build colonies and facilitate trade. Including bodies of water allowed sailors to know what to expect and arrive at ports safely. If you are doing a project on U.S. history from 1492-1789, you will find graphics for illustration and stories about the men who discovered America.

Visit: history.org/history/museums/mappingExhibit.html
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Spirit of America Issue Date: 02-10-2013

Cool Spots imageTake a virtual trip back more than 200 years and view a stunning exhibit of paintings and objects depicting daily life and culture in Creating America, nelson-atkins.org/studio33/interactives/CreatingAmerica. Scroll over paintings in Work & Play to learn interesting facts about each one. Did you know that a common "profession" for working-class boys was selling newspapers? Of the two types of transportation featured in "On the Road," in Community, which is still used today? The Herter Bookcase may be the fanciest bookcase ever. Find out who carved it.

Visit: nelson-atkins.org/studio33/interactives/CreatingAmerica
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War Stories Issue Date: 12-30-2012

Cool Spots imageThe stories you've studied in your history book will come to life as you explore the Smithsonianís online exhibit, The Price of Freedom: Americans at War, americanhistory.si.edu/militaryhistory. Did you know that before becoming our first president, George Washington was the brave commander of the Continental Army? Enter the Exhibition to experience the War of Independence in a new way with brilliant photos of artifacts and tales of adventure! You will recognize the famous leaders who inhabit the action-packed stories of the Civil War. See a model of the ship Rattlesnake, or find a specific item using the Collection Search.

Visit: americanhistory.si.edu/militaryhistory
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