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Showing Grade 7, Unit 11a, The Age of Exploration
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1421: The Year the Chinese Discovered the World

http://www.1421.tv/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Learn about the historical controversy on whether the Chinese circled the globe almost a full century before Magellan. See the copy of Zheng He's 1418 map at the heart of the debate. Read excerpts from Gavin Menzies book that starts "...On the 8th of March, 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen sailed from its base in China. The ships, huge junks nearly five hundred feet long and built from the finest teak, were under the command of Emperor Zhu Di's loyal eunuch admirals. Their mission was 'to proceed all the way to the end of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas' and unite the whole world in Confucian harmony. The journey would last over two years and circle the globe." See http://www.kenspy.com/Menzies/index.html for an argument from the other side. Standard 7.11.1 and 7.11.2

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3667

1492: An Ongoing Voyage

http://www.ibiblio.org/expo/1492.exhibit/Intro.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This Sunsite discussion of Columbus is divided in six sections: What Came to Be Called America; Mediterranean World; Christopher Columbus; Inventing America; Europe Claims America; and Epilogue. Standards 7.11.1 and 7.11.2

Comments: Very rich site with many layers of text and links to pictures organized in outline fashion.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 4

African Sourcebook

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/africa/africasbook.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: From ancient times to the modern era, here are dozens of primary materials about the history of Africa. These are excellent sources on ancient history, the Greek and Roman period slavery and abolition, European imperialism, and modern Africa. Standards 6.1.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.8, 7.4.1, 10.4.2, and 10.10.1

Comments: A must see page of links to things African

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 111

African Voices

http://www.mnh.si.edu/africanvoices/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This Smithsonian site is wonderfully rich graphically and has a huge, well organized compiliation of resources on the history of Africa from ancient times to now. Standards 6.2.8, 7.4.1, 7.11.2, and 10.4.3

Comments: The sections on Egypt are brief.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 113

Captive Passage

http://www.mariner.org/captivepassage/index.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This website by the Mariner's Museum desribes the trans-Atlantic slave trade including an overview of the commercial aspects and the acquisition of slaves, the departure from Africa, the Middle Passage, and the arrival in America. There is a significant level of detail that will address many student questions. Thumnail pictures allow for quick loading as well as expansion for whole class projection. Standards 7.11.2, 7.11.3, and 8.7.2

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 331

Columbus Shipwrecks of La Isabela Bay

http://www.indiana.edu/~r317doc/dr/CES-1.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site has background on the shipwrecks of Isabela Bay, including maps and pictures. Columbus era artifacts has material on both the Taino and the Europeans. Photo Gallery has interesting links to a variety of photos. The section called Historical Background is a good resource for teachers. Standards 5.2.1, 5.2.2 and 7.11.2

Comments: This resource was developed by the University of Indiana.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 763

Conquest of America

http://www.historychannel.com/conquest/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This History Channel website tells the story of the exploration and conquest of North America through the words of the men who undertook the journeys including Coronado, Ribault, Menendez, Hudson, Bering, and Rezanov. Standards 5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.2.3, 5.2.4, 7.11.1 and 7.11.2

Comments: The site was developed to support a History Channel program avaiable on DVD but has a rich set of information that it may be used independently.

Resource Type: True.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2818

European Voyages of Exploration: The Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

http://www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/eurvoya/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site by the History Department at the University of Calgary provides well researched but readable information on the entire Age of Exploration. There are pictures, maps, bographies of explorers, and background information on geography, inventions, Henry the Navigator, the major volyages, and much more. Standards 5.2.1, 7.11.1, and 7.11.2

Comments: Information about Chinese explorers and other less well known topics is also provided.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1130

Exploration

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/discovery/exploration/index.shtml

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The history of exploration is littered with stories of heroism, bravery and tragedy. Find out about the conquest of the Americas, the race to the South Pole, and the charting of the world's oceans by sailors in the 18th-century Royal Navy. Standards 5.2.2 and 7.11.1

Comments: This BBC site links to multimedia animations, games and reconstructions including a history of mapmaking.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1151

Explorers of North America

http://www.win.tue.nl/cs/fm/engels/discovery/northam.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site is divided into six eras with hotlinked information to explorers in North America for each era. There is also a map for each of the eras but it is larger that the screen for must be printed at 50% or less. Standards 5.2.1, 5.2.3, 5.2.4, 7.11.1, and 7.11.2

Comments: The quality of information is generally good but is uneven by linked site.

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1158

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