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A. Time, Continuity, and Change [History]: 4. The student understands U.S. history to 1880.: 3-5: The student...

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understands the geographic, economic, political, and cultural factors that characterized early exploration of the Americas.

Learning Page of the Library of Congress

Use Pathfinder indexes to guide you through American Memory historical collections and other Library of Congress resources. Questions about American Memory? NDLP Reference Librarian:

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understands why Colonial America was settled in regions.

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knows significant social and political events that led to and characterized the American Revolution.

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knows significant historical documents and the principal ideas expressed in them (e.g., Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights).

The American Memory

Historical collections for the National Digital Library: Photos and prints, documents, motion pictures, maps, and sound recordings.

Declaring Independence: Drafting the Documents

The site contains text and photographs documenting the chronology of events from June 7, 1776 to January 18, 1777. It includes "Declaring", "Chronology of Events", "Drafting the Documents", and "Objects in the Exhibition". One of the documents in the exhibition is the rough "draught" of the Declaration of Independence.

NARA /Digital Classroom/History in the Raw

This page provides students and teachers access to reproducible copies of primary documents from the holdings of the National Archives of the United States, teaching activities correlated to the National History Standards and National Standards for Civics and Government, and cross-curricular connections.

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understands geographic, economic, and technological features of the growth and change that occurred in America from 1801 to 1861.

A Pioneer's Journey to the Frontier

This interactive web site explores the journey of the Pioneers as they traveled out West. Students are able to research all aspects of early western travel from wagons,tools, clothing, food, and dangers.

Activity: Westward Ho! Let's Make Some Butter

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knows the causes, key events, and effects of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Causes of the Civil War

This site was founded with the intent of collecting copies of or links to primary documents with the goal of shedding light on the causes of secession (leading to the Civil War). This site includes links to Lincoln's speeches.

Battle of Olustee

This is the homepage for the Battle of Olustee. The Battle of Olustee was the largest Civil War battle in the state of Florida. The Olustee Battlefield State Historic Site holds a reenactment annually in February. Visit this site to learn more about this battle and the reenactment details. Personal note: The reenactment is realistic and very worthwhile to visit.

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