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Remember the Alamo Issue Date: 11-21-2004

Cool Spots imageFor 13 days men from across the United States joined together to defend Texas from Mexico in one of the most memorable events in the Texas Revolution, the Battle of the Alamo. At www.thealamo.org, you can read documents from heroes and legends such as Davy Crockett and Sam Houston. Familiarize yourself with background history and the events leading up to the siege in The Battle. Whether you beat the clock in the speedy Alamo memory game, print off pictures of the Alamo to color, or take the photo tour, don't forget to Remember the Alamo!

Visit: www.thealamo.org
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Following the Conquistadors Issue Date: 11-14-2004

Cool Spots imageSail back to half a millennium ago and meet conquistadors Cortes, Pizarro, Orellana and Cabeza De Vaca at www.pbs.org/conquistadors. There you can retrace the steps of these famous faces in history. Explore an encounter at Cajamarca or the discovery of Amazonia. You'll find lots of timelines to help you re-live the events during their proper time period. The Adventure for students and teachers will give you a glimpse into the lives of the first Americans. Then, read what other students like you have posted on the site's message board.

Visit: www.pbs.org/conquistadors
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Stories of the Chilo Issue Date: 10-31-2004

Cool Spots imageMeet a community of artisans, fishers, farmers and dreamers and listen to their Chiloé Stories at www.chiloestories.org. The people of Chilo, a group of islands off the coast of Chile, have developed their own unique culture. Meet a 12-year-old boy who speaks a language that is in danger of dying and a woman who sings to potatoes in Young Dreamers. In History and Mythology, you'll find the story of Coo, a big-eyed bird who visits the sick. The stories keep memories of the Chilo traditional ways alive.

Visit: www.chiloestories.org
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Searching for Origins in Belize Issue Date: 10-24-2004

Cool Spots imageThe web of life can be difficult to untangle, but the scientists in From Jungle to Lab know that even the tiniest bug is a puzzle piece in the study of biodiversity. Head over to www.exploratorium.edu/origins/belize-london to watch workers at a research station in Belize spend their days cataloguing and studying living things using microscopes. Chapal Bol, a Belize native, uses his intimate knowledge of the forest to help gather specimens. You'll meet him and others dedicated to biology in People.

Visit: www.exploratorium.edu/origins/belize-london
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American Women Issue Date: 10-24-2004

Cool Spots imageGet in touch with 400 years of girl power with Women in American History at http://search.eb.com/women. You'll see some familiar names and meet lesser-known but equally wonderful women, such as Hawaiian queen Liliuokalani. She proved that women could run the show by standing up to political bullies, but she gave up her throne to prevent war. In the Media Gallery, listen to opera star Adelina Patti belt out tunes. Finish with the study guide for ideas on how to further explore America's feminine side.

Visit: http://search.eb.com/women
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