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Footsteps to Freedom: Retracing the Underground Railroad

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http://www.blackvoicenews.com/ugr/ugr_2004/index.php

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Join a delegation of educators from Southern California as they retrace the treacherous trails followed by fugitive slaves seeking freedom in Canada in the years before the American Civil War. Relive the stories of the people who made freedom real in America. There are also activities, literature and other gems to explore. Standards 2.5, 3.4.6, 5.4.6, 8.7.2, 8.7.4 and 8.9.0

Comments: Follow 32 educators as they explore the escape route of countless freedom seekers who escaped slavery and built a new life in Canada during the early and mid 19th century.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1271

18th-Century Life in Colonial Williamsburg

http://www.history.org/Almanack/life/life.cfm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Learn about life in colonial Virginia at this site. Explore the trades from Apothecary to Wigmaker and learn about how families compare to those of today. Included are online slide shows of the trades in action. Learn about the life experience of African Americans in colonial times through primary source records on individual people. Also learn about food, manners and much more. Standard 5.4.3, 5.4.4 and 5.4.5

Comments: This visually rich site will be a valuable resource for teachers of English Learners.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 12

A Colonial Family and Community

http://www.hfmgv.org/education/smartfun/colonial/intro/map.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Meet the Daggetts -- a real family who lived on a farm in the town of Coventry, Connecticut, during the mid-1700s. Unlike other New England towns, it did not have a town center or village green, but was made up of farms scattered across the countryside. Mills, craft shops and taverns were located on people's farms. There were five members of the family Samuel and his wife Anna and their three children Asenath, Tabitha, and Isiah. Standards 5.4.3 and 5.4.5

Comments: This will be an accessible site for English learners.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 31

African American Odyssey

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aointro.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is an incredible Library of Congress exhibit on the African American experience in American history. This digital museum is divided in nine sections: Slavery--The Peculiar Institution; Free Blacks in the Antebellum Period; Abolition; The Civil War; Reconstruction; Booker T. Washington Era; World War I and Postwar Society; Depression, New Deal, and World War II; and Civil Rights. Standards 5.4.6, 8.6.4, 8.7.2, 8.7.4, 8.9 all, 8.10.5, 8.11 all, 11.10.1-4

Comments: This resource covers many standards but seeing these documents altogether provides a powerful look at the African American experience in the U.S.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 101

Benjamin Franklin: An Enlightened American

http://library.thinkquest.org/22254/home.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This student-developed site has a thorough biography of Benjamin Franklin, his writings, quotes and sayings, and a description of his major inventions. Standards 2.5, 3.4.6, and 5.5.4

Comments: As with any student-developed site, this one should not be considered authoritative but it is recommended by the Franklin Institute.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 370

Black Resistance to Slavery in the United States

http://www.afro.com/history/slavery/main.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Developed by the Afro-American Black History Museum, this site shows the harshness of slavery and the continuous efforts by the enslaved to fight for their freedom and resist capture. Standards 5.4.6 and 8.7.2

Comments: Use this material with sensitivity.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 407

Colonial Williamsburg

http://www.history.org/history/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is a rich resource with incredible photos of the colonial and revolutionary period and pages of facts about important people and events of early Virginia. This site is an essential resource for any classroom studying the 17th and 18th c. periods of American history. Standards 3.4.3 and 5.4.5

Comments: This well-researched, graphically rich information is useful for ELL classes. Subsections of the site are listed under specific topics on SCORE H/SS.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 754

Documents in the History of Slavery

http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/modules/slavery/documents.cfm?#top

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Here is a selection of primary source material on 1. the middle passage 2. arrival in the new world 3. conditions of life under slavery 4. childhood in slavery 5. family life 6. religion and beliefs 7. punishment 8. resistance 9. flight and 10. emancipation. Each topic has an introduction and 4 to 10 dated primary sources on that topic. Standards 5.4.6, 8.7.2, 8.7.4, 8.9.1, and 8.9.3

Comments: This site was developed as part of Digital History.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 970

Encyclopedia of Slavery

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAslavery.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This Spartacus site has a wealth of information, all cross linked among the names and topics, for anyone beginning research on a person or event related to slavery. Beginning with 32 slave accounts by people famous and obscure, the site then provides 14 articles on the slave system including the slave trade and life on different types of plantations. Following this are 14 articles on life in enslavement and 24 articles on events and issues from the Amistad Mutiny to Reconstruction. There is a huge list of campaigners against slavery both American and British with biographical information on each. Standards 5.4.6, 8.6.4, 8.7 all, 8.9.1, 8.9.5, 8.10.4, and 8.11 all

Comments: The articles are usually short and are designed for student use. The copyright is stringent.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1088

English Settlement

http://www.learner.org/biographyofamerica/prog02/index.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Two dramatically different English settlements, New England and Virginia, developed in the 17th century, beginning a collision of values, cultures and economies that have prevailed throughout the American story. Key features of this Biography of America site include an interactive key events chart, a map, a webography and a transcript of the video from which the site was developed. Standards 5.3.2 and 5.4 general.

Comments: The links to primary sources are very rich.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1100

68 resources found; showing 10 per page, sorted by Rating then by Title...
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