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CET727

Virtual Library Project

Lori L. Rook

 

Date: July 21, 2008

Search Engines Used: Google, Dogpile, Yahooligans

Subject or Topic of Virtual Library: The Colonies Unite and Rebel

Text: Harcourt Social Studies The United States The American Revolution- Chapters 6-7

 

Link List

 

1.    Title: Ben’s Guide to US Government for Kids—Declaration of Independence

URL:  http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/documents/declaration/about.html

 

Description: This site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. These resources will teach how our government works, the use of the primary source materials of GPO Access, and how one can use GPO Access to carry out their civic responsibilities. And, just as GPO Access provides locator services to U.S. Government sites, Ben's Guide provides a similar service to U.S. Government Web sites developed for kids.

 

2.    Title: Famous Moments in American History

       URL: http://www.earlyamerica.com/

 

Description: This site contains short video clips done in a slide show format of drawings and paintings with narration. The site includes shows, such as: Declaring Independence, The Life of George Washington, Molly Pitcher, and Paul Revere. These work well to introduce a lesson or provide more information on a topic. The shows do not seem to be affected by network traffic.

 

3.   Title: Liberty: Road to Revolution Game

URL: http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/road.html

 

Description: This site supplements the video series “Liberty” that was broadcast on PBS. This portion of the site is a game called, “THE ROAD TO REVOLUTION” and tests student knowledge of the American Revolution to see if they can navigate their way to independence. Every correct answer gets them closer to liberty! Other links on the site include, Chronicles of the Revolution and Perspectives on Liberty.

 

4.    Title: The American Revolution: Biographies

URL: http://www.americanrevolution.com/Biographies.htm

 

Description: This site lists a large number of Revolutionary War people with links to a biography about each. Be sure to arrow past the advertisements at the top of the page to get to the list.

 

5.    Title: How Stuff Works: Revolutionary War

URL: http://history.howstuffworks.com/revolutionary-war

 

Description: How Stuff Works gives a general overview of the Revolutionary War with links to more in-depth information including: Prelude to War, American Leaders, Battles and Incidents, British Leaders, Documents and Artifacts, Historical Landmarks, Organizations, and Post-Revolutionary War. There are also short videos and related links.

 

6.    Title: Charters of Freedom

URL: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/charters.html

 

Description: The Charters of Freedom page is part of the National Archives site. It includes information, images, and links about the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and the Bill of Rights with actual images and text of the documents. There is also a button linking to the Founding Fathers with information about each signer of the Declaration.

 

7.    Title: Traitors, Seamstresses, and Generals: Voices of the American Revolution

URL: http://library.thinkquest.org/TQ0312848/home.htm

 

Description: This site is a 2003 ThinkQuest winner written by fourth and fifth graders from Illinois. It includes actions, documents, people, timeline, voices (poetry, music, quotes). The revelry section includes a maze, quizzes, word search, riddles, and puzzles. It is very well researched with references listed and written at a level most 5th graders can understand.

 

8.    Title: American Revolution and Revolutionary War Causes and Effects

URL: http://www.mrnussbaum.com/arce.htm

 

Description: This site lists six events that lead to the Revolution followed by the seven effects. The events are listed with an image and then linked to information written in an easy to understand format. There are also short comprehension quizzes with some of the events. This site matches up well with the current Social Studies text in my classroom.

 

9.    Title: American Revolution Digital Learning Project

URL: http://independence.nyhistory.org/museum/main_page.cgi?page_id=1

 

Description: The New York Historical Society developed this site. It is built upon library and museum collections of information, paintings, and exhibits. It includes several student online exhibitions about the people, events, medicine, literature, dress, etc. of the time.

 

10. Title: Women in the Revolution

URL: http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/score_lessons/women_american_revolution/

 

Description: The Revolutionary War was not only fought by men, but by women too. Most of our history texts do not include very much information about the women and the ways they fought for freedom from Great Britain. This site lists 25 of those women. It is written with a very informal voice and includes activity ideas. This would be a great place to start before continuing further research.

 

Site Ranking:  Rank the sites you have selected in order of importance, relevance, and value.  Your ranking should reflect each site’s value to students or potential visitors to your list (should you decide to make your virtual library a web page at some point).  The idea behind this is to have a quick reference of the site or sites that contain the most valuable or useful information on the topic or subject.  This would be particularly useful to you in planning lessons, but also if you only want to have your students access one or two web sites for a specific assignment or activity.  

 

1. Traitors, Seamstresses, and Generals: Voices of the American Revolution

URL: http://library.thinkquest.org/TQ0312848/home.htm

2. Title: American Revolution and Revolutionary War Causes and Effects

URL: http://www.mrnussbaum.com/arce.htm

3.    Title: Liberty: Road to Revolution Game

URL: http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/road.html

4. Title: Famous Moments in American History

URL: http://www.earlyamerica.com/

5. Title: Ben’s Guide to US Government for Kids—Declaration of Independence

URL:  http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/documents/declaration/about.html

6. Title: American Revolution Digital Learning Project

URL: http://independence.nyhistory.org/museum/main_page.cgi?page_id=1

7. Title: The American Revolution: Biographies

URL: http://www.americanrevolution.com/Biographies.htm

8. Title: The American Revolution: Biographies

URL: http://www.americanrevolution.com/Biographies.htm

9. Title: Women in the Revolution

URL: http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/score_lessons/women_american_revolution/

10. Title: Charters of Freedom

URL: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/charters.html

 

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