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Searching for Places of Refuge Issue Date: 02-22-2004

Cool Spots imageCan you imagine leaving everything behind in order to escape danger? More than 39 million people living today have done so. Discover what life is like for them when you Visit a Refugee Camp at www.refugeecamp.org. The virtual tour shows the basics of refugee life, including refugees' struggle to find adequate shelter, food and water. In Refugees, you will find stories from people who fled their homes for safety. Shahnaz, a 12-year-old girl from Afghanistan, ends her account saying, "I dream of my life before the war. I sew and I'm happy and forget my worries."

Visit: www.refugeecamp.org
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Songs Without Borders Issue Date: 02-01-2004

Cool Spots imageCorridos sin Fronteras, Songs Without Borders, tells tales of the daily life in Mexico at www.corridos.org. These ballads began as a way for people to express their feelings. Today, corridos dominate the Latin music charts. Sing along as you listen to full-length songs from the 15th century and post-revolutionary days. An interactive timeline highlights pieces of Mexico's history that influenced songwriters. Four modern corrido musicians share stories about their inspiration. Perhaps this site will inspire you to write a corrido.

Visit: www.corridos.org
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Arts of Native America Issue Date: 01-18-2004

Cool Spots imageHave you ever closed your eyes and wished you were Surrounded by Beauty? At www.artsmia.org/
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, keep your eyes open so that you can admire beautiful Native American artwork. Finely detailed totem poles and masks stand tall along the Northwest Coast. Animal hide paintings depict life of the Plains Indians. And the Southwest nations make elegant jewelry, baskets and pottery.

Visit: www.artsmia.org/surrounded-by-beauty
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The Highest View on Earth Issue Date: 01-04-2004

Cool Spots imageConquer the world's tallest mountain with Sir George Everest and other members of Britain's Royal Geographic Society. At Imaging Everest at http://imagingeverest.rgs.org, you will get up close and personal with the icy landscape and warmhearted people of the Himalayas. Sherpas are well known for their ability to endure the harsh Himalayan climate and for their willingness to guide climbers. In Religion in Tibet and Nepal, read how Buddhist devotion inspired Tenzing Norgay to climb Mt. Everest and to make an offering when he reached the highest peak.

Visit: http://imagingeverest.rgs.org
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A Kitchen for All Ages Issue Date: 12-28-2003

Cool Spots imageFrench chef Julia Child donated her kitchen to the Smithsonian in 2001. Explore her kitchen and its diverse contents at www.americanhistory.si.edu/
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. Julia Child's Kitchen gives you a panoramic view of her cooking space. As you zoom in to explore the exhibit's nooks and crannies, you'll find a spacious oven that can hold two huge turkeys and smaller items such as lorgnettes, Child's reading glasses. After sampling stories from the kitchen, you may be inspired to cook your own pičece de résistance.

Visit: www.americanhistory.si.edu/juliachild
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