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10 Web Resources To Help Teach About Primary Sources - Edudemic

10 Web Resources To Help Teach About Primary Sources - Edudemic | American History up to WWI | Scoop.it
Wondering how to get your students to use and analyze primary sources instead of their beloved Wikipedia? Here are some great resources for primary sources.
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How astronomy solved a Civil War mystery

How astronomy solved a Civil War mystery | American History up to WWI | Scoop.it
Why did Confederate troops shoot their own general, 'Stonewall' Jackson? The position of the moon played a big role, an astronomer discovers.

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NMAH | Making the Flag

NMAH | Making the Flag | American History up to WWI | Scoop.it
In the summer of 1813, Mary Pickersgill (1776–1857) was contracted to sew two flags for Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland.

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The History Place - Great Speeches Collection

Speeches that move and inspire from all of History.
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Civil War Day by Day | From the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Civil War Day by Day | From the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | American History up to WWI | Scoop.it
Civil War Day by Day - From the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Thanksgiving, Lincoln and Pumpkin Pudding - Taste the History

Thanksgiving, Lincoln and Pumpkin Pudding - Taste the History | American History up to WWI | Scoop.it
Lincoln was the first president to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday. Read the history and learn a historical recipe for Pumpkin Pudding from Lincoln's lifetime.
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A 3-minute guide to the Bill of Rights - Belinda Stutzman

A 3-minute guide to the Bill of Rights - Belinda Stutzman | American History up to WWI | Scoop.it
Daily, Americans exercise their rights secured by the Constitution.  The most widely discussed and debated part of the Constitution is known as the Bill of Rights.

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Abraham Lincoln: Executive Order - Relieving General G. B. McClellan and Making Other Changes

Abraham Lincoln: Executive Order - Relieving General G. B. McClellan and Making Other Changes | American History up to WWI | Scoop.it
The American Presidency Project contains the most comprehensive collection of resources pertaining to the study of the President of the United States. Compiled by John Woolley and Gerhard Peters (#OnThisDay 1862 McClellan out.

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The shutdown is the Constitution’s fault

The shutdown is the Constitution’s fault | American History up to WWI | Scoop.it
The seeds of the shutdown were sown in 1787, when the Founders committed us to a system of government that makes democratic accountability impossible.
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These Interactive Maps Compare 19th Century American Cities to Today

These Interactive Maps Compare 19th Century American Cities to Today | American History up to WWI | Scoop.it

" The Smithsonian Magazine recently dipped into David Rumsey's collection of over 150,000 maps to find some of the best representations of American cities over the past couple hundred years. With some simple programming, they were able to overlay images of vintage maps of some major cities onto satellite images from today. The results are fascinating."


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Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 2014 11:56 AM

The Smithsonian Magazine overlayed maps of American cities for the past centuries with modern satellite images to show differences in the development and planning and the growth of the cities.

The growth and change of the cities changed over the years on how it was achieved and how far it could be expanded due to new technology and movement of people to urban areas. The technology helped achieved a certain hold over the environment to build more urban spaces. 

Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 9, 2015 2:15 PM

Fantastic collection!

Vincent Lahondère's curator insight, January 6, 5:02 PM

Entre art et géographie...

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David McCullough's 5 Lessons Every High School Student Should Learn

First, don't memorize dates and don't memorize quotations. You can look them up. What matters is what happens and why. 1) Understand that the United States o...

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Arlis Groves's comment, June 10, 2013 12:39 AM
Thank you, David. This is confirmation that those 8th grade Washington D.C. trips are important and impactful.
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This Day in the Civil War

This Day in the Civil War | American History up to WWI | Scoop.it
Our timeline of the American Civil War. Learn about the important events and battles that happened throughout this period of American history. From John Brown's Raid to the Adoption of the 13th Amendment.
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NewsHour Extra: New Lincoln Movie Humanizes a Presidential Superhero | 11.15.12 | PBS

NewsHour Extra: New Lincoln Movie Humanizes a Presidential Superhero | 11.15.12 | PBS | American History up to WWI | Scoop.it
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Thanksgiving Maps

Thanksgiving Maps | American History up to WWI | Scoop.it
Want to know where your Thanksgiving food comes from? 

 

This provides the geography of holiday food production with links to the data so you can map out the data with GIS (links produced by Western Illinois University).


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Tough campaign? Much worse in 1800

Tough campaign? Much worse in 1800 | American History up to WWI | Scoop.it
On the eve of the elections, popular author and historian David McCullough guides Morley Safer on an American historical journey...
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The British have invaded 9 out of 10 countries

The British have invaded 9 out of 10 countries | American History up to WWI | Scoop.it
Britain has invaded all but 22 countries in the world in its long and colourful history, new research has found.

 

This is a great map to show the historical impact of colonialism on the world map.  The map is based on the work in the new book All the Countries We've Ever Invaded: And the Few We Never Got Round To.   

 

Tags: book reviews, colonialism, war, historical, UK. 


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Matthew DiLuglio's curator insight, October 12, 2013 7:33 PM

The British have done this in reality, in the physical world, in space and time... but perhaps the Chinese have done this in our minds!  Everything our country trades for has parts made in China.  We simply can't live without these things that may be invented in the US, and designed in the US, but assembled in China.... China has a name for itself, and they're playing a game of Monopoly.  They have hotels on Board walk and Park place, and they're eating us alive... I've conferred with politicians, who say that they're on the verge of turning their hidden empire into a physical one, and going from simple monetary domination to war.  They outnumber the US, and have better technology, and evidently more skill and products.  Not much to say about that, but if they learn from the mistakes of the British, the Chinese could really create a truly elite empire that could outlast any other in human history...  But really, if they include American/Chinese cuisine in their menu, I'm sold at General Tao's chicken... Go China! 

Nathan Chasse's curator insight, March 17, 2014 8:36 PM

This map illustrates just how wide-reaching the British Empire was throughout its history. Though the map cheats a little by including the activities of sanctioned pirates and minor invasions, almost the whole world excepting several very small nations and some difficult to reach inland ones.

 

The most surprising was Sweden considering the proximity and the frequent viking invasions on the British isles which were apparently never reciprocated.

 

Mark Hathaway's curator insight, October 9, 2015 10:26 AM

The British have had a powerful and colorful history. The British built an empire that has been unmatched in the history of human civilization. At its height, the sun never truly set on its empire. The impact the British Empire had on the globe is astounding. Almost every country in the world has some form of British heritage and influence. The influence has  had both positive and negative attributes. The British Empire spread both knowledge and Slavery to the rest of the globe. The world can never truly escape its British past.