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Images of the American West and Civil War

http://www.treasurenet.com/images/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This extensive collection of images is indexed by subject and state. It includes images of the Civil War as well as many aspects of life in the American West. Standards 4.4.3, 4.4.4, 5.8.1, 8.8.2, and 8.10 (general)

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1690

Jefferson's Secret Message to Congress Regarding the Lewis & Clark Expedition (1803)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=17

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: In this secret message of January 18, 1803, President Jefferson asked Congress for $2,500 to explore the West---all the way to the Pacific Ocean. At the time, the territory did not belong to the United States. Congress agreed to fund the expedition that would be led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Standards 5.8.3 and 8.8.2

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.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1813

Legacies of the Gold Rush: Of Dreams and Dirt

http://www.museumca.org/goldrush/fever20.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This virtual museum traces the history of California's Gold Rush through online exhibits related to the people who lived in California before discovery, mining methods, other ways of earning a living, the roads to California, the new people who migrated to the West, and early statehood. Users may access events by date and through primary resource exhibits on individual people or events. Standards 4.3 all, 5.8.6, 8.8.3 and 8.8.5

Comments: This resource by the Golden State Museum is the real treasure.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1945

Levi Jordan Plantation

http://www.webarchaeology.com/html/Default.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is a rich site featuring the history and archaeology of a plantation in southern Texas from about 1848-1888. Included are the names of the African American people who lived there, photos and descriptions of what has been found about life in the period through archaeology in the slave quarters, and examples of oral histories. Standard 8.8.6 and 8.11.2

Comments: This rich site is still under development but provides ample opportunities to observe how the story of history is written through the ongoing process of research and interpretation of primary material.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1962

Lewis and Clark Bicentennial

http://www.time.com/time/2002/lewis_clark/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: You will be captivated by the Time Magazine site Lewis and Clark Bicentennial. There is a photo essay of what life would have been like along the trail with original pages from the Lewis and Clark Journals. There are biographical sketches of the explorer team and maps retracing the entire adventure. Standards 5.8.3 and 8.8.2

Comments: The photography is breathtaking.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1964

Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery

http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Designed to compliment the PBS production by the same name, this site includes many invaluable resources including information about the people in the Lewis and Clark Expedition, articles about their equipment, excerpts from the journals they kept, information about the various Indian tribes they encountered, material about the animals and plants that they found, and a timeline of the journey. There is also an interactive story for students and classroom resources for teachers. Standards 5.8.3 and 8.8.2

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1966

Mountain Men and the Fur Trade

http://www.xmission.com/~drudy/amm.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This web site provides a virtual research center for Western Fur Trade History. The main focus is the Mountain Men in the United States Rocky Mountain region in the period from 1800-50. Wonderful photos of explorers and artifacts make it a useful resource for students of all ages. Standards 5.8.3, 5.8.4, and 8.8.2

Comments: These documents have been transcribed from printed or manuscript form. The resulting text files have been manually checked and edited to conform to the original source. In most cases, any spelling or grammatical errors from the original have been retained. The site is operated by a vounteer historical association, the American Mountain Men.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2209

Native American Art and Education Center

http://www.powersource.com/gallery/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is an interesting site with art collections, biographies of Native American leaders, legends, and animal spirit symbols. It features the Cherokee people but links to related sites. It is recommneded by both the History Channel and Discovery Channel. Standard 5.1.1 and 8.8.2

Comments: This site is colorful and easy for students to use.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2265

New Perspectives on the West

http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/program/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This rich PBS site accompanies the television series by Ken Burns and Stephen Ives. Tour the television series, explore events through an interactive timeline, read primary documents and journals recording events of the West, or explore places through an interactive map. Standards 5.6.6, 5.8.4, and 8.8.2

Comments: The search feature and the e-mail option make this site extremely valuable.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2308

Oregon Trail - The Trail West

http://www.americanwest.com/trails/pages/oretrail.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site by the National Park Service describes the Oregon Trail, the guidebooks used by the pioneers and how they loaded their wagons. Standard 4.3.2 , 4.4.3. 5.8.4, and 8.8.2

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2374

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