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Two-World Warrior Issue Date: 07-06-2003

Cool Spots imagePBS presents A Warrior in Two Worlds: The Life of Ely Parker, at www.pbs.org/warrior. Ely Parker, a Seneca chief, was an advocate for assimilation. Some say he was a hero to his people, while others say he was a traitor. Visit this site and decide for yourself. You can read about his life as a scholar, an engineer, a Civil War hero and a Cabinet-level commissioner. You'll also find information about Parker's fight for the Seneca reservation Tonawanda.

Visit: www.pbs.org/warrior
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Egypt's Greek Lady Issue Date: 06-15-2003

Cool Spots imageCleopatra was not very pretty, but she was powerful. Learn about this lady's role in Alexandrian history with Cleopatra of Egypt: From History to Myth at archive.fieldmuseum.org/ cleopatra. Cleopatra learned to write and speak Egyptian so that she could rule over Egypt. Discover why she formed alliances with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, and learn why Octavian disliked her. Also play the Portrait of Cleopatra puzzle. It's a fun way to see if you've got what it takes to be a Field Museum archaeologist.

Visit: archive.fieldmuseum.org/cleopatra
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Mesoamerican Ballgame Issue Date: 06-01-2003

Cool Spots imageStep onto the court at www.ballgame.
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and learn about The Sport of Life and Death: The Mesoamerican Ballgame. This ritual-based game, the first team sport in history, began more than 3,500 years ago. View a model of the court. Then watch a game or play one yourself. You can learn about the original uses of rubber, the material used for the game ball. The players wore protective clothing during games. View figurines that depict their clothing. Don't worry. This life-and-death sport is safe to view online.

Visit: www.ballgame.org
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Spirit of St. Louis Issue Date: 05-25-2003

Cool Spots imageFly away with Charles Lindbergh an American Aviator at www.charleslindbergh.com. Lindbergh flew the Spirit of St. Louis from Long Island, N.Y., to Paris, which made him the first person to fly across the Atlantic Ocean alone. Soar through information about the plane as well as the flight and its timeline. Visit Lindbergh's childhood home. Then read more about the man himself, including the story of what happened when his 20-month-old son was kidnapped from his nursery window. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

Visit: www.charleslindbergh.com
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Beautiful Tropical Paradise Issue Date: 05-18-2003

Cool Spots imageWelcome to Puerto Rico! Explore the history, geography and culture of this tropical island at http://welcome.topuertorico.org. Puerto Rico is located in the Caribbean Sea. If you can't make a trip in person, you can get a taste of Puerto Rico with authentic sopas, carnes and aves. The island's diversity is the result of years of multicultural influences from around the world. Learn about Puerto Rico's present-day economic interaction with other countries as well.

Visit: http://welcome.topuertorico.org
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