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     6. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090720/ap_on_go_ot/us_voter_turnout  Associated Press story about the drop in voter turnout in the 2008 presidential race and reasons.

    7. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Certifi...oting_machines  Certification of voting machines

    8. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_...election,_2008

    9. http://www.archives.gov/federal-regi...toral-college/  National Archives site that helps to explain Electoral College.  Includes teacher resources.

    Historical Locations and Museums

    1. http://www.nps.gov/archive/gwmp/usmc.htm US Marine Corps (Iwo Jima) Memorial

    2. http://www.airforcememorial.org/ National Air Force Memorial

    3. http://www.pentagonmemorial.net/home.aspx?i=Pentagon Pentagon 9/11 Memorial

    4. http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/ The White House

    5. http://www.arlingtoncemetery.org/ Arlington National Cemetary

    6. http://www.mountvernon.org/ George Washingtons Estate

    7. http://americanhistory.si.edu/ Smithsonian Museum of American History

    8. http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/...cal_Office.htm Senate Historical Office

    9. http://www.ushmm.org/ United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

    10. http://www.nps.gov/kowa/ Korean War Memorial in DC

    11. http://thewall-usa.com/ Vietnam War Memorial in DC

    12. http://www.wwiimemorial.com/ National WWII Memorial

    13. http://www.nps.gov/fdrm/ FDR Monument in DC

    14. http://www.nps.gov/linc Lincoln Monument in DC

    15. http://www.newseum.org/ Museum about media and the news in history

    16. http://www.alplm.org/  Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum



    1. http://www.uselectionatlas.org/ Atlas of US Presidential Elections

    2. http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/ HUGE collection of current and historical downloadable maps


    1. http://www.csathemovie.com/index2.html Spike Lee film about what America might be like if the South had won the Civil War

    2. http://www.newline.com/properties/bamboozled.html Spike Lee Film "Bamboozeled"

    3. http://www.newsreel.org/nav/title.asp?tc=CN0026 "Ethnic Notions" Film

    4. http://www.newsreel.org/nav/title.asp?tc=CN0064 "Oh Freedom After While" Film

    National History Day

    1.  http://nhd.org/  This is the National History Day website with information for teacher, students, and parents.  Nearly all your questions can be answered here.

    2.  http://hsmichigan.org/  The Historical Society of Michigan, the state sponsor of History Day in Michigan, has forms, dates and other information about the regional and state contests.

    3.  http://www.gvsu.edu/history/index.cf...FBEBE727D43E48  GVSU sponsors the western Michigan regional contest (Region 4) on its Allendale campus.  This site has forms, dates, contest information and contact addresses for the regional competition.


    1. http://www.lexrex.com/enlightened/wr...zette/main.htm  Link to articles from the National Gazette from 1791-1793.

    2. http://www.indiancountrytoday.com/politics  Leading Native American newspaper in United States today.

    3. http://teachingamericanhistory.org/l...?document=1728  Editorial from The Gazette of the United States from 1794.

    4. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/  Library of Congress, Historic American Newspapers.http://chroniclingamerica...ov/newspapers/  Sample page from Historic American Newspapers

    5. http://www.otr.com/news.shtml  Radio Days:  Commentators and specific broadcasts


    1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Freneau  Wikipedia entry on Philip Freneau, newspaper editor during the Federalist era.

    2. http://history.boisestate.edu/westci...anrev/10.shtml  The Gracchi Brothers assessment.  Abridging the power of the Roman Senate.

    3. http://www.google.com/search?q=the+g...itle&resnum=15  Timeline for the Gracchi brothers.

    4. http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/proj...pp/harlan.html  Short bio of Justice John Harlan, with a link to the Shipp case.  Harlan was lone dissenter in Plessy v. Ferguson case.

    H.L. Mencken

    1.  http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/H._L._Mencken  H.L. Mencken quotations

    2.  http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/H._L._Mencken  Wikiquotes: H. L. Mencken.


    1.http://www.lexrex.com/enlightened/wr...f_liberty_.htm  Link to James Madison article on "Who is the Best Keepers of the People's Liberties?"

    John Peter Zenger

    1. http://www.archive.org/stream/johnpe...e/n19/mode/1up  Hamilton, Andrew. (1903). John Peter Zenger Google digitized book

    2. http://www.courts.state.ny.us/history/zenger.htm  New York State Court records on the Zenger case.

    3. http://books.google.com/books?id=iC4...sult&resnum=13  Google book, digitized.  John Peter Zenger

    Father Charles Coughlin

    1. http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5111/  "History Matters", George Mason University, Speech by Father Coughlin, "Someone Must be Blamed"

    2. http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5110  Father Coughlin's followers fight back

    3. http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/article.php...uleId=10005516  U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum article on Father Coughlin

    4. http://www.fathercoughlin.org/  Father Coughlin site.  Unknown author.

    Will Rogers

    1.  http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes...rogers&x=0&y=0  Will Rogers' quotes

    2.  http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Will_Rogers  Wikiquotes:  Will Rogers

    Political Cartoons

    1. http://www.harpweek.com/  Historical political cartoons from Harper's Weekly.  Searchable.

    2. http://www.cagle.com/  Daryl Cagle website of present day political cartoons. 

    3. http://powayusd.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/teac...20Websites.htm  Historical Political Cartoons.  Multiple sites.

    Primary Documents

    1.http://www.lexrex.com/enlightened/wr...f_liberty_.htm  Link to James Madison article on "Who is the Best Keepers of the People's Liberties?"

    2. http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitut....overview.html US Constitution online at Cornell Law

    3. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html Library of Congress American Memory Project

    4. http://docsouth.unc.edu/ Documenting the American South

    5. http://www.nypl.org/research/sc/digital.html New York Public Library

    6. http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/ Digital History site for teachers and students

    7. http://averyoldplace.blogspot.com/ A BLOG about using primary documents

    8. http://www.archives.gov/nae/visit/learning-center/ National Archives Boeing Learning Center

    9. http://cprr.org/Museum/Chinese.html  Chinese immigrant photos

    10.  http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/collect...ineseinca.html


    1. http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/news/jimcrow/menu.htm Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University

    2. http://www.pbs.org/race/000_General/000_00-Home.htm "Race:  The Power of an Illusion"  PBS Special

    3. http://www.newsreel.org/ California Newsreel:  Film & Video for Social Change

    4. http://www.newsreel.org/nav/title.asp?tc=CN0026 "Ethnic Notions" Film

    5. http://www.newsreel.org/nav/title.asp?tc=CN0064 "Oh Freedom After While" Film

    School Desegregation

    1. http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/project...brownhome.html  The Brown v. Board of Education case, excellent overview with documents from the Law School at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

    2. http://www.oyez.org/cases/1940-1949/1947/1947_72/  Shelley v. Kraemer (1948) - Supreme Court case that ended race restrictive covenants.

    3. http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/script...=347&invol=483  Supreme Court's opinion in the Brown V. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (1954)

    4. http://supreme.justia.com/cases/fede.../294/case.html  Second set of opinions - featuring the phrase "all deliberate speed" - known shorthand as "Brown II."

    5. http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/script...l=377&page=218  To address the problem of "massive resistance" the Griffin case dealt with Virginia's decision to simply close all its schools.

    6. http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/script...=391&invol=430  The Green case set out definitions that school districts had to meet, and pushed harder against delaying tactics stating the need for "immediate action."

    7. http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/script...ol=402&invol=1  The Swann case established busing as a part of a solution to segregated districts.

    8. http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/script...=418&invol=717  The Milliken case limited the reach of busing as a solution to desegregation across district lines. It is viewed as the start of a rollback of the Brown cases' reach.

    9. http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/89-1080.ZS.html  The Oklahoma City case set out that districts could be released from desgregation order if they took all "practicable" steps. Also ruled that districts were not responsible for remedying segregated housing patterns in community.

    10. http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/script...=503&invol=467  The Freeman case set out that districts did not need to meet all of the criteria set out in the Green decision.

    11. http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/script...ol=515&page=70  The Missouri case reversed a lower court ruling and stated that low minority achievement scores was evidence of segregation.

    12. http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/script...0&invol=05-908  The Seattle case along with the following Meredith case prohibited assigning students to schools solely for the purpose of achieving racial balance.

    13. http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/cert/05-915  Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education (2007)

    14. http://www.archives.gov/midatlantic/...desegregation/  National Archives resources for desegregation.

    15. http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/districtsearch/ Public School District Data, National Center for Education Statistics

    16. http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/sdds/index.aspx  School District Demographic System, National Center for Education Statistics

    17. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/21/21111.html  2010 U.S. Census data on Louisville, Kentucky

    18. http://datadrivendetroit.org/  Data Driven Detroit - the ultimate wonk site for Detroit, good, bad, ugly, by the numbers.

    Shays' Rebellion & The Whiskey Rebellion

    1.  http://shaysrebellion.stcc.edu/  This is a rich site dedicated to Shays's Rebellion.  It includes artifacts, music, biographical sketches, interactive maps, etc.

    2.  http://www.nps.gov/spar/historycultu...-rebellion.htm  This is a National Park Service site for the Springfield Armory, which was contested in the Shays's Rebellion.

    3.  http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/P/gw1/speeches/gwson6.htm  George Washington's Sixth Annual Message to Congress, 1794-11-19.  The President gave this message shortly after returning from leading an army into the west.

    4.  http://gwpapers.virginia.edu/documen...y/october.html  The Papers of George Washington.  This is an edited page of Washington's October 1794 diary entries during his adventure into western Pennsylvania.

    5.  http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage....db&recNum=322  This is a copy of the Whiskey Excise Tax of 1791.


    1. http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/amistad/Amistd.htm Link to Amistad trials

    2. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part2/2h38.htmlQuock Walker Case

    3. http://academic.sun.ac.za/forlang/be...p/main_wel.htm Exploring Amistad:  race and the Boundaries of Freedom in Antebellum Maritime America

    4. http://www.dalnet.lib.mi.us/gsdl/cgi...?p=about&c=baa University of Detroit Mercy - Black Abolitionist Archive

    5. http://www.history.umd.edu/Freedmen/fssphome.htm Freedmen and Southern Society Project

    6. http://hitchcock.itc.virginia.edu/Slavery/index.php Slavery Images

    7. http://www.inmotionaame.org/home.cfm...0970041?bhcp=1 African American Migration Experience

    Technology and Teaching

    1. http://thwt.org/historywikis.html  Website "Teaching History with Technology":  Wikis

    2. http://schools-wikipedia.org/  Wikipedia that has been selected and vetted.

    3. http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/First_Party_System  Citizendium.  The Citizens Compendium.  Section on "The First Party System"

    4. http://www.oah.org/pubs/magazine/ww1/formwalt.html Seven Rules for Effective History Teaching:  Bringing Life to the History Class

    5. http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/ Digital History site for teachers and students

    6. http://academicearth.org/ Online lectures about tons of stuff

    7. http://www.openculture.com/ Another source for online lectures

    8. http://ncssnetwork.ning.com/forum/to...t-the-textbook  Information on using wikis in the classroom to supplement and question textbooks, and, on the right margin, down a little, videos on using wikis.

    9. http://www.graphic.org/goindex.html  Graphic organizers.

    10.  5-8 Lesson Plan and Student handout found below in attachments.


    1. http://odur.let.rug.nl/%7Eusa/H/2005/index.htm American History Outlines

    2. http://www.newsreel.org/ California Newsreel:  Film & Video for Social Change

    3. http://timeglider.com/ Create timelines on the web

    4. http://cct2.edc.org/PMA/image_detective/ Image Detective - one method for effectively using images in your classroom


    1. http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/proj...er/zenger.html  Famous American Trials:  Zenger Trial

    2. http://www.earlyamerica.com/earlyame...kmarks/zenger/  Archiving Early America:  Peter Zenger and the Freedom of the Press

    3. http://www.archive.org/stream/johnpe...e/n19/mode/1up  Hamilton, Andrew. (1903). John Peter Zenger Google digitized book

    4. http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/  Cornell Law Library section on Supreme Court cases.  Searchable in several ways.

    5. http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/proj...pp/harlan.html  Short bio of Justice John Harlan, with a link to the Shipp case.  Harlan was lone dissenter in Plessy v. Ferguson case.

    Women's Suffrage

    1. http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/exhibi...e/struggle.htm

    2. http://www.publius.org/  League of Women Voters' voter information website.

    3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Jawed_Angels  Iron Jawed Angels movie article on Wikipedia.

    4. http://www.nwhp.org/  National Women's History Project

    5. http://www.greatwomen.org/home.php  National Women's Hall of Fame, Seneca Falls, New York

    6. http://www.nps.gov/wori/  National Park Service:  Women's Rights Museum, Seneca Falls, New York

    7. http://www.lwv.org//AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home  League of Women Voters website

    8. http://www.pbs.org/stantonanthony/  "Not For Ourselves Alone" PBS website for Ken Burns' documentary


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