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California As I Saw It

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/cbhtml/cbhome.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900 consists of the full texts and illustrations of 190 works documenting the formative era of California's history through eyewitness accounts. Standard 4.4.3

Comments: The collection is easy to search and a great source of primary documents on early California history. Includes a concise overview of early California history.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 494

California History Online - California Historical Society

http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/exhibits/online.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This online history has chapters and 400 images on the following topics: 1) The Physical Setting: California and Beyond 2) The First Californians: Native Cultures 3) European Exploration: Voyages of Discovery 4) A Spanish Colonial Frontier: Missions, Presidios, Pueblos 5) Mexican California: The Heyday of the Ranchos 6) The Gold Rush: California Transformed 7) The Impact of the Railroad: The Iron Horse and the Octopus 8) Economic Growth: Progress and Its Discontents 9) The Great Depression: California in the Thirties Standards: 4.1.3, 4.1.5, 4.2 all, 4.3.1, 4.3.3, 4.4.1, 4.4.6 and 4.4.8

Comments: Because of the manner in which this site is posted you cannot bookmark the sections on each topic. From the page at this URL select California History Online and then Text Only or Annotated Timeline.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 512

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

Chinese New Year

http://www.asiasource.org/news/at_mp_02.cfm?newsid=73392

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Find out about Chinese culture by exploring Chinese New Year around the world. Learn about the Lion Dance and the symbolism of the New Years food. Find out your future in the section on Chinese astrology. Standards 1.5.3 and 4.4.1

Comments: Check with parents before doing the section on astrology with young students.

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 645

The Chinese in California, 1850-1925

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award99/cubhtml/cichome.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The Chinese in California, 1850-1925

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2976

Angel Island Home Page

http://www.angelisland.org/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: See what the conditions were like for Chinese immigrants who came to the U.S. through Angel Island California. Along with pictures with brief text, there are selections of poetry written by the immigrants while under detention. Standards 3.3.1, 4.4.1 and 4.4.3

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 266

California State Railroad Museum

http://www.csrmf.org/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Without the railroad, it's conceivable that California would not be the state it is today. That's why it has preserved this important part of California's heritage in a museum. Standards 3.3.2 and 4.3.1

Comments: Provides links to other historic sites in the area, such as Old Sacramento and Railtown.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 560

Chinese Exclusion Act (1882)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=47

Rating: 2, High!

Description: In the spring of 1882, the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed by Congress and signed by President Chester A. Arthur. This act provided an absolute 10-year moratorium on Chinese labor immigration. For the first time, Federal law proscribed restrictions on entry of an ethnic group under the reasoning that it was protecting other people's welfare. Standard 4.4.3, 8.12.7, and 11.2.3

Comments: This site has an introduction to the document, a picture of the handwritten document and a transcription.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 640

Chinese-American Contribution to the Transcontinental Railroad

http://www.cprr.org/Museum/Chinese.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Part of the Central-Pacific Railroad Museum site, this page describes the history and contributions of Chinese laborers to American prosperity through their work on the transcontinental railroad. There are primary source quotes, pictures, and hotlinks to related information about other events at the time and to newspapers and primary sources. Standards 4.4.1, 8.12.0, and 11.2.2

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3740

Overland Stage: John Butterfield's Grand Adventure

http://www.desertusa.com/mag00/may/stories/butter.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The Overland Stage route extended some two thousand eight hundred miles (the longest stage line in the world) with the middle of the trail, or some one thousand one hundred miles, crossing the Chihuahuan, Sonoran and Colorado Deserts. A through passenger paid two hundred dollars (equivalent to about three thousand dollars today) for a ticket. He expected to arrive at his destination after some twenty five days of ceaseless travel. Learn more about the Overland Stage at this site by Desert USA. It links to more information on John Butterfield and the Valecito Stage Stop in Anza-Borrego. Standard 4.4.1

Comments: The reading level of this article by Jay Sharp is a little advanced for 4th grade but fascinatingly written.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3625

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