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Pitara Issue Date: 02-14-1999

Cool Spots image"Pitara" means "chest full of surprises" in Hindi, and surprises are just what you'll find when you click your way to www.pitara.com. Pitara is a cool site for preteens who want a different view of the world-and who want to be treated like smart kids! Everything here is about creativity. First, gear up with a folk tale from India. Check out the tale of the magic turtle, and see what Haka and Paka the twin jackals are up to. There are lots of other stories and poems, too, in English and Hindi. If you're a more visual kid, check out the arts activities, including the coloring book full of great pictures from Indian culture. Be sure to check out the Kathakali mask! Of course, there are interactive brain teasers and, best of all, YOU can design your own news Web page. It's easy. And why not meet some international smart kids like yourself on the e-pals network. This site makes the Web a welcoming place for kids, so explore the Web from an Indian perspective today.

Visit: www.pitara.com
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Visit A Living Eden Issue Date: 02-07-1999

Cool Spots imageThe twigs crackle under your feet as you push your way through the dense foliage of the jungle. As you come into a clearing, you see an amazing, endangered creature. Don't miss your chance-take a picture fast! This is just the beginning of your Madagascar adventure. At www.pbs.org/edens/madagascar step into the boots of two famous filmmakers who trek around the world looking for rare and unusual wildlife, and see paradise through their cameras. Your journey starts with a click on "Eden Evolution," where you'll get a crash-course on the who, what and where of this amazing African island. Then you're ready to meet some locals, like lemurs and chameleons. Find out what it's like to be a nature photographer waiting for that perfect shot. Have fun frolicking with the lemurs. Just don't forget to write home now and then!

Visit: www.pbs.org/edens/madagascar
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Freedom Fighter Issue Date: 02-07-1999

Cool Spots imageAs an early father of the civil rights movement, Frederick Douglass' impact on American history has been enormous. Born a slave, he broke free of his shackles and went on to become a highly respected abolitionist, human rights activist, author and orator. At American Visionaries: Frederick Douglass, you'll find an exhibit that explores his many achievements and reforms. Cry freedom at www.nps.gov/history/museum/exhibits/douglass to learn about the Underground Railroad, the raid on Harper's Ferry and his meetings with John Brown and Abraham Lincoln. An image gallery contains pictures of Douglass, while the timeline takes you from his days as a servant and laborer to his political triumphs. It's time to meet the myth, the legend and the man!

Visit: www.nps.gov/history/museum/exhibits/douglass
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Super, Natural Nicaragua Issue Date: 12-13-1998

Cool Spots imageA land of mountains, volcanoes, beaches and jungle, Nicaragua is a Central American oasis of beauty. At Experience Nicaragua, you'll discover the magic of the country and meet the friendly people who live here. Hop into your 4X4 and off-road out to http://library.thinkquest.org/17749 for an exotic adventure. From poetry to local cuisine, you'll discover a culture that draws from the native Indians and the Spanish settlers. Be sure to taste the popular gallo pinto dish! Join in one of the fiestas, annual celebrations that include parades, music, dance and plays. The site's multimedia page-with video clips, interviews and local music-is nothing short of great entertainment. Plus, there's a special section dedicated to the country's many volcanoes, featuring a way-cool volcanic eruption simulator. Nicaragua has it all, including the heat.

Visit: http://library.thinkquest.org/17749
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Go on an African Safari Issue Date: 12-06-1998

Cool Spots imageGas up the Jeep and put some film in your camera - it's safari time! Run like a cheetah to The Living Africa site at http://library.thinkquest.org/16645. This huge continent is home to a variety of cultures, landscapes and wildlife. Wander around from Morocco to Mount Kilimanjaro, and you'll constantly discover something new. Meet the many ethnic groups who inhabit Africa, such as the Bantu and the Manding. This continent has dozens of countries, hundreds of languages and tons of different customs to learn about. See the longest river and the largest desert in the world, and study up on all your favorite animals in the wildlife section. Now that you're feeling ready, play the wildlife conservation game. Here you will fly all over the continent, document all the wildlife you see, and do your part to help preserve the living Africa.

Visit: http://library.thinkquest.org/16645
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