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Carrie Kotcho

Teach the Gold Rush with Objects from the Smithsonian - 6 views

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    Van Valen's Gold Rush Journey -- encourages 6th - 8th graders to learn what life was like during the gold rush by investigating the journal of Alex Van Valen, a man who set sail in 1849 to stake his claim in the California gold fields. The website includes a rich set of primary sources to explore and analyze, an interactive guide where students can record, save and print their findings, as well as a teacher's guide.
Kay Cunningham

Calisphere - JARDA - 2 views

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    'On December 7, 1941, Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. The next day, the United States and Britain declared war on Japan. Two months later, on February 19, 1942, the lives of thousands of Japanese Americans were dramatically changed when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This order led to the assembly and evacuation and relocation of nearly 122,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry on the west coast of the United States.'
David Hilton

Spatial History Project - 11 views

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    This is a very interesting and unusual idea. Historians at Stanford have collected very specific and detailed information about historical events within short time frames and then produced graphic representations of these events that you can play over maps. It's very precise and perhaps too detailed for many high school level students to make sense of, however some of them helped show how historical phenomena occurred. Particularly chilling was the graphic showing slave purchases in the Rio slave market in the mid-C19th; you can see individual children being bought at specific times by specific people.
David Hilton

WorldImages - 12 views

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    Has collections of images organised by topics.
David Korfhage

Chronicling America - The Library of Congress - 10 views

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    Well-organised and searchable database of American newspapers. The time frame and states available are somewhat limited.
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    Searchable archive of papers from across the United States, 1860 - 1922
David Hilton

Collections - 5 views

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    Has links to around twenty digial collections of primary sources maintained by the Bancroft Library at Berkeley.
David Hilton

Immigration Challenges for New Americans - Primary Source Set - For Teachers (Library o... - 5 views

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    Another excellent set of primary source collections on many aspects of immigration into the USA provided by the Library of Congress.
David Hilton

SPIRO - 1 views

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    Searchable database of images of buildings, objects, people, etc. Is run out of UC Berkeley so will probably focus on West Coast USA. That's just a guess though.
David Hilton

California, First Person Narratives: General Collections - 0 views

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    A valuable resource for studies into everyday life in C19th American West.
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    "California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900 consists of the full texts and illustrations of 190 works documenting the formative era of California's history through eyewitness accounts. The collection covers the dramatic decades between the Gold Rush and the turn of the twentieth century.
David Hilton

University of California History Digital Archives - 0 views

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    "This websource provides access to a growing collection of digitized historical documents, images and materials, along with past and current analysis on the history of the University of California." Just what we like!
David Hilton

Collaborative Digitization Programs in the United States - 0 views

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    State archives from all the different states in the US.
David Hilton

Railroads and the Making of Modern America - 0 views

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    A site with primary sources and images on the development of the railroads in the US. A thorough set of sources on the topic and valuable as a resource on the topic.
David Hilton

Calisphere - A World of Digital Resources - 0 views

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    An excellently run site with primary sources for all things Californian.
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