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The Cave of Lascaux Issue Date: 03-30-2003

Cool Spots imageGrab your boots and explore The Cave of Lascaux at www.culture.fr/culture/arcnat/lascaux/en. On this interactive, virtual tour, you'll see ancient cave paintings. Learn about carbon dating, the process scientists use to estimate the age of artifacts. Some of the art in this cave is estimated to be more than 31,000 years old. Descriptions of the paintings point out the details that the untrained eye may miss. The cave was closed in 1964, but you can still explore it online.

Visit: www.culture.fr/culture/arcnat/lascaux/en
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More Than Meets the Einstein Issue Date: 03-30-2003

Cool Spots imageThere's more than crazy hair and lots of smarts to Albert Einstein. Discover other sides of this man at Albert Einstein: Image and Impact at www.aip.org/history/einstein. Read about his German upbringing and early signs of genius in Formative Years and about the stirrings of his physics career in Great Works. In Public Concerns, you can learn about his pacifist political leanings after his work ushered in the atomic age. Be sure to read Einstein's essay in which he describes himself as a "great loner."

Visit: www.aip.org/history/einstein
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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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