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Unit Resources from Universities, Libraries
and Organizations {Government etc.,}

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    ~ The Civil War {USA} ~ The following two sections contain background information for an excellent unit on the Civil War Between the States.
  1.         Newgeocities archive    http://members.rogers.com/civilwarus/rec.man.html#bksindex"
    Desoto Joe's Book Reviews on the Civil War" -- These web pages offer the student, teacher and parent not only a wealth of background information from local libraries but directs you to actual online memoirs.

    This is definitely history at  ITS VERY BEST!     Biographies You Can Read Online has 3 Online books detailing; Ulysses Grant Memoirs, The Michael Hileman Memoirs ~ 1820 - 1915, and The Memoirs of Dr. Robert J. Christie ~ June 17, 1831 - July 27, 1909.

  2.    Newgeocities archive    http://library5.library.cornell.edu/moa/browse.monographs/waro.html
    Cornell University's Civil War Collection - Part 1.

    This link will bring you to part of Cornell's Collection titled; "The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies".

  3.    Newgeocities archive    http://library5.library.cornell.edu/moa/browse.monographs/ofre.html
    Cornell University's Civil War Collection - Part 2.

    This link will bring you to part of Cornell's Collection titled; "Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion".

  4.         Newgeocities mirror   
    Hispanic Confederate Heritage Website

    1. Table of Contents
    2. Commissioned Hispanic Confederate Officers
    3. Hispanic Surnamed Missouri Confederates
    4. "Hispanics in Gray and Blue"
    5. Commissioned Hispanic Confederate Officers

      The above site was created by; The Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV). It has been included here as it contains an extensive list of Hispanic men who fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War. A link to the affiliated SCV site is included on this page for the purposes of viewing further historical information

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      ~ Making of America (MOA) ~ A collaboration through the; Library of Congress {U.S.A }, University of Michighan and Cornell University
  5.         Newgeocities archive   http://moa.umdl.umich.edu/moa_browse.html~ Making of America (MOA) ~ is a collection of historical books that have been scanned and made available on-line for the researcher. Please note; The following is copied/summarized from the index page. Hot links have been included to assist the researcher.

            Making of America (MOA) represents a major collaborative endeavor to preserve and make accessible through digital technology a significant body of primary sources related to development of the U.S. infrastructure. With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, MOA seeks to involve research institutions and national consortia to develop common protocols and consensus for the selection, conversion, storage, retrieval, and use of digitized materials on a large, distributed scale.

             The initial phase of the project, begun in the fall of 1995, focused on developing a collaborative effort between the University of Michigan and Cornell University. Drawing on the depth of primary materials at the Michigan and Cornell libraries, these two institutions are developing a thematically-related digital library documenting American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. At the University of Michigan, approximately 1,600 books and ten journals with imprints primarily between 1850 - 1877 were selected, scanned, and made available through the present system. Librarians, researchers, and instructors continue to work together to determine the content of this digital library and to evaluate the impact of this resource on research and teaching at both institutions. The Cornell Making of America pages are available at: http://moa.cit.cornell.edu/.

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    Library of Congress {U.S.A }, American Memory ~ Learning Page ~.
  6.         Newgeocities archive    http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/index.html The American Memory ~ Learning Page ~ Library of Congress {U.S.A }. Please note; The following is copied/summarized from the index page. Hot links have been included to assist the researcher.

             The Learning Page is a web site designed to help teachers, students, and life-long learners use the American Memory digital collections from the Library of Congress. The site provides guidance to finding and using items within these primary source collections.

            The Learning Page Starting points:

            For students:

            For teachers:

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    Unit on Vicksburg Louisiana, Mississippi {U.S} during the Civil War.
  7.         Newgeocities archive   The Park Rangers and Eastern National Staff at Vicksburg National Military Park http://www.nps.gov/vick/eduguide/edguide.htm have created an Educator's Guide which focuses on the Civil War and Vicksburg.

            The Vicksburg National Military Park Educator's Guide includes objectives and activities designed to assist in meeting classroom goals. Information about the Park, the resources available, and planning a field trip are available.

            The activities have age group recommendations for K-12. Each section has supplemental classroom activities. With the number of activities given, the teacher is able to choose an activity more relevant for the individual classroom needs.

      Activity Index of the Educator's Guide:
    • - Art
    • - Geography
    • - Language Arts { Writing - Communications - Diaries - Drama - Puzzles }
    • - Mathematics
    • - Music
    • - Photography
    • - Science
    • - Social Studies
    • - Discussions related to actual field trips to this historic area.


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    The Library of Virginia {U.S}

  8.         Newgeocities mirror   The Library of Virginia - Services for K-12 Teachers and Educators http://www.lva.lib.va.us/k12/index.htm

            The Library of Virginia is committed to providing information and materials that will help educators engage the interest of young people, inspire creativity, and teach Virginia history and culture to students of all ages.

            In this effort, the Library has lesson plans and activities based on the Library's holdings and exhibitions as well as the Virginia Department of Education's Standards of Learning. Educational programs, workshops, and tours that expand upon these materials are also being offered.

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    The University of Virginia, {U.S} Comparison and Contrast of two communities during the Civil War.
  9.         Newgeocities mirror   The University of Virginia Research Project: - - http://jefferson.village.Virginia.EDU/vshadow2/"Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities During the Civil War" {Intended for secondary schools {grades 7 - 12}, community colleges, libraries, and universities}.

             The Valley of the Shadow Project takes two communities, one Northern and one Southern, through the experience of the American Civil War. The project is a hypermedia archive of thousands of sources for the period before, during, and after the Civil War for Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Those sources include newspapers, letters, diaries, photographs, maps, church records, population census, agricultural census, and military records. Students can explore every dimension of the conflict and write their own histories, reconstructing the life stories of women, African Americans, farmers, politicians, soldiers, and families.

             Lesson Plans for Social Studies Classes Grades 7 - 12 and Paper Topics for High School and College US History Classes can be found at; http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/vcdh/teaching/vclassroom/vclasscontents.html

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Sources From the Internet Community
For The Student, Teacher and Parent
In Preparing To Use the Internet

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  1. StudyWeb of The Lightspan Network     From the site of Study Web -- "...StudyWeb® has officially become part of The Lightspan Network and is now available only by school subscription. MacLinks will continue to refer to this site for a possible resource. For the reader's information the previous summary was, "...is a comprehensive research resource indexing over 141,000 content rich academic sites. All sites are human selected and reviewed for content, approximate grade level, and for visual content - where visual aids are available for use in reports..."

    From Education WorldTM
    "...This site is exactly what it says it is, -- a place for anyone doing research to find the information they need as easily as possible. The categories are sorted according to the approximate appropriate grade level which makes them valuable tools for teachers looking for lesson plan and curriculum ideas. The information for each topic also notes the presence of downloadable or printable images for use as visual aids of school reports or projects. The variety of subjects and categories should allow most users to narrow in on a topic for a report, find background material for a story, begin research for a paper or just increase their knowledge of a particular topic..."

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  2. http://school.discovery.com

             The Discovery Channel School ~ An introduction from the web site -- "...DiscoverySchool.com is dedicated to making teaching and learning an exciting, rewarding adventure for students, teachers, and parents. To that end we provide innovative teaching materials for teachers, useful and enjoyable resources for students, and an entire store full of helpful learning products for parents to share with their children. The site is constantly reviewed for educational relevance by practicing classroom teachers in elementary school, middle school, and high school..."
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  3. http://www.educast.com

             Educast Is An Educational Resource Provider from the United States featuring:
    • Technical Support
    • Internet-Based Lesson Plans
    • Search Tips
    • Contests
    • Free Stuff
    • Providers
    • Education Links
    • Future Trends

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  4. http://www.pbs.org/teachersource

             Public Broadcasting System, 1400+ lesson plans, activities and Teacher Source's which partially include:
    • education's best resources by curricular subject, topic and grade level and standard;
    • in-depth professional development services like PBS Mathline and Scienceline;
    • details on PBS station outreach activities in your community;
    • tips on how to effectively teach with technology;
    • PBS television programs with extended taping rights for educators;
    • access to convenient online shopping for your favorite PBS videos;
    • best practices information from other teachers "in the trenches;"
    • convenient tools for teaching, such as recommended books and Web sites;
    • relevant professional information, such as details for grants and conferences;
    • interdisciplinary teaching suggestions;
    • free weekly electronic newsletter highlighting new TV and online programming from PBS;
      and much more!

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  5. http://www.ed.gov/free/subject.html

             Free learning project ideas from the United States Federal Government. Topics and resources on line for:
    • Arts
    • Educational technology
    • Foreign languages
    • Health and Safety
    • Language arts
    • Mathematics
    • Physical education
    • Social studies
    • Vocational education

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  6. http://www.thehomeschool.com

             Please note; the following site is commercial and sectarian in content.

             From the Home School Website -- "...The Home School provides free advice and homeschooling support from experienced homeschoolers to parents who have decided to homeschool their children. Our home school catalog offers a one-stop, comprehensive selection of more than 1,500 quality homeschooling books and resources..."
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    Sources from Personal Home Pages
    In Preparing To Use the Internet

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    1.         Newgeocities archive    http://members.rogers.com/maclizard/mac.usp2.html
      Ships' Passenger Lists!!! This is a "How To" web page concerning research methodology. The author focuses on researching passenger list documents from ships dealing with the immigration to the United States. An excellent page with all sorts of information that would benefit those teachers dealing with specific research skills.
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    2.         Newgeocities archive     http://home.iSTAR.ca/~ljbritt/index.htm
      "Genealogy for Children" is a site produced by an experienced teacher of 25 years for the purpose of helping students and teachers interested in genealogy. The activities are very worthwhile. An excellent site to check out!
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    3.           http://home.earthlink.net/~howardorjeff/instruct.htm
      The web page titled, "Genealogy Instruction Beginners, Teenagers, and Kids", contains the following topics for discussion;
      • With whom one should begin their research?
      • Some questions you can ask your parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles.
      • Where to go to do research?
      • Genealogical Research Kits.
      • Projects for Kids.
      • Projects for Older Kids and Teenagers.
      • Mass Mailings and Sending Emails
      • Books to read.
      • Definitions
      • State Abbreviations
      • Blank forms to print off.
      • Links
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    4.       http://www.sky.net/~mreed/primer.htm
      A personal website titled: A GENEALOGY PRIMER.
      This site contains general advice on how to start genealogy research. The information, "...comes from personal experience...", therefore it has been tested and is being passed on helpful assistance for the beginner.
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    5.       http://www.geocities.com/EnchantedForest/5283/genekids.htm
      A personal website that discusses the following topics:
      • What is Genealogy?
      • What do I need to get started?
      • How do I get started?
      • How do I research?
      • Links

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      Please note; as time goes on, this list will be added to as more research is done in this topic area. If you have any suggestions or questions please feel free to contact



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