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First Explorers Issue Date: 04-13-2014

Cool Spots imageAdventure awaits in Jamestown, Virginia, as you go On the Trail of Captain John Smith, kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/games/interactiveadventures/john-smith. Trying to settle in new territory is challenging as the English encounter Native American tribes who have been living there for years. Build the Fort, go on a Treasure Hunt and try Sword Fishing. When John Smith is captured by Indian warriors, learn how he makes peace with Chief Powhatan. Settlers encounter trials such as fires, famine and strife, but survive a long winter with help from their friends.

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Explore the River Issue Date: 03-16-2014

Cool Spots imageCan you imagine walking on the bottom of the Mississippi River? Discover the Secrets of a Master Builder, pbs.org/wgbh/amex/eads/index.html, who did just that. In the 1800s, traveling long distances by land was difficult, especially when it came to crossing a large river. Meet James Eads, builder of the first steel bridge in the world, in The Film & More. He also devised a way to dive to the bottom of the river to explore and salvage lost cargo. Meet people who influenced him in People & Events, then view his designs in the Gallery.

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Mount Rushmore Memorial Issue Date: 01-19-2014

Cool Spots imageCyArk presents the digital preservation of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, archive.cyark.org/mount-rushmore-national-memorial-intro. This granite sculpture, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, is visited by more than 3 million people each year. Did you know it took 400 workers 14 years to complete the sculpture, starting in 1927? Begin with a Virtual Tour of the site, then move on to Carving the Sculpture to see the historic photographs taken as work on the project progressed.

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Influential Women Issue Date: 12-29-2013

Cool Spots imageThe National Portrait Gallery offers a closer look at the Women of Our Time, npg.si.edu/cexh/woot. At the beginning of the 20th century, women did not have the right to vote, but by its end they could serve in public office, were fixtures in corporate life and had opportunities they only dreamed of decades earlier. You’ve heard of many of these women, but learn their stories when you click on their portraits in the Gallery. Meet aviator Amelia Earhart, civil rights activist Rosa Parks and chef/author Julia Child.

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World History Issue Date: 12-15-2013

Cool Spots imageNational Geographic Kids allows you to explore countries of the world, kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find, through photographs, facts and maps. Visit Greece and learn about the ancient land that hosted the first Olympic Games in 776 B.C. If you are researching a world history project for school, you can Print This Feature to have all of the facts at your fingertips. Did you know that Denmark was once covered in trees, or that its largest mammal is the red deer?

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