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Showing Grade 11, Unit 5, 1920s: The Jazz Age
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A Vital Progressivism

http://www.learner.org/biographyofamerica/prog19/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This Biography of America site examines the U.S. in 1910. It looks at the struggles of ordinary people to reach the American dream, including Native Americans, Asian Americans, and African Americans. The differences between the ideas of W.E.B DuBois and Booker T. Washington are subjects of discussion. There is a map showing America's largest cities, a transcript of the historical discussion on the video, and a webography. Standard 11.2.9 and 11.5.2

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 41

African-American Mosaic

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/african/intro.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This exhibit from the Library of congress covers four areas --Colonization, Abolition, Migrations, and the WPA. The "back-to-Africa" movement represented by the American Colonization Society is vigorously opposed by abolitionists, and the movement of blacks to the North is documented by the writers and artists who participated in federal projects of the 1930s. Standards 8.7.2, 8.7.4, 8.9 all, 11.1.3, and 11.5.2

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 116

FDR Gives Fireside Chat on the Dust Bowl

http://www.history.com/media.do?action=listing&sortBy=1&sortOrder=A&topic=U.S.%20HISTORY

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Listen to this 2 minute 47 recording of FDR's Fireside Chat on what he saw when he traveled through the states that suffered through the Dust Bowl during the Great Depression. Standards 11.5.6 and 11.6.3

Comments: This History Channel site

Resource Type: Sound or Music.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3815

FDR Repeals Prohibition

http://www.history.com/media.do?action=listing&sortBy=1&sortOrder=A&topic=U.S.%20HISTORY

Rating: 2, High!

Description: View this video clip of FDR the signing of the Three Point Two Beer Bill repealing Prohibition. See the explanation of why outlawing of liquor occurred and why the law failed. Standards 11.5.3 and 11.6.3

Comments: The ads are distracting.

Resource Type: Sound or Music.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3816

Harlem Renaissance

http://www.fatherryan.org/harlemrenaissance/page.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here is a fascinating overview of the history and key figures of the Harlem Renaissance including artists, writers and musicians. Standard 11.5.5

Comments: This student created site is useful for providing an introduction to the Harlem Renaissance before students read primary source materials from the period.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1490

History of the Ku Klux Klan

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAkkk.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This British educational site examines the history of the Ku Klux Klan from the post Civil War period to the present, placing its evolution into historical context. It includes transcriptions of primary material. Standards 8.11.4 and 11.5.2

Comments: This content must be treated sensitively in the classroom.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1601

Langston Hughes' Writing

http://town.hall.org/Archives/radio/IMS/HarperAudio/052694_harp_ITH.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site features Ozzie Davis reading four Langston Hughes' works: Simple on Indian Blood, A Toast to Harlem, The Last Whipping, and Feet Live Their Own Life. Standard 11.5.5

Comments: This site requires the ability to operate audio through the computer.

Resource Type: Sound or Music.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1929

Life of Henry Ford

http://www.hfmgv.org/exhibits/hf/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Henry Ford helped develop mass production, assembly-line methods of manufacturing, and put America on the road with an affordable car. Standards 8.12.9 and 11.5.7

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1984

Magic Lanterns - Magic Mirrors: A Centennial Salute to Cinema

http://photo2.si.edu/cinema/cinema.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Today moving pictures are so much a part of modern life that it is hard to imagine a time before their invention. In 1894 Thomas Edison introduced the Kinetoscope, an invention that let one person at a time view a continuous film reel. The next step was to project film, an achievement that automatically increased the size of audiences and the revenues from ticket sales. By 1895 the first projected motion pictures were delighting audiences the world over. Standard 4.4.9, 8.12.9, and 11.5.6

Comments: This Smithsonian exhibition has close-up pictures of the original cameras.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2036

Marconi and the Wireless Telegraph Company

http://homepages.tesco.net/~martin.batesuk/marconi/marconi.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: IN 1900 Marconi, the inventor of commercial radio, changed the name of his company from The Wireless Telegraph and Signal Company, (established in 1897), to Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Company. In 1909, his first trans-Atlantic radio telegraph service was opened and in 1910 he conceived a plan to link the whole British Empire by wireless. Standards 8.12.9 and 11.5.6

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2090

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