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Showing Grade 4, Unit 4a, Railroads and Communication After 1850
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Seeking the Golden Door: Chinese Immigration to California

http://www.mcdougallittell.com/state/ca/cachi.cfm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This description of Chinese immigration to America describes work on the railroads, the shift to city life, the contributions of the Chinese immigrants to agriculutre, the Six Companies and issues of discrimination. Standard 4.4.3 and 5.8.1

Comments: This mostly text site by McDougall Littel relates well to the California curriculum and links to other resources on Chinese life in America.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2741

Sound of Chinese

http://www.chinapage.com/sound.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here are sound files with Chinese musci and poetry recitiations. Standards 6.6.0 and 7.3.0

Comments: Add a Chinese ambiance to the classroom with this music.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 644

Spanish Colonial Frontier: Missions, Presidios, Pueblos

http://www.californiahistory.net/span_frame_main.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: California was a colonial province of the Spanish empire during the years 1769 to 1821. Located on the northern frontier of New Spain, California was far removed from the cosmopolitan center of the empire. The central institutions of Spanish California were the Franciscan missions founded along the coast from San Diego to San Francisco. Presidios provided limited military protection while pueblos emerged as fledgling civilian centers. Standards 3.3.1, 4.2.0, 4.2.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6, and 5.4.5

Comments: The text is brief and easy-to-read.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2815

Steel Rails and Iron Horses

http://www.blm.gov/education/00_resources/articles/steel_rails_and_iron_horses/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: On May 10, 1869, a golden spike driven into a wooden crosstie completed an iron road linking the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of North America. This article explores early railroad expansion in this country and the ways new railroad technologies contributed to the development of the United States, particularly the western states. The activities presented will help students understand how a steam engine works and why stopping a train can be a lengthy proposition. Standards 4.4.1, 4.4.3, and 8.12.1

Comments: This Bureau of Land Managment site provides wonderful pictures of railroad building but could do better on maps. Science activities are included.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2849

Taming the Wilderness with Rivers, Roads, Canals, and Railroads

http://www.connerprairie.org/historyonline/taming2.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is an online version of a museum exhibit on transportation in the early 1800's held in the Weaver Gallery at Conner Prairie.. Standard 4.4.1 and 5.8.1

Comments: Here are detailed facts with a few graphics

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2908

Union Pacific Railroad - Historical Introduction

http://www.uprr.com/aboutup/history/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is historical information on the Union Pacific Rail Road including a photo gallery, historical overview with chornology, and information on significant individuals, and historical locomotives. It also contains a detailed account of the building of the transcontinental railroad. Standard 4.4.1, 8.12.1

Comments: The overview material is textbooklike writing but the pictures of trains will help 4th grade students acquire a visual understanding of railroads during this historical period.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3283

Astounding Adventures of Phineas Banning

http://www.banningmuseum.org/adventures/adventures.htm

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This first person account of meeting Phineas Banning is an exciting primary source record of Los Angeles and the region around the port during the Civil War. Standards 3.3.3 and 4.4.3

Comments: The type is difficult to read but the text is interesting for young students. When loading this site, the teacher might try using the browser preferences to increase the font size.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 326

Charles Crocker

http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/a_c/crocker.htm

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This is a short biography of Charles Crocker, who helped create the Central Pacific Railroad. Standard 4.4.1

Comments: This site was developed by the Public broadcasting system for its The West series.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 617

Chinese Railroad Workers

http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/CalHeritage/k12project/lincoln/rail.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This student written project is based on primary material from the Bancroft Library. Standards 4.4.3 and 4.4.4

Comments: This excample of student research, writing and online publishing can be a model for other classes but should not be considered authoritative.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 648

Driving the Last Spike

http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist1/rail.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This is an account of the driving of the Golden Spike, marking the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. Standard 4.4.1, 8.12.1, and 8.12.3

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 996

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