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Showing Grade 5, Unit 8a, 1789-1850: Migration and Westward Expansion
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From Foot to Flight: A Virtual Museum of Transportation in the U.S.

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http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/activity/foot_to_flight/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Follow the history of transportation from the beginning of time until today. Learn about canals, steam boats, railroads, automobiles and amuch more. Let your imagination go as you enjoy the activities in each room of this wonderful online museum. Standards K.3, 1.4.2, 2.5, and 5.8.1

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Resource ID: 1316

America on the Move

http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthemove/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This Smithsonian site invites users to explore transportation and how innovations in transportation transformed America at certain critical points in history. Visit the exhibition learn how communities were changed by transportation. Investigate the artifacts and images in this Smithsonian collection or explore topics within the theme through web resources developed by curators and historians. Standards 5.8.1, 8.6.2, 8.12.9, and 11.8.7

Comments: The graphics and brief text of this museum on transportation make it a good choice for English Learners.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 174

America on the Move 1800-1900

http://www.historychannel.com/classroom/aotm/aotm.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This History Channel film clip overviews the technological improvements in transportation between 1800 and 1900 and their impact on society, especially the economic development of the interior of the continent, the growth of western cities such as Chicago, and inter-state commerce. Standard 5.8.1, 8.6.1, 8.6.2, and 8.12.9

Comments: This site is noisy so break out the ear phones.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 173

At Home in the Heartland

http://www.museum.state.il.us/exhibits/athome/welcome.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is an interactive exhibit on people in the prairie from 1800-1850. Students read stories based on a midwife, a slave, and a farmer. Standard 5.8.4 and 8.8.2

Comments: Each story has questions and activities. Excellent graphics.

Resource Type: Literature/Story.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 327

California's Untold Stories: Gold Rush!

http://www.museumca.org/goldrush.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site has awesome pictures and background information from the Oakland Museum Gold Rush exhibit. It will certainly grab the attention of anyone with the slightest interest in the topic. Standards 3.3.2, 4.3.3, 5.8.4, and 8.8.2

Comments: There are lesson materials as well.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 570

Exploring the West from Monticello to Lewis and Clark

http://www.lib.virginia.edu/exhibits/lewis_clark/home.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site has links to maps of the New World created during the Age of Exploration and also has many of North America developed for and by the Lewis and Clark expedition. Standards 5.8.3 and 8.8.2

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1162

First American West: The Ohio River Valley, 1750-1820

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award99/icuhtml/fawhome.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This Library of Congress American Memory site consists of letters, journals, books, newspapers, maps, & images documenting the land, peoples, & exploration of the trans-Appalachian West. The first European travelers, their relations with Native Americans, new settlers' migration & acquisition of land, navigation down the Ohio River, planting of crops, trade in tobacco & horses, & the roles of African Americans, women, churches, & schools are documented. Standards 5.6.6, 5.8.1 and 5.8.4

Comments: Here is a wealth of primary source material on the early westward expansion into the Ohio Valley.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1229

Follow in the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark

http://www.sierraclub.org/lewisandclark/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This Lewis and Clark site is from an environmentalist perspective showing the changes in the natural enviroment that have occurred since expedition recorded the species of flora and fauna in the West. The section "On the Trail" has excerpts from the expedition notebooks that are very readable and have pictures of what is described. Standards 5.8.3 and 8.8.2

Comments: The Sierra Club developed and maintains this site.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1266

Jefferson Buys Louisiana Territory, and the Nation Moves Westward

http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2003/spring/louisiana-purchase.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Two centuries ago the United States doubled in size, without a call to arms, with little advance notice, and with only the briefest negotiations. The historic transaction is known as the Louisiana Purchase, but it was not something that Jefferson had sought to make at the time. He would have been content just to buy the port of New Orleans so the United States-- not Spain, not France, certainly not Great Britain-- could control the gateway to the Mississippi River, the main street of commerce in what was then the American West. In an astounding transaction that amounted to four cents an acre, President Thomas Jefferson saw his dreams of westward expansion coming true for the nation he had helped create. Standards 5.8.3 and 8.4.1

Comments: This is an article from the National Archives Prologue Magazine,

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1811

Kristen's World

http://www.americangirl.com/agcn/kirsten/world/index.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Here are interactive pictures of a pioneer home, school, and store that will provide details of how people lived 150 years ago in the mid western part of America. It is part of the American Girl website. Standards 2.1.1 and 5.8.0

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3611

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