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A Schooling in Diversity Issue Date: 05-30-2010

Cool Spots imageKulture Kids, www.kulturekids.org/
funstuff.html
, welcomes children from every background to learn all they can about the world’s many cultures. Food is always a great way for us to experience other countries’ customs, so get ready for some yummy treats as you sip on a lassi from India or nosh on Chinese tea eggs. After snacking, try to create a Rangoli welcome symbol in Crafts, or challenge a bud to Bounce Eye in Games. What better way to celebrate the world than to sample snacks and enjoy fun pastimes!

Visit: www.kulturekids.org/funstuff.html
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Across the Globe Issue Date: 05-16-2010

Cool Spots imageLearn all you can about Asian culture at Mitsubishi Asian Children’s Enikki Festa, http://enikki.mitsubishi.or.jp/e/index_f.html, where the Enikki, or personal diaries, of kids all over Asia are on display. The Enikki Gallery allows you to mouse over a map of Asia and click on a country to immerse yourself in the life of a child far away. For example, visit the Kingdom of Cambodia and meet Trann Long, whose drawings tell stories of floods, rice planting and harvests. Many have shared their work, so enjoy!

Visit: http://enikki.mitsubishi.or.jp/e/index_f.html
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Passing Days Issue Date: 05-02-2010

Cool Spots imageThe Smithsonian Institute's Lakota Winter Counts, http://wintercounts.si.edu, shows how this group of Native Americans used artistic drawings to mark the passage of time. Take a look at these beautiful calendars where the Lakota drew pictures to highlight special moments to be cherished and remembered. Search through this virtual art database to discover important events from their recordings and then enjoy a documentary discussing the lives of the Lakota. You may be inspired to create your own Winter Count calendar. So go find your crayons and paper and draw pictures full of your favorite memories.

Visit: http://wintercounts.si.edu
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Food for Thought Issue Date: 04-18-2010

Cool Spots imageEnter Starving Nations: Where Every Grain Matters at http://library.thinkquest.org/08aug/02479/swf/index.html. Mouse around at the bottom of the page to begin your journey. Click on The Story to uncover how historic famines, such as The Great Chinese Famine, have permanently altered the affected regions and their populations. The Analysis explains how deeply the food crisis hurts whole countries. Surveys were handed out all over the world to discover more about the global food crisis, and while the answers are tough to hear, they are important so that we can improve the current situation.

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Leaving a Legacy Issue Date: 04-11-2010

Cool Spots imageTake a walk through the life of Ben Franklin, inventor, artist and humanitarian at BF300 Timeline, www.benfranklin300.
org/timeline
. This amazing man changed the way we live with inventions such as the Pennsylvania fireplace. Select a category to begin, from his life at home to his diplomatic efforts in World Stage. The timeline at the bottom of the page lets you jump from topic to topic revealing when his children were born, when his inventions were created and other personal triumphs.

Visit: http://www.benfranklin300.org/ timeline
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