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Showing Grade 11, Unit 1, Evolution of Democracy in America
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African American Odyssey

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aointro.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is an incredible Library of Congress exhibit on the African American experience in American history. This digital museum is divided in nine sections: Slavery--The Peculiar Institution; Free Blacks in the Antebellum Period; Abolition; The Civil War; Reconstruction; Booker T. Washington Era; World War I and Postwar Society; Depression, New Deal, and World War II; and Civil Rights. Standards 5.4.6, 8.6.4, 8.7.2, 8.7.4, 8.9 all, 8.10.5, 8.11 all, 11.10.1-4

Comments: This resource covers many standards but seeing these documents altogether provides a powerful look at the African American experience in the U.S.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 101

America in Ferment: The Tumultuous 1960s

http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/database/subtitles.cfm?TitleID=65

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This set of 20 essays from the Digital History project provides an excellent insight into the sixties. Included are discussions of the African American Civil Rights Movement, the presidency of John Kennedy, Women's Liberation and the Equal Rights Amendment, the Viva La Raza! movement, and the environmental movement. Standards 11.10. 3, 11.10.4, 11.10.5, 11.10.6, and 11.10.7

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 171

American Indian Movement

http://www.aimovement.org/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is an interesting look at modern issues concerning Native Americans. The American Indian Movement has a strong political and even revolutionary agenda, but it is one which needs to be examined when studying civil rights in the 20th century. Standard 11.10.5

Comments: This site has a number of links to important Native American leaders and issues of today. The site asks for people to input opinions through E-mail, so be careful with student use.

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 190

Buffalo War

http://www.pbs.org/buffalowar/index.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Since the shooting of more than 1,000 Yellowstone National Park bison in the winter of 1996-97, the park's border has become the focal point of clashes among three factions: environmental activists, Native Americans and cattle ranchers. They have unique perspectives on the bison slaughter and use vastly different tactics to make themselves heard. Standard 11.11.5

Comments: This site supports the PBS film of the same name but has enough information to stand alone as a tool to learn about the conflicts over environmental issues.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 467

Civil Rights Era

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aopart9b.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The post-war era marked a period of unprecedented energy against the second class citizenship accorded to African Americans in many parts of the nation. Resistance to racial segregation and discrimination with strategies such as civil disobedience, nonviolent resistance, marches, protests, boycotts, "freedom rides," and rallies received national attention as newspaper, radio, and television reporters and cameramen documented the struggle to end racial inequality. There were also continuing efforts to legally challenge segregation through the courts. Success crowned these efforts: the Brown decision in 1954, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Voting Rights Act in 1965 helped bring about the demise of the entangling web of legislation that bound blacks to second class citizenship. Standard 11.10.1, 11.10.2, 11.10.4, and 11.10.6

Comments: This section of the Library of Congress African American Oddyssey covers Truman's desegregation of the military to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3645

Depression, The New Deal, and World War II

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aopart8.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: U.S. entry into World War II after the bombing of Pearl Harbor revitalized the nation's economy and ended the Great Depression but didn't end discrimination. Remembering their experiences in World War I, African American soldiers and civilians were increasingly unwilling to quietly accept a segregated army or the discriminatory conditions they had previously endured. Northern black troops sent to the South for training often had violent encounters with white citizens there. Black-owned newspapers protested segregation, mistreatment, and discrimination. Labor leader A. Philip Randolph threatened a march on Washington, D.C. by hundreds of thousands of blacks in 1941 to protest job discrimination in defense industries and the military. To avoid this protest, President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 8802, reaffirming the "policy of full participation in the defense program by all persons, regardless of race, creed, color, or national origin." Standard 11.10.1

Comments: This section of the Library of Congress African Amerian Oddyssey includes sections on World War II, Segregation Abroad and at Home, Cultural Expressions in the 1940s, and Breaking Barriers in Sports.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3644

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project

http://www.stanford.edu/group/king/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This Stanford University site has a biography, a timeline, references, articles, and primary and secondary documents about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life and the Civil Rights Movement. Standard 11.10.4

Comments: One section of the site requires registration but there is no cost.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 990

Environmental Protection Agency's Global Warming Web Site

http://yosemite.epa.gov/oar/globalwarming.nsf/content/index.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is information pertaining to the science of global warming and current and projected impacts of global warming. Standard 11.11.5

Comments: If you are looking for information on "climate change," "the greenhouse effect," or "global warming, " you've come to the right place.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1107

Evoluton of the Conservation Movement 1850-1920

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amrvhtml/conshome.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920, documents the historical formation and cultural foundations of the movement to conserve and protect America's natural heritage, through books, pamphlets, government documents, manuscripts, prints, photographs, and motion picture footage drawn from the collections of the Library of Congress. Standard 8.12.5, 11.2.9, 11.11.5

Comments: This is part of the PBS site "Borders."

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1136

History of the Congress of Racial Equality

http://www.core-online.org/History/history.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Here is a video enhanced website on the history of the modern Civil Rights Movement from the perspective of the Congress of Racial Equality. Topics include the March on Washington, the Freedom Rides, Dr. King's delivery of the I have a Dream speech, the sit-ins, Brown v Board of Education, Freedom Summer, the Montgomery bus boycott, and the Voting Rights Act. Standards 11.10.2, 11.10.4, and 11.10.5

Comments: If students are accessing this site in a lab, make headphones available.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3712

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