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Painting Cannot Tell a Lie Issue Date: 10-12-2003

Cool Spots imageHidden symbols in a famous portrait reveal a lot about America's first president at http://georgewashington.si.edu. George Washington: A National Treasure gives you a look at this Gilbert Stewart painting from an art sleuth's perspective. In Kids, a virtual spyglass uncovers missing parts of the painting, such as Washington's silver shoe buckles and sword. In The Portrait, you can analyze Washington's clothes, stance and surroundings using three different filters in order to understand the significance of each element.

Visit: http://georgewashington.si.edu
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To Be Indivisible... Issue Date: 09-21-2003

Cool Spots imageTravel across America to learn about the Indivisible Stories of American Community at www.indivisible.org. This site features pictures of 12 communities in the United States, which give viewers insight into the activities and lives of people in each community. Visit Alaska's more-than 30,000 miles of shoreline, and learn why coastal residents organized the Alaska Marine Conservation Council. Or read about people who are fighting crime in their Chicago community.

Visit: www.indivisible.org
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Thanks for the Memory Issue Date: 08-31-2003

Cool Spots imageCelebrate the charmed life of 100-year-old vaudeville entertainer Bob Hope at www.loc.gov/
exhibits/bobhope
. He made his career as a comedian, dancer and singer on the radio, on television and in some of the first motion pictures with sound. Read how an outgoing boy named Leslie, who earned money at amusement parks by winning footraces, blossomed into a stage fixture named Bob in Early Life. Hope and other vaudeville comedy acts depended on stock material for their bits and sketches. Amateur comedians can take a look at the joke file for some funny ideas.

Visit: www.loc.gov/exhibits/bobhope
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Master Draftsman Issue Date: 07-27-2003

Cool Spots imageView masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Master Draftsman, at www.metmuseum.org/special/
Leonardo_Master_Draftsma/draftsman_splash.htm
. Follow the online version of the exhibition to view the highlights of each gallery. The Audio Guide gives curators', scholars' and authors' perspectives on da Vinci's work. Read an essay about one of da Vinci's defining characteristics, his left-handedness. You can learn about the events in his life that correspond with his work by following the chronology of his life and work.

Visit: www.metmuseum.org/special/Leonardo_Master_Draftsman/draftsman_splash.htm
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Class Lowdown Issue Date: 07-20-2003

Cool Spots imageMake your way up the social ladder at People Like Us at www.pbs.org/peoplelikeus. Learn how a person's background, economic status and attitude mark his or her social class. You'll be able to test your own prejudices regarding what you feel makes a person of lower, higher or the same social status as yourself. Try the game Chintz or Shag to find out whether you have the fashion sense to be among the rich. There's even a page to type in your ZIP code to find out what type of people live in your area.

Visit: www.pbs.org/peoplelikeus
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