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Showing Grade 8, Unit 4, Early American Leaders, Events, and Culture
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Cooper Society

http://external.oneonta.edu/cooper/

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This is the James Fenimore Cooper Society site. It is composed of links to scholarly papers and biographical information. One of the most interesting links is to a list of every movie made from Cooper's works. Included are cast members, plot synopses, and reviews. Standard 8.4.4

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 817

Daniel Boone

http://www.americanwest.com/pages/boone.htm

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This Harrodsburg Historical Society site is a short biography of Daniel Boone. Standard 5.3.4 and 8.4.1

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 882

Noah Webster and America's First Dictionary

http://www.m-w.com/about/noah.htm

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: If it weren't for Noah Webster we would be spelling music "musick" and plow "plough." Living at the time oft he American Revolution he was one of the Founding Fathers by helping to create America's version of English. Standard 8.4.4

Comments: This short biography links to the Webster homesite and information about Connecticut in the late 18th century.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2322

Warning Against the Search for Monsters to Destroy

http://www.bartleby.com/73/613.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: In a Fourth of July 1821, John Quincy Adams, then Secretary of State, outlines what he considers the ideals of America. He states "[America's] glory is not dominion, but liberty. Her march is the march of the mind. She has a spear and a shield: but the motto upon her shield is, Freedom, Independence, Peace. This has been her Declaration: this has been, as far as her necessary intercourse with the rest of mankind would permit, her practice." Standard 8.4.2

Comments: This is a difficult-to-find primary resource that has great value as a discussion starter about American ideals.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3413

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