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Showing Grade 4, Unit 3b, Gold Rush, Statehood, and the Westward Movement
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Jedediah Smith

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/HNS/Mtmen/jedesmith.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This brief article is a look at one of The West's early explorers with quotes from Smith and others. Standard 4.3.2

Comments: Part of the Mountain Men Site

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1810

Jedediah Smith Was a Desert Man, Too

http://www.desertusa.com/mag99/feb/papr/jsmith.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Jedediah Smith is probably the most famous of all "Mountain Men" -- those fur-clad, grizzled individuals who were first to explore the American West in search of pelts and adventure. He was the first American (after the Astorians) to cross west over the Continental Divide, rediscovering South Pass, and the first American to traverse California's rugged Sierra Nevada Mountains. He was also first to open the coastal trade route from California to Fort Vancouver on the Columbia River. But few realized that among his greatest exploits were Jedediah Smith's trail-blazing expeditions across the deserts of American West. Standard 4.3.2

Comments: This was written by Bob Katz of Sesert USA

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3626

Oregon Trail Teacher's Guide

http://www.nps.gov/whmi/educate/whmitg/whmitg.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here are short essays on various aspects of the Oregon Trail ranging from Indians in Oregon to Mmissionaries and pioneers. There are also lesson activities on Native Americans, pioneer life and missionaries along the Oregon Trail developed by the National Park Service. Standards 4.4.3, 5.8.1, 5.8.2, 8.8.2 and 8.8.3

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2376

Overland Trail

http://www.over-land.com/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This terrific site provides all sorts of information and images about the Overland Trail and Western Expansion. There is also a collection of links about women who were influential to the western expansion of America.Standard 4.3.2, 4.3.4 and 5.8.4

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2393

Photos of Historical San Francisco and Los Angeles

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/pnhtml/pnhome.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site can be used to access historical panoramic photographs of San Francisco or Los Angeles. Simply input the name of your desired city into the search engine and a multitude of photos wll be available to view. Excellent source for observing the development of a city over time! Standards 3.3.2, 4.4.2, and 4.4.4

Comments: These photos may be used for a virtual historical field trip.

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2443

Pioneer 1848-1868 Companies

http://heritage.uen.org/pioneers/historical.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This timeline of pioneer movement along the Mormon trail has facinating accounts from diaries and letters of the movement west. Standards 4.4.3, 5.8.2, and 8.8.2

Comments: Developed by the Heritage Foundation of Utah for their Sesquicentennial.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2459

Pony Express Home Station

http://www.xphomestation.com/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Ranked among the most remarkable feats to come out of the 1860 American West, the Pony Express was in service from April 1860 to November 1861. Its primary mission was to deliver mail and news between St. Joseph, Missouri, and San Francisco, California. This site has letters, names of riders, and many other pieces of information. Standards 4.4.1, and 8.8.0

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2489

Primary Sources by and about Mexicans and Californios

http://www.museumca.org/goldrush/curriculum/8g/82202060.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This set of primary sources also includes pictures from the era of the mid 19th century in California. Included are excerpts from the diary of Dame Shirley, excerpts from letters, paintings and photographs, and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ending the Mexican American War. There are study questions after sets of sources. Standard 4.3 all

Comments: The sources, selected by the Gold Rush project of the Oakland Museum, are difficult to read but in short segments for classroom use.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2523

Riding the Overland Stage

http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/stage.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site has information and brief primary source descriptions of a ride on the Overland Stage from Missouri to Nevada. Meet a Pony Express rider along the way. Standards 4.4.3, 5.8.2, and 8.8.2

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2643

San Diego and the 1849 State Convention

http://www.sandiegohistory.org/journal/64january/convention.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: On June 3, 1849, Bennett Riley, Brevet Brig. Gen., U.S.A., and Governor of California, issued a proclamation recommending the formation of a State Constitution, or a plan of a Territorial Government. Riley set August 1 as the day for holding a special election for "Delegates to a general Convention.... One judge of the Superior Court will be elected in the Districts of San Diego, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara...." This article in the San Diego Historical Journal shows why people thought it essential that California have a Constitution and how they selected delegates to the convention. Standard 4.3.5

Comments: This site was written for historians, not students, but is still quite readable.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2699

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