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Define Cool Issue Date: 02-01-2015

Cool Spots imageHave you ever wondered what it means to say someone is “cool”? American Cool, npg.si.edu/exhibit/Cool, looks at the qualities that different generations have admired through news and media. Examine photographs of people who may look familiar from history books, magazines or movies. You’ll find a range of personalities in The Birth of Cool, including actors, musicians and singers. Did they have anything in common? Meet Joan Didion in Cool and the Counterculture. Her writing captured American life from the 1960s. Read about these people and make your own list of people whose qualities you admire.

Visit: http://npg.si.edu/exhibit/Cool
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Let Freedom Ring Issue Date: 01-18-2015

Cool Spots imageFreedom’s Ring, freedomsring.stanford.edu/?view=Speech, is an animation of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Portraits of black Americans help you learn what inspired his powerful words. While his speech was given 100 years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, black citizens still suffered racial injustices. Restaurants, hotels, schools and businesses were allowed to refuse service to people because of the color of their skin. Dr. King encouraged people to bravely and peacefully stand against these injustices. Listen to his words that brought change.

Visit: http://freedomsring.stanford.edu/?view=Speech
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Historic Missourians Issue Date: 11-30-2014

Cool Spots imageThe State Historical Society of Missouri presents Historic Missourians, shs.umsystem.edu/historic missourians/index. html. Meet Daniel Boone, a famous frontier adventurer known for hunting and scouting. Have you ever heard of Cal Hubbard? He is the only man ever named to both the College and Professional Football Hall of Fame, in addition to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Charles Lindbergh was the first man to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean. One of these extraordinary people could be a good subject for your next research paper.

Visit: http://shs.umsystem.edu/historic missourians/index
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Avoid a Shipwreck Issue Date: 11-16-2014

Cool Spots imageVisit Graveyard of the Pacific in the icy waters of Vancouver Island, pacificshipwrecks.ca/english/game.html. Begin Your Voyage by choosing your cargo, vessel and crew. You have a budget, so use your funds wisely. There is an upside and a downside with each choice. For instance, a local crew that is familiar with these waters may get you to your destination safely, but may also cost twice as much as a less experienced crew. Cargo such as coal is a great moneymaker, but you must decide if its benefits outweigh the risks.

Visit: http://pacificshipwrecks.ca/english/game.html
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A Factory City Issue Date: 10-26-2014

Cool Spots imageBuilding Detroit, detroithistorical.org/buildingdetroit, is an interactive game in which you experience changes that led a frontier city to become a factory town over five generations. Check out the Timeline of Detroit History before you start Building Detroit. Your journey begins at the age of 20 in 1750. Did you know that an early settlement in Detroit was called New France? You can own land and build a prosperous life there. Make choices for your family and earn Job Experience points to increase your income along the way.

Visit: http://detroithistorical.org/buildingdetroit
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