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George Washington

http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/gw1.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is a short, two page biography of George Washington. Standards 2.5, 3.4.6, 5.5.4, and 5.6.1

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1364

George Washington's Farewell Address

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=15

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: In his Farewell Address to the American people in 1796 George Washington warned people to be wary of "foreign entanglements," and political parties. Standard 5.7.5, 11.1.1, and 12.1.0

Comments: Here is a facsimile of the original, a transcription, and background information from the Our Documents project. Required reading under AB3086.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1359

George Washington's Home Page

http://gwpapers.virginia.edu/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Here is the entire collection of George Washington's diaries and papers. When did he find the time? Standards 5.5.4, 5.6.3, 8.2.4, 8.4.2

Comments: This is the place if you want to know more about Washington.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1361

Liberty! The American Revolution

http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This PBS site will bring the American Revolution alive to everyone, young and old. The chronology of events, leading to and following from the Revolution, are described in the eye-appealing fashion of a newspaper or broadside. The chronology is very useful for researching events happening simultaneously. For young students, there are interactive pictures describing life on a colonial farm or daily activities of a British or American soldier. Standards 5.5 all and 5.6 all

Comments: ELL students will enjoy the interactive pictures and the link between the ideals of the Revolution and modern immigration. Students need to be warned that many of the photos of Revolutionary leaders are really pictures of costumed actors from the PBS film.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1972

Major Events of the Revolutionary War

http://www.multied.com/revolt/Battles.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: From Paul Revere's Ride to the Treaty of Paris, learn about the major event of the American Revolution. Almost 40 events are described, some of them battles, others events such as the Declaration of Independence. All the text is brief and readable and most is supported by a map or picture. Standard 5.5.3 and 5.6.1

Comments: This site is part of History Central and is a good choice for English Language Learners.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2042

Pictures of the Revolutionary War

http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/revolution-images/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This National Archives photo collection relates to the American Revolution. They are photographic copies of works of art. The dates and mediums of the originals and the names of the artists are given wherever it has been possible to determine them. They are categorized into twelve topics for easy access. Standards 5.5.1, 5.5.2, 5.5.3, 5.5.4, 5.6 all

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2453

Revolution: Africans in America

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/tguide/2index.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: As "freedom fever" sweeps the British American colonies, enslaved Africans apply the rhetoric of liberty to their own continuing struggles. Blacks challenge white America to live up to the "natural rights" doctrine espoused in Revolutionary documents. Finding slaves and free black men among his newly mustered troops, George Washington initially bars blacks from further enlistment, but as his forces dwindle -- and thousands of slaves are lured into the British army by promises of freedom -- Washington establishes a black regiment. African Americans, enslaved and free, then face a difficult dilemma: which side of the conflict holds the greatest promise of freedom for black men and women? Standards 5.5.4, 5.6.1, 5.6.3, 8.1.3, 10.2.3 and 11.1.2

Comments: This incredibly rich set of resources accompanies the Africans in America series from PBS.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Resource ID: 2636

Spy Letters of the American Revolution

http://www.si.umich.edu/spies/index-methods.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is a colorful, easy-to-navigate site with edited primary source letters, supported by stories, methods, biographies of people, and routes of spies during the American Revolution. There is also a timeline and a link to brief lesson ideas. Famous names as well as intriguing stories will capture the interest of readers. Standard 5.6.2

Comments: This fascinating site was developed by the Clements Library of the University of Michigan to feature some rare primary source materials in their collection.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2826

The Boston Massacre

http://www.bostonmassacre.net/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This rich site has a complete and authoritative coverage of the Boston Massacre including a description of the event, pictures, documents, a time line, and a story of the trial. There is even a section on the British view of the event. Standard 5.5.1

Comments: This site was developed by the Boston Historical Society

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2970

The Decisive Day Is Come: Battle of Bunker Hill

http://www.masshist.org/bh/index.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The Massachusettes Historical Society set up this site to commemorate the 225th anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill. There is a background essay for the teacher, a timeline, manuscript and printed accounts of the battle, biographies of John Adams, Abigail Adams, Joseph Warren, Mercy Otis Warren, John Burgoyne, Israel Putnam, etc., and maps and views of the battle site and surroundings. In addition to the famous correspondence between John and Abigail Adams, there are letters and journals of American and British soldiers, as well as civilian observers who lived in the Boston area. Standards 5.6.1 and 5.6.3

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2992

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