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An Interactive Study Environment on Spanish Exploration and Colonization of "Alta California" 1774-1776

http://anza.uoregon.edu/default.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is a beautifully laid out bilingual site on Spanish exploration and colonization in California. It has primary documents such as diary and letter selections from Anza, Father Graces, and Font. A section with historical background puts the documents in context for easier understanding. Standard 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 5.2.2 and 5.2.4

Comments: The navigation aides such as the 3-4 words descriptors of the diary entry contents are extremely valuable for the user.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 216

Cabrillo National Monument

http://www.nps.gov/cabr/juan.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Part of the Cabrillo National Monument site, this page gives a brief history of Cabrillo and his explorations. Standards 3.3.1, and 4.2.2

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 484

Captain Cook and the Scourge of Scurvy

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/empire_seapower/captaincook_scurvy_01.shtml

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Scurvy didn't become a problem to sea going expeditions until vessels started penetrating the Indian and the Pacific Oceans. Vasco da Gama lost two thirds of his crew to the disease while making his way to India in 1499. In 1520 Magellan lost more than 80 per cent while crossing the Pacific. A description of the disease was first writen in 1740 by Richard Walter, a ship's chaplin: "skin black as ink, ulcers, difficult respiration, rictus of the limbs, teeth falling out and, perhaps most revolting of all, a strange plethora of gum tissue sprouting out of the mouth, which immediately rotted and lent the victim's breath an abominable odour." Standards 4.2.2, 5.2.2, and 7.11.2

Comments: The reading level is a bit high for grade 4 but the gruesome details motivate students to find the needed information.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 591

Captain James Cook - "The Greatest Ocean's Greatest Explorer"

http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/7557/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Pictures and primary quotes galore add to this attractive site about the life and discoveries fo Captain James Cook. Standards 4.2.2 and 5.2.2

Comments: Break the reading into small chunks if needed.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 592

Discoverers Web

http://www.win.tue.nl/cs/fm/engels/discovery/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site houses a huge amount of information about exploration. Students can access information about explorers, areas that were explored or discovered, cartographic sites, and much much more! Standards 4.2.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.2.3, and 7.11.1

Comments: This site is an index of a multitude of exploration web sites, making it an ideal place for students to begin to research.

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 949

Exploration and Settlement Map

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/histus.html#exploration.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site shows exploration and settlement of the American West from the 17th century to 1854. . It includes routes of the Oregon Trail, such parties as Fremont and Bartleson-Bidwell among others. Standards 4.2.2, 4.3.2, 5.8.3, and 8.8.2

Comments: These maps are wonderful but take a large amount of RAM.

Resource Type: Maps.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1150

First Contacts, Father Juan Crespi, 1774

http://www.washington.edu/uwired/outreach/cspn/curcont/contact5.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Juan Crespi was a priest who accompanied the Perez Expedition in 1774. This document consists of excerpts from Crespi's diaries from July 20, when the expedition met the Haida, and from August 8, when they met the Nuu-chah-nulth. Although Crespi's journal is similar to de la Pe a's in many ways, the two accounts do reveal some differences. The priests' differing personal interests shaped what they chose to write about. In addition, they occasionally interpreted the same event in different ways. Standard 4.2.3

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1231

Fray Juan Crespi's Diary Entries on Goleta

http://hep.ucsb.edu/people/hnn/crespi.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is from A Description of Distant Roads, Original Journals of the First Expedition into California, 1769-1770 which was the original journal of Father Juan Crespi who kept records of the exploration of California. This is the section on the first Spanish look at the Goleta-Santa Barbara area. Standards 3.3.1 and 4.2.3

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1294

Gaspar de Portola Biography

http://www.sandiegohistory.org/bio/portola/portola.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This article by the San Diego Historical Society is a brief biography of Gaspar De Portola. It clearly describes the expedition he led to explore California from San Diego to Monterey from 1668 to 1670. Standard 4.2.3

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3629

James P. Beckwourth

http://www.beckwourth.org/Biography/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Jim Beckwourth was a western trailblazer, mountainman, trader and explorer in the first part of the 19th century. A colorful character, Beckwourth dictated his life story to Thomas Bonner who published it as a book in 1856. Standard 4.3.2

Comments: Beckwourth is a great figure for fourth graders to study during African American History Month! The author's credentials are not mentioned but the sources used in creating the site are included and it is part of the Beckwourth Frontier Days of Marysville California.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1793

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