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Get to Know the Ainu Issue Date: 09-05-2004

Cool Spots imageRoam through seven rooms dedicated to the Ainu people of Japan at www.mnh.si.edu/
arctic/features/ainu
. Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People is a virtual exhibit that lets you explore objects relating to Ainu culture. The Ainu believe that both living and non-living things are spirits of Earth-visiting gods. In Room 5, take a look at the Ainu ceremony of Iyomante, or bear worship. You'll get a taste of modern Ainu arts and crafts in Room 7, where you can look at a sculpture of a diving sea otter.

Visit: www.mnh.si.edu/arctic/features/ainu
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The Living Room Candidate Issue Date: 08-29-2004

Cool Spots imageThe Living Room Candidate exhibits 52 years of presidential campaign commercials at http://livingroom
candidate.movingimage.us
. Sorted by election year, the ads from Ike to Dubya demonstrate the persuasiveness of television. You'll learn about types of commercials used, including backfire, biographical and documentary. Read about issues of war, corruption, taxes and welfare, and learn how candidates' positions fit with media publicity. Television changed the way the election battle was fought, and the Internet is set to do the same. Check out the Desktop Candidate for more insight.

Visit: http://livingroomcandidate.movingimage.us
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Saving History Issue Date: 08-29-2004

Cool Spots imageWarp through a time tunnel to Canada's past with S.O.S. History at www.memoireenperil
.net/main_en.htm
. In this interactive game, you're on a mission to save the collective memory of key events, such as the aftermath of a fire and the signing of a peace treaty. If you get lost, check your Objectives and the wise guide Mnemius will get you back on track. You'll meet soldiers, bakers, chiefs and other people who made history by being at the right place at the right time.

Visit: www.memoireenperil.net/main_en.htm
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Stuck in the Workforce World Issue Date: 08-22-2004

Cool Spots imageThree globally conscious kids want to take you on a tour of work around the world at 3PLUS-U at www.cyberschoolbus.un.org/
3PLUSU
. Toshi, Kaia and Isabelle will show you how the global economy affects individuals in good and bad ways. Go with Toshi to explore examples of work in cities, industrial areas and farms. Flip through Kaia's books to read stories about kids who sew in sweatshops instead of attending school so that their families can escape poverty. There are also stories of kids who help others break free from forced labor.

Visit: www.cyberschoolbus.un.org/3PLUSU
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Chi-Town Issue Date: 08-01-2004

Cool Spots imageHold onto your hat as you get to know My Chicago at www.chicagohistory.org/
mychicago
. Revisit the 1871 Great Chicago Fire and see if you can identify everyday objects that melted together. You'll find jigsaw puzzles of amazing creations displayed when Chicago hosted two World's Fairs. The stars on the Chicago flag represent important historical events. After you learn about the meaning of the stars and stripes, you can design your own flag. Be sure to create a scrapbook so that you'll always remember your trip to the windy city.

Visit: www.chicagohistory.org/mychicago
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