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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.

Visit: http://library.thinkquest.org/08aug/02479/swf/index.html
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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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A Great People Issue Date: 03-21-2010

Cool Spots imageSnuneymuxw people have built a strong community that embraces the many gifts of nature. Discover their ways at Voices of the Snuneymuxw, First Nation, www.snuneymuxw
voices.ca/english
. Click on Object List to see some of the beautiful and yet functional tools these people relied on to travel, make clothing and to fish for their dinner. Move over to Community Today to discover how the lives of the Snuneymuxw have changed and how they have also managed to preserve important traditions that make them special.

Visit: www.snuneymuxwvoices.ca/english
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Tales From Teens Issue Date: 03-14-2010

Cool Spots imageWar is a serious matter that affects everyone. Discover how teens around the globe have lived through tough times at Beyond the Fire: Teen Experiences of War, www.itvs.org/beyondthefire. Visit Stories and learn the answers to important questions that other children have had to ask themselves during war. Do you know what you would take from your home if you had only five minutes to pack? While these are hard topics to tackle, you will appreciate your freedom even more after visiting this site.

Visit: www.itvs.org/beyondthefire
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