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North America/Canada
Part of the History/Social Studies
Web Site for K-12 Teachers
POST CIVIL WAR TO 1900
  1. Famous Trials of the 20th Century
    From the UMKC School of Law - Prof. Douglas Linder. Leopold and Loeb Trial (1924), Scopes "Monkey" Trial (1925), Rosenbergs Trial (1951), Amistad Trials (1839-1840), Bill Haywood Trial (1907), Salem Witchcraft Trials (1692), My Lai Courts Martial (1970), Scottsboro Trials (1931-1937), Dakota Conflict Trials (1862), Mississippi Burning Trial (1967), Chicago Seven Conspiracy Trial (1969-70), Johnson Impeachment Trial(1868).
  2. The American Experience | Wayback - US History for Kids
  3. Harriman Expedition Exhibit
    Highlights the journal of Louis Agassiz Fuertes of the Harriman Alaska Expedition. In the , railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman funded a scientific expedition along the Alaskan coast. The summer of 1899 expedition combined scientific research with leasure activities.
  4. CHS Homepage/General Information
    "The California Historical Society presents Think California, an exhibition highlighting the colorful history of California through the institutionís remarkable collection of artwork, artifacts, and ephemera."
  5. 1850 CENSUS RECORDS
  6. The History Place - Child Labor in America
    Features the excellent photos of Photographer Lewis W. Hine (1874-1940) of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Very brief text descriptions with thumbnails. Teachers of World or Western history might use the site to provide some examples of the impact of the Industrial Revolution in the United States. Combined with other resources to provide background and factual information, the site could easily be used as a trigger for a writing exercise... perhaps asking students to compose a "day in the life" of one of the children pictured.
  7. 1968: THE YEAR THAT SHAPED A GENERATION
    A documentary that revisits the major events of 1968. It airs on Monday, July 27, 1998, 9:00 p.m. This program, along with others are part of a weekly block of Monday primetime programming devoted to American and world history.
  8. H-SHGAPE List HOME PAGE
    A scholarly discussion of US Gilded Age & Progressive Era, with bibliographical, research and teaching aids.
  9. The Gilded PAge
  10. Gilded Age and Progressive Era
    U.S. History Internet Resources..an excellent listing.
  11. Progressivism: Home Page
  12. Gold Rush Placeholder Page
    A comprehensive look at the gold rush, with a teachers guide, with: Classroom Activities, Pre-Viewing Activities, During the Viewing Discussion, Post-Viewing Activities for Grades 4-7, Post-Viewing Activities for Grades 7-12 and Fact-Based Questions.
  13. 1896 Photographic Salon: Wall 1
    Simple but impressive page that leads to an online exhibit/slide show, presented as a series of "walls" with thumbnails of graphics. Clicking on the graphic leads to the enlarged version and navigation back to the exhibit or the next grapic on the "wall".
  14. World's Columbian Exposition: Idea, Experience, Aftermath
    Chicago's World Fair of 1893. Providing: Welcome ~ Tour the Fair ~ Reactions to the Fair ~ The Legacy of the Fair ~ Notes and Further Reading.
  15. Puck's Homepage
    TOC: A Brief History of Cartoons, Mainstream & Elite Political Culture, A Popular Medium, End Notes, Bibliography. Image pages feature: "Our National Dog Show," Caricature and the Carte-de-Viste, "Inspecting the Democratic Curiosity Shop," The Campaign Against Grant, Cartoon Archive. The site also provide a large amount of text data on catroons.
  16. Mugwumps and the Masses: Introduction
  17. Golden Dreams - The Quest for the Klondike
    Historical and photographic exhibition by the Washington State Historical Society. "Golden Dreams retraces the path to the Klondike Gold Fields from Washington State in 1897 and 1898 through the eyes and lens of photographer Asahel Curtis. Using images, period objects and artifacts, multimedia exhibits and interactive storytelling techniques, Golden Dreams explores the realities and legends of North America's "last great gold rush."

Last revised February 2, 2001
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