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Virtual Explorer Issue Date: 04-15-2012

Cool Spots imageAt the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis you can experience modern day Egyptian life at Take Me There: Egypt, childrensmuseum.org/takemethere. Shop at an Egyptian Market to buy a souvenir, but don’t forget to exchange your dollars for Egyptian pounds. To get the best prices, be sure to use the phrase book to practice Arabic phrases before you go. Now choose an avatar to Explore Virtual Egypt with Ali as your guide. Buy a bottle of water from a local vendor, but you had better know the local language, because you’ll walk away thirsty if you don't!

Visit: childrensmuseum.org/takemethere
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Courageous Life Issue Date: 04-15-2012

Cool Spots imageOne Life: Ronald Reagan, npg.si.edu/exhibit/reagan, is an inside look into the amazing life of a beloved president. Enter the Gallery and read about his childhood and his career in college football that led to a movie role as Notre Dame star George “the Gipper” Gipp. Next, learn about his acting career, which spanned two decades and more than 50 films. Find out why his famous speech of 1964 turned the tide of public sentiment about conservatism. From surviving an assassination attempt to uttering the famous words “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall,” Reagan was an inspiring leader.

Visit: npg.si.edu/exhibit/reagan
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A New Life Issue Date: 04-01-2012

Cool Spots imageHave you ever wondered what it would be like to start a new life? Interviews with Immigrants, loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/immigration/interv/toc.php, shares stories from people who immigrated to America from all over the world. Meet Gill from South Africa, who tried many times to board a ship to bring his daughter to a better life. Donnatella’s move from Italy wasn’t easy; discover how she persevered and made America her home. Find out which holidays Lim Wing celebrates each year to keep his Chinese traditions alive.

Visit: loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/immigration/interv/toc.php
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Up North Issue Date: 02-19-2012

Cool Spots imageThe Smithsonian’s Alaska Native Collections, alaska.si.edu, invites curious kids to take a journey to Alaska as they learn about indigenous people and their art, values, culture and beliefs. Sample the Smithsonian collections as you mouse over objects such as helmets, kayaks, ceremonial bowls and more. Click on the ones you want to learn more about and discover what native elders have to say as you browse through their history and pictures. Check out Cultures before you move on, and see which people inhabit different areas.

Visit: alaska.si.edu
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Culture Watch Issue Date: 01-01-2012

Cool Spots imageScholastic Explorers: Native American Cultures, teacher.scholastic.com/activities/explorer/
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, is ready to open the door to ancient and modern-day Native American cultures in New Mexico, Utah and Washington. Accept your mission to take on the Skagit River, where the salmon need your attention. Learn about their migration patterns and take part in species protection. Venture to Canyon Rock Art and see interviews that will help you understand the significance of amazing native artifacts. Complete the Field Reports before you move on.

Visit: teacher.scholastic.com/activities/explorer/native_americans
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