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Showing Grade 8, Unit 1c, Significance of the American Revolution
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American Revolution

http://www.americanrevolution.org

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site houses a number of primary sources and also provides many links to other relevant sites. Visit the art gallery to view paintings, and don't miss the links to music of the period. Standards 5.5.0, 5.6.0, 8.1.3, and 11.1.2

Comments: This site is a great place to begin any research project relating to the American Revolution.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 200

Black Loyalists: Our History, Our People

http://collections.ic.gc.ca/blackloyalists/index.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site explores an untold story of how Canada became the home of the first settlements of free blacks outside Africa after the American Revolution. The British were badly outnumbered in their fight against the American colonists so in 1775 Lord Dunmore, governor of Virginia colony, issued a proclamation promising freedom to all able bodied men in exchange for service in the British Army. After the Revolution these freed men and their families went to Nova Scotia, Canada, to start a new life. Standards 5.6.7 and 8.1.3

Comments: This site was developed by the Black Loyalist museum in Nove Scotia.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 405

France and the American Revolution

http://www.americanrevolution.org/frcon.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is a clear and detailed study of the actions and ideas of the French during the American Revolution, and the help they provided in negotiating the settlement of the war through the Treaty of Paris. In arguing why the French supported America, the author believes that the old rivalry with Britain was only part of the story. Among the French people the rebellious colonies were popular, not especially because they wanted to throw off an English yoke, but because they wanted to throw off any yoke. Standard 8.1.3

Comments: This page was written by James Breck Perkins for the American Revolution.org a highly recommended scholarly site on the late 18th century.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Resource ID: 1288

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

Virtual Library of Simon Bolivar

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/7609/eng/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Simon Bolivar was a very dedicated patriot who dreamed of a united Latin America. He was honored with the title "Liberator" for his role in the wars of independence. Although his vision was never realized, his personal sacrifice is honored in many Latin American republics today. This site is a mix of primary and secondary matieral written in English and Spanish. Standards 8.1.3, 10.2.3

Comments: This site is in both Spanish and English.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3367

Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention 1774-1789

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/bdsds/bdsdhome.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site links to over 500 documents pertaining to the Constitution compiled by the Library of Congress. Standards 5.6.6 and 8.2.2

Comments: Check out the special exhibits.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 967

Lighting Freedom's Flame: Celebrating the 225th Anniversary of the American Revolution

http://www.nps.gov/revwar/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This National Park Service Site celebrating the American Revolution is under construction and will continue to add material until 2008, 225 years after America finally won its freedom from Britain. Standards 5.6.all and 8.1.3 and 8.1.4

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1988

Silas Deane: The Mysterious Life and Death of an American Revolutionary

http://www.silasdeaneonline.org/index.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Meet Silas Deane, member of the Continental Congress representing Connecticut. Though unknown today, he was well known and influential during the Revolutionary period. He served on the Committee of Correspondence, and was sent on a seret mission to France to secure support for the American cause. In the process he recruited the Marquis de Lafayette. Learn about his life and why he is not in the history books at this easy-to-navigate site by the Webb Deane Stevens Museum in Connecticut. Over 75 primary source documents make the historical time come alive. Standards 5.5.4, 5.6.2, 5.6.4 and 8.1.3

Comments: The primary materials here are a great source for student projects such as History Day

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3743

The History Place - Conflict and Revolution 1775-1776

http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/revolution/revwar-75.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here is a timeline of key events leading to the American Revolution with thumbnail pictures. Standard 5.5.1, 5.6.1, 5.6.6 and 8.1.3

Comments: Writing a paper for class? This site will help you keep the events in order.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3032

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