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Showing Grade 11, Unit 11, The U.S. Since 1975
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Working in the 21st Century

http://www.bls.gov/opub/working/home.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This Bureau of Labor statistics site has a rich array of information about the nature of America's workforce in the 21st century. Included are charts, graphs and PowerPoint slide shows on more than twenty labor-related topics. Standards 11.11.3 and 12.4 all

Comments: The PowerPoint presentations are also in pdf format for the creation of overheads.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3508

20/20 Vision

http://www.2020vision.org/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is a political interest group homepage where activists can interact with business, government and political leaders on environmental, social and political issues. Standards 11.11.5, 11.11.6, and 11.11.7

Comments: Issues here are viewed mostly from a liberal perspective. This might be a good site to help students investigate the political bias of various gourps involved in environmental and other social issues.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 19

A History of Yosemite

http://www.americanparknetwork.com/parkinfo/yo/history/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site written by Moira Magneson with photos courtesy of the Sierra Club and the University of California Press includes a history of Yosemite National Park as well as biographies of key individuals in Yosemite history. Standards 3.2.4, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 4.1.4, and 1.11.5

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 32

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

All Aboard

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~MA96/RAILROAD/home.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site is a Master's Thesis discussing the role of the railroad in Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks. Standard 11.11.5

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 151

Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice

http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site includes litigation concerning the protection, use and development of the nation's natural resources and public lands, wildlife protection, Indian rights and claims, cleanup of the nation's hazardous waste sites, the acquisition of private property. Standard 11.11.5

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1104

Environmental News Network

http://www.enn.com/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Gives a one stop information site which includes a Green Business Letter, Infoseek Zone, ENN radio. Some items are by subscription (reasonable), but most are free. Standard 11.11.5

Comments: A high tech site. Need Real Audio to hear newscasts.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1106

EPA Global Warming Site

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

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site defines the problem, looks at the impact, and then proposes actions we can take to reduce global warming on a local, national and international levels. Standard 11.11.5

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1108

Executive Order 10924: Establishment of the Peace Corps. (1961)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=92

Rating: 2, High!

Description: On March 1, 1961, President Kennedy signed this executive order establishing the Peace Corps. On September 22, 1961, Congress approved the legislation that formally authorized the Peace Corps. Goals of the Peace Corps included: 1) helping the people of interested countries and areas meet their needs for trained workers; 2) helping promote a better understanding of Americans in countries where volunteers served; and 3) helping promote a better understanding of peoples of other nations on the part of Americans. Standard 11.11.2 and 12.7.5

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: 1144

Ford Administration Cabinet Meetng Minutes

http://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov/library/exhibits/cabinet/cabmeet.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: About once every three weeks, President Ford met with his Cabinet to gather information and discuss adminisration policies. This assembly represented the ranking members of the executive branch. For more than an hour this group discussed the issues of primary concern to the nation from domestic issues to foreign policy. Standards 11.11.2 and 12.7.5

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1273

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