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Showing Grade 5, Unit 3, Native Americans and New Settlers
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American Thanksgiving Traditions

http://www.plimoth.org/learn/history/thanksgiving/pumpkinpie.asp

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Most of what we know about the 1621 event comes from the first-hand accounts of Governor William Bradford and Master Edward Winslow, leaders of the young Plimoth colony. Other facts can be gleaned by studying English harvest home traditions, available foodstuffs and cooking techniques, Separatist religious practices and 17th-Century English social patterns and customs. Here is a collection of information on all these subjects, prepared by Plimoth Plantation museum staff. Standards 1.3.2, 3.4.3, 5.3.2, and 5.4.2

Comments: Build analysis skills by comparing the information found here with the story of Thanksgiving found in a piece of children's literature.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 202

Background of the French and Indian War

http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h608.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This background piece is clearly written and divided into

Comments: The ads on this U.S. History.com site are distracting.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3608

Brief History of Jamestown

http://www.apva.org/history/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is a brief history of Jamestown with hotlinks embedded to learn more about the Virignia Company, Pocahontas, and John Smith. Standards 5.3.2, and 5.3.3

Comments: This short article matches fifth grade research needs.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 441

Brief History of the Oenida Nation

http://www.oneida-nation.net/BRHISTORY.HTML

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is the history of the Oneida People from creation to modern times. Included is a discussion of their relations with the colonists and the Oneida part in the Revolutionary War. There is brief information about how they helped George Washington's starving troups at Valley Forge. Standard 5.3.2

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 442

Documents of Taino History and Culture

http://www.hartford-hwp.com/Taino/docs/docs.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Take a look at the Columbus voyage to America from another perspective. Here the Taino Indians, the indigenous people of the Carribean islands where Columbus landed, provide background on their history, culture and beliefs. Standards 5.2.1, 5.3.2, and 7.11.2

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 974

Fighting for a Continent: Newspaper Coverage of the English and French War

http://earlyamerica.com/review/spring97/newspapers.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Newspapers during the 1750's were no different from now. The French and Indian War was their great running story. After an introductory section, this site excerpts stories from the newspapers of this era. See the "Join or Die" political cartoon created by Benjamin Franklin. Standards 5.3.3 and 5.5.1

Comments: The reading level is high for most students but the primary material may be excerpted for class use.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1220

French and Indian War

http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/frenchandindianwar3.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This Social Studies for Kids site has brief background information on the French and Indian War. Hotlinks throughout the story lead to further information, sometimes to other locations on the Internet. Standards 5.3.1, 5.3.2, 5.3.3

Comments: The ads on this site detract but the writing is at 5th grade level.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3609

French and Indian War

http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/E/7yearswar/fiwxx.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Part of the American Revolution HTML Project, this resource provides clear introductory information on the French and Indian War, the events and battles of the war, and the impact of the war on the British Empire, the Native Peoples, and the American colonies. Standard 5.3.3

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1306

King Philip's War

http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/documents/documents_p2.cfm?doc=206

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Faced with death, disease, and cultural disintegration, many of New England's native peoples decided to strike back. In 1675, the chief of the Pokanokets, Metacomet (whom the English called King Philip), forged a military alliance including about two-thirds of the region's Indians. In 1675, he led an attack on Swansea, Massachusetts. Over the next year, both sides raided villages and killed hundreds of victims. Twelve out of ninety New England towns were destroyed. The last major Indian war in New England, King Philip's War was the most destructive conflict, relative to the size of the population, in American history. This is Edward Randolph's account of the wars in 1675. Standard 5.3.3

Comments: The language is difficult but the text is short. It gives the colonial views on the causes and results of the war.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1894

Missions and Moral Judgment

http://www.oah.org/pubs/magazine/spanishfrontier/bushnell.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The mission is a topic that permeates the history of Spanish America. The sixteenth-century monks who undertook the spiritual conquest of their Spain's new lands by baptizing hundreds of thousands but also witnessed the rapid decline in native population. The seventeenth-century evangelists, less assured about the sincerity of native conversion, spent their lives on remote frontiers working to Christianize and westernize the Indians. The success with which they segregated their charges from outsiders was their undoing when the church lost power in later centuries. Missions differed across the Spanish Borderlands, as they differed throughout the Americas, and that variety was a function of time, place, and above all, the people involved. Standards 5.3.1, 5.3.2, 7.11.2, and 8.8.5

Comments: This article was written by Amy Turner Bushnell for the OAH Magazine of History.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2179

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