Making of America aking of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. New Additions: We have recently added a new feature, subject browsing. 99 more volumes focusing on New York City were added to MoA in June 2007. Historyteacher.net Index Primary Source Documents Primary Source Documents Pertaining to Early American History An invaluable collection of historical works which contributed to the formation of American politics, culture, and ideals The following is a massive collection of the literature and documents which were most relevant to the colonists' lives in America. If it isn't here, it probably is not available online anywhere. (Use Your Browser's FIND Function to Search this Library) Major Medieval Sources Having Significant Influence Upon the American Colonists Ordinance of William the Conqueror Sowing the seeds of separation of Church and State in the English world. Fifteenth and Sixteenth Century Sources Profoundly Impacting the History of America Malleus Maleficarum, Directions for witch hunting (1486) Journal, Christopher Columbus, (1492). The Geneva Bible was the Bible of choice for the Puritans, the Calvinists, and the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth Rock. A Never Before in History: America's Inspired Birth
A Brief History of Jim Crow “I can ride in first-class cars on the railroads and in the streets,” wrote journalist T. McCants Stewart. “I can stop in and drink a glass of soda and be more politely waited upon than in some parts of New England.” Perhaps Stewart’s comments don’t seem newsworthy. Stewart had decided to tour the South because he feared for freedmen’s liberties. After a few weeks on the road, Stewart decided they would. Stewart was wrong. “Jim Crow” was a derisive slang term for a black man. In 1890, in spite of its 16 black members, the Louisiana General Assembly passed a law to prevent black and white people from riding together on railroads. Two years later, the court seemed to seal the fate of black Americans when it upheld a Mississippi law designed to deny black men the vote. Jim Crow laws touched every part of life. In Richmond, one could not live on a street unless most of the residents were people one could marry. More than 360,000 black men served in World War I. For Discussion and Writing
ARTSEDGE: The Kennedy Center's Arts Education Network Digital History Grade 6-8 Lesson Plan: The Bill of Rights & Me The purpose of this lesson is to investigate the Bill of Rights through the perspective of someone living during the ratification period. After exploring the historical perspective of the Bill of Rights through study of the Dissent of the Minority in Pennsylvania, students will be asked to apply the rights they learned about to their lives today and assess, critique, and solve problems based on the modern meaning of these rights. In doing so, students will develop a meaningful understanding of the amendments, in their original and their contemporary meanings. The warm-up to this lesson will include a discourse between teacher and students, brainstorming various answers to questions surrounding the development of the Constitution. Grade Level: 6-8 Time: One 50 minute class period
Educational Resources | United States Courts Main content Get informed. Get involved. Educational Activities Work with federal judges in their courtrooms or team up with students in classrooms to apply Supreme Court precedents to realistic, teen situations. Supreme Court Landmarks Participate in interactive landmark Supreme Court cases that have shaped history and have an impact on law-abiding citizens today. Annual Observances Throughout the year, federal courts open their doors to provide experiential learning, mark legal milestones, and celebrate heritage months with ready-to-use activities and multi-media resources. About Educational Outreach Trust resources and activities that meet best practices and academic standards.
The Historical Marker Database And The Time To Resist Is Now. Raising Our Voices A True Narrative of the Rise, Progresse, and Cessation of the Late Rebellion in Virginia, Most Humbly and Impartially Reported by His Majestyes Commissioners Appointed to Enquire into the Affaires of the Said Colony (1677) Proclamation of the New Hampshire Legislature on the Mast Tree Riot (1734) Letter Written by William Shirley to the Lords of Trade about the Knowles Riot (1747) Thomas Hutchinson Recounts the Reaction to the Stamp Act in Boston (1765) Samuel Drowne's Testimony on the Boston Massacre (1770) George Hewes Recalls the Boston Tea Party (1834) Joseph Clarke's Letter about the Rebellion in Springfield (1774) New York Mechanics Declaration of Independence (1776) Common Sense by Thomas Paine (1776) A Narrative of Some of the Adventures, Dangers and Sufferings of a Revolutionary Soldier by Joseph Plumb Martin (1830) Letter to George Washington by Henry Knox (1786) Letter to Jefferson by Benjamin Banneker (1791) An Eyewitness Account of the Flour Riot in New York (1837)
Great Start for Digital Learning Policy in the 113th Congress: Comprehensive Education Technology Bill Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives Today, Congressman George Miller (D-CA), the senior Democrat on the House Education and the Workforce Committee introduced the Transforming Education through Technology Act. The introduction of this legislation is an important milestone in digital learning policy. With no dedicated federal funding over last few years for classroom technology, and the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act stalled, the Transforming Education through Technology Act will be a rallying opportunity for the entire education community to highlight and underscore the key role digital learning plays in all aspects of teaching and learning to ensure all students are college and career ready. “We’re a strong supporter of Congressman Miller’s Transforming Education through Technology Act,” said Brian Lewis, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). The Transforming Education through Technology Act has a strong focus on students, teachers and administrators.
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