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Geography Map Links - Try these links for map practice.

http://www.yourchildlearns.com/mappuzzle/

http://learnanytime.co.uk/Geography/Maps.htm

http://www.maps.com/SiteMap.aspx

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Geography.htm

 

Salem Witch Trials and the Lessons Learned about Government

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schooladventures/salemwitchtrials/

http://etext.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/salem.htm

http://www.iath.virginia.edu/salem/generic.html

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/salem/

 

The French and Indian War

http://www.philaprintshop.com/frchintx.html

http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/frenchandindianwar1.htm

http://www.kidport.com/reflib/usahistory/frenchindian/frenindwar.htm

http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/list/picamer/paFrench.html

 

The Boston Massacre

http://www.earlyamerica.com/review/winter96/massacre.html

http://www.bostonmassacre.net/

http://www.cityofboston.gov/FreedomTrail/bostonmassacre.asp

 

The Battles of Lexington and Concord

http://www.kidport.com/RefLib/UsaHistory/AMericanRevolution/LexingtonBattle.htm

http://americanrevwar.homestead.com/files/LEXCON.HTM

http://www.nps.gov/mima/

 

The Cherokees and Their Disappearance

http://cherokeehistory.com/firstcon.html

http://www.cherokee.org/

http://wordlink.net/Cherokee/HistoricVillage.html

 

The Iroquois and Their Legacy

http://www.rom.on.ca/programs/activities/longhouse/longhouse1.php

http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/IroquoisVillage/constructiontwo.html

http://www.peace4turtleisland.org/pages/longhouse.htm

http://encarta.msn.com/media_701508371_761552484_-1_1/iroquois_village.html

 

The Disparity between Slaves and Owners on a Plantation

http://www.nps.gov/nr//travel/jamesriver/sitelist.htm

http://www.shirleyplantation.com/index.html

http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/plantation.htm

 

General Colonial History Sites:

http://www.mrnussbaum.com

 

Civil Rights

http://www.history.com/classroom/voices/resources.html

History Channel website - a list of resources to check out

http://www.voicesofcivilrights.org/project.html

This site is a joint project of AARP, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), and the Library of Congress - much information on all rights - use their search engine

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aopart9.html

Library of Congress overview of civil rights

http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/jbalkin/brown/1502.html

Yale University timeline of civil rights

http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/civilrights/

national park Service - places of civil rights importance

http://reportingcivilrights.loa.org/resources/

Library of America site on civil rights journalism

http://www.withylaw.com/history.htm

commercial site with a list of major civil rights laws

http://www.multcolib.org/homework/civilrights/#civil

Multnomah County OR, many civil rights links

 

African American Rights

http://www.besthistorysites.net/UShistory_CivilRights.shtml

a collection of links about the civil rights unit

http://www.civilrightsmuseum.org/permexhibits.htm

civil rights museum permanent exhibits collection

http://www.aclu.org/racial-justice

American Civil Liberties Union website - general and specific info on racial justice

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/aaworld/timeline/civil_01.html

a PBS timeline of African American rights

http://pbskids.org/wayback/civilrights/features_school.html

PBS kids - Little Rock Central High School and school desegregation

http://www.life.com/image/51952105/in-gallery/22802/civil-rights-pivotal-events

Life magazine slide show on African American civil rights

http://library.thinkquest.org/C004391F/

Thinkquest site on African American civil rights history

http://www.si.edu/Encyclopedia_SI/History_and_Culture/AfricanAmerican_History.htm

Smithsonian site on African American history and culture

 

Asian American Rights

http://www.asian-nation.org/first.shtml

an website created by an academic writer and speaker on Asian American rights

http://www.pbs.org/ancestorsintheamericas/aahistorysites.html#5

a list of resources on Asian American rights

http://www.pbs.org/becomingamerican/ce_witness.html

PBS - primary sources on the Chinese experience

http://www.pbs.org/becomingamerican/ce_timeline.html

PBS - timeline of the Chinese experience

http://www.pbs.org/childofcamp/history/index.html

PBS - Japanese internment history

http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1679.html

A commercial site focused on Japanese internment history

http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/crbeha/ja/ja.htm

Washington State University - overview of Japanese American history

 

Women's Rights

http://www.infoplease.com/spot/womenstimeline1.html

a timeline of women's rights

http://www.aclu.org/womens-rights

American Civil Liberties Union website - general and specific info on women's rights

http://www.pbs.org/stantonanthony/index.html

PBS site featuring Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

http://pbskids.org/wayback/civilrights/features_suffrage.html

PBS for kids on women's right to vote

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/connections/women-protest/

Library of Congress site - pictures and info

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/naw/nawstime.html

Library of Congress timeline of women's rights

http://www.wic.org/misc/history.htm

Women's International Center history of women's rights overview

http://www.history.com/content/womenhist/the-history-of-women-s-suffrage

The History Channel - The History of Women's Suffrage

 

American Indian Rights

http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/Indian.html

Library of Congress - primary documents in American history

http://nativeamericans.mrdonn.org/iceage.html

Mr. Dunn Commercial site on Native American history

http://nativeamericans.mrdonn.org/trailoftears.html

Mr. Dunn Commercial site on Trail of Tears

http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/7402

George Mason University - Trail of Tears

http://www.pbs.org/indiancountry/history/trail.html

PBS - Trail of Tears info plus interactive map

http://www.cherokee.org/Culture/58/Page/default.aspx

Cherokee Nation info on Trail of Tears

http://www.aimovement.org/ggc/history.html

American Indian Movement - an overview

http://www.pbs.org/indiancountry/challenges/

PBS - current American Indian challenges

http://www.history.com/encyclopedia.do?articleId=200878

History Channel - history of Native Americans

https://www.mint.com/the-history-of-potlatch-and-native-american-currency/

History of Native American currency  - commercial site

Recommended by student researchers!  : )

 

Latino Rights

http://www.tolerance.org/activity/latino-civil-rights-timeline-1903-present

Tolerance Org - timeline of Latino rights

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/class/introduction

PBS - a Supreme Court case involving Latino rights

http://clnet.ucla.edu/research/chavez/bio/

UCLA - Cesar Chavez info

http://www.pbs.org/itvs/fightfields/cesarchavez.html

PBS - Cesar Chavez info

http://www.extension.org/pages/Migrant_Farm_Workers:_Our_Nation's_Invisible_Population

Extension Org - info on migrant farm workers

http://www.foodfirst.org/node/45

Food First Org - the story of migrant farm workers

 

 

Africa

General:

http://www.mnh.si.edu/africanvoices/

 

Environments in Africa

 

SAHARA DESERT

Link to Sahara Desert on www.infoplease.com website:

(Cut and paste this address into your browser) -

http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/world/A0842962.html

 

SAVANNA – SERENGETI

1.  Website: Smithsonian National Zoological Park for info on animals of the savanna. You can google search this park, then do a search for “African Savanna” and click on the link for “African Savanna” and the information will be listed on that page.

http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/AfricanSavanna/afsavfact.cfm

 

2.  Website: About.com for info on animals, people, and trees of the savanna. Go to about.com and search for “Serengeti.” Then select the first research link about the Serengeti Park.

http://goafrica.about.com/od/tanzaniaparksandreserves/ig/Serengeti-National-Park/

 

3.  Website: Swahili Language and Culture, listed under “Other Resources,” then “Tanzania Links,” and then “Serengeti.” The info on this link is originally from a Tanzanian tourism organization and includes information on climate, land forms, animals, and vegetation of the Serengeti:

http://www.glcom.com/hassan/serengeti.html

 

 

MOUNT KILIMANJARO

 

The following websites will help you complete your information on Mount Kilimanjaro.

1.  Website: About.com  Information found when you search for “Mount Kilimanjaro.” It is the second link under search results.

http://climbing.about.com/od/mountainclimbing/a/KilimanjaroFact.htm

 

2.  Website:  Research article on Mt. Kilimanjaro from a website database called “high beam.” Only part of the article is visible without a subscription to the site, however, there is much information in the portion of the article that is displayed.

http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-243043517.html

 

 

RAINFOREST

 

The following websites will help you complete your information on rainforests.

1.  Website: About.com    Information found when you search for “rainforest.” It is the first link under search results.

http://geography.about.com/od/climate/a/rainforests.htm

 

2.  Website:  Research website on rainforests. There is a lot of information contained on this site.

http://kids.mongabay.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We do have regular homework in grade seven and grade eight. On most nights, each subject should average between 10-30 minutes. Occasionally there will be no homework, and sometimes your child will have an opportunity to finish his or her homework in school. The purpose of homework is two-fold: to reinforce what we have learned in class and to teach responsibility. If an unusual circumstance prevents your child from doing his or her homework (sickness, injury, or other serious problem), please send a note with your child when back at school, so that he or she can be excused. If social studies homework takes longer than 30 minutes, please be sure to note where your child worked for 30 minutes and then sign the homework in that spot. Homework is due on the day and date listed above.

 

 

L. Polzin, 2013 - 2014