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Showing Grade 8, Unit 2a, Documents of Freedom
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Benjamin Franklin in His Own Words

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/franklin-home.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Benjamin Franklin: In His Own Words, indicates the depth and breadth of Benjamin Franklin's public, professional, and scientific accomplishments through important documents, letters, books, broadsides, and cartoons. Marking the tercentenary of Franklin's birth, this exhibition, concentrates on his achievements as a printer and writer, an inventor and scientist, and, particularly, as a politician and statesman. Standards 2.5, 3.4.6, 5.5.4, 5.5.3, 8.2.1 and 8.2.2

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Resource ID: 3787

Declararion of Independence: The Wants, the Will, the Hopes of the People

http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/document/index.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This website on the Declaration has the rough draft, the Congressial draft, and the Dnlap Broadside of the Declaration. There is also a set of brief biographies o the signers, Jefferson's account of the writig, a timeline and more. Standards 3.4.3, 5.5.3, 8.1.2, 10.2.2, 11.1.1 and 12.1.3

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3790

Delegates to the Constitutional Convention

http://www.constitutioncenter.org/explore/FoundingFathers/index.shtml

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Description: Delegates hailing from all the original states except Rhode Island gathered in the Pennsylvania State House in 1787 to participate in the Constitutional Convention. Who were these men? Many of the delegates had fought in the American Revolution and about three-fourths had served in Congress. The average age was 42. Learn more here. Standards 5.7.0, 8.2.4, and 8.2.5

Comments: This is carefully researched information from the National Constitution Center.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 915

Federalist 10 and 51 (1787-88)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=10

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The Federalist Papers were a series of 85 essays written by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay to persuade the people of New York to ratify the new Constitution. The essays featured here are Federalist No. 10 and Federalist No. 51. The former, written by James Madison, refuted the belief that it was impossible to extend a republican government over a large territory. It also discussed special interest groups. The later emphasized the importance of checks and balances within a government. Standards 8.1.3, 8.2.4, 10.2.2, 11.1.2, and Government 12.1.4, 12.1.5

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1206

George Washington's Home Page

http://gwpapers.virginia.edu/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Here is the entire collection of George Washington's diaries and papers. When did he find the time? Standards 5.5.4, 5.6.3, 8.2.4, 8.4.2

Comments: This is the place if you want to know more about Washington.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1361

History of the United Kingdom - Primary Documents

http://library.byu.edu/~rdh/eurodocs/uk.html

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Description: This site has useful primary sources for teaching English history and the Enlightenment. They are organized by date. 1066-1485 has The Battle of Hastings, Statutes of Williams the Conquerer, Magna Carta, Parliamentary Origins of England, and documents realted to exploration and expansion. Standards 7.11.4-6, 8.2.1, 10.2.1, 11.1.1, 12.1.1

Resource Type: True.

Resource ID: 1605

Images of America's Founders and the Constitution

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.constitution.org/img/signing.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.constitution.org/cs_image.htm&h=201&w=300&sz=27&tbnid=AM2lqcVzJhEJ:&tbnh=74&tbnw=111&hl=en&start=2&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsigning%2Bconstitution%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26ie%3DUTF-8%26safe%3Dactive%26sa%3DG

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Description: This site has portraits of key philosophers who developed the ideas around which American government is built. There are images of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence as well as all the Founders including those who participated in writing and those who opposed it or were absent. Standards 4.5.0, 5.7.0 , 8.2.0, 11.1.0, and 12.1.0

Comments: This is a useful site for accessing visuals for PowerPoints and other presentations.

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3613

To Form A More Perfect Union

http://rs6.loc.gov/ammem/bdsds/bdexhome.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Thumbnail engravings illustrate this history of the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention. Links in the material lead students to more information about key people, events, and ideas. Standards 5.5.2 and 8.2.2

Comments: Don't forget to click on the thumbnails for expanded views of the engravings.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3176

U.S. Constitution

http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.overview.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: It is with reference to this important document that all current law is made and measured. Links to preamble, articles, signers and amendments. Standards 4.5 all, 5.7 all, 8.2 all, 8.3.3, 8.3.6, 8.10.3, 8.11.5, 11.1.2, 11.1.3, 11.2.9, 11.5.3, 11.5.4, 11.10.7, 11.11.4, 12.1 all, 12.2 all, 12.4 all, 12.5 all, 12.7 all

Comments: Required reading under AB3086.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3244

U.S. Constitution

http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.overview.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: It is with reference to this important document that all current law is made and measured. Links to preamble, articles, signers and amendments. Standards 4.5 all, 5.7 all, 8.2 all, 8.3.3, 8.3.6, 8.10.3, 8.11.5, 11.1.2, 11.1.3, 11.2.9, 11.5.3, 11.5.4, 11.10.7, 11.11.4, 12.1 all, 12.2 all, 12.4 all, 12.5 all, 12.7 all

Comments: Required reading under AB3086.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3245

17 resources found; showing 10 per page, sorted by Rating then by Title...
Showing Grade 8, Unit 2a, Documents of Freedom
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