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April 2001

ExploreDC.org
http://www.exploredc.org/index.php
GRADE LEVEL: 6-12

CONTENT:
ExploreDC.org takes visitors on a tour of the "history, heritage and culture" of the nation's capital.
AESTHETICS:
This well-designed and attractive site has both a Flash version and a low-bandwidth version.
ORGANIZATION:
The top navigation menu lists the five main sections and the submenus for each section.
REVIEW:
The site's five main sections -- Local History, Federal City, African American Heritage, US Presidents, and Specialty Tours -- are each rich in content. Students can learn about the people and places, the building of the city, and the government. They can also take a virtual tour of the monuments. Specialty Tours include the African American Heritage Tour, the Civil War Tour, the Dupont Circle/Kalorama Tour, and the Potomac Adventure. There is a lesson plan section for teachers and an interactive time line. Also included are additional resources.
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