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Showing Grade 1, Unit 3, American Symbols and Traditions
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Thanksgiving with Annie and Moby

http://www.brainpopjr.com/socialstudies/holidays/thanksgiving/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This Brain Pop Jr. cartoon video examines why there is a Thanksgiving holiday. It puts the Pilgrims in historical context and looks at the negative outcomes for native peoples of previous contacts with Europeans but also shows have Squanto helped the colonists. It describes the first harvest celebration that was later called Thanksgiving and how the holiday is celebrated today. There are also suggested classroom and family activities. Standards K.6.1, 1.3.2, and 3.4.3

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3802

U.S. Capitol

http://www.senate.gov/vtour/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The U.S. Capitol Virtual Tour is an interactive, integrated multimedia tour of the U.S. Capitol. It includes panorama views and historical information about the rooms of the U.S. Capitol, as well as, information about the objects found in those rooms. Standards K.2, 1.3.3, and 3.4.3

Comments: To access this site you will need at least 800 x 600 screen resolution, Java, and a Frames-enabled browser. There are high and low resolution settings for different levels of connectivity.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3243

Walking Tour of Plimoth Plantation

http://pilgrims.net/plimothplantation/vtour/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Plimoth (Plymouth) Plantation was the first permanent European settlement in southern New England (AD 1620). Today, this area is the site of a living museum, dedicated to recreating 17th century lifeways in the New World. Plimoth Plantation includes two main components: 1) a reconstruction of the European village occupied by the Pilgrims and 2) a reconstructed Native American hamlet known as Hobbamock's Homesite. This site has photos of life at Plimoth Plantation. Standards 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 3.4.3, and 5.4.2

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3400

4th of July: Independence Day

http://www.theholidayspot.com/july4/index.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here is a history of the 4th of July with activities, recipes, and greetings to help you celebrate. The historical information is fairly long and wordy for young students, so they will require teacher help. Standards K.6.1, 1.3.2, and 3.4.3

Comments: This commercial site has annoying pop-up adds, but they are for harmless products.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 23

Abraham Lincoln Memorial

http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/sites/memorial.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Find the history of the Lincoln Memorial, its place in the city of Washington, a history of its construction, and a picture of the monument and of the Lincoln statue. Standards K.2, 1.3.3, and 3.4.3

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 61

Aerial Photos of Washington D.C.

http://www.skypic.com/dc.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Welcome to the Washington D.C. page of the website of the Aerials Only Gallery. This page displays "thumbnails" of the aerial photographs. Click on the thumbnail or the description below it to enlarge the picture to full-screen size. What a great way to learn local geography! Standards 1.3.3 and 3.4.3

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 91

American Thanksgiving Traditions

http://www.plimoth.org/learn/history/thanksgiving/pumpkinpie.asp

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Most of what we know about the 1621 event comes from the first-hand accounts of Governor William Bradford and Master Edward Winslow, leaders of the young Plimoth colony. Other facts can be gleaned by studying English harvest home traditions, available foodstuffs and cooking techniques, Separatist religious practices and 17th-Century English social patterns and customs. Here is a collection of information on all these subjects, prepared by Plimoth Plantation museum staff. Standards 1.3.2, 3.4.3, 5.3.2, and 5.4.2

Comments: Build analysis skills by comparing the information found here with the story of Thanksgiving found in a piece of children's literature.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 202

Bald Eagle

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/birds/info/Eagle.shtml

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Since 1782, the bald eagle has been the national symbol of the United States of America. Find out interesting things about the eagle at this site. Standards K.2, 1.3.3, and 3.4.3

Comments: Though this site uses some difficult vocabulary, it is written in a style that children can understand.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 353

Betsy Ross Home

http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: There is a history of Betsy Ross and the flag, activities to do, and flag trivia at this site by U.S. History.org. There is also a gallery of historical American flags. Standards 1.3.2, 2.5, 3.4.3 and 5.6.3

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 376

Flag of the United States of America

http://www.usflag.org/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here is a wealth of information about the history of the U.S. flag, what it symbolizes, and how it should be cared for. Also on this site is the history of Flag Day, the words of the Pledge of Allegiance in several languages, and the Declaration of Independence. Standards K.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.3, and 3.4.3

Comments: The reading level is advanced for first grade but the visuals are large and can be projected.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1260

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