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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

Columbus Shipwrecks of La Isabela Bay

http://www.indiana.edu/~r317doc/dr/CES-1.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site has background on the shipwrecks of Isabela Bay, including maps and pictures. Columbus era artifacts has material on both the Taino and the Europeans. Photo Gallery has interesting links to a variety of photos. The section called Historical Background is a good resource for teachers. Standards 5.2.1, 5.2.2 and 7.11.2

Comments: This resource was developed by the University of Indiana.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 763

Conquest of America

http://www.historychannel.com/conquest/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This History Channel website tells the story of the exploration and conquest of North America through the words of the men who undertook the journeys including Coronado, Ribault, Menendez, Hudson, Bering, and Rezanov. Standards 5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.2.3, 5.2.4, 7.11.1 and 7.11.2

Comments: The site was developed to support a History Channel program avaiable on DVD but has a rich set of information that it may be used independently.

Resource Type: True.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2818

European Voyages of Exploration: The Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

http://www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/eurvoya/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site by the History Department at the University of Calgary provides well researched but readable information on the entire Age of Exploration. There are pictures, maps, bographies of explorers, and background information on geography, inventions, Henry the Navigator, the major volyages, and much more. Standards 5.2.1, 7.11.1, and 7.11.2

Comments: Information about Chinese explorers and other less well known topics is also provided.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1130

Exploration

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/discovery/exploration/index.shtml

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The history of exploration is littered with stories of heroism, bravery and tragedy. Find out about the conquest of the Americas, the race to the South Pole, and the charting of the world's oceans by sailors in the 18th-century Royal Navy. Standards 5.2.2 and 7.11.1

Comments: This BBC site links to multimedia animations, games and reconstructions including a history of mapmaking.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1151

Explorers of North America

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

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site is divided into six eras with hotlinked information to explorers in North America for each era. There is also a map for each of the eras but it is larger that the screen for must be printed at 50% or less. Standards 5.2.1, 5.2.3, 5.2.4, 7.11.1, and 7.11.2

Comments: The quality of information is generally good but is uneven by linked site.

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1158

New World Encounters

http://www.learner.org/biographyofamerica/prog01/index.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site from the Biography of America series takes the viewer from the first Americans to European conquest. Four interactive features tell the story: the Image as History is of Acoma Pueblo, the Map feature shows pre-colonial America and the routes of de Soto and Coronado. There is a full transcript of the video program and a webography of primary and secondary sources. Standards 5.2.1, 5.3.1, 7.11.1 and 7.11.2

Comments: The map and timeline are especially useful resources for English learners.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2309

Spanish Exploration and Conquest of Native America

http://www.floridahistory.com/inset11.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Here is the conquest of America from a Native American perspective. Cabeza de Vaca's eight years in North America, starting in 1528, set the stage for Hernando de Soto to lead an army of settlers from Havana, Spain's "Ellis Island," into America in the 1540's. This is an extensive site with maps and primary source materials. It was written by Donald E. Sheppard and has received numerous awards including the American anthropology and History Award. Standards 5.2.2, 5.3.1, 5.3.4, 7.7.3, and 7.11.2

Comments: The graphics are plentiful but the clarity could be better.

Resource Type: True.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2817

Virtual Museum of New France

http://www.civilization.ca/vmnf/vmnfe.asp

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Gain a different perspective on European exploration of America by seeing it through the eyes of the French. Here are primary source maps, an interactive timeline, biographies of explorers, and primary and secondary material on the lives of European settlers. There is also an excellent section on First Nations that includes the region of the current U.S. Standards 5.2.4 and 7.11.1

Comments: This site is also in French and English.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3370

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

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