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Showing Grade 8, Unit 5, War of 1812, Monroe Doctrine, and Indian Treaties
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Fort McHenry National Monument

http://www.bcpl.net/~etowner/patriots.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Take a virtual tour of Fort McHenry and see where the Star Spangled Banner was written. Standard 3.4.3 and 8.5.1

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1275

Monroe Doctrine

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=23

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The Monroe Doctrine was part of President James Monroe's seventh annual message to Congress on December 2, 1823. The European powers, according to Monroe, were obligated to respect the Western Hemisphere as the United States' sphere of interest. Standards 8.5.2, 11.4.3 and 11.9.3

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: 2196

War of 1812

http://americanhistory.si.edu/militaryhistory/exhibition/flash.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The U.S. went to war against Great Britain to assert its rights as an independent, sovereign nation, and to attempt the conquest of Canada. America achieved few of its goals and the war ended in a stalemate. But the British bombardment of Fr. McHenry inspired Francis Schott Key to write a poem that later became the National Anthem. Also, Andrew Jackson's victory against the British in New Orleans brought him such attention that he was able to run for president. Standard 8.5.1

Comments: Select War of 1812 from the timeline of U.S. Wars by Smithsonian.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Resource ID: 3409

War of 1812

http://www.multied.com/1812/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This History Central site is richly viusal and has clear text describing the causes of the War of 1812 and the major battles. Standard 8.5.1

Comments: The visual quality of this site will make it valuable for ELL students.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3410

Brief biography of Andrew Jackson 1767 - 1845

http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/P/aj7/about/bio/jackxx.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This biography of President Andrew Jackson from the University of Groningen websites has enough detail for students to understand both the man and his time. There are also links to other important people of the day such as Calhoun and J.Q. Adams. Standards 5.3.6, 8.8.1 and 8.4.3

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 438

Fort McHenry, Our National Birthplace

http://www.bcpl.lib.md.us/~etowner/anthem.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site shows Fort McHenry and has information on the Star Spangled Banner which was written during a battle at the fort. Standards 1.3.3, 3.4.3, and 8.5.1

Comments: A good site for information on the Star Spangled Banner

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1276

Monroe Doctrine

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

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is the complete text of the Monroe Doctrine that was part of President Monroe's speech to Congress, December 2, 1823. Standards 8.5.2, 11.4.3 and 11.9.3

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2197

Road to the Battle of Washington - British Style

http://www.tc-solutions.com/croom/1812.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site has a large map and description of the naval operations that led up to the burning of Washington D.C. during the War of 1812. What is unique is that it is written from the British perspective. Standard 8.5.1

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2652

Robert Raikes and Sunday Schools

http://www.infed.org/walking/wa-raikes.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Robert Raikes, editor and publisher of the Glouster Journal,has been credited with starting the Sunday school movement that began in England and spread quickly to America in the late 18th c. These schools became crucial working class institutions for teaching basic skills, values, and providing social services. Standards 8.6.5 and 11.3.1

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 379

Treaty of Ghent

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=20

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The Treaty of Ghent, signed on December 24, 1814, ended the War of 1812, fought between Great Britain and the United States. By the treaty, Great Britain agreed to relinquish claims to the Northwest Territory, and both countries pledged to work toward ending the slave trade. America, in turn, gained influence as a foreign power. Standard 8.5.1

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: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3204

15 resources found; showing 10 per page, sorted by Rating then by Title...
Showing Grade 8, Unit 5, War of 1812, Monroe Doctrine, and Indian Treaties
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