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Colonial Williamsburg Issue Date: 12-18-2016

Cool Spots image Experience Christmas in Colonial America, history.org/almanack/life/Christmas, including its history, decorations and dining. In Christmas Customs, you’ll learn that Christmas in the 1700s was not as kid-centered as it is today — the festivities were mainly for adults! Watch Slideshows of beautiful homes and learn to Make a Wreath in Decorations. Tour the Town Online to see the ornate rooms of the Governor’s Palace. In Take a Tour, you will find detailed information about some of Colonial Williamsburg’s most significant buildings.

Visit: http://history.org/almanack/life/Christmas
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Learn About Other Countries Issue Date: 12-11-2016

Cool Spots image Time for Kids Around the World, timeforkids.com/around-the-world, acquaints you with the geography, culture and people of many countries. Pick a country and begin learning about its population, agriculture and industries, as well as its flag. Check out the Sightseeing Guide for fascinating places to visit. Uncover major events in each country’s past in the History Timeline. Every country has a native language, and you can learn a few words of it in Native Lingo. Do you ever wonder what life is like for kids in other countries? Find out in Day in the Life.

Visit: http://timeforkids.com/around-the-world
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White House Memories Issue Date: 11-06-2016

Cool Spots image First lady Jacqueline Kennedy believed that the public deserved access to the history of America’s official executive home. The White House Historical Association, whitehousehistory.org, provides an inside look into the lives of its former residents. Did you know that the original White House had to be rebuilt after a fire in 1814? Explore the Architecture and the work involved in creating the house we know today. Photographs of the home’s Interiors & Furnishings show how they have changed over the years. First Family Life looks at how presidents and their families spent holidays.

Visit: http://whitehousehistory.org
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National Parks Issue Date: 10-09-2016

Cool Spots image PBS presents The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, pbs.org/nationalparks/history, a film by Ken Burns. Episodes include photographs, history and videos that would be useful in a presentation or research project. Adventurers, inventors, conservationists, authors and entrepreneurs were some of the people who worked to preserve this country’s beautiful scenery. In History Overview, see which natural wonders inspired the creation of parks for the public to enjoy. The National Parks Timeline gives a historical context to the establishment of our national parks system.

Visit: http://pbs.org/nationalparks/history
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Yosemite Issue Date: 10-09-2016

Cool Spots image The Sierra Club introduces you to its founder, famous wilderness explorer, conservationist and author John Muir, vault.sierraclub.org/john_muir_exhibit. Considered the Father of National Parks, he was instrumental in moving Congress to establish the first one, Yosemite. In The Life and Contributions of John Muir, you will find articles written about his experiences, including his life in Scotland, Wisconsin, Yosemite and Alaska. In the Chronology of his life, you’ll be amazed at his inventions and adventures from a very young age. From walking 1,000 miles at age 29 to climbing Mount Whitney at 35, he was always intrepid.

Visit: http://vault.sierraclub.org/john_muir_exhibit
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