Teaching with Historic Places--a Program of the National Park Service NEW! Arthurdale: A New Deal Community Experiment Explore Arthurdale, West Virginia, and discover a town founded during the Great Depression when First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt championed subsistence homestead communities for struggling Americans across the country. In this lesson, learn about the impoverished Appalachian mining town that Arthurdale's homesteaders left and the Progressive-era theories about communal work, school, and rural life they tested at their new home. Meet 21st Century State Standards with TwHP Teaching with Historic Places lesson plans, based on the inquiry method, provide teachers with materials and question sets that encourage analytical thinking. Teaching Teachers Power of Place Professional development materials include articles, media presentations, how-to guides, classroom case studies and other helpful resources. Preserve America Find TwHP lessons featuring historic sites in Preserve America Communities.
EuroDocs American Revolution: Early Colonial Era 1000 A.D. -Leif Ericson, a Viking seaman, explores the east coast of North America and sights Newfoundland, establishing a short-lived settlement there. 1215 - The Magna Carta document is adopted in England, guaranteeing liberties to the English people, and proclaiming basic rights and procedures which later become the foundation stone of modern democracy. 1492 - Christopher Columbus makes the first of four voyages to the New World, funded by the Spanish Crown, seeking a western sea route to Asia. On October 12, sailing the Santa Maria, he lands in the Bahamas, thinking it is an outlying Japanese island. 1497 - John Cabot of England explores the Atlantic coast of Canada, claiming the area for the English King, Henry VII. MayflowerHistory.com United States Historical Maps Historical Maps of the United States Historical Maps of U.S. CitiesHistorical Maps of TexasHistorical Maps of Texas CitiesMaps of National Historic Parks, Memorials, Military Parks and BattlefieldsNational Atlas of the United States of America (1970)Pre-1945 Topographic Maps of the United StatesU.S. Historical Maps on Other Web Sites Early Inhabitants (From The National Atlas of the United States of America (Arch C. Gerlach, editor). Early Indian Tribes, Culture Areas, and Linguistic Stocks - Eastern U.S. (632K) Early Indian Tribes, Culture Areas, and Linguistic Stocks - Western U.S. (639K) Early Indian Tribes, Culture Areas, and Linguistic Stocks - Alaska (942K) Exploration and Settlement (Except as noted, from The National Atlas of the United States of America (Arch C. Exploration and Settlement Before 1675 (1.13MB) The Coronado Expedition 1540-1542 (135K) U.S. From American Military History, United States Army Center of Military History, 1989 (194K) Lewis and Clark Expedition 1804-1806
American Dynasties Royal Society of Chemistry | Advancing excellence in the chemical sciences American Slave Narratives From 1936 to 1938, over 2,300 former slaves from across the American South were interviewed by writers and journalists under the aegis of the Works Progress Administration. These former slaves, most born in the last years of the slave regime or during the Civil War, provided first-hand accounts of their experiences on plantations, in cities, and on small farms. Their narratives remain a peerless resource for understanding the lives of America's four million slaves. What makes the WPA narratives so rich is that they capture the very voices of American slavery, revealing the texture of life as it was experienced and remembered. Each narrative taken alone offers a fragmentary, microcosmic representation of slave life. Read together, they offer a sweeping composite view of slavery in North America, allowing us to explore some of the most compelling themes of nineteenth-century slavery, including labor, resistance and flight, family life, relations with masters, and religious belief.
Meet Jane, the 14-year-old eaten when the first British settlers in America turned to cannibalism: The macabre secrets of starving pioneers besieged by Red Indians Skull of a 14-year-old girl, named 'Jane of Jamestown', shows scratch marks Anthropologists from the Smith-sonian National Museum of Natural History analysed her skull and severed leg bones Dr Douglas Owsley said bones evidence of 'survival cannibalism' Human remains date back to the deadly winter of 1609-1610, known as the 'starving time' in Jamestown, when hundreds of colonists died By Annabel Venning for MailOnline Published: 22:35 GMT, 15 May 2013 | Updated: 22:35 GMT, 15 May 2013 She had arrived in America only a few months earlier. After a stormy 16-week voyage across the Atlantic, Jane, a 14-year-old girl from southern England, would have been relieved to reach land when she scrambled ashore at Jamestown, the first permanent English colony in America, in August 1609. But any sense of salvation was to be short-lived. A facial reconstruction of 'Jane of Jamestown' who archeologists believe was dug up and eaten by settlers. There was simply not enough to feed all the extra mouths.
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