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The Paul Revere - Midnight Rider Virtual Museum

http://www.kidsandhistory.net/paulvm/_welcome.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: From this Entrance Foyer you may visit five different exhibit halls about Revere and the American Revolution. Each exhibit has one or more activities for you to complete. Some activities can be done individually while others are better done in a small group or with your whole class. Check with your teacher first. The Midnight Rider Virtual Museum is designed to be visited in order, beginning with Hall One. This will build your knowledge of Paul Revere and his Midnight Ride step by step. Standards 3.4.6, 5.5.4 and 5.6.1

Comments: This site is also aligned to California Reading Language Arts Standards

Resource Type: Web Museum.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3061

These United Colonies: The American War of Independence

http://historywiz.com/amerev-mm.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This History Wiz site by Jennifer Brainard provides an overview of the events that led to the American Revolution. There are images of primary source paintings and maps as well as links to more primary material. Standards 5.5.1, 5.5.2, 5.5.4, and 5.6.1

Comments: Users navigate by following the arrows not selectingpages.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3612

Users Guide to the Declaration of Independence

http://www.founding.com/home.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site by the Claremont Institute focuses on the Declaration of Independence and other founding documents, asking key questions to guide readers to understanding. What is so special about the Declaration of Independence? What Do the Ideas of the Declaration Mean for Individual Citizens? Do the Principles of the Declaration Include Us All? What is equality? Does Equality Mean Equal in All Respects? Equality of Rights: What is the Basis of Human Equality? What Is a Right and What is Not? and Are there Natural Rights Other than those Listed in the Declaration? Standards 5.5.3, 8.1.2, 10.2.2, 11.1.0, and 12.1.3 civics

Comments: This site can be studied on different levels. Its essays Race and the American Founding, Property Rights and the American Founding, Property Requirements for Voting and the American Founding, Immigration Restrictions and the American Founding, and Religion and the American Founding can guide a whole course in American history at middle or high school.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1283

Welcome to Archiving Early America

http://earlyamerica.com/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site links to many primary sources of historical documents and portraits from 18th century America. It includes portraits of famous 18th century figures, original historical documents with abstracts, and chapters from original books such as "The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin." It also has a script that scrolls to what happened on this day in history. Standard 5.5.4., 8.3.0, 8.4.0, and 11.1.2

Comments: The ads are distracting.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3435

World of Benjamin Franklin: Glimpses of the Man

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

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Here is a comprehensive look at Franklin and his contributions as a scientist, philosopher, musician, economist, inventor, printer, and statesman. Included are links to a timeline, Poor Richard's Almanac, and the Franklin Institute. Standards 2.5, 3.4.6, 5.5.4, 5.5.3, 8.2.1 and 8.2.2

Comments: Users need "Movie Player" to play the video on Franklin.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3528

Benjamin Franklin

http://www.imahero.com/herohistory/ben_herohistory.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Benjamin Franklin is one of the greatest Americans in history. As a writer, printer, newsman, publisher, editor, civic leader, inventor, scientist, philosopher, musician, patriot, statesman, and diplomat, he contributed to society in almost every aspect. Learn about his life at this site. Standards 2.5, 3.4.6, and 5.5.4

Comments: The IMAHero site is written especially for children and includes a list of books. The list is linked directly to Amazon.com for ordering so children will need supervision.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 369

Boston Massacre: An Anonymous Account

http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/D/1751-1775/bostonmassacre/anon.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is an excerpt from the transcript of the trial of Captain Thomas Preston who was in charge of British troops involved in the Boston Massacre, March 12, 1770. Standards 5.5.1

Comments: Though the reading level is high, this document has been broken into sections so that students can become expert in one part. It would make a wonderful mock trial activity.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 429

Boston Tea Party

http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/E/teaparty/bostonxx.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This section of the From Revolution to Reconstruction site of the University of Groningen is a clear essay on the causes and results of the Boston Tea Party. Standard 5.5.1

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 430

Boston Tea Party: Eyewitness Account

http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/revolution/teaparty.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This primary source account of the Boston Tea Party was written by George Hewes. This page from The History Place does not have an introduction or background information but the spelling and grammar have been modernized. Standard 5.5.1

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 431

Day in the Life of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello

http://www.monticello.org/jefferson/dayinlife/sunrise/home.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Starting at dawn, follow a day in Jefferson's life after he retired from politics and returned to plantation management at his beloved Monticello. Standard 3.4.6, 5.5.4, and 8.3.4

Comments: The reading level is pretty high for elementary students, but the subjects discussed are fascinating and would interest students of all ages.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 890

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