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1920's America

1920's WebQuest 
Scroll down to Step 2 for links on all types of 1920's topics.

The Roaring Twenties  
Scroll down as you read the page and click on the embedded links for more information.

Databases

Grolier Online        
SIX encyclopedias, The New Book of Popular Science AND Lands and Peoples! 

Student Resources in Context
EXCELLENT source for reliable research information on all subjects in a user-friendly website…
Reference articles, images, primary sources, full-text magazine articles, videos and more!

Student Resource Center Junior     
Includes 82,000 biographies, 15,000 maps and photos, 16,000 timeline event descriptions, 41,000 source documents, including diary entries & letters, and much more.

 

Ancient Greece
 

Topics & Helpful Sites
Please use the sites listed under the topics. If you would like to use a different website it MUST be preapproved by your teacher!

 
  

Architecture
Cities, towns and buildings homes, defensive structures, palaces and sanctuaries, stadiums and theatres, temples and types of columns  
Textbook pages 201, 218, 219
http://www.ancient.eu/Greek_Architecture/
http://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-greek-architecture.html
https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ancient-art-civilizations/greek-art/beginners-guide-greece/a/introduction-to-greek-architecture
http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/ancient-greek-art
http://ancient-greece.org/architecture.html
 
 

Arts
Classical, Greek Art, Hellenistic Era, pottery and sculptures  
Textbook pages 219, 236, 237
http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/ancient-greek-art
http://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-greek-art.html
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/tacg/hd_tacg.htm
http://ancient-greece.org/art.html
 
 
Daily Life
Jobs, money, clothes, food, and roles of men, women, and children
Textbook page 179
http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/dailylife/home_set.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/ancient_greeks/home_life/
http://greece.mrdonn.org/dailylife.html
 
 
Drama
Plays, how they were used as entertainment, origins, types of plays, theatres, and playwrights
Textbook pages 216, 217
http://www.ancient.eu/Greek_Tragedy/
http://www.watson.org/~leigh/drama.html
http://www.pbs.org/empires/thegreeks/background/24c.html  


Geography 
Maps, islands, mountains, peninsulas, Mediterranean, trade, region, how the landscape impacted daily life, food they ate and climate  
Textbook pages 174-177
http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/geography/home_set.html http://www.kidport.com/reflib/worldgeography/greece/greece.htm
http://greece.mrdonn.org/geography.html
http://www.penn.museum/sites/greek_world/land.html
http://ancient-greece.org/map.html


Government 
City-states, citizenship, democracy, oligarchy, tyrant, provinces, voting laws and rights  
Textbook pages 185-187, 198
http://www.ancient.eu/Greek_Government/
http://www.mrdowling.com/701-athens.html
http://historylink101.com/2/greece3/sparta-goverment.htm http://historylink101.com/2/greece3/democracy_athens.htm
 
 
Language 
Effect of Greek language on current words & their origins
*Challenging topic
http://www.historyforkids.net/greek-alphabets.html
http://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_greece/greek_alphabet.php
 
 
Literature 
Oracles, myths, epics, and fables  
Textbook page 216
http://www.metmuseum.org/metmedia/audio/kids/027-episode-for-families-aesops-fables
http://greece.mrdonn.org/
http://www.mrdowling.com/701-homer.html and http://www.mrdowling.com/701-mythology.html
 
 
Leaders 
Government and philosophical leaders, (Military) Alexander the Great, Leonidas vs. Xerxes
Textbook pages 220-224, 230-235
http://www.ancientgreece.com/s/People/Alexander/
http://www.ancient.eu/Alexander_the_Great/
http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/leonidas
 
 
Mathematics 
Circumference, Euclid, Hypatia, Geometry, Pythagorean Theorem
Textbook pages 238-240
http://quatr.us/greeks/science/math/
http://historylink101.com/2/greece3/math-science.htm
http://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-greek-science.html
 

Military
Battles, wars, tactics, formations, and strategies   
Textbook pages 182, 202-205, 230-234
http://www.ancient.eu/Greek_Warfare/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/ancient_greeks/greeks_at_war/
http://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_greece/sparta.php
http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/sparta
 
 
Olympic Games
Origin, history, rules, events, awards, and participants
Textbook pages 189, 195, 214
http://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_greek_olympics.php
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/ancient_greeks/the_olympic_games/ http://greece.mrdonn.org/olympics.html → use the additional links on the bottom of this site also!
http://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-greek-olympics.html
 

Philosophers and Thinkers 
Sophists, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Stoics    
Textbook page 220-224
http://www.mrdowling.com/701-socrates.html
http://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_greek_philosophers.php
http://www.livius.org/gi-gr/greeks/philosophers.html
 
 
Religion
Gods and mythology, festivals, rituals, holidays, shrines and religious structures, monotheism, and polytheism
Textbook pages 212-214
http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/gods/explore/exp_set.html
http://www.ngkids.co.uk/history/greek-gods
http://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-greek-gods.html
 
 
Science and Medicine
Archimedes, Aristarchus, Eratosthenes, Thales, Hippocrates, Hippocratic Oath, Hypatia  
Textbook pages 226, 227, 240
http://www.ancient.eu/Greek_Medicine/
http://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-greek-science.html
http://quatr.us/greeks/science/astronomy/  
 

Additional websites
http://go-middle.grolier.com/
http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/whic/?p=WHIC%3AUHIC&u=nysl_ce_homerjh
http://www.ancientgreece.com/s/Main_Page/
http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/ancient-greece
http://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_greece.php
http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/
http://www.mrdowling.com/701greece.html
http://www.leadershipclassics.org/AncientGreekCulture&Civilization.html
 

Child Labor


Awesome Stories

Lewis Hine child labor photograph collection

Child Labor at ehistory 
Mr. Coal's Story; The Story of my Cotton Dress; Gallery of Images

Lewis Hine Images at The Library of Congress


Databases

U.S. History in Context
Curriculum Curriculum aligned reference content from Civil Rights in the United States, Dictionary of American History, Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, U•X•L American Decades and many more; Full-text magazines, including Newsweek, American Heritage and more and video from NBC and NPR.

Student Resources in Context
EXCELLENT source for reliable research information on all subjects in a user-friendly website…
Reference articles, images, primary sources, full-text magazine articles, videos and more!



 

Columbian Exchange Bibliography

Diseases

Smallpox

http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/science/medicine/smallpox.htm

http://www.historyofvaccines.org/content/timelines/smallpox                       
[a timeline]

http://dermatology.about.com/cs/smallpox/a/smallpoxhx.htm

http://thyroid.about.com/library/news/blsmallpox1.htm

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/rxforsurvival/series/diseases/smallpox.html

Measles

http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/science/medicine/measles.htm

http://www.medicinenet.com/measles_rubeola/article.htm

http://www.news-medical.net/health/Measles-History.aspx

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/rxforsurvival/series/diseases/measles.html

Plants

Wheat

http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/food/wheat.htm

http://www.agron.iastate.edu/courses/agron212/readings/oat_wheat_history.htm    
[make sure you’re reading about wheat and not oats!]

http://www.world-foodhistory.com/2007/03/history-of-wheat.html

http://oklahoma4h.okstate.edu/aitc/lessons/extras/facts/wheat.html#history

Tomato

http://www.eu-sol.net/public/plant-histories/tomato-history/introduction#top 
[hit “next” on bottom to keep going…]

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/archives/parsons/publications/vegetabletravelers/tomato.html

http://www.tomatogardeningguru.com/history.html

Potato

http://www.eu-sol.net/public/plant-histories/potato-history/introduction#top 
[hit “next” on bottom to keep going…]

http://www.history-magazine.com/potato.html

http://www.foodreference.com/html/a-pot-hist0607.html

Corn

http://www.campsilos.org/mod3/students/c_history.shtml     
[click at bottom to continue story]

http://archives.cnn.com/2000/FOOD/news/09/08/corn.lat/

http://www.agron.iastate.edu/courses/agron212/readings/corn_history.htm

Animals

Longhorn

http://books.google.com/books?id=Ugt4OyJaQ9AC&pg=PA11&sig=N_smwhw7QLRqU8nkg1DoK-PEtKA&hl=en#v=onepage&q&f=false         
[check out pages 10-13]

http://www.texaslonghorn.com/longhorn_info/index.cfm?con=legacy

http://www.historynet.com/texas-longhorns-a-short-history.htm

http://doublehelixranch.com/History.html

Zebra Mussel

http://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/aquatics/zebramussel.shtml

http://fl.biology.usgs.gov/Nonindigenous_Species/Zebra_mussel_FAQs/zebra_mussel_faqs.html

http://www.gma.org/surfing/human/zebra.html

http://www.lcbp.org/ATLAS/HTML/is_zebra.htm    
[in Lake Champlain…with animated map]

http://fl.biology.usgs.gov/Nonindigenous_Species/ZM_Progression/zm_progression.html   
[cool map…scroll over dates above map]

House Sparrow

http://www.sialis.org/hosphistory.htm

http://www.ourbetternature.org/hospinvasion.htm

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/house_sparrow/id

http://www.stanford.edu/group/stanfordbirds/text/essays/Avian_Invaders.html

Starling

http://www.arkive.org/european-starling/sturnus-vulgaris/#text=FactsStatus

http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/biogeog/COOK1928.htm         

http://teachstarlings.societyrne.net/html/intro.htm

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/European_Starling/id

http://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/animals/eurostarling.shtml

Countries

Grolier Online        
Sign into the Lands and Peoples resource along the left hand side of the screen, then search for your country.
 
Countryfacts.com
 
CIA World Fact Book     
Profiles of all the countries of the world by the Central Intelligence Agency.

 

The Early Republic

George Washington

Textbook: 136-137, 140, 142-143, 152, 169, 171, 181-182, 191, 193, 195, 204, 206, 215, 217, 266, 277, 278, 279, 282, 285, 287, 291, 306, 316
 
The White House: George Washington
 
POTUS: George Washington
 
America’s Founding Fathers (Virginia)
(scroll down!)
 
Miller Center for Public Affairs, University of Virginia: George Washington
  Trvia-Library.com: Biography of George Washington

 Mount Vernon [Washington’s home]

“Meet George Washington”
[look into the “biography and influence” and “timeline tabs”]
 
“Explore Mount Vernon”

Ben Franklin

Textbook: 72, 129-130, 131, 143, 175, 183, 194, 206, 210
 
America’s Founding Fathers (PA)
(scroll down!)
 
PBS—Ben Franklin
 
biography.com—Ben Franklin
 
ushistory.org—Ben Franklin

Alexander Hamilton

Textbook: 206-207, 216, 279, 280-281, 285, 287, 288, 289, 294, 303
 
The New York Historical Society: Alexander Hamilton Exhibition
Timeline
 
“The Rise and Fall of Alexander Hamilton”
 
PBS—American Experience: Alexander Hamilton”

PBS—American Experience: Alexander Hamilton Timeline”

John Adams

Textbook: 152, 153, 157, 175, 194, 211, 214, 217, 285, 290, 291-292, 293, 294, 304
 
The White House: John Adams
 
POTUS: John Adams
 
Miller Center for Public Affairs, University of Virginia: John Adams
 
Trvia-Library.com: Biography of John Adams
 
PBS: John and Abigail Adams—John Adams
 
The National Park Service on the Adams
[they maintain the Adams’ house]

Abigail Adams

Textbook: 137, 152
 
“First Ladies”
[Abigail Adams]

“First Lady Biography: Abigail Adams”
 
PBS: John and Abigail Adams—Abigail Adams
 
The National Park Service on the Adams
[they maintain the Adams’ house] 
 
Abigail Adams:
Her now-famous “remember the ladies” letter to John Adams, March 31, 1776.
 
Boston 1775: “No Pox Party in John Adams”
[discusses Abigail’s decision to inoculate family against smallpox]

Thomas Jefferson

Textbook: 158, 175, 193, 211, 230, 279, 284-285, 288-289, 290, 294, 302-304, 307, 313, 314
 
The White House: Thomas Jefferson
 
POTUS: Thomas Jefferson
 
Miller Center for Public Affairs, University of Virginia: Thomas Jefferson
 
Trvia-Library.com: Biography of Thomas Jefferson

Monticello [Jefferson’s home]

“A Day in the Life of Thomas Jefferson”:

“Brief Biography of Thomas Jefferson”:
            
“Timeline of Jefferson’s Life”:
                        
“The House, Gardens, and Plantation”:

James Madison

Textbook: 208, 209, 216, 218, 280-281, 289, 318-319
 
The White House: James Madison
 
POTUS: James Madison
 
America’s Founding Fathers (Virginia)
(scroll down!)
 
Miller Center for Public Affairs, University of Virginia: James Madison
 
Trvia-Library.com: Biography of James Madison
 
“America’s Founding Fathers: Delegates to the Constitutional Convention”
 
“Explore Montpelier”
[Madison’s home]

Andrew Jackson

Textbook: 322, 323-324, 350, 360, 361, 362, 363, 365-368, 389
 
POTUS: Andrew Jackson
 
Miller Center for Public Affairs, University of Virginia: Andrew Jackson
 
The White House: Andrew Jackson
 
Trvia-Library.com: Biography of Andrew Jackson
 
Battle of Horseshoe Bend
[war against Creek Indians—part of War of 1812]
 
Andrew Jackson: Indian Removal
[make sure you scroll down and find “1830…Indian Removal Act”]
 
The Hermitage
[Jackson’s home]

The Hermitage: Biographical Info and Events Timeline

 

Immigration

U S History: Immigration 
From Spartacus Educational – a collection of links relating to U S immigration – be sure to scroll down for more links.

Immigration   
From Scholastic.com – offers many links and subheadings

U S Immigration History   
A brief summary of U S immigration

Ethnic America 
From Digital History

Ellis Island    
An excellent site with links for the immigrant experience, the history of Ellis Island, and more

Lower East Side Tenement Museum  
An interesting site detailing the history of a tenement building on Orchard Street in New York City.  Click on the Urban Log Cabin link to view the building in 1870 or 1915; then click on the windows to visit each apartment’s tenants and read their stories.  The Tenement VR link lets you control the camera and tour an apartment in the tenement as it would have been in 1870 or 1935.  Be sure to read the History link for a wonderful description of the immigrant experience.

New York Public Library 
A searchable collection of images

Databases

U.S. History in Context
Curriculum aligned reference content from Civil Rights in the United States, Dictionary of American History, Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, U•X•L American Decades and many more; Full-text magazines, including Newsweek, American Heritage and more and video from NBC and NPR.

Student Resources in Context
EXCELLENT source for reliable research information on all subjects in a user-friendly website…
Reference articles, images, primary sources, full-text magazine articles, videos and more!

World History in Context
A comprehensive online collection with unparalleled access to a broad collection of scholarly analysis and award-winning full-text periodicals, reference works and primary documents, including: Select articles from more than 125 new Gale reference titles, More than 600 historical maps, atlases and other images, Primary documents from Primary Source Microfilm™, Video and audio selections from archival newsreels to NPR.

 

Imperialism

CIA WORLD FACTBOOK     Great up-to-date infomation on all the countries of the world.  Use the drop-down menu on the top right of screen to pick a country.  Once in the Country article, you can use the + sign on the right to open up the information in each topic area.
 

Vietnam War

Vietnam War from History.com
General description of Vietnam War.  Explore the links under “More to Explore” for details about specific topics.
 
Battlefield Vietnam
Includes a brief history of the Vietnam War, discussion of guerrilla warfare, the siege of Khe Sanh
 
Vietnam Online from PBS
Links to a timeline, information on weapons of war, My Lai and other topics
 
Women in Vietnam
 
Student Resource Center Junior     
Includes 82,000 biographies, 15,000 maps and photos, 16,000 timeline event descriptions, 41,000 source documents, including diary entries & letters, and much more.

 

World War I

American Posters of World War I

Encyclopedia of the First World War    Great information, scroll down to get past advertising on the top of the page.

PBS: The Great War

Submarine Warfare

Trenches on the Web     World War I biographies, maps, documents, timelines and more.

Veterans Affairs Canada: The First World War    Canada's involvement in World War I.

World War I Document Archive     An international archive of primary documents relating to the Great War.  Includes a long list of "Links to Other Resources."

ONLINE DATABASES

World War I -- Trench Warfare

Life in the Trenches    Death, rats, frogs, lice, and the smell!

The Trenches    Links to "Life in the Trenches," "The Trench System," and "Trench Warfare" from the online Encyclopedia of the First World War.

Trench Warfare in World War One    USE the search box at the top of page, enter a keyword / topic to find informational posts.  

Vintage Photographs -- Trenches    archive photos of trench scenes taken during, before and after the war

World War One  includes virtual tours and other good information

ONLINE DATABASES
 

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