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Lost in the Grand Canyon - PBS

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9 to 12
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This companion site from the PBS American Experience series offers a profile of John Wesley Powell's first exploration of the Grand Canyon. While the teacher's section is closely linked...more
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This companion site from the PBS American Experience series offers a profile of John Wesley Powell's first exploration of the Grand Canyon. While the teacher's section is closely linked to the film itself, the site offers interactive maps, biographies, and background information on the discovery of one of America's natural wonders.

tag(s): explorers (61), rivers (21)

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Try this one as a "compare and contrast" with Lewis and Clark's expedition or today's adventurers.

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Lewis and Clark - In Their Footsteps - Sierra Club

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The Sierra Club's treatment of the Lewis and Clark expedition concentrates on the wilderness areas the explorers found, what they thought of them, and what those same areas are like...more
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The Sierra Club's treatment of the Lewis and Clark expedition concentrates on the wilderness areas the explorers found, what they thought of them, and what those same areas are like today. You can read from the explorer journals, visit a selection of sites, and learn how to protect the wilderness areas that still exist. The site does a good job with both the historical content and the naturalist's perspective.

tag(s): jefferson (19), lewis and clark (15), louisiana (11), louisiana purchase (7)

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Use this site as a learning center during a unit on Lewis and Clark and their exploration of the West. Because there is a lot of information on this site, we recommend providing students with a graphic organizer to guide them through and highlight what is most important. For help creating graphic organizers, try - Mindomo, (reviewed here).

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Lewis & Clark Bicentennial - Time Magazine

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By far the richest resource we've found on the topic, Time's treatment includes an interactive map, essays, journal excerpts, and photoessays. There are also maps showing the distribution...more
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By far the richest resource we've found on the topic, Time's treatment includes an interactive map, essays, journal excerpts, and photoessays. There are also maps showing the distribution of Native American tribes, then and now, and a list of recommended reading and web resources.

tag(s): jefferson (19), lewis and clark (15), louisiana (11), louisiana purchase (7)

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Use the interactive map as a supplemental resource during a lesson on the two explorers. Share the map on the interactive whiteboard or projector to show students the route the explorers took, as well as some of the terrain that hindered their travels. Great for a US history class!
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Lewis & Clark and the Revealing of America - Library of Congress

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This online exhibition site offers a glimpse of some of the many documents associated with the Lewis and Clark expedition, ranging from maps drawn by the explorers to Thomas Jefferson's...more
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This online exhibition site offers a glimpse of some of the many documents associated with the Lewis and Clark expedition, ranging from maps drawn by the explorers to Thomas Jefferson's secret cipher for sending coded messages. The text includes excerpts from the journals the explorers kept.

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Use this site as a learning center or station during a lesson on Lewis and Clark and their travels. Introduce the site on the interactive whiteboard before allowing students to explore the site in cooperative learning groups on classroom computers. Have cooperative learning groups create podcasts demonstrating their understanding of one of the concepts. Use a site such as PodOmatic (reviewed here).Students can summarize their entire journey, or focus on one specific aspect, such as the explorers interactions with Native Americans. American history teachers will definitely be able to incorporate this one into their classroom.
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Antarctic Explorations - The Exploratorium

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Follow a team of scientists visiting Antarctica from December, 2001 to January, 2002. If you miss the live events, there are lots of reports filed on activities conducted during the...more
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Follow a team of scientists visiting Antarctica from December, 2001 to January, 2002. If you miss the live events, there are lots of reports filed on activities conducted during the visit. This site also has background sections on the Antarctic climate, the history of exploration, and the scientific tools and tasks involved in Antarctic science. From the Exploratorium.

tag(s): antarctica (29), arctic (44), explorers (61)

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Use this videos on this site as a learning center or station during a unit on the water cycle or Continental Drift during an Earth Sciences or Physical Geography class. This activity would work best with a graphic organizer - we recommend Graphic Organizer Maker, (reviewed here).

The link concerning continental drift, entitled Gondwanaland, would also be a great activator to that unit. Share the site on the interactive whiteboard or projector to help students visualize how the spreading of the continents took place over the eons.

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The Endurance - Kodak

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Kodak offers a highly visual site about an ill-fated Antarctic expedition. Learn about the scientific inquiries at the turn of the century and the circumstances that led the ship Endurance...more
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Kodak offers a highly visual site about an ill-fated Antarctic expedition. Learn about the scientific inquiries at the turn of the century and the circumstances that led the ship Endurance to its sorry fate. It's a great scientific adventure.

tag(s): antarctica (29), arctic (44), explorers (61)

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Use this site as a learning center or station during a unit on exploration in Antarctica. Students can take the virtual tour, filling out a guide or graphic organizer along the way. For help making graphic organizers, we recommend using Mindomo, (reviewed here).
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The Lewis & Clark Expedition - National Geographic

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The National Geographic Society authored this site dealing with the Lewis & Clark Expedition. It offers an elementary "you're on board" version of the famous expedition. Students will...more
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The National Geographic Society authored this site dealing with the Lewis & Clark Expedition. It offers an elementary "you're on board" version of the famous expedition. Students will learn the basics of who, what, where, and when, and the format is entertaining.

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California As I Saw It - Library of Congress

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The Library of Congress has collected original writings by settlers and explorers in California during the period 1850-1900. Indexed by author, subject, and title, this site offers...more
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The Library of Congress has collected original writings by settlers and explorers in California during the period 1850-1900. Indexed by author, subject, and title, this site offers lots of starting points for talented students interested in using primary source materials for research in history or social studies.

tag(s): california (27), explorers (61), gold rush (19)

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This would be a very useful site for covering the Gold Rush in a US history classroom. Select several documents and images that could be used for a document-centered activity in your classroom. Assign students to groups, with each receiving a different document and/or image. Have students fill out graphic organizers about each document, with the intentions of rotating all until students have received every one. At the end of the activity, have a class discussion of what students found and what their answers indicate. A refreshing way to teach Gold Rush history without another lecture.

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Rediscovering Jamestown - Virginia Historical Society

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This site, created by the Virginia Historical Society, provides a look at recent archaeological activities around the site of the original Jamestown fort and settlement. In addition...more
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This site, created by the Virginia Historical Society, provides a look at recent archaeological activities around the site of the original Jamestown fort and settlement. In addition to descriptions and a number of photos, the site offers additional links to other sites dealing with Jamestown and early English settlements in Virginia.

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Use the map of Jamestown as a supplement to a lesson on the colony, and how early settlers lived. There is also information about the early settlement of Jamestown and the complications the recent immigrants faced while there. Beyond the map, students can use this site to find out information on James Fort and what these excavations are showing about life then. If in need of an activity, use this site in conjunction with several others, having students create a multimedia presentation detailing the Jamestown colony and what life was like then. After students have completed their research about Jamestown, have them create a multimedia presentation using UtellStory, reviewed here. This site allows users to narrate a picture. Challenge students to find a photo (legally permitted to be reproduced), and then narrate the photo as if it is a news report about Jamestown. To find Creative Commons images for student projects (with credit, of course), try PhotoPin, reviewed here.

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Florida Archaeology - Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research

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This site from the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research provides pictures, downloadable Abode Acrobat files, and discussions about life in Florida from pre-history through the...more
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This site from the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research provides pictures, downloadable Abode Acrobat files, and discussions about life in Florida from pre-history through the present. There are sections on ancient cultures, sunken Spanish ships, and many other topics, each presented in enough detail for high school level research papers.

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For research projects and papers, make sure to list this site on any handouts as well as on your class wiki or webpage. This allows students to reference the material both in and out of the classroom.
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The Columbus Navigation Homepage

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This is a privately maintained site offering detailed information on each of Columbus' several voyages to the New World. Good resources on navigation in the 15th century. Lots of information,...more
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This is a privately maintained site offering detailed information on each of Columbus' several voyages to the New World. Good resources on navigation in the 15th century. Lots of information, though visually less-than-stunning.

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The Journals of Lewis & Clark - University of Virginia

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This site from the University of Virginia provides an edited version of Lewis & Clark's journals recounting their two-year journey to the Pacific and back. Good site for students interested...more
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This site from the University of Virginia provides an edited version of Lewis & Clark's journals recounting their two-year journey to the Pacific and back. Good site for students interested in primary sources.

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Use these journal pages to supplement a unit on Westward expansion and these two men's travels. Select specific journal articles that would interest your students, sharing them on the interactive whiteboard while students have their own copies at their desks too. Read aloud the specific quotes you think are important, or have a volunteer do the same, asking students what this means, the impact, perspective, etc. This is a great way to segway into a lesson about analyzing, as well as summarization. At the end of the activity, have students summarize the articles in a journal, afterwards responding to a specific aspect they did or did not agree with. Interesting resource for a US history teacher.

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Lewis & Clark Go West - National Geographic

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National Geographic takes an elementary-level look at the Lewis & Clark expedition. This site is suitable for hands-on use by elementary-level students. The design, content, and artwork...more
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National Geographic takes an elementary-level look at the Lewis & Clark expedition. This site is suitable for hands-on use by elementary-level students. The design, content, and artwork are all of the quality you would expect from National Geographic.

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Lewis & Clark - PBS

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This is the web site for Ken Burns' PBS series on the travels of Lewis and Clark. It provides a significant resource for studying the explorers' travels, along with study ...more
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This is the web site for Ken Burns' PBS series on the travels of Lewis and Clark. It provides a significant resource for studying the explorers' travels, along with study suggestions.

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Such a great site! Use this site as a resource for anything and everything concerning Lewis and Clark. Use the interactive map over the projector to show students how far their travels extended, as well as to show the growing size of the United States at that time. There is also an interactive story that could be used as a learning center, primary sources that could be used in discussion, and various other activity ideas on this site. US history teachers will appreciate this one!

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Voyages of Discovery

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The London Museum of Natural History created this site to chronicle the voyage of Captain Cook, who was the first European to bring natural scientists to Australia. Learn what they...more
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The London Museum of Natural History created this site to chronicle the voyage of Captain Cook, who was the first European to bring natural scientists to Australia. Learn what they found and how they documented their work.

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Use the site as an activator for a unit on Charles Darwin and the theory of Evolution he eventually published and made famous. The images, maps and quick bio would work well on the interactive whiteboard to serve as a guide for a lecture OR would be a great learning center or station. Save this site as a favorite and use it in your own classroom!

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Australia - Beyond the Fatal Shore - PBS

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This PBS series begins with the origins of Australia as a penal colony, then goes on to survey the people, cultures, and natural beauty of this island continent. ...more
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This PBS series begins with the origins of Australia as a penal colony, then goes on to survey the people, cultures, and natural beauty of this island continent.

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Use the interactive timeline on this site to provide a brief overview of Australia's beginnings and its' development into a nation. Introduce the timeline on the interactive whiteboard or projector, using it as a introductory activity about Australia. This could be a great starter activity - as students are coming in, have them read the timeline and reflect on what they see. Teachers can target student interest with a question about the timeline or let them respond freely.

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The Conquistadors Adventure - PBS

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This is the education section of the PBS series of the same name. It offers several activities, including a Flash-based timeline and a discussion of the impact of Spanish exploration...more
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This is the education section of the PBS series of the same name. It offers several activities, including a Flash-based timeline and a discussion of the impact of Spanish exploration in different regions of Central and South America. Some of the content will be over the heads of elementary students, but this one's worth a look for your explorers unit.

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Take advantage of the free lesson plans hosted on this site! These lesson plans would be great for a world history class - be sure to save it as a favorite to allow for easy retrieval later on.

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Born To Explore- The Other Side of ADD

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There is another side to ADD. This site by Teresa Gallagher focuses on the unique and creative thinking patterns often exhibited by ADD/ADHD children. The site is dedicated to presenting...more
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There is another side to ADD. This site by Teresa Gallagher focuses on the unique and creative thinking patterns often exhibited by ADD/ADHD children. The site is dedicated to presenting positive and alternative views of ADHD as opposed to focusing on the neurological brain defect model. Take the "Fast Five Page Tour" of the site and discover"Positive Quotes," "Hunters, Dreamers, and Explorers," "Coincidence of ADHD and Creativity," "Streaker Bees," and "Temperament."

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Historic American Maps - Library of Congress

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The Library of Congress has produced this collection of historic maps in half a dozen categories ranging from convervation to cities to military campaigns. Users can view maps online...more
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The Library of Congress has produced this collection of historic maps in half a dozen categories ranging from convervation to cities to military campaigns. Users can view maps online or download them for inclass use.

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Teachers will probably want to suggest which maps are most useful.

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Canada and the Hudson's Bay Company - Canadiana

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4 to 12
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This Canadian site is written expressly for younger audiences, yet the thematic presentation is interesting enough to hold the attention of older students. There's lots of information,...more
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This Canadian site is written expressly for younger audiences, yet the thematic presentation is interesting enough to hold the attention of older students. There's lots of information, presented in an appealing, easily accessible structure. Great addition to any unit on exploration, or for the study of Canadian history itself.

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Take advantage of the free lesson plans on this site! All would benefit a US history course, grades 6-12.

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