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Footsteps to Freedom: Retracing the Underground Railroad

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http://www.blackvoicenews.com/ugr/ugr_2004/index.php

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Join a delegation of educators from Southern California as they retrace the treacherous trails followed by fugitive slaves seeking freedom in Canada in the years before the American Civil War. Relive the stories of the people who made freedom real in America. There are also activities, literature and other gems to explore. Standards 2.5, 3.4.6, 5.4.6, 8.7.2, 8.7.4 and 8.9.0

Comments: Follow 32 educators as they explore the escape route of countless freedom seekers who escaped slavery and built a new life in Canada during the early and mid 19th century.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1271

Aviation History On-Line

http://www.aviation-history.com/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Everything you might want to know about aviation is here. This website is filled with photos and information about both new and old aircraft. Standard K.3, 1.4.2 and 2.5

Comments: This award-winning page is a noisy one, so break out the head phones!

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 343

Benjamin Franklin in His Own Words

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/franklin-home.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Benjamin Franklin: In His Own Words, indicates the depth and breadth of Benjamin Franklin's public, professional, and scientific accomplishments through important documents, letters, books, broadsides, and cartoons. Marking the tercentenary of Franklin's birth, this exhibition, concentrates on his achievements as a printer and writer, an inventor and scientist, and, particularly, as a politician and statesman. Standards 2.5, 3.4.6, 5.5.4, 5.5.3, 8.2.1 and 8.2.2

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Resource ID: 3787

Benjamin Franklin: An Enlightened American

http://library.thinkquest.org/22254/home.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This student-developed site has a thorough biography of Benjamin Franklin, his writings, quotes and sayings, and a description of his major inventions. Standards 2.5, 3.4.6, and 5.5.4

Comments: As with any student-developed site, this one should not be considered authoritative but it is recommended by the Franklin Institute.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 370

Central Pacific Railroad: Photographic History Museum

http://CPRR.org/Museum/index.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is an interesting and well-designed web museum of the Central Pacific Railroad. It has pictures and discriptions of the building process, biographies of the owners, a timeline, news articles and much more. Standards 2.5, 4.4.1, and 8.12.1

Comments: This visually rich site is great for English Learners.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 613

Columbus Day with Annie and Moby

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

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This Brain Pop Jr. cartoon video examines why there is a Columbus Day holiday. It puts Columbus's voyages in historical context and looks at the negative outcomes of exploration for native peoples. It describes why Columus is important and why there is a day devoted to him. There are also suggested classroom and family activities. Standards K.6.1, 1.3.2, and 2.5

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3801

George Washington

http://www.history.org/Almanack/people/washhdr.cfm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: A George Washington biography, a description of his time in Williamsburg, and an excerpt from the book Duel in the Wilderness. Standards 2.5, 3.4.6, 5.5.4, and 5.6.1

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1362

George Washington

http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/gw1.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is a short, two page biography of George Washington. Standards 2.5, 3.4.6, 5.5.4, and 5.6.1

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1364

Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King Jr.

http://www.pps.k12.or.us/district/depts/itss/buckman/timeline/kingframe.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Here are links to a student illustrated story and text of Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech. Standard 1.5.1, 2.5 and 3.4.6

Comments: Original artwork and stories are outstanding. These children's drawings about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life will inspire you to develop a similar student project in your classroom.

Resource Type: Literature/Story.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1485

Inventors and Inventions

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/inventors/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Search for inventors and inventions by name, historical era, country, or field. Under A you will find everything from adhesive tape to Archimedes with a working level demontrated. Each entry is a brief encyclopedic description, many enhanced by pictures. Standards 2.5, 7.10.1, and 8.12.9

Comments: This site was written for young children but people of all ages will find it fascinating. It is a good place for older students to begin resarch. It is weak on astronomy information since it leans more toward science and industry.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1763

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