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The Slave Experience: Religion

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/slavery/experience/religion/index.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Learn about the religious experiences and ideas of enslaved Africans mostly during the colonial period in America. What beliefs did the Africans bring with them? What objects have archaeologists found that were used in religous practices by enslaved people? Explore personal narratives and primary sources related to early African American religion. Then find out why Nat Turner was considered a prophet in the early 19th centuy. Standard 5.4.3, and 8.7.2

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3810

The Story of the Pilgrims

http://www.plimoth.org/learn/education/kids/homeworkHelp/pilgrims.asp

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The colonists who arrived in 1620 brought not only European tools and technology, but also hopes, dreams and a Christian faith reflecting a decidedly seventeenth-century English view of the world. Learn about these people and their way of life at this Plimoth on the Web page. Standard 5.4.2

Comments: The reading level is a little above grade level but the information is superb.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3089

The Terrible Transformation

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/tguide/1index.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: At the beginning of the 17th century, both rich and poor Britons see the newly established American colonies as the land of opportunity. As changes in England's economy and word of hardships in America stem the flow of white bond servants, English planters bring more enslaved Africans to America to raise their profitable tobacco, sugar, and rice crops and to provide other forms of labor in the North. Gradually, laws are enacted that define legal status by race, ensuring that Africans and their descendants will be slaves. Resistance leads to rebellions in South Carolina and New York. The impact of slavery is felt by everyone -- North and South, black and white, the enslaved and the enslaver. Standards 5.4.6 and 8.2.3

Comments: This site accompanies the PBS Africans in America series, segment number one.

Resource Type: True.

Resource ID: 3093

Virtual Jamestown

http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/vcdh/jamestown/interactive.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This incredibly rich site has a wealth of primary material on Jamestown such as first hand accounts and letters, newspapers, court records, labor contracts, etc. The interactive maps show changes over time and European interactions with Native Americans. Standard 5.4.1, 5.4.2, 5.4.5, 5.4.6, 5.4.7, and 5.3.2

Comments: The Virtual Jamestown Archive is a digital research, teaching and learning project that explores the legacies of the Jamestown settlement and "the Virginia experiment."

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3365

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

Walking Tour of Plimoth Plantation

http://pilgrims.net/plimothplantation/vtour/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Plimoth (Plymouth) Plantation was the first permanent European settlement in southern New England (AD 1620). Today, this area is the site of a living museum, dedicated to recreating 17th century lifeways in the New World. Plimoth Plantation includes two main components: 1) a reconstruction of the European village occupied by the Pilgrims and 2) a reconstructed Native American hamlet known as Hobbamock's Homesite. This site has photos of life at Plimoth Plantation. Standards 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 3.4.3, and 5.4.2

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3400

World of Benjamin Franklin: Glimpses of the Man

http://sln.fi.edu/franklin/rotten.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Learn about Benjamin Franklin's contributions as a scientist, inventor, statesman, printer, philosopher, musician and economist. Included are links to a timeline and Poor Richard's Almanac, Standards 2.5, 3.4.6, 5.5.4, 5.5.3, 8.2.1 and 8.2.2

Comments: Some of the text is fairly difficult reading for young students, but the pictures are invaluable primary sources.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3529

A Narrative of the Uncommon Sufferings

http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/readex/8611.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is a first person account of how a slave, Briton Hammon, escaped from his master and fled to Boston in the 1740s. Standard 5.4.6

Comments: Option To View Pictures

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 33

African-American Experience

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

Rating: 2, High!

Description: By the American Revolution, 20 percent of the overall population in the thirteen colonies was of African descent. The legalized practice of enslaving blacks occurred in every colony. Here is information on the life a African Americans in colonial Virginia. Standards 5.4.6, 8.7.2, and 8.7.4

Comments: This colonial Williamsburg site has well researched biography sheets to use in classroom enactments.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 115

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

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