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Delegates to the Constitutional Convention

http://www.constitutioncenter.org/explore/FoundingFathers/index.shtml

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Delegates hailing from all the original states except Rhode Island gathered in the Pennsylvania State House in 1787 to participate in the Constitutional Convention. Who were these men? Many of the delegates had fought in the American Revolution and about three-fourths had served in Congress. The average age was 42. Learn more here. Standards 5.7.0, 8.2.4, and 8.2.5

Comments: This is carefully researched information from the National Constitution Center.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 915

Explore the Constitution

http://www.constitutioncenter.org/explore/BasicGoverningPrinciples/index.shtml

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This discussion of the basic governing principles found in the U.S. Constitution includes information about individual rights, judicial review, federalism, separation of powers and a system of checks and balances, rule of law, and popular sovereignty. Standards 5.7.3, 5.7.4. 8.2.4, 8.2.7, 11.1.3, and 12.1.5

Comments: This site an easy-to-understand page by the National Constitution Center.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1154

George Washington's Farewell Address

http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/washing.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is a transcription of the George Washington's Farewell Address. Standard 5.7.5, 11.1.1, and 12.1.0

Comments: Required reading under AB3086.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1360

Images of America's Founders and the Constitution

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.constitution.org/img/signing.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.constitution.org/cs_image.htm&h=201&w=300&sz=27&tbnid=AM2lqcVzJhEJ:&tbnh=74&tbnw=111&hl=en&start=2&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsigning%2Bconstitution%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26ie%3DUTF-8%26safe%3Dactive%26sa%3DG

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site has portraits of key philosophers who developed the ideas around which American government is built. There are images of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence as well as all the Founders including those who participated in writing and those who opposed it or were absent. Standards 4.5.0, 5.7.0 , 8.2.0, 11.1.0, and 12.1.0

Comments: This is a useful site for accessing visuals for PowerPoints and other presentations.

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3613

The Constitution of the United States of America

http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.overview.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This Cornell Law School version of the Constitution is divided into sections by article and amendment. Each section is annotated to identify the contents of that part of the Constitution. Standards 5.7.2, 5.7.4, 8.2.2, 8.11.5, 11.1.0, 11.7.5, 12.1.0, and 12.4.0

Comments: It is difficult to identify the standard for this document since it applies to so much of the H-SS curriculum. The ones listed here are only the most direct connection.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2986

The Preamble

http://www.school-house-rock.com/Prea.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Sing your way to learning along with America Rocks as you learn about the U.S. Constitution. Standard 3.4.3 and 5.7.4

Comments: This site requires sound and video capability in order to get the full benefit.

Resource Type: Sound or Music.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3067

A New System of Government

http://www.learner.org/biographyofamerica/prog05/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This Biography of America website describes the struggle of early America to create a new government and a constitution. Learn about the conflicting ideas of Jefferson and Hamilton and decide which has had the most lasting impact. There is a map, a primary source picture, an interactive timeline and the transcript of the video on which the site is based. Standards 5.5.4, 5.7, 8.3.4, 11.1.2, and 12.1.3

Comments: The Webography links to some excellent support material. The reading level is a bit high for grade 5 but it will be very useful at grades 8, 11 and 12.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 34

Articles of Confederation - 1777

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/content.php?page=document&doc=3

Rating: 2, High!

Description: On June 11, 1776, the Second Continental Congress appointed three committees in response to the Lee Resolution. One of these committees, created to determine the form of a confederation of the colonies, was composed of one representative from each colony with John Dickinson, a delegate from Delaware, as the principal writer. Learn about the type of government organization that this committee developed as the first constitution of the United States. Standard 5.7.1 and 8.2.2

Comments: A high bandwidth connection is necessary to download the facsimile copy. This document is part of the Our Documents Project.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 317

Biographies of the Founding Fathers

http://www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/constitution_founding_fathers.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site by the National Archives has short biographies plus good portraits of the 55 delegates indexed by state. Ones who did not sign the constitution are designated. Select "Meet the Founding Fathers." Standards 3.4.6, 5.7.2, 8.2.4, 11.1.2, and 12.1.4

Comments: Good starting point for students' study of Constitutional Convention delegates.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 390

Biography of Gouverneur Morris 1752-1816

http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/B/morris/morris.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This short biography describes the importance of Gouvernour Morris and his family in the founding of America. His brother signed the Declaration of Independence. He served in the Continental Congress and later at the Constitutional Convention. Standard 5.7.1

Comments: This site was developed by Jeroen Daanen at the From Revolution to Reconstruction site from the Founding Fathers material at the National Archives.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 396

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