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Showing Grade 8, Unit 8, American West: 1800-1850
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A Paradise Called Texas

http://www.oldcardboard.com/lsj/olbooks/apct/pct.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This electronic book, containing the full text of A Paradise Called Texas, is the story of young Mina, who immigrated with her parents from Germany in 1845--the year that the Republic of Texas became a state of the United States. Written by Janice Jordan Shefelman, this story is based on her family history. Standard 8.8.6

Comments: The book is printable by chapters or could be read in sections online.

Resource Type: Literature/Story.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 35

About the Jacksonian Era

http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/modules/jacksonian/index.cfm?

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Here is a brief, clear explanaiton of the changes that were taking place in America during the time of Andrew Jackson. This introduction links to primary source material and maps. Standards 8.4.3 and 8.8.1

Comments: This is site was developed by Gilder Lehrman.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 56

Alamo de Parras

http://www.tamu.edu/ccbn/dewitt/adp/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The history of the Alamo begins long before 1836. It is the story of a thriving community whose citizens lived and died within the shadow of the mission's walls. Built by Spanish priests and their Indian converts, the mission San Antonio de Valero later became the home to the Spanish soldiers whose company name, Alamo de Parras, became the new identity for the site. Standard 5.8.5, 5.8.6 and 8.8.6

Comments: This might be a useful site for a 4-5 combination class to make a comparison of the California and Texas missions.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 132

At Home in the Heartland

http://www.museum.state.il.us/exhibits/athome/welcome.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is an interactive exhibit on people in the prairie from 1800-1850. Students read stories based on a midwife, a slave, and a farmer. Standard 5.8.4 and 8.8.2

Comments: Each story has questions and activities. Excellent graphics.

Resource Type: Literature/Story.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 327

California's Untold Stories: Gold Rush!

http://www.museumca.org/goldrush.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site has awesome pictures and background information from the Oakland Museum Gold Rush exhibit. It will certainly grab the attention of anyone with the slightest interest in the topic. Standards 3.3.2, 4.3.3, 5.8.4, and 8.8.2

Comments: There are lesson materials as well.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 570

Desert Peoples of the American Southwest

http://www.desertusa.com/ind1/du_peo_past.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site organizes information about Native American peoples of the desert southwest for easy access. It includes both ancient peoples, such as the Anasazi and Hohokham, as well as modern Native American groups. Standards 5.1.1 and 8.8.2

Comments: The organization of this site is outstanding for school use.

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 933

Discovering Lewis and Clark

http://www.lewis-clark.org/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This hyperhistory of Lewis and Clark by the Montana Committee for the Humanities has excerpts from the journals, aerial pictures of the regions they explored today, maps, and articles by historians. There are also background geography information, pictures of tools used on the expedition, descriptions of Indians they met, including Sakakawea. Standards 5.8.3 and 8.8.2

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3601

Exploring the West from Monticello to Lewis and Clark

http://www.lib.virginia.edu/exhibits/lewis_clark/home.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site has links to maps of the New World created during the Age of Exploration and also has many of North America developed for and by the Lewis and Clark expedition. Standards 5.8.3 and 8.8.2

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1162

Follow in the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark

http://www.sierraclub.org/lewisandclark/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This Lewis and Clark site is from an environmentalist perspective showing the changes in the natural enviroment that have occurred since expedition recorded the species of flora and fauna in the West. The section "On the Trail" has excerpts from the expedition notebooks that are very readable and have pictures of what is described. Standards 5.8.3 and 8.8.2

Comments: The Sierra Club developed and maintains this site.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1266

Gold Rush: An American Experience

http://pbskids.org/wayback/goldrush/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This PBS site is a great source for pictures, maps, and text about the California Gold Rush made for kids. Standard 3.3.2 and 4.3.3

Comments: This site is fun and easy to explore. As in many PBS sites, enjoy it while it is here.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1397

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