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Southern Culture Documented Issue Date: 03-23-2003

Cool Spots imageTime spent at Beyond Face Value: Depictions of Slavery in Confederate Currency at www.cwc.lsu.edu/cwc/BeyondFaceValue is worth every note. This online exhibit is composed of paper currency from Southern states including Georgia, Kentucky and Louisiana. The bills circulated before, during and after the Civil War. They depict the economic, political and social environment of the South at that time. You'll discover why this currency illustrated slavery as you learn about fractional notes, sight draft and overprint.

Visit: www.cwc.lsu.edu/cwc/BeyondFaceValue
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Preserving the Past Issue Date: 03-16-2003

Cool Spots imageAmerican Treasures of the Library of Congress preserves 121 million important items from America's history at www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures. As part of its online exhibit, the library has the original copy of the Declaration of Independence. Thumb through the first Literary Journal for Women and view a sketch of Lincoln's coffin. If aeronautics is your thing, you may enjoy the palm print of Amelia Earhart. Don't miss Jefferson's Library. The former president's personal library became the core of the Library of Congress.

Visit: www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures
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Watching the Herd Issue Date: 02-23-2003

Cool Spots imageJoin the Plains Indians Tracking the Buffalo at http://americanhistory.si.edu/kids/buffalo. The people of the Northern Plains were resourceful, making use of every part of the buffalo. Play a matching game to discover how the natives used each part. You'll learn about Northern Plains buffalo hide traditions and how to unlock the meanings of hide paintings. Create your own decorated hide with the online hide outline. The natives tell many origin stories. Use the map to locate the tribes they mention or other tribes that you've "herd" about.

Visit: http://americanhistory.si.edu/kids/buffalo
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Future Hope Issue Date: 01-19-2003

Cool Spots imageHelp put An End to World Hunger and find Hope for the Future at http://library.thinkquest.org/C002291. When you arrive at this site, test your knowledge about hunger with an online quiz. Then you can find out why social and economic issues make hunger a continuous problem. Many campaigns work to prevent hunger today, and government, education and technology play roles in the fight as well. Learn about each one's role by reading articles about the past, present and future.

Visit: http://library.thinkquest.org/C002291
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Phenomenal Figures Issue Date: 01-19-2003

Cool Spots imageMeet Amazing Americans, such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Jane Addams, at www.americaslibrary.org/cgi-bin/page.cgi/aa. You can join Dorothea Lange as she snaps shots during the Great Depression. Test your presidential knowledge by helping with the construction of Mount Rushmore and gathering facts in a scavenger hunt. From Harry Houdini's magical escapes to Pocahontas' capture by the English, you're sure to rub elbows with the best of the best in American history.

Visit: www.americaslibrary.org/cgi-bin/page.cgi/aa
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