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Newspaper Coverage of the English and French War For Control of North America, 1754-1760

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

Rating: 2, High!

Description: American newspapers in their coverage of the French and Indian War echoed the fear and dislike that had long existed between the English and French. Newspapers not only covered the war effort, but they also promoted a unity of consciousness for colonists along the Atlantic seaboard that was later turned against the British in the American Revolution. Standard 5.3.3

Comments: Some of the writing is difficult but quotes and primary source examples of newspapers from the time make this an interesting and accessible source from Archiving Early America.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Resource ID: 2315

Pequot War

http://www.dowdgen.com/dowd/document/pequots.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is a description of the Pequot War of 1637, the first serious armed conflict between indigenous people and settlers in New England. There are also two maps. Standard 5.3.3

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2428

Pilgrims Arrive in Plymouth - Squanto and Samasett

http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/documents/documents_p2.cfm?doc=219

Rating: 2, High!

Description: William Bradford tells why the Pilgrims left Holland and came to America to start a new life. He also describes the land and the Indians from the English perspective. He is convinced that Squanto, the Indian who served as their teacher and interpreter, was a "special instrument sent of God for their good beyond their expectation." Learn about his real story in the introduction. Standard 5.3.2

Comments: This excerpt from Bradford has some difficult words but is relatively short, well introduced by the editor, and is quite readable.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2457

Spanish Colonization of the Americas

http://www.wordiq.com/definition/Spanish_colonization_of_the_Americas

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This encyclopedia-type article hotlinks to further information. This article looks at Spanish colonies in the Caribbean, South America, Central America and North America. It then looks at the New World trade, and the northern extent of Spanish influence. Standard 7.11.3 and 5.2.2,

Comments: This article is from the European Colonization of America series in the Word IQ Online Encyclopedia.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2816

Thanksgiving History

http://www.2020tech.com/thanks/temp.html#story

Rating: 2, High!

Description: In addition to traditional material on Thanksgiving, this site provides insight into teaching about the holiday from a Native American perspective and from the Christian perspective. In the Native American section, it offers a story that was written by the Tacoma Public Schools which strives to provide balance for students in learning about the events commemorated by the holiday. There are suggestions for making the "celebration" of Thanksgiving as authentic as possible. Standard 5.3.2 and 8.2.1

Comments: This site, created by the Tacoma Pubic Schools is not very attractive but important. An interesting classroom activity might be to compare the story of Thanksgiving found at this site with that given at http://www.night.net/thanksgiving/

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Resource ID: 2952

Thanksgiving on the Net

http://www.holidays.net/thanksgiving/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is a highly commercialized site, but it has some interesting secondary descriptions of the history of Thanksgiving including a page on the "National Day of Mourning" which is how some Native Americans view this traditional American holiday. Standards K.6.1, 1.3.2, 3.4.3, 5.3.2 and 5.4.3

Comments: Teachers, take a look at Caleb Johnson's Mayflower on the Web for a different view of the National Day of Mourning http://members.aol.com/calebj/mayflower.html

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2954

The History of the Cherokee

http://cherokeehistory.com/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is a useful resource about the Cherokee with materials on the language, maps, images, history, geneology and other related sites on the web. Standards 5.3.4, 8.8.2 and 8.12.2

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3031

The Pueblo Revolt

http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/resources/archives/one/pueblo.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Beginning with Columbus's arrival in the West Indies, the Spanish Empire encouraged explorers to seek land and wealth in the western hemisphere. The Spanish conquered the pueblo people in New Mexico in 1598 and at times treated the Indians with cruelty. On the Feast Day of San Lorenzo, August 10, 1680, the Franciscan priest Fray Juan P o left early from Santa Fe to say Mass in the nearby pueblo of Tesuque. A Spanish settler living in Tesuque had been murdered the day before and P o was preoccupied with reports of an imminent Indian uprising. Before the day was over, P o would disappear, his bloodstained shield found, and four hundred Spaniards, among them twenty other Franciscan priests, would be killed. After more than 140 years of submission to Spanish colonial rule, the Pueblos had united with other Indian tribes to revolt against their colonizers. Standards 5.3.1 and 5.3.2

Comments: For a primary source account see http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/resources/archives/one/pueblo.htm

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3072

The Real Pocahontas

http://pocahontas.morenus.org/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site by David Morenus, a descendant of both Pocahonas and members of the Mayflower, provides a critique of the Disney movie and his research on the true story of Pocohantas and John Smith. Standard 5.3.2

Comments: Mr. Morenus' academic credentials are not high but his reearch appears to be sound.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3074

Cherokee Letter Protesting the Treaty of New Etocha

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4h3083.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: The Cherokee nation was one of the "Five Civilized Tribes" in the southeast, but Andrew Jackson planned their removal along with all other tribes existing east of the Mississippi River. Chief John Ross and other leaders of the Cherokee nation wrote a letter to Congress to protest the 1835 Treaty of New Echota. This treaty, signed by a group of Cherokees claiming to represent their people, stated that the tribe would relocate west of the Mississippi. Standards 5.3.4 and 8.8.2

Comments: Some assistance with vocabulary or other access strategies will be needed for grade 5 students.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 626

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