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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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A Scientific Masterpiece Issue Date: 12-06-1998

Cool Spots imageYou've probably heard that Leonardo da Vinci wasn't just a painter, right? Sure, Mona Lisa's face is on everything from spaghetti sauce to beach towels, but Leonardo was a serious thinker and a real renaissance man! You should learn more about him. To get a look into the mind of a genius, focus on www.amnh.org/exhibitions/codex/intro.html. You're in for a rare treat, because this site is your ticket to an exhibit of the only Leonardo manuscript in the United States. Hundreds of years ago, Leonardo explored the mysteries of nature in his notebook. It's written in his own secret-code mirror writing, and it's full of his theories, drawings and ideas for scientific experiments. Just observing the details of the world made him one of the most famous men in history. Who knows? Maybe a little genius will rub off on you.

Visit: www.amnh.org/exhibitions/codex/intro.html
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Land of a Thousand Dances Issue Date: 10-25-1998

Cool Spots imageWith its medieval bazaars, sacred mosques and delicious kabobs, Turkey is a country that holds something for everyone. Its culture is neither Asian nor European, but somewhere in between. At the Republic of Turkey's Ministry of Culture Web site, you'll immerse yourself in the art, architecture, history and music of this incredible land. Sail across the Mediterranean to www.kultur.gov.tr/EN to enjoy the wonders of the Old World. You'll explore such landmarks as the Derinkuyu Underground City,the Rumeli Fortress and the Shah Nadir Throne. Get ready to celebrate with the Turkish Ballet as it celebrates its 50th year, or check out the colorful costumes and jewelry still worn at traditional weddings and ceremonies. Welcome to Turkey!

Visit: www.kultur.gov.tr/EN
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