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Be Prepared Issue Date: 05-18-1997

Cool Spots imageThe Boy Scouts of America have a trail anyone can hike. It leads to their Web site at www.scouting.org. Visit this site to find out how to become a scout or scout leader or to study the history of scouting. Click into the family fun pages to test your skills at identifying state flags, the right knot for the job, or the meaning of common weather signs. Also on this page, you can ask the translators to put your phrase into semaphores or Morse code. You can even pick up some camping tips and famous quotes. Blaze your trail and come camping on the Web with the Boy Scouts.

Visit: www.scouting.org
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IT'S TIME FOR A MYTHICAL ADVENTURE Issue Date: 04-20-1997

Cool Spots imageKings, queens, knights, brigands, music, dancing and tales of dragons. This is a Renaissance Faire, where actors put on costumes and practice the trades and traditions of medieval Europe. At a Faire, visitors travel back several hundred years to sample food, folklore and entertainment. Now at www.renfaire.com you can find out all about Renaissance Faires. From the comfort of your own computer, you can read about the clothing, history, customs and language used to re-create a little history. So, jump on your trusty steed and travel through time to visit the 1500s. Chainmail is not required, unless, you would like to do a little jousting.

Visit: www.renfaire.com
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Learning Hip in Hawaii Issue Date: 01-26-1997

Cool Spots imagePack a lunch and jump on the yellow cyber bus. We're headed to www.punahou.edu to visit Punahou School, where students from Honolulu, Hawaii, spend their days hitting the books and having fun. As one of the largest and best independent schools in the United States, Punahou is truly a cool school. Their homepage allows you to meet students and staff, check out the curriculum, and follow athletic events. There's even information on how to attend Punahou. But before breaking for recess, be sure to read about the Legend of Ka Punahou. Way to go, "Buff 'n' Blue": you've got a great Web site!

Visit: www.punahou.edu
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Lighting the Way Issue Date: 01-26-1997

Cool Spots imageWant to take a seaside vacation in the middle of the winter? Get on the boat to www.aracnet.com/~jkandik and www.outer-banks.com/lighthouses.asp to see some of the most beautiful lighthouses in the world. Whether you're in Bodie Island, N.C.; Vancouver, British Columbia; or Yaquina Bay, Ore., you can learn the history of these amazing structures that have lighted the paths of sailors for more than 100 years. Sometimes getting there is the hardest part. Will you take a map? A ferry boat? A long wooded path? Don't worry. You've got front-row seats for this Internet seafaring adventure. Bon voyage! (The first site is no longer available.)

Visit: www.outer-banks.com/lighthouses.asp
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Explore the Mysteries of Ancient Egypt Issue Date: 01-19-1997

Cool Spots imageHow does a mummy become a mummy? Who was King Tut? Get the answers to these and other questions by exploring the Web sites on Ancient Egypt. First, meet Rosetta Stone at www.clevelandart.org/kids/egypt, your guide to an archeological adventure. You can "ask the mummy" for all kinds of facts about mummies and pyramids, print out cool Egyptian art, and even build your own pharaoh's mask! Then, to find out more about the most famous Egyptian King, check out www1.usa1.com/~madartis/ egypt/ egypt.html where you will find the Treasures of Tutankhamun. You'll see the golden treasures found in Tut's tomb and learn why Egypt's kings were buried with all their favorite furniture! And did you know that Ancient Egyptians didn't use letters? Instead, they wrote with pictures and symbols called hieroglyphs. You can learn hieroglyphics and use them to send secret messages to your friends at www1.torstar.com/ rom/egypt/ the hieroglyphs translator. Only you, your Web-wise friends and the ancient Egyptians will be able to read your secret message. (The second and third sites are no longer available.)

Visit: www.clevelandart.org/kids/egypt
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