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Showing Grade 8, Unit 6, American Northeast: 1800-1850
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African American Odyssey

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aointro.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is an incredible Library of Congress exhibit on the African American experience in American history. This digital museum is divided in nine sections: Slavery--The Peculiar Institution; Free Blacks in the Antebellum Period; Abolition; The Civil War; Reconstruction; Booker T. Washington Era; World War I and Postwar Society; Depression, New Deal, and World War II; and Civil Rights. Standards 5.4.6, 8.6.4, 8.7.2, 8.7.4, 8.9 all, 8.10.5, 8.11 all, 11.10.1-4

Comments: This resource covers many standards but seeing these documents altogether provides a powerful look at the African American experience in the U.S.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 101

America on the Move

http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthemove/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This Smithsonian site invites users to explore transportation and how innovations in transportation transformed America at certain critical points in history. Visit the exhibition learn how communities were changed by transportation. Investigate the artifacts and images in this Smithsonian collection or explore topics within the theme through web resources developed by curators and historians. Standards 5.8.1, 8.6.2, 8.12.9, and 11.8.7

Comments: The graphics and brief text of this museum on transportation make it a good choice for English Learners.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 174

America on the Move 1800-1900

http://www.historychannel.com/classroom/aotm/aotm.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This History Channel film clip overviews the technological improvements in transportation between 1800 and 1900 and their impact on society, especially the economic development of the interior of the continent, the growth of western cities such as Chicago, and inter-state commerce. Standard 5.8.1, 8.6.1, 8.6.2, and 8.12.9

Comments: This site is noisy so break out the ear phones.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 173

Early Industrialization

http://invention.smithsonian.org/centerpieces/whole_cloth/u2ei/index.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This Smithsonian site uses primary source pictures, patents, and documents to chronicle the early industrial revolution in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The link between the demand for raw material to feed the textile mills in the north and plantation system in the south is clearly made. Sections of the site are devoted to the invention of the cotton gin, water power, the issue of pollution, and the factory system of labor. Standards 8.6.1 and 8.7.1

Comments: There is a teacher section with backgroun information and a set of supporting lessons.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3586

Erie Canal

http://www.history.rochester.edu/canal/index.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The Erie Canal, perhaps the most well known canal in the waterway system, is chronicled here. This site includes maps, a painting, and links to other canal sites. Standard 8.6.2

Comments: Begin your research on America's canals with a visit to this site.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1111

Great Irish Famine

http://www.nde.state.ne.us/SS/irish/irish_pf.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is a hard hitting history of the confict between Britain and Ireland that was part of the larger European Catholic-Protestant religious wars and culminated in the tragedy of the Irish Potato Famine. More than one million Irish starved while a million and a half immigrated to America, Australia and England. Classroom lessons using primary sources appear at the end of the document. Standards 7.9.4, and 8.6.3

Comments: This materials is part of the Holocaust Curriculum in New Jersey and is linked here from the Nebraska Department of Education website

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1447

Inroduction to the Women's Suffrage Movement

http://www.nmwh.org/exhibits/exhibit_frames.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Explore this site by the National Women's History Project to see pictures, documents, songs, biographies and much more related to the history of women's suffrage. Standards 8.6.6 and 11.10.7

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1734

Life and Works of Herman Melville

http://www.booksfactory.com/writers/melville.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Here is a rich resource about Melville with links to his work, geographic data, the arts, other 19th century authors and even Whale conservation. Standard 8.6.7

Comments: Links to primary source documents

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1977

Lowell National Park: Seeds of Industry

http://www.nps.gov/lowe/loweweb/Lowell_History/prologue.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site by the National Park Service describes early American industrical development in textiles that centered in the region of Lowell, Massachusetts during the early 19th century. Included are diagrams of mills and machines. Also included is information on workers and working conditions. Standards 8.6.1 and 8.6.3

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2024

Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

http://pbs.org/stantonanthony/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Take an interactive, virtual trip through the domestic spaces and public places important to the women's suffrage movement. Read scholarly articles, letters, and biographical information about Stanton and Anthony, take a multimedia look at the suffrage movement from the 1840s to the 1920s with a Flash feature, participate in online forums, access classroom resources and much more. Standards 8.6.6 and 11.10.7

Comments: As with all PBS sites, this will be short term so enjoy it while it lasts!

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2333

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