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Daniel Dunihue Diary Kept During the Removal of the Shawnee and Seneca 1832

http://www.connerprairie.org/historyonline/drddiary.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This diary was maintained by Daniel R. Dunihue during the period he helped conduct the removal a group of Seneca and Shawnee from near New Lebanon, Ohio to Missouri in 1832. The removals resulted from treaties negotiated at Lewistown and Wapaghkonnetta by Dunihue's cousin James B. Gardiner, a specially appointed Commisioner and Indian agent John McElvain. Dunihue was only 21 at the time. The names of the Indians forced from their homes may be found at http://www.connerprairie.org/muster.html It is astonishing today to realize that events of such importance to the Native People were mixed in with references to mundane daily duties in the writer's mind. Standard 8.5.3

Comments: Students will need to practice "skimming" in order to find the references to the Indian Removal in these diary pages from August to December 1832. This is from the Conner Prairie website of the open air historical museum in Fishers Indiana.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 884

Day in the Life of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello

http://www.monticello.org/jefferson/dayinlife/sunrise/home.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Starting at dawn, follow a day in Jefferson's life after he retired from politics and returned to plantation management at his beloved Monticello. Standard 3.4.6, 5.5.4, and 8.3.4

Comments: The reading level is pretty high for elementary students, but the subjects discussed are fascinating and would interest students of all ages.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 890

Gibbons v. Ogden (1824)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=24

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This Supreme Court decision forbade states from enacting any legislation that would interfere with Congress's right to regulate commerce among the separate states and that Federal law takes precedence over state laws. Standards 8.4.3 and 12.3.1 economics

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: 1377

IMA Hero: Sacagawea

http://www.imahero.com/herohistory/sacagawea_herohistory.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is an overview of the life of Sacagawea ponting out her importance to the Lewis and Clark expedition. Included is a brief biography, a timeline, photos, and URL links. "Bear" in mind that this site is produced by a stuffed animal company. Standards 8.8.2 and 5.8.3

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1677

Kentucky Resolution: 1799

http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/virres.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This resolution was adopted by the Kentucky legislature in Nov., 1798. as a protest against the Alien and Sedition Acts passed by Congress. It was authored by Thomas Jefferson, and preceeded a similar resolution in Virginia by James Madison. The resolutions declared that the Constitution merely established a compact between the states and that the federal government had no right to exercise powers not specifically delegated to it under the terms of the compact. This idea forms the basis for the argument of secession used by the south in the Antebellam period that it is a democratic right to break away form the union. Stanards 8.3.4, and 8.9.5

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1882

Marbury v. Madison

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=19

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Read the Supreme Court decision that gave the Supreme Court the power of judicial review. This decision established the right of the courts to determine the constitutionality of the actions of the other two branches of government and strongly reinforced the idea of separation of powers. Standards 8.3.0, and 12.5.3

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

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Resource ID: 2086

Road Through the Wilderness: Making of the National Road

http://www.connerprairie.org/historyonline/ntlroad.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Learn about the making of the first "U.S. Highway," the National Road into Ohio. Answer these and many more questions: Why did Americans want this road? What was the route? How did they select the route? How much did it cost? How did it change America? Standard 5.8.1 and 8.8.2

Comments: This site by Conner Prairie Museum is recommended by the History Channel. The mostly text format will be made more accessible to fifth grade students if divided into sections by the teacher.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2651

Romancing the Indian

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/HNS/Indians/intro2.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Explore attitudes toward Native Americans as expressed in the works of Washington Irving, James Fennimore Cooper, Mark Twain and others. This site includes illustrations from the period. Standard 8.4.4

Comments: This site is very advanced in terms of reading levels and concepts explored. A better resource for teachers than 8th grade students.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2665

Virginia Resolution: 1798

http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/virres.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This resolution was adopted by the Virginia Senate on December 24, 1798, as a protest against the Alien and Sedition Acts passed by Congress. It was authored by James Madison, in collaboration with Thomas Jefferson, who authored a set of resolutions for Kentucky. The resolutions declared that the Constitution merely established a compact between the states and that the federal government had no right to exercise powers not specifically delegated to it under the terms of the compact. This idea forms the basis for the argument of secession used by the south in the Antebellam period that it is a democratic right to break away form the union. Stanards 8.3.4, and 8.9.5

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3355

Abigail Adams

http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/firstladies/aa2.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This is a one page biography of Abigail Adams with links to pages of all the first ladies. Standard 5.6.3

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 47

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