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Anna Visits Jamestown Issue Date: 06-28-2015

Cool Spots imageWatch Anna’s Adventures in historyisfun.org/video/annas-adventures, a look at what life was like for the first settlers of Jamestown, Virginia. Take a tour of the Susan Constant, the ship that carried settlers to Jamestown, in Ship Shape! The journey was treacherous and filled with many hardships. In Simple Machines, learn about the tools colonists used to make life easier. The Powhatan people knew how to hunt, fish, gather and grow their food, and English settlers learned many skills from them. Learn more in Eat Like a Powhatan.

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Beautiful Architecture Issue Date: 05-10-2015

Cool Spots imageFamous Historic Buildings, famous-historic-buildings.org.uk, is a wonderful collection of photographs, videos and historical information about architectural sites from around the world. Travel to Europe, where a visit to the Tower of London will reveal its history as a castle, palace, prison and museum. Watch the video and take a look inside. Then visit one of the largest archaeological sites of the Maya civilization, which can be found in the jungles of Guatemala. The ruins of Tikal date back to 800 B.C., but were not discovered until the 1840s.

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Who’s on the Cover? Issue Date: 03-22-2015

Cool Spots imageCover Art: The Time Collection at the National Portrait Gallery, npg.si.edu/time, displays portraits that have appeared on the cover of Time magazine. Learn what made big news 50 years ago in Technology and Invention. The 1982 Man of the Year issue also chose a Machine of the Year. Can you guess what it was? Listen to the beautiful music of violin prodigy and conductor Yehudi Menuhin. Read about physicist Albert Einstein and hear one of his lectures. Who was named Man of the Half-Century? Find out why he earned that honor.

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CIA Mission Issue Date: 03-15-2015

Cool Spots imageJunior Officer Ava Shoephone needs your help. Mission: World Exploration, cia.gov/kids-page/games/world-exploration, gives you a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) assignment that requires geography knowledge. If you need help, you can consult the World Factbook. Choose a level to get started. You’ll need to know a variety of facts about places around the world. For instance, did you know that Hong Kong is made up of more than 200 islands? In the first level, Ava is searching for a Mr. Kent. Can you help her find him?

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Yosemite Valley Issue Date: 02-08-2015

Cool Spots imageThe Waterfalls of Yosemite National Park, nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/waterfalls.htm, in California are spectacular. Yosemite Falls is 2,425 feet high, making it the fifth-highest waterfall in the world. Watch the 10-minute podcast where park rangers share their knowledge about the falls. Have you ever thought about how differently water moves in streams, ponds or lakes? Watch how water comes to life when it flows like a free-falling river. In mid- to late February each year, Horsetail Fall appears to be on fire as it reflects the colors of the sunset. Read about some of the hiking trails that offer incredible views of Yosemite’s waterfalls.

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