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A Mystery in History Issue Date: 12-18-2011

Cool Spots imageWho Am I?, americanhistory.si.edu/military
history/resources/whoami/whoami.html
, invites kids to uncover clues as they discover identities. Choose one of the question marks to begin your quest. Each person comes with a number of clues, so choose the items you think belong to your mystery guest. Check the descriptions of items such as drums, caps and letters to see if you can move ahead in the game. Drag your items into the evidence folder to find out how close you are to learning the truth. Share this one with your history class.

Visit: americanhistory.si.edu/militaryhistory/resources/whoami/whoami.html
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The Blue Calls to You Issue Date: 11-27-2011

Cool Spots imageIt is easy to take water for granted, but this precious resource is scarce in many parts of the world. The Water Crisis, www.the-water-crisis.com, aims to educate you on places where clean water is hard to find and what you can do to help. Did you know some people have to miss work and school to walk anywhere from three to seven miles in search of water? Dirty water leads to disease and sickness, but building wells can aid towns in need. Every drop of water you save can make a difference in conservation efforts, so use water wisely.

Visit: www.the-water-crisis.com
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Take a Stand Issue Date: 11-06-2011

Cool Spots imageFind out about any number of important causes at Youthink, http://youthink.
worldbank.org
. Browse through Issues to begin. Go to Get Involved and find out how a bike can affect a life in “Change on Two Wheels.” Climate Change is always a hot topic, so read up on how humans influence our climate, and see what you can do to help the planet. From corruption to employment, many controversial causes are covered on this site, so choose a few that are close to your heart and let your passion be your guide.

Visit: http://youthink.worldbank.org
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Totally Totem Issue Date: 10-16-2011

Cool Spots imageThe Enduring Power of Totem Poles, www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/totempoles, celebrates storytelling in an amazing art form. Learn about house poles to discover who lives in a certain place and about memorial poles that commemorate important events. Totem poles are even said to contain the spirits of great individuals, bringing power to the places they inhabit. Select a location on the map to read up on totem pole history in that region and browse through photographs. Bookmark this site for your next school project.

Visit: www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/totempoles
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Horse Nation Issue Date: 08-07-2011

Cool Spots imageA Song for the Horse Nation, www.nmai.si.edu/
exhibitions/horsenation
, tells the unforgettable story of the relationship between Native Americans and their prized horses. This celebrated animal has had a great impact on the lives of many American Indians. Click on Impact of the Horse to see how horses changed hunting and warfare, and made travel more efficient. Next, browse through Decline and Revival to learn more about Native horse breeds and the Crow Fair Parade. This site is sure to give you new appreciation for the noble steed.

Visit: www.nmai.si.edu/exhibitions/horsenation
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