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Pomp: The True Story of the Baby on the Sacagawea Dollar

http://pompstory.home.mindspring.com/index.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is E-book for Kids by Liz Sonneborn. Chapter 1 and 2 describe the life of Sacagawea and her encounter with the Corps of Discovery (Lewis and Clark). Subsequent chapters tell about the life of her son "Pomp" in his years as amountain man, his travels to Europe, and finally his adventures in the California Gold Rush. Standards 5.8.3 and 8.8.2

Comments: The e-book is very engaging and makes a clear connection between history and today. Pictures will be posted soon.

Resource Type: Literature/Story.

Resource ID: 2486

President Andrew Jackson's Message to Congress 'On Indian Removal' (1830)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=25

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: With the onset of westward expansion and increased contact with Indian tribes, President Jackson set the tone for his position on Indian affairs in his message to Congress on December 6, 1830. Jackson's message justified the removal policy already established by the Indian Removal Act of May 28, 1830. It became the cornerstone of U.S. Indian policy for the next century. Standard 8.8.1

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: 2505

Sam Houston Memorial Museum

http://www.shsu.edu/~smm_www/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The Sam Houston Memorial Museum site offers a biography, a timeline, a geneology, and a virtual tour of Sam Houston's Woodland Home. Standard 8.8.6

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2689

Spanish Missions of California

http://library.thinkquest.org/3615/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This award winning ThinkQuest site has quality information about the mission period of California history. It includes a virtual tour of a mission, background on the lives of the Native Americans, changes brought by the Spanish, and the effect these changes had on the native peoples. Standards 3.2.3, 3.3.1, 4.2.4, 4.2.5 and 4.2.6

Comments: While the site was written by students for students, it has been cited by mission period scholars as a valuable resource.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2820

The Lewis and Clark Expedition: A Legacy

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

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This website by Harry Fritz at the Univeristy of Montana focuses on the persistent issues, the core values, and the changing understanding of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Not only are the typical documents and maps part of the site but multiple perspectives on the impact and importance of the expedition are explored. Standards 5.8.3 and 8.8.2

Comments: The creative use of technology on this site enhances the learning greatly and makes this one of the best educational sites on the web.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3042

The US-Mexican War

http://www.dmwv.org/mexwar/mexwar1.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This large site offers text, images, documents, maps, and links concerning the Mexican-American War. While the text is rather long at times, and the documents tough reading for some 4th grades, overall this site contains valuable resouces for research. Standards 4.3.5, 5.8.6 and 8.8.6

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3106

Trails to Utah and the Pacific

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award99/upbhtml/overhome.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This Library of Congress collection, Trails to Utah and the Pacific: Diaries and Letters 1846-1869, incorporates 49 diaries, in 59 volumes, of pioneers trekking westward across America to Utah, Montana, and the Pacific between 1847 and the meeting of the rails in 1869. In addition to the diaries, the collection includes 43 maps, 82 photographs and illustrations, and 7 published guides for immigrants. Stories of persistence and pain, birth and death, God and gold, trail dust and debris, learning, love, and laughter, and even trail tedium can be found in these original "on the trail" accounts. The collection tells the stories of Mormon pioneer families and others who were part of the national westering movement, sharing trail experiences common to hundreds of thousands of westward migrants. Standards 8.8.0, 8.8.2, 8.8.3, 8.8.4, 8.12.1, and 11.3.3

Comments: Many selections are short diary entries and many are appropriate prompts for student writing.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3191

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=26

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, signed on February 2, 1848, ended the war between the United States and Mexico. By its terms, Mexico ceded 55 percent of its territory, including parts of present-day Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Nevada, and Utah, to the United States. By its terms the treaty changed the furtures of both nations and of the people who lived in those territories that changed ownership. Standards 4.3.5, 5.8.6 and 8.8.6

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: True.

Resource ID: 3207

U.S. - Mexican War

http://www.dmwv.org/mexwar/mexwar1.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is a great site for teachers and students to find primary source documents, images and a concise history of the Mexican-American War. Included is a collection of selected speeches, legislation, battle reports, and letters that were written during the U.S.-Mexican War of 1846-1848 and may be printed and used in the classroom. Standards: 4.3.0, 5.8.6 and 8.8.6

Comments: To find all of these materials in the same place is wonderful for creating document-based questions or class research projects. There is a special section for California.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3239

Water and the Desert: The Colorado River

http://www.desertusa.com/colorado/explorriver/du_explorrv.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Part of the award-winning Desert USA site, this page is an introduction to the geography of the Colorado River and to a virual tour of the key points and dams along this important lifeline in the West. Standards 4.1.4, 5.8.2, 5.8.4, and 8.8.4

Comments: This site links to much more information about the Southwest and about geography.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3417

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