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Majestic Castles Issue Date: 10-29-2000

Cool Spots imageExplore the rich tradition of castles at the excellent ThinkQuest site "The Castles of Japan." Cross the moat at http://library.thinkquest.org/C001119. You'll find descriptions of the life and history of 22 castles. Learn how they were used for defense and gave rise to the samurai warriors. Then marvel at their unique designs. Make sure to take the tour so you don't miss any of the spectacular photos. These ancient monuments await your visit.

Visit: http://library.thinkquest.org/C001119
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A "Nobel" Cause Issue Date: 10-01-2000

Cool Spots imageThe Nobel Prizes now have a presence on the Web at the Nobel E-Museum at http://nobelprize.org. Learn about the history of the prizes, awarded each October since 1901 for outstanding achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, peace and economics. Did you know that Alfred Nobel, the namesake for the Nobel Prizes, invented dynamite and holds more than 350 patents? This is one prize site.

Visit: http://nobelprize.org
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Amazing Amazon Issue Date: 09-03-2000

Cool Spots imageAmazon Interactive lets you travel to the deepest parts of the Amazon without setting foot in the forest. Swing to www.eduweb.com/amazon.html. Learn about the geography of the rainforest and who lives in it. Play the Ecotourism Simulation Game in which you can work to conserve the rainforest while leading a tourism group. When you finish, you'll be an Amazon expert. (Disclaimer: Ths site now contains advertisements.)

Visit: www.eduweb.com/amazon.html
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Friendly Giants Issue Date: 07-09-2000

Cool Spots imageMeet the giant sequoias, the tallest and widest trees in the world today. Get a bird's-eye view of these huge trees at the Giant Sequoia Web site at http://library.thinkquest.org/J002415. You'll meet some of the most famous giant sequoias, including several at Sequoia National Park, such as the mighty General Sherman, Washington and President. Did you know that these trees can survive for 2,000 or 3,000 years? Or that they originally come from a seed the size of a grain of wheat? You'll find amazing trivia like this at the Facts page. The site also has a great Lifecycle page, which shows you the entire span of the sequoia's existence. And for an expert opinion on the giant sequoia, you'll enjoy an interview with a park ranger naturalist from Sequoia National Park. Tree huggers unite!

Visit: http://library.thinkquest.org/J002415
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Mission to California Issue Date: 07-09-2000

Cool Spots imageJourney to California's past, and meet the Spanish padres and Native Americans who helped to establish the California missions. Ride into the West to the California Missions Web site at www.californiamissions.com. The site features histories for each of the 21 California Missions. You'll find beautiful photos and black-and-white sketches depicting mission life. Plus, you'll find amazing facts about the many churches and other architectural masterpieces that flourished here. Best yet, you'll find plenty of authentic mission music to keep you humming during your adventure. Go west and relive the mission heritage of California.

Visit: www.californiamissions.com
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