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Day in the Life of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello

http://www.monticello.org/jefferson/dayinlife/sunrise/home.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Starting at dawn, follow a day in Jefferson's life after he retired from politics and returned to plantation management at his beloved Monticello. Standard 3.4.6, 5.5.4, and 8.3.4

Comments: The reading level is pretty high for elementary students, but the subjects discussed are fascinating and would interest students of all ages.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 890

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

http://www.nps.gov/frdo/freddoug.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the most famous African American of the19th Century. The site provides an introduction to the life of Frederick Douglass, and a tour of his home in Anacostia. Standard 3.4.6 and 8.9.1

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1297

George Washington

http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/aa/wash

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This discussion of the life of George Washington by the Library of Congress "America's Library" site provide information on Washington's achievements as a general, his marriage to Martha and their life at Mt. Vernon. Standards 2.5, 3.4.6, and 5.5.4

Comments: This information is brief but the primary source graphics are wonderful and most may be expanded for whole class projection.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1363

Home of Thomas Jefferson: Monticello

http://www.monticello.org/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This page gives a tour of the home of Thomas Jefferson. An interesting part of the site is the "A Day in the Life" which details Jefferson's activities at his country estate. Standard 3.4.6 and 5.5.4

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1625

IMA Hero: Benjamin Franklin

http://www.imahero.com/herohistory/ben_herohistory.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This website about Benjamin Franklin portrays him as a hero. It contains a brief biography, a timeline, a bookstore, photos, and URL links. "Bear" in mind that this site is produced by a stuffed animal company. Standards 3.4.6 and 2.5

Comments: This is written in a clear, effective manner for young readers.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1673

It's Not Fair

http://pbskids.org/wayback/fair/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Learn about the fairness fighters who fought for political and economics rights for all Americans. Topics include internment, child labor, women's suffrage, civil rights, and religious freedom. Standard 3.4.6

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3621

John Philip Sousa: American Conductor, Composer, and Patriot

http://www.dws.org/sousa/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is a great site for history on the works of Sousa. It includes sound clips. Standards 1.3.3, 2.5 and 3.4.6

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1837

Martin Luther King, Jr.

http://www2.lucidcafe.com/lucidcafe/lucidcafe/library/96jan/king.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This concise biography of Martin Luther King Jr. has links to Gandhi, the Nobel Peace Prize and other U.S civil rights leaders. Standards 2.5, 3.4.6, and 11.10.4

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2107

Meet Amazing Americans

http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/aa

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Learn about famous Americans from Buffalo Bill Cody to George Washington at this Library of Congress site adapted for elementary students. There is primary material and a scavenger hunt to make the lives of these people come alive. Standard 3.4.6

Comments: This eclectic list will grow, but the people to date are Cody, Douglass, Edison, Ellington, Houdini, Jefferson, Linclon, Roosevelt, Stanton, Tubman and Washington.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2140

National Air and Space Museum

http://www.nasm.si.edu/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Tour of the National Air and Space Museum. Learn about the history of flight from balloons into the space age, Apollo moon missions and beyond. Standards 1.3.3, 3.4.6, and 11.9.3

Comments: Explores issues such as the beginnings of flight, the dropping of the Atomic bomb and Space, Above and Beyond.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2242

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