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Showing Grade 5, Unit 8a, 1789-1850: Migration and Westward Expansion
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Pomp: The True Story of the Baby on the Sacagawea Dollar

http://pompstory.home.mindspring.com/index.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is E-book for Kids by Liz Sonneborn. Chapter 1 and 2 describe the life of Sacagawea and her encounter with the Corps of Discovery (Lewis and Clark). Subsequent chapters tell about the life of her son "Pomp" in his years as amountain man, his travels to Europe, and finally his adventures in the California Gold Rush. Standards 5.8.3 and 8.8.2

Comments: The e-book is very engaging and makes a clear connection between history and today. Pictures will be posted soon.

Resource Type: Literature/Story.

Resource ID: 2486

The Lewis and Clark Expedition: A Legacy

http://www.lewis-clark.org/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This website by Harry Fritz at the Univeristy of Montana focuses on the persistent issues, the core values, and the changing understanding of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Not only are the typical documents and maps part of the site but multiple perspectives on the impact and importance of the expedition are explored. Standards 5.8.3 and 8.8.2

Comments: The creative use of technology on this site enhances the learning greatly and makes this one of the best educational sites on the web.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3042

African Americans in the West

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/african/introduction.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site has a first hand account of an African American family in Illinois in the first half of the 19th century. Standards 5.8.1 5.8.4, 8.8.2, and 8.11.2

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 106

American Westward Expansion

http://www.AmericanWest.com/pages/awexpans.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site includes maps of the Lewis & Clark Expedition 1804, the Santa Fe Trail 1821, the Oregon Trail 1835, the Mormon Pioneer Trail of 1846, the Pony Express Route 1860, the Overland Trail 1862 and Key Dates of Expansion. Also, several other trails are described and a story on frontier transportation explain the important role of the transcontinental railroad and the railroad companies. Standards 5.8.3 and 8.8.2

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 206

Brief biography of Andrew Jackson 1767 - 1845

http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/P/aj7/about/bio/jackxx.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This biography of President Andrew Jackson from the University of Groningen websites has enough detail for students to understand both the man and his time. There are also links to other important people of the day such as Calhoun and J.Q. Adams. Standards 5.3.6, 8.8.1 and 8.4.3

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 438

Early American Trails and Roads

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/%7Egentutor/trails.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site is a description of 16 early trails including the Oregon Trail, Morman Trail and Wilderness Road. Standard 5.8.1

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1008

Exploration and Settlement Map

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/histus.html#exploration.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site shows exploration and settlement of the American West from the 17th century to 1854. . It includes routes of the Oregon Trail, such parties as Fremont and Bartleson-Bidwell among others. Standards 4.2.2, 4.3.2, 5.8.3, and 8.8.2

Comments: These maps are wonderful but take a large amount of RAM.

Resource Type: Maps.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1150

IMA Hero: Sacagawea

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

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is an overview of the life of Sacagawea ponting out her importance to the Lewis and Clark expedition. Included is a brief biography, a timeline, photos, and URL links. "Bear" in mind that this site is produced by a stuffed animal company. Standards 8.8.2 and 5.8.3

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1677

Juan De Anza National Historic Website

http://www.therapure.com/anza-trail/anzamen.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Follow Anza's trail through California and learn about the history of his explorations and settlement expeditions. Standards 4.2.2, 4.2.3, and 5.8.4

Resource Type: True.

Resource ID: 1856

Oregon Trail Teacher's Guide

http://www.nps.gov/whmi/educate/whmitg/whmitg.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here are short essays on various aspects of the Oregon Trail ranging from Indians in Oregon to Mmissionaries and pioneers. There are also lesson activities on Native Americans, pioneer life and missionaries along the Oregon Trail developed by the National Park Service. Standards 4.4.3, 5.8.1, 5.8.2, 8.8.2 and 8.8.3

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2376

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