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Showing Grade 8, Unit 12a, Industrial America: Agriculture, Business, Government, and Labor
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Andrew Carnegie

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/carnegie/peopleevents/pande01.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Andrew Carnegie was the richest man in the world. Discover this self-made millionaire who ruthlessly made his fortune then generously gave it away. Standard 8.12.4

Comments: This site is related to a PBS documentary on the life of Andrew Carnegie. Teacher resources are available.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 264

At Home with Alexander Curtis 1880's

http://www.museum.state.il.us/exhibits/athome/1850/voices/curtis/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is an interactive story based on a primary source from 1881. Help Alexander Curtis decide where to live in Chicago as he worked for the Pullman Company. Standards 8.12.6 and 11.2.2

Comments: Bring the life of the people of the 1880's alive through this on-line museum.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 328

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: History of American Sweat Shops 1820-Present

http://americanhistory.si.edu/sweatshops/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This set of pictures of sweat shops from the Smithsonian shows the underside of the American garment industry. Click on the small graphic and it expands with an explanation from the exhibit at the Smithsonian. Standards 8.12.5, 8.12.6 and 11.2.1

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 377

Chinese-American Contribution to the Transcontinental Railroad

http://www.cprr.org/Museum/Chinese.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Part of the Central-Pacific Railroad Museum site, this page describes the history and contributions of Chinese laborers to American prosperity through their work on the transcontinental railroad. There are primary source quotes, pictures, and hotlinks to related information about other events at the time and to newspapers and primary sources. Standards 4.4.1, 8.12.0, and 11.2.2

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3740

Cities of Today, Cities of Tomorrow

http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/habitat/index.asp

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site has units describing the growth, expansion, and consequences of urbanization in history, with possible solutions. Text include city profiles, pictures, and activities for students. Meets Standard 8.12.5, 10.3.3, and 11.2.2

Comments: Part of U.N. Cyberschoolbus site.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 706

Horace Greeley 1811-1872

http://unr.edu/homepage/fenimore/greeley.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site has a biography, quotations and photograph of Horace Greeley. Standards 8.12.3, 8.12.6, and 8.12.8

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1635

Industrial Revolution - A Virtual Museum

http://www.coe.uh.edu/archive/sstudies/sstudies_lessons/ssles5/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site is a unit on the Industrial Revolution. It provides a secondary resource for students as well as activities. Some activities are specifically for Alaskan students. The activities are designed to relate the past to the present. Standard s2.4.1 and 8.12.1, 8.12.4, 8.12.5 and 8.12.6

Comments: This unit is quite lengthy but nonetheless provides a good resource for the topic.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1725

Industrial Supremacy

http://www.learner.org/biographyofamerica/prog14/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Learn about the steel mills and stock yards that came to exemplify the power of America at the turn of the century. Marvel at the list of inventions that provided the engine for change. Standard 8.12.4, 8.12.5 and 8.12.6

Comments: This Biography of America site has a map, a primary source picture, a transcript of the video on which it is built, a timeline and a webography with links to primary and secondary sources.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1726

Life of Nineteenth-Century Workers

http://www.victorianweb.org/history/workers1.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The Sadler Committee conducted interviews of factory workers in England (1831-32 parliamentary invistigation). These interviews bring to light child labor and harsh conditions. Standards 8.12.6, 8.3.4, 11.2.1, and 12.4.1 economics

Comments: Child labor in England: Interview questions and answers are easy to understand. No graphics.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1985

One Big Union--One Big Strike: The Story of the Wobblies

http://www.crf-usa.org/bria/bria17_2.htm#wobblies

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Early in the 20th century, the Industrial Workers of the World, called the "Wobblies," organized thousands of immigrant and unskilled workers in the United States. The union eventually failed, but it helped shape the modern American labor movement. Learn more through reading this Constiutional Rights Foundation article on the Wobblies. Standard 8.12.6 and 11.2.1

Comments: There are discussion questions at the end.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2362

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