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Showing Grade 11, Unit 8, American Society in the Postwar Era
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Ad Access

http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/adaccess/index.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Funded by the Duke Endowment "Library 2000" Fund, Ad Access presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. The site concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II, providing a coherent view of a number of major campaigns and companies through images preserved in one particular advertising collection available at Duke University. Standards 11.5.6, 11.7.6, 11.8.8, and 12.8.0 general civics

Comments: This is a fascinating window on American culture.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 82

America on the Move

http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthemove/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This Smithsonian site invites users to explore transportation and how innovations in transportation transformed America at certain critical points in history. Visit the exhibition learn how communities were changed by transportation. Investigate the artifacts and images in this Smithsonian collection or explore topics within the theme through web resources developed by curators and historians. Standards 5.8.1, 8.6.2, 8.12.9, and 11.8.7

Comments: The graphics and brief text of this museum on transportation make it a good choice for English Learners.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 174

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This History Channel site includes a biography of FDR supported by an image and video gallery. and a time line. Standards 11.6.2, 11.7.4, and 11.8.5

Comments: http://www.history.com/presidents/fdr

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1191

Modern Presidents - Foreign and Domestic Policy

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/presidents/intro.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This PBS site has a wealth of primary material and overview descriptions of the domestic and foreign policy of the major 20th c. presidents from Teddy Roosevelt to Ronald Reagan. Standard 11.8.5 and 12.3.3

Comments: A teacher's guide is available on the page. This accompanies the American Experience film series.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2188

What is Jazz?

http://www.pbs.org/jazz/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Learn the differences among the styles of jazz including blues, cool jazz, bebop, and swing. Learn about and listen to clips from major jazz artists. Standards 11.5.5 and 11.8.8

Comments: Fabulous PBS site gives history, timeline, and plenty of other information regarding Jazz.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3447

Dwight D. Eisenhower

http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/de34.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This page is a good biography of Eisenhower's life, with links to his war years and to his Presidency. Standards 10.8.4 and 11.8.5

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1001

Eisenhower Center

http://www.kansasheritage.org/abilene/ikectr.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here is a compilation of links having to do with D-Day, family history, Eisenhower web sites, and main events of his Presidency. Standards 10.8.4 and 11.8.5

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1051

FDR Cartoon Archive

http://www.nisk.k12.ny.us/fdr/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: High school students from Niskayuna High School in New York have created an online database of political cartoons from the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Also included are the inaugural addresses Standards 11.6.2, 11.7.4, and 11.8.5

Comments: Many cartoons may be downloaded quickly as a small GIF, or as a larger version better for viewing detail. There are lesson activities.

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1190

Material Culture of the 1950s

http://www.magnetplace.com/RETRO/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: See pictures of clothing, furniture and other products of the 1950s. Standards 11.8.7 and 11.8.8

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2121

National Interstate and Defense Highways Act (1956)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=88

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Popularly known as the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act of 1956, the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 established an interstate highway system in the United States. This act authorized the building of highways throughout the nation, which would be the biggest public works project in the nation's history. Standard 11.8.7, 12.7.5 civics, and 12.3.1 economics

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: 2258

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