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First Ladies Issue Date: 07-27-2014

Cool Spots imageSchool begins in just a few weeks, and soon you’ll be searching for a topic for your first research paper. Visit the National First Ladies Library, firstladies.org, to get to know the amazing women who have served alongside U.S. presidents. In Research, you will find biographies for every first lady, from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama. In Events and Exhibits you can see the American Impressionist paintings of Ellen Axson Wilson, wife of President Woodrow Wilson. Explore Eyes on First Ladies: The Power of the Press to see what it’s like to live in the national spotlight.

Visit: http://firstladies.org
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Get Moving Issue Date: 07-13-2014

Cool Spots imageVisit dramatic locales in our national parks at I Hike Virtual Trails, nps.gov/webrangers/ihike/home.cfm. Begin by recording how far you’ve already walked today in Enter Walking Distance. Use the number of actual steps you entered to take virtual trips to scenic parks around the country. Now it’s time to Choose a Trail. Try the National Mall and Memorial Parks, an inspiring walk that begins with a visit to the Washington Monument. You’ll see beautiful Trail Images along the way. Acadia National Park is a scenic coastal forest. Can you guess where it is located?

Visit: http://nps.gov/webrangers/ihike/home.cfm
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Step Into the House Issue Date: 06-15-2014

Cool Spots imageStep Inside the White House, whitehouse.gov/about/inside-white-house, and take a walk around the most famous residence in the world. Did you know that President Theodore Roosevelt gave the residence its official name in 1901? Find out what others wanted to name it and more in White House Trivia. The Interactive Tour is a virtual map of famous rooms in the White House that are rarely seen by the public. Tour the West Wing, then watch the Video Series and see what goes on behind the scenes. In Décor and Art, learn more about the famous paintings that hang in the White House.

Visit: http://whitehouse.gov/about/inside-white-house
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Explore Madagascar Issue Date: 06-01-2014

Cool Spots imageThis island isn’t just home to cartoon animals in a popular movie; it’s a real place with colorful creatures and a rich culture. A Tour of Madagascar for Kids, wildmadagascar.org/kids, shows how unique the island is. Most of the plants and animals on Madagascar do not exist anywhere else on Earth. Did you know that Madagascar is home to all of the world’s wild lemurs? It also once had giant land birds that weighed up to 1,100 pounds and laid 20-pound eggs! Whether you are doing research or you’re just curious, you will enjoy exploring the island.

Visit: http://wildmadagascar.org/kids
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Hispanic Heritage Issue Date: 05-04-2014

Cool Spots imageCelebrate Hispanic Heritage, teacher.scholastic.com/activities/hispanic/index.htm, with Scholastic as you examine a history that goes back 500 years. Click on the interactive map to discover key moments in Hispanic History. Meet Famous Latinos such as Mario Molina, who, along with two other scientists, discovered the negative effects of chemicals on the ozone layer. They found that chemicals contained in spray cans, air conditioners and other household items were destroying the ozone layer that protects us from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Discover other amazing contributions Latinos in History have made.

Visit: http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/hispanic/index.htm
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