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Visit the Seminoles Issue Date: 11-09-1997

Cool Spots imageGet lost in the swamps of Florida and get to know the Seminole people from their Web site at www.seminoletribe.com. This site has everything, from ancient history to the current events reported in the Seminole Tribune newspaper. Start off with a history lesson, discovering the ancient peoples of Florida, their encounters with the Spaniards, and their battles to save their homeland. You can also explore all the fascinating aspects of Seminole culture: dances, medicines, foods, stories and crafts. You can even learn how to say "dog" or "turtle" in Seminole. Just watch out for the crocodiles.

Visit: www.seminoletribe.com
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Serf's Up In The Middle Ages Issue Date: 11-09-1997

Cool Spots imageImagine yourself as a knight during the medieval era, taking part in great battles and adventures for your king and queen across England. Taking a trip back to one of the most exciting chapters in history is as easy as jumping on the Internet at the Middle Ages Web site. By roaming out to www.learner.org/interactives/middleages you'll discover the world of the Middle Ages in Europe, from the relationship between royals and peasantry to the elaborate fashions and buildings that capture our imaginations to this day. The site covers all of the elements of medieval living, including life in the towns, music and art, and the dangers that existed for medieval townspeople. You'll meet such intriguing characters as the Poor Clare Sisters, Joan of Arc and King John. And for the hardcore historian, links to the Magna Carta Web Site and the Feudal Terms of England Dictionary provide even more depth to this fascinating subject.

Visit: www.learner.org/interactives/middleages
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This History is Hot! Issue Date: 11-02-1997

Cool Spots imageOne of history's most destructive fires was the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Now you can travel back in time to witness this incredible event at www.chicagohs.org/fire. This World Wide Web site contains all kinds of essays, photographs, drawings, maps, newspaper articles and even an interactive panorama of the city to give you a feel of historic Chicago before, during and after the fire. The Web of Memory reveals how this fire personally affected the citizens of Chicago through survivors' diaries and paintings and drawings that capture the excitement and tragedy of the day.

Visit: www.chicagohs.org/fire
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Invention Dimension Issue Date: 09-21-1997

Cool Spots imageHave you ever walked through a store and wondered how a toy like the Etch-a-Sketch came to be made? How about something more important, like the television set? Brought to you by the grown-up whiz kids at MIT, this valuable site salutes the inventors and innovators who shape the world around us. Just head over to http://web.mit.edu/invent and you'll get the goods on every invention from Alexander Graham Bell's telephone to Thomas Edison's phonograph. And if you think you may be the next Ben Franklin or have a pet project up your sleeve, you'll find plenty of resources and Web links to help you further your cause, including the Handbook for Inventors. It's time to unveil your ideas to the world!

Visit: http://web.mit.edu/invent
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World War I: Trenches On the Web Issue Date: 09-14-1997

Cool Spots imageFor the military buff or history hound in each of us, World War I: Trenches on the Web offers an online look at one of the most brutal chapters of modern history. By marching out to www.worldwar1.com one can explore an era when kingdoms began to crumble and new nations arose from those ashes. Whether you're flying across Europe with the Red Baron, listening in to the "shot heard round the world," or taking cover in a naval battle, you can be sure that this is as close as you'll get to the real thing. Trenches on the Web also offers a reference library , a discussion forum and online assistance for students.

Visit: www.worldwar1.com
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