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Showing Grade 8, Unit 12a, Industrial America: Agriculture, Business, Government, and Labor
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Central Pacific Railroad: Photographic History Museum

http://CPRR.org/Museum/index.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is an interesting and well-designed web museum of the Central Pacific Railroad. It has pictures and discriptions of the building process, biographies of the owners, a timeline, news articles and much more. Standards 2.5, 4.4.1, and 8.12.1

Comments: This visually rich site is great for English Learners.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 613

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

Great Chicago Fire and Web of Memory

http://www.chicagohs.org/fire/index.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This picture-rich site shows Chicago up to the eve of the fire, then the Great Fire, the Ruined City, and Rescue and Relief efforts that began while the fire was burning and which continued for the next few years. The last section of the site traces the remarkable reconstruction of the city, concentrating on the "Great Rebuilding" of 1871-73. Standard 8.12.5

Comments: Read the navigation instructions for best results.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1441

Industrial Revolution: Modern History Sourcebook

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook14.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This website links to primary sources related to the Industrial Revoltuion that have been reviewed and selected by Peter Halsall from Fordham University. Included are sources related to engineering improvements, social and political effects of industry, and literary responses to these effects. Standards 8.12.4, 8.12.5, 8.12.6, 8.12.9, 10.3.1, 10.3.2, 10.3.3, and 10.3.4

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3747

Inside an American Factory at the Turn of the Century

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/papr/west/westhome.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: See pictures and read primary and secondary material about Westlinghouse in the early 1900s. Standard 8.12.1 and 11.2.1

Comments: This is part of the fabulous American Memory Collection.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1735

Labor-Management Conflict in American History - The Homestead Strike

http://history.osu.edu/Projects/LaborConflict/Default.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The late 19th century marked major changes in the relationship between business and labor in America. Here are primary source pictures and news articles from the Homestead Strike and the Haymarket Riot. There are also essays on the Molly Mcquires and the Coke Region troubles. Standards 8.12.5, 8.12.6 and 11.2.1

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1917

Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World

http://www.ibiblio.org/sohp/laf/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Textile mills built the New South. Beginning in the 1880s, as the South emerged from the wreckage of the Civil War, business and professional men tied their hopes for prosperity to the whirring of spindles and the beating of looms. By the mid 1920s this land of farms and farmers had been crisscrossed by railroad tracks and dotted with mill villages. The Piedmont had eclipsed New England as the world's leading producer of yarn and cloth. World War I marked a turning point in this regional transformation, setting the stage for two decades of modernization and decline that culminated in the General Textile Strike of 1934. Here are oral histories, photos, and other resources documenting this important American story. Standards 8.12.1, 11.2.1 and 11.6.1

Comments: This site was created by Dr. James Leloudis and Dr. Kathryn Walbert as a part of the American Historical Association's program Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1990

Steel Strike of 1919

http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/106/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is a set of primary sources on the 1919 Steel Stike assembled by the Chicago Metro History Center for History Day 2000. Contents include: a print of a rolling mill, circa 1900; letters between E. Gary, President of U.S. Steel and the Steel Workers Committee; a Call to Strike Leaflet; a newspaper facsimile with headline "Strikes at Big Steel"; an address by John Fitzpatrick, President of the Chicago Federation of Labor to the Illinois State Federation of Labor; a newspaper map indicating location of strikes across the nation; a report from William Z. Foster, organizer for the steelworkers, on number of men out in September and December; testimony from young African-American man sent out as a strike breaker; and a leaflet from steelworkers' committee calling men to return to their jobs. Standard 8.12.6, 11.2.2 and 12.4.1 economics

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2850

Act Establishing Yellowstone National Park (1872)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=45

Rating: 2, High!

Description: One of the most imaginative and uniquely American responses to the endangered wilderness was the invention of the national park system. In 1864 the State of California reserved Yosemite as a parkland. The Federal Government followed shortly afterward. Early trappers and army explorers had been profoundly impressed by the upper reaches of the Yellowstone River, a region called Colter's Hell. Ferdinand Hayden surveyed the area in 1871. Upon his return to the East, he mounted a campaign to promote, but also to protect, the natural wonders he had seen. On March 1, 1872, Congress passed into law the act creating Yellowstone "a public park or pleasuring-ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people." A supporting primary source photo at the Our Documents site is Ansel Adams' Yellowstone Falls (1933-1942) http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=104 Standards 8.12.5 and 11.11.5

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: 76

America at the Centennial

http://www.learner.org/biographyofamerica/prog13/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Review the character of America on its 100th birthday. The promise of abundance was foreshadowed in the steam engine, telephone, typewriter, electric lights, and internal combustion engine. But, though the Declaration and the Constitution were being celebrated, there were still huge gaps between the rights of white men and the other people of the nation: African Americans, Women and Native Americans. Learn about these groups and their struggles. Standards 8.11.3, 8.12.2, and 8.12.9

Comments: This Biography of America site has a map, a primary source photo activity, the transcript of the video on which the site is built, a timeline and a webography.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 165

43 resources found; showing 10 per page, sorted by Rating then by Title...
Showing Grade 8, Unit 12a, Industrial America: Agriculture, Business, Government, and Labor
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