Social Studies Connections

 

                                

History Search Sites Native Americans Regional Tribes Early Tribes
Explorers Thirteen Colonies Revolution War Westward Expansion
American Presidents Civil War    

 

        Welcome to this quick reference web site for fifth grade American History sites. SO… what are you learning about? Check out those sites to add to what you are learning.

History Search Sites:

The American Experience Wayback:

   If you want to learn about Flight, The Gold Rush, Women’s Rights, or Technology in the 1900 this is the site for you.

 

America’s Story from Americas Library:

     This is the place to meet Amazing Americans, Jump Back in Time, Explore the State, and much more. Use this site to begin a report on a famous American, learn about how your favorite state began, of study an era of American History.

 

Berit's Best Sites for History

This top 25 history sites for kids has a general description of many of the sites found on this web page plus many more sites to meet your history buff needs.

 

Biography.Com:This is one of the best beginning web sites for finding a biography. Start here! http://www.biography.com/

 

Discovery School: A to Z History

Learn about that famous someone in history. It’s as easy as using a telephone book. Get your fast facts and additional links for most famous Americans.

 

Exploration the Americas: Site includes list by people, places, events, resources, and the arts. Sites include Native American connections and the effects exploration had on them. http://history.evansville.net/explorat.html

 

Fifth Grade Native American Bookmarks: Here you will find several sites for various tribes. http://www.northcanton.sparcc.org/~greentown/native.htm

 

Fifty States: Great site for finding an outline map of a state or information about any of the states. http://www.50states.com/

 

Google:

This powerful search engine list great sites for kids. Come on board!

 

Kid Info Search Engines: Still looking for more information? Check out any of these student search engines to help you on your quest for knowledge.

http://www.kidinfo.com/Search_Engines.html

 

Maps: Great web page to look for a map you need.

 

Mrs. Proctor’s Schoolpage:

These easy to use web quest add to several units of American history and also give links to other beneficial sites.

 

Social Studies Curriculum Links:

If you need something for Social Studies it is probably here. Check it out!

 

Smithsonian National Museum of America History:

Nothing but the best! From learning about the Star-Spangle Banner to anything you might want to know about American History. It’s the Smithsonian! What else would you expect?

 

SD Thematic Web Page: Web sites created by Developed by South Dakota Educators. Check out this index page to begin your exploration.

Treasures of the Nation:

What treasures you will discover in this a to z listing of recovered American History artifacts. Check it out!

 

1 Up Travel:

Get a quick map of anywhere in the world from this site. Maps listed under alphabetical order or country. This is also a quick site for the flag of a country. (Watch out for all the advertisements.)

 

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Native Americans

 

        Long before explores set sail for “new lands” they lived here. Long before the first European conquest, they were a people with their own religion, lifestyle, and culture. Long before we were born they were the first Americans. Stroll through the world web, back in time, and catch their dreams, their legends, and the lives of these first Americans. My SD WEB PAGE-Native Americans

 

 

Native American General Sites:

 

Exploration the Americas: Site includes list by people, places, events, resources, and the arts. Sites include Native American connections and the effects exploration had on them. http://history.evansville.net/explorat.html

 

Fifth Grade Native American Bookmarks: Here you will find several sites for various tribes. http://www.northcanton.sparcc.org/~greentown/native.htm

 

Kid Info Native American Resources: Excellent site for kids to use to learn about specific tribes or related Native American topics. http://www.kidinfo.com/american_history/native_americans.html

 

Native American Webquest:

Check out this site and learn more about each Native American group by region or tribe. http://www.angelfire.com/tx4/lessons/Native_Americans2.html

 

Native American Shelters: Shelters are shown and explained by region where Native Americans lived. http://emuseum.mankato.msus.edu/prehistory/settlements/index.shtml

 

Native American Indian Resources: Here is a site to begin your studies on the many different Native American Indians. http://www.kstrom.net/isk/mainmenu.html

 

Marilee’s Native American Sites: Easy to use web page for easy study of specific tribes. Learn about the Cherokee, Iroquois, and many more.

http://www.ameritech.net/users/macler/nativeamericans.html#Apache

 

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Regional Tribes:

The Northwest Culture: Student created site that is easy for kids to use and read. Additional links and photographs included.  http://www.germantown.k12.il.us/html/northwest.html

The Plains Culture: Student created site that is easy for kids to use and read. Additional links and photographs included.   http://www.germantown.k12.il.us/html/plains.html

 

The Southwest Culture: Student created site that is easy for kids to use and read. Additional links and photographs included.   http://www.germantown.k12.il.us/html/southwest.html

 

Eastern Woodlands Culture: Student created site that is easy for kids to use and read. Additional links and photographs included.  http://www.germantown.k12.il.us/html/woodland2.html

 

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Early Tribes:

The Anasazi Heritage Center:

Are you learning about the Anasazi? Well start your quest here. http://www.co.blm.gov/ahc/hmepge.htm

 

Anasazi: Great site for historical background information with pictures and additional links. http://www.crystalinks.com/anasazi.html

 

Anasazi: Canadian web site.

The Anasazi Theme Page: Learn about the people, their history; see artifact and even go on a virtual tour. Additional links and resources are available.  http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/CITE/anasazi.htm

 

Sipapu:The Anasazi emergence into the Cyber World: Site contains a wealth of information for the beginning student to advanced studies. http://sipapu.gsu.edu/

 

Ancient Americans: Canadian Web Site

 

Apache Civilization: Great site for historical background information with pictures and additional links http://www.crystalinks.com/apache.html

 

Grander Academy-Ancient Peoples: Learn about the Aztecs, Anasazi, Mayas, and Incas. Site also provides additional links and teacher resources. http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/CITE/peoples.htm#Other

 

Aztecs: Great site for historical background information with pictures and additional links http://www.crystalinks.com/aztecs.html

 

Peru-Incan Civilization: Great site for historical background information with pictures and additional links http://www.crystalinks.com/peru.html

 

Mayan Indians: Great site for historical background information with pictures and additional links http://www.crystalinks.com/mayan.html

 

Olmec Civilization: Great site for historical background information with pictures and additional links http://www.crystalinks.com/olmec.html

 

Native Americans: Were do you want to start? Whether you want to learn about a specific tribe, learn about their crafts, and much more. Hundreds of sites under one roof!  http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/natam.html

 

Pre-Columbian Cultures: Learn more about the cultures of the Aztecs, Mayas, Olmecs.   http://mexico.udg.mx/historia/precolombinas/ingles/ 

 

 

Other Related Social Studies Sites:

 

Native Americans: Site for teachers to look for related information. Great site but be aware of the one pop up advertisement. http://atozteacherstuff.com/themes/NativeAmericans.shtml

 

Theodore de Bry’s Images: Native American artwork for your viewing pleasure.  http://www.floridahistory.com/de-bry-plates/

 

What happen to the Indians?: If you’re wondering what the answer is check out this site and be sure to listen to the real audio links for a flavor of the past. http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/living/idx_9.html

 

Native American Webquest:

Check out this site and learn more about each Native American group by region or tribe.

 

Native American Indian Resources:

Here is a site to begin your studies on the many different Native American Indians.

 

The Anasazi Heritage Center:

Are you learning about the Anasazi? Well start your quest here.

 

Exploration the Americas: Site includes list by people, places, events, resources, and the arts. Sites include Native American connections and the effects exploration had on them. http://history.evansville.net/explorat.html

 

Fifth Grade Native American Bookmarks: Here you will find several sites for various tribes. http://www.northcanton.sparcc.org/~greentown/native.htm

 

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Explorers

                Long before 1492, people from many countries wondered about what was beyond their own town and country. They were the dreamers, the adventurous wonderers; they would become the first explorers. Most were sent out by their homeland to discover new lands and claim wealth for their country. Others like you just had a need to explore the unknown. Enjoy your quest! My SD WEB Page-Explorers

 

 

Beginning Explorer Sites:

 

Biography of Explorers: This is short simple site listing famous explorers and a brief summary of their famous voyage. http://www.mariner.org/age/biohist.html

 

Enchanted Learning-Explorers:

 Let this be your first stop for exploring. This beginning site gives a nice alphabetical index, a picture of the explorer, and map of their famous exploration. Most explorers have additional links to more information about them. This site is great for younger children on up. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/

 

Explorers: Great elementary site for the early explorers of North and South America. http://www.fcps.k12.va.us/NewingtonForestES/sixth/explorers.htm

 

Explorers of the World: This site produced by Bellingham School District is a well-organized site for beginning explorers. http://www.bham.wednet.edu/explore.htm

 

KidsClick: Exploration: Excellent sites for the beginning explorer to use. Sites include famous explorers and a description of each site. http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/searchkids.pl?searchtype=subject&keywords=exploration&title=Exploration

 

 

Intermediate Explorers:

 

Age of Exploration: This front page of the Mariners site allows students quick links to early North American explorers, timelines, additional web sites, and activities for students and teachers alike.

http://www.mariner.org/age/menu.html

 

Biography.Com: This is one of the best beginning web sites for finding a biography. Start here to locate the person you want to learn about. http://www.biography.com/

 

Conquistadors: Excellent site for details about Spanish Conquistadors. This is a great site for in-depth study on these explorers and their journeys.

http://www.pbs.org/conquistadors/

 

Discovery and Exploration American Memory Library of Congress: This site allows you to print maps of various discoveries and explorations. Use this site for detailed maps of a specific state, country, region, or larger area.

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/dsxphome.html

 

Discovery by Alphabet: This alphabetical list allows you to check out any explorer you are looking for by names.

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

 

European Explorers: Great site for the common European Explorers. http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/CITE/explorer.htm

 

Explorers:

Check out almost any explorer from this extensive alphabetical web site list. Learn about the explorer, see a map of their travels, and visit additional web sites. http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/explorer.html

 

Explorers by Eduscape:

One more site for your exploring needs. Information included many sites for researching, web quest, and student created projects on the web.

http://www.eduscapes.com/42explore/explorers.htm

 

Exploration the Americas: Site includes list by people, places, events, resources, and the arts. Sites include Native American connections and the effects exploration had on them. http://history.evansville.net/explorat.html

 

Explorers of the Millennium:

WOW! This site has it all! Check our your explorer on the hall of Fame site, find a timeline, or search for more biographies with their extended explorer links to other great sites. http://tqjunior.thinkquest.org/4034/?tqskip=1

 

Kidinfo.com Explorer Sites: Check out this master list of explorers and related information. Students can research specific explorers and access many famous explorers with direct hot links to various sites. Check out this site with over 150 student ready links!  This is a great beginning site for explorers of every age. http://www.kidinfo.com/explorers.html

 

Kid Info Search Engines: Still looking for more information? Check out any of these student search engines to help you on your quest for knowledge.

http://www.kidinfo.com/Search_Engines.html

 

Vikings: Canadian Webpage with teacher and student connections.

 

Voyage of Exploration:

This amazing site is your gateway to biographies about the great explorers, their journeys, expeditions, and timelines. http://library.thinkquest.org/C001692/?tqskip1=1&tqtime=0323

 

 

Map Connections:

Latitude: Subtitled the Art and Science of Fifteenth Century Navigation, this site walks students through the science of map making and map reading. A lot of interesting information is packed into discussions of such technical topics as sailing, oceanography, astronomy, geology, and cartography. http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~feegi/

 

Research Sites for Maps and Globes: Check out these sites to aid your discovery and learn more about how maps made these discoveries possible. http://www.fcps.k12.va.us/NewingtonForestES/Gradepages/maps.htm

 

 Explorer Web quest:

 So you want a new challenge! Get ready to set sail on my first web quest. Choose an explorer and watch your history book come alive!

 

Explorers:

Check out your explorer. Learn about them; see a map of their travels, and much more.

 

Voyage of Exploration:

This amazing site is your gateway to biographies about the great explorers, their journeys, expeditions, timelines, and much more.

 

Enchanted Learning-Explorers:

 Let this be your first stop for exploring. Grab a picture and map of your famous explorer and move on from here.

 

Explorers of the Millennium:

WOW! This site has it all! Check our your explorer on the hall of Fame site, find a timeline, or search for more biographies with their extended explorer links to other great sites.

 

Explorers by Eduscape:

One more site for your exploring needs.

 

Biography.Com:This is one of the best beginning web sites for finding a biography. Start here! http://www.biography.com/

 

Exploration the Americas: Site includes list by people, places, events, resources, and the arts. Sites include Native American connections and the effects exploration had on them. http://history.evansville.net/explorat.html

 

Fifth Grade Native American Bookmarks: Here you will find several sites for various tribes. http://www.northcanton.sparcc.org/~greentown/native.htm

 

Kid Info Search Engines: Still looking for more information? Check out any of these student search engines to help you on your quest for knowledge.

http://www.kidinfo.com/Search_Engines.html

 

 

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Thirteen Colonies:

 MY SD WEB Page- Colonial Life and Trade

 

The American Colonies: Once again KidInfo has an excellent assortment of related information about the colonial time period. The site is well organized for students use. http://www.kidinfo.com/American_History/Colonization_Colonial_Life.html

 

America’s Story from America’s Library-Colonial America: This site has many connections to enrich student’s study of colonial America. This site contains twenty-two story starters your students can use as a springboard to research, newspaper article, or just for the sake of learning.

http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/jb/1492-1763

 

Children in Colonial Times: What was it like being a child in America’s early history? Here is a very easy site for the youngest student to use. http://www.nps.gov/fofr/col_kids.htm

 

Colonial America: Learn more about each colony while completing lessons, activities, and even testing your knowledge with an on-line quiz.

http://www.mce.k12tn.net/colonial_times/colonial_america.htm

 

Colonial America: Use this theme web page to find a related site you need. Site includes information on the colonies, religious groups, and additional teacher resources. http://www.fcps.k12.va.us/NewingtonForestES/Gradepages/colonial/colonial.html

 

Colonial American 1600-1775 K12 Resources: This is a site with the busy teacher in mind. Start here or have your students search these links to learn more about the colonies. http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/colonial.htm

 

Colonial America History Resources:  This site has a link to just about anything you want to learn about during colonial times. Use the additional sites to explore even further. http://www.bham.wednet.edu/colonial.htm

 

Colonial Kids: Learn more about life in colonial Pennsylvania and learn about their daily life, see artifacts they used and enjoy some great activities along the way. http://library.thinkquest.org/J002611F/?tz.skip=1

 

Colonial Williamsburg: Excellent site to great a great overview to the 18th century, the people, their lifestyle, their beliefs, and jobs. Site includes many links to the past. http://www.history.org/

 

Colonization: If you haven’t found the information you were looking for this master list must have just what you need!  http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/coloniz.html

 

18th Century Clothing: Learn about the clothing men, women and children had during this time period. http://www.history.org/history/clothing/index.cfm

 

4th and 5th Grade Student Research Resources-Colonial America: Geocities has put together this excellent list of sources for your study in colonial America. http://www.geocities.com/EnchantedForest/Tower/1217/colony.html

 

History Online-American Colonies: Teacher resources to additional sites on the web related to colonial America. http://www.jacksonesd.k12.or.us/k12projects/jimperry/colony.html

 

Life In Colonial Times WebQuest: Spice up your unit of study about colonial times with this colonial webquest. Learn about colonial dress, manners, family life, food, medicine, and trading during this time period.

http://www.davidson.k12.nc.us/webquests/colonial/colonial.htm

 

The Mayflower Web Page: Everything you wanted to know about the Mayflower, Plymouth, and early Massachusetts colonial life. http://members.aol.com/calebj/mayflower.html

 

Mr. Donn’s Colonial Period Lesson Plans: Many sites you may want to explore related to colonial topics. http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/MrDonnHistory/American.html#COLONIAL

 

Plimoth Plantation on Line: Site gives basic information about the Plymouth colony and many additional links to related topics. http://www.plimoth.org/Library/library.htm

 

The Real Pocahontas: This is a well-written student friendly site that lets students of all ages learn the real story of Pocahontas and other Jamestown people. http://www.geocities.com/Broadway/1001/poca.html#aa3

 

The Thirteen Originals: Great beginning source to understand the early history of the original 13 colonies with additional links to each colony in the site. http://www.timepage.org/spl/13colony.html

 

Thirteen Colonies: New theme list of additional sites for colonial study and a quick descriptor of each. http://emints.more.net/ethemes/resources/S00000279.html

 

Thirteen Colonies Printout: A quick blank printable map of the thirteen colonies. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/label/13/13.shtml

 

Trades in Colonial Williamsburg: Jobs in the 18th century were similar yet very different from today. This site lets you explore a trade and learn more about the people of this time period. http://www.history.org/Almanack/life/trades/tradehdr.cfm

 

Who’s Who in Colonial America History: This lesson plan helps you study and learn about our forefathers and the impact they had in creating our country. http://www.nashville-schools.davidson.k12.tn.us/CurriculumAwards/colonists/WHO'S_WHO.html

 

Plimoth-on-Web

Learn about one of our first settlements-Plimoth. Find out all the facts from why it is spelled this way, the journey over, and life as an early settlement.

 

Colonial Kids:

This is your chance to learn what it was like to be a colonial kid. Learn about how they dressed, their schoolwork, play time and chores!

 

Colonial Webquest:

Learn more about life in the colonies be completing the task in this colonial webquest.

 

Jamestown Webquest:

Learn more about life in Jamestown be completing the task in this webquest.

 

An American Thanksgiving:

Learn more about his American tradition.

                                                          

The First Thanksgiving Webquest:

Learn more about life in Jamestown be completing the task in this webquest.

 

America’s Story from Americas Library:

 This is the place to meet Amazing Americans, Jump Back in Time, Explore the State, and much more. Use this site to begin your report on how your favorite state began.

 

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Revolutionary War:

 SD WEB Page- Revolutionary War

American Revolutionary War:

Check out this site and learn more about Valley Forge and other aspects of the war. Additional links are also listed.

 

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Westward Expansion:

MY SD WEB PAGE -Westward Expansion

 

Lewis and Clark:

Go West Across America with Lewis and Clark: This National Geographic Kids site has an interactive choose-your-own-adventure style of story. It is 1804 and you sign on to travel with Lewis, Clark and their crew on their expedition to map the west. Wrong turns and smart decisions are both learning experiences as you travel with the explorers. Along the way, read excerpts from Lewis's journal. At journey's end, view the map of the path you made based upon your decisions.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/west/main.html

 

Lewis and Clark in North Dakota: This site gives excellent information about the Lewis and Clark trip. It includes profiles of individuals, details about the journey, maps, and even trivia you students will find interesting. http://www.ndlewisandclark.com/

 

Lewis and Clark Trail History: This Nation Park Service site has background information about the expedition. http://www.nps.gov/lecl/welcome.htm

 

PBS Online: Sacagawea: If you are wondering who Sacagawea was this would be a great place to learn about her. http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/inside/saca.html

 

The Lewis and Clark Expedition: Navigate your way through this site by the touch of a button. If you want to learn more about the site just click on the phrase or site and a short narrative will appear.  http://www.lewis-clark.org/index.htm

 

 

Oregon Trail:

All about the Oregon Trail: What a great way to get insight into this 2,000 mile walk across America. Sites include information about the trail, explorers, their mission, findings, and hardships along the trail.   http://www.isu.edu/~trinmich/Allabout.html

 

Fascinating Facts about the Oregon Trail: Check out this site for unusual facts about the westward movement to Oregon. Trivia includes information about wagons, unusual honeymoons, and $100.00 glasses of water. Check it out! http://www.isu.edu/~trinmich/Facts.html

 

Historical Sites on the Oregon Trail: Find out more about the Historical sites along the Oregon Trail. Sites are listed by state with additional information and other related web sites about the historical place.   http://www.isu.edu/~trinmich/Sites.html

 

 

The West:

America’s Story: Jump Back in Time, Westward Expansion: This PBS site offers several related stories on various events that happen during the westward movement. http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/jb/1829-1859

 

Buffalo Roundup: SD Web Page

 

Cowboys: Sites to learn more about specific cowboys, and cowboy life. http://www.americanwest.com/pages/cowboys.htm

 

Famous Pioneer Towns, Forts, and Places: If you want to learn about a pioneer town, or fort this easy to use site list important places by state: easy to use for students of all ages. http://www.americanwest.com/pages/towns.htm

 

In the Steps of Esteban: Tucson’s African American Heritage: African Americans moved west during the 1800s to work the railroads, to homestead, and to farm. Learn more about Buffalo Soldiers, African Americans who fought in the US Cavalry against Native Americans. Biographies of pioneers, educators, the military, medical and legal professionals, and other occupations African Americans held during this time period. http://www.library.arizona.edu/images/afamer/

 

Laura Ingalls Wilder: WOW! If you want to learn anything about Laura’s life this is the site to use! In addition to two biographies, an extensive list of her family and friends, and a photo gallery this site also has a great virtual tour information about her books, and related background information. The misc. link is a storehouse of information of additional sites on her; related topics in her books, pa’s fiddle song (words and music) and great teacher information for developing a unit of study around Laura and her books.   http://webpages.marshall.edu/~irby1/laura.htmlx

 

Museum of Westward Expansion: Soldiers of the Westward Expansion: This site lets you learn about soldiers and their duties during the westward movement. There is also an audio tape of that life was like from the point of the “Buffalo Soldiers” and additional links. http://www.nps.gov/jeff/mus%2Dsoldi.htm

 

Old West: Kansas: The Old Kansas web site contains great information about people and places in Kansa history. Students can learn about cowboys, pioneers, Native Americans and gunfighters. They can also see important trails, forts, look at maps or photographs, and explore the development of the railroads through Kansas.   http://www.ukans.edu/heritage/owk/128/index.htm

 

Pioneers: Excellent web site created by Thinkquest! Who were the Pioneers? What did they take with them? Who sent them? Why did they go? Answer these questions or investigate how they passed the time, dangers they faced, or toys and tools they used. The site also has great student hands-on activities, links to literature, recipes, music and additional links. http://tqjunior.thinkquest.org/6400/default.htm

 

Wagontrains: So what was it like to be on a wagontrain? Click here to find your answer.http://dreamartists.com/wagontr1.htm

 

What happen to the Indians?: If you’re wondering what the answer is check out this site and be sure to listen to the real audio links for a flavor of the past. http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/living/idx_9.html

 

Women of the West: Just in case you thought the women stayed out east think again. This site tells gives links to several women how helped too shape the west. The east to use alphabetical list will directly link you to information about your gal!  http://www.over-land.com/westpers2.html

 

 

General Westward Expansion Mega-sites:

 

 

American Westward Expansion: Great site for kids and adults alike to leap into learning about the following topics: westward expansion, Frontier Trails, Frontier Transportation (from horses-stagecoaches-railroads), and a great timeline of the important events during this time period of American History.  http://www.americanwest.com/pages/awexpans.htm

 

American Western History Museum: Excellent site to learn about the rugged west. Site includes information about travel, men and women who made the west famous, and much more. http://www.linecamp.com/museums/americanwest/index_americanwest_museums.html

 

The American West: This commercial site will give you a passage to just about anything you want to know about the “Wild West”. The commercial link is an easy one for your students to avoid and the site is definitely worth your visit.

http://www.americanwest.com/

 

American Memory Project: This rich collection of primary source material from the Library of Congress incorporates documents, audio, video, maps, and photographs into forty online exhibitions. Here you'll find information on

everything from the Civil War to vaudeville to folk music to the Great Depression. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/

 

Links to the Old West: This site contains dozens of links to various topics about the old west. http://www.over-land.com/westold.html

 

Growth and Change: Westward Expansion: This site has a wealth of information on each topic related to westward expansion. This site has it all from Lewis and Clark, Pioneers, the Gold Rush, the Wild West, Women’s’ Rights, the Louisiana Purchase and the Trail of Tears.

http://members.aol.com/MrDonnHistory/American.html#WEST

 

Westward Expansion: This site has just about a link to every event that happened during the westward expansion. http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/westward.html

 

 

The Gold Rush:

California Gold Rush: Use this web quest to launch a study on the gold rush. http://www.can-do.com/uci/ssi2001/california-goldrush.html

 

The Discovery of Gold in California: Letter from John A. Sutter: This beginning page from the San Francisco Museum will send you panning for gold nuggets of information about the California Gold Rush. Weather it is a timeline or extensive article you will find it here.   http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist2/gold.html

 

Gold Rush! California’s Untold Story: The Oakland Museum of California takes you to the Gold Rush days of 1848-1849. This site includes general information about the gold rush, a gallery of art creations, viewpoints from various immigrants, and additional sites for teacher references and lesson plans.

http://www.museumca.org/goldrush/

 

The Museum of the City of San Francisco: Use this California web site to learn more about the 1849 California Gold Rush. This site includes many letters, articles, and maps of the time period. http://www.sfmuseum.org/

 

Trails to the Gold Rush: If you are still looking for information about the California gold rush check here for a link to the answer.

http://www.over-land.com/trgold.html

 

 

Texas and the Alamo:

The Alamo: This quick site will give you beginning information about the Alamo and additional links to famous Texas heroes.  http://www.americanwest.com/pages/alamo.htm

 

The Alamo Official Website: For more information about the Alamo this is your stop. Weather you want to know the history of the Alamo, go on a virtual tour, gather lesson plans as a teacher, or look for additional links about Texas history, this is the place to start at.  http://www.thealamo.org/

 

Wagons West Webquest:

Learn more about the Oregon Trail as the wagons go west.

 

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American Presidents:

 

Abe Lincoln: Website with many details and sites about our 16th president. SD Web Site

 

The American Presidency:

This is your first site to learn about our American Presidents.

 

The American Presidency:

This is a great place to start learning about the presidents. Use the multimedia encyclopedia or Grolier’s book of Knowledge to start you on your new quest.

 

George Washington: Website with much information about our 1st president.

 

 

 

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Civil War:

SD WEB PAGE- Civil War

Civil War Homepage:

This is the first page in inquiry for the Civil War. Learn about battles, generals, supplies, song, the culture, and more.

 

Civil War: Camp Life:

What was it like to be a soldier during the Civil War? Check out this site to learn about living in camp, existing day to day, and what they did when they were not at battle. Must see site!

 

The Civil War for Kids:

Great site to see a timeline, learn about the North and South, or get biographies on civil war leaders. This site has many addition links you must check out. It is a great site for research or a fun site to browse. (Teacher/student made site)

 

Civil War Personal Journal:

This 7th grade webquest can be modified to use in the fifth grade classroom.

 

American Civil War: Symbols in Battle:

Did you ever wonder why the flags were so important in battle? Check out this site to see flags used at all the famous battle sites. Maps of the battles are included.

 

Remember the Ladies:

Did you ever wonder what women were important during the Civil War? Here is your chance to find out.

 

Abraham Lincoln Online:

Learn more about the president who lead us though this time in history: Abraham Lincoln.

 

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad:

Learn more about Harriet Tubman and how she helped the blacks during the Civil War.

 

Stamp on Black History:

This is your chance to learn about many important black people and the important contributions they have made to our country. Begin your study of Black history here.

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