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Founding Fathers Issue Date: 09-17-2017

Cool Spots image The National Archives created Founders Online, founders.archives.gov, a unique collection of documents written by our Founding Fathers. George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison are just a few of the familiar names youíll find in this resource. Many of these men were friends and corresponded with each other. Read through their letters, journal entries and articles to find out more about them. Move beyond the history books to discover the brilliant leaders whose ideas formed our government. Find out which of the Founding Fathers secretly wrote for The New-England Courant.

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Post Office Issue Date: 07-23-2017

Cool Spots image The Postmasterís Challenge, postalmuseum.si.edu/activity/challenge, was created by the Smithsonian Postal Museum to test your knowledge about the U.S. Postal Service. Each correct answer is worth from 1,000 to 1 million credits. Think carefully, because a wrong answer will send you back to the beginning. If you get into a bind, ask the Postal Clerk for assistance. Do you know why the mailman rang the doorbell twice, or who was the first woman to be featured on a stamp? Youíll need to know these and other facts to win this game. Once youíre ready to play, be prepared to answer quickly and beat the timer!

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You Are the Mayor Issue Date: 05-28-2017

Cool Spots image Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be in charge of a city? ElectroCity, electrocity.co.nz, gives you the chance to be mayor of a town you create. In How to Play, learn the importance of balancing growth and environmental impact, then choose a name for your city in Game. Your decisions will affect the economy, environment and resources available to your citizens. Youíll make choices about whether to plant a forest or log one, or whether to build a ski field, increasing tourism and revenue in your town. Not everybody will be happy with your decisions, so get the facts first.

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Impact of Voting Districts Issue Date: 05-07-2017

Cool Spots image In the United States, elected representatives serve geographical areas called districts, and their boundaries can have a great impact on election results. The ReDistricting Game, redistrictinggame.org, is a series of missions in which you are the mapmaker, drawing the lines defining district boundaries. You must consider many factors before you decide where to draw the lines. Play the Game, selecting your mission. Learn the basics in Mission 1: Fundamentals. State representatives and the governor will give you feedback about your choices, but the courts will make the final determination.

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Celebrate Presidents Day Issue Date: 02-19-2017

Cool Spots image Scholastic created Presidents Day: Everything You Need, scholastic.com/teachers/unit/presidents-day-everything-you-need, to help celebrate the birthday of the first U.S. president, George Washington. This wonderful collection of resources contains historical facts, games, videos, crafts and articles designed to answer many of your questions about our former presidents. Watch Two Great Presidents to gather facts about two of our greatest leaders. Play Presidents, Game 1: A History Mystery Activity, and use hints from Carlotta to see if you can solve the mystery using the fewest clues possible. Ready for a challenge? Try the Presidential Cyberhunt!

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