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The Missouri Historical Society has developed an extensive award-winning web site and web-based curriculum developed to complement their Lewis and Clark, The National Bicentinnal Exhibiton. Written for grades 4-12, the units focus on nine major themes of the exhibit and feature hundreds of primary sources from the exhibit. The curriculum uses the Lewis and Clark expedition as case studies for larger themes such as Diplomacy, Mapping, Animals, Language, and Trade and Property. It presents both the Euro-American perspective and a particular Native American perspective. The online exhibit has two sections. One is a thematic approach that highlights the content from the main galleries of the exhibit. The other is a map-based journey that follows the expedition and introduces primary sources along the way, including interviews with present-day Native Americans.


This Smithsonian website skillfully integrates Flash video and text to examine armed conflicts involving the U.S. from the Revolutionary War to the war in Iraq. Each conflict contains a brief video clip, statistical information, and a set of artifacts. There is also a Civil War mystery, an exhibition self-guide, and a teacher’s guide. The War of 1812 and Eastern Indian Wars sections contain an introductory movie and short essay on each conflict as well as historic images and artifacts.


This engaging American Experience web site complements a PBS four-part television series and focuses on the lives and accomplishments of twelve American inventors through out the nation’s history. “Who Made America?” is a Flash-generated feature to learn about each inventor and one can view each profile by category, chronologically, geographically. The web site also contains primary documents, first-hand reports, and a discussion area in the About the Series section. The “Revolutionaries” section is about four early American innovators “who got the new nation up and going.”


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12bet手机版首页 This site accompanies Ken Burn’s PBS film on Jefferson and explores the Enlightenment spirit in Jefferson’s words and provides an archive of his most important and controversial writings.


Provides more than 1,700 texts written by or to Thomas Jefferson. The site also includes a biography of Jefferson and The Jeffersonian Cyclopedia, which organizes more than 9,000 quotes according to theme and other categories.


From the Library of Congress. The largest collection of its kind with 27,000 documents.


This companion site to the PBS Frontline program deals with the controversy regarding Thomas Jefferson and his relationship with Sally Hemings, his slave. It contains video clips and historical evidence surrounding the controversy.


12bet手机版首页 A companion to Ken Burns’ PBS film, this site provides background on the world of Lewis and Clark, an archive of their expedition, audio excerpts by historians, a discussion of Native American tribes they encountered, classroom resources, and an interactive story where you lead the expedition.


The exhibition features the trek of the Corps of Discovery as a culmination in the quest to connect the East and the West by means of a waterway passage. The exhibition’s epilogue focuses on the transcontinental railroad, which replaced the search for a direct water route with a “river of steel.” The site also features a virtual tour and animations of the cross-country exploration.


This site has more than 1400 pages and revolves around a nineteen-part analysis of the Lewis and Clark expedition by historian Harry Fritz.


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TeacherServe is an interactive curriculum enrichment service offering teachers practical help in planning courses and presenting rigorous subject matter to students. Divining America: Religion and the National Culture features concise essays by scholars designed to help teachers of American history bring their students to a greater understanding of the role religion has played in the development of the United States.


12bet手机版首页 The Sullivan-Clinton Campaign was the largest expedition ever before mounted against the Indians of North America and led to the development of the East Coast, the Erie Canal, and eventual expansion of the US. This website is a culmination of recent and historical photographs, texts written by Generals and Native Americans, and contemporary artists responding to this historical event.


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12bet手机版首页 This C-Span site contains biographical information on de Tocqueville, modern references to Tocqueville and his writings, information on Tocqueville’s visit to America, famous passages from Democracy in America, writings by Tocqueville and Beaumont from each stop along their journey, and more.


Features a museum for American studies, cultural maps, on-going hypertext projects, an electronic classroom, and special features. Check out the section on .


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This website is a project of the Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender at the State University of New York at Binghamton. About a fourth of the projects on Women and Social Movements remain freely available; the other projects, in addition to 25,000 pages of primary documents and enhanced searching tools, are available through Alexander Street Press. In the Teacher’s Corner there are twenty comprehensive lesson plans with over a hundred lesson ideas and six DBQ units, although some of these materials require the subscription.


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Part of a Library of Congress exhibit, this section includes antislavery petitions and other original sources documenting the struggle to abolish slavery.


Elizabeth Cady Stanton proposed in 1848 that the first convention for woman’s rights proclaim it “the duty of the women of this country to secure to themselves their sacred right to the elective franchise.” Susan B. Anthony, then a schoolteacher, paired up with Stanton in 1851, forming one of the most remarkable partnerships in American history. The mission of this project is to find and copy all of the Stanton and Anthony papers that still survive–as manuscripts and printed texts–and make those primary sources available and useful for research.


Provides a succinct overview of the suffrage movement in words and pictures

Lesson Plans, Teacher Guides, Activities, and more


Students will study the Alien and Sedition Acts in this SCORE lesson plan. Students are encouraged to make connections to present day politics as well. Recommended for 11th grade.


12bet手机版首页 Go to the Learn section and you’ll find an online tour of Mount Vernon, lesson plans about George Washington’s life and times, an online exhibit about George Washington and slavery, a Reading List, and an Essay and Discussion section.


In this New York Times lesson, students research and analyze the interactions of American Indian tribes with Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Then they stage displays to inform the public about their findings.(June 16, 2003)


This Library of Congress page provides many helpful online resources including Fill Up the Canvas – Rivers of Words: Exploring with Lewis and Clark, a Learning Page Activity in which students experience Lewis and Clark’s journey westward through words, images, maps and other documents. In American Treasures: Lewis and Clark, visitors examine maps and manuscripts documenting the Lewis and Clark expedition. There are also lesson plans which debate the controversies inherent in conservation programs and the historical perspectives of nature and the environment.


The 17 Lewis and Clark lesson plans on this page offer a wide array of classroom activities. Created by PBS, the activities address all parts of the famous expedition.


In this Discovery Education lesson plan students answer the questions and compare their ideas to archaeological work.


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In this Discovery Education lesson plan students will learn that Thomas Jefferson was accomplished in many spheres of human activity. Grades 6-8.


A New York teacher has produced a great general site for history teachers that offers AP-level United States history quizzes on many different periods and topics.


PowerPoint Presentation on the early American republic as part of the online companion to The American People. This will open a new window and automatically download the ppt.


PowerPoint Presentation on the young American nation as part of the online companion to The American People. This will open a new window and automatically download the ppt.


PowerPoint Presentation as part of the online companion to The American People. This will open a new window and automatically download the ppt.


PowerPoint Presentation on economic growth in the early American republic as part of the online companion to The American People. This will open a new window and automatically download the ppt.


In 1807 the British trade in slaves from Africa was abolished. Students use primary source photos and documents at the British National Archive site to examine this event and its impact on the U.S., the Americas and Africa.


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These student-created DBQs are part of the excellent Historyteacher.net site


These student-created DBQs are part of the excellent Historyteacher.net site


12bet手机版首页 The companion web site to The American People offers blank maps related to various topics in American history. The maps can be printed or placed in a PowerPoint presentation


The companion web site to The American People offers blank maps related to various topics in American history. The maps can be printed or placed in a PowerPoint presentation


Part of the California History-Social Science content standards and annotated course, this site includes background information, focus questions, pupil activities and handouts, an assessment, and references to books, articles, web sites, literature, audio-video programs, and a historic site.


The Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender at the State University of New York at Binghamton offers lesson plans, DBQs, links and more on American women’s history


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