Primary Sources

1. A website to lead you to some historical primary sources

There is lots of good information in here.  Topics from WW1, to the Revolutionary War, to present day America.

NETS 3-Research and Information Fluency

http://docsteach.org/documents

2. A list of the presidents of the united states.

This is a site that tells you all the presidents and has links to where you can find more information.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States

NETS 3-Research and Information Fluency

3. War in Iraq

This site give information about the War in Iraq.  It would be fun to show kids in class so they can see actual real things.

http://www.archives.gov/research/alic/reference/military/war-in-iraq.html

NETS 3-Research and Information Fluency

NETS 4-Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

4. Treaty of Versailles

This site takes you to a place where you can view the treaty by sections.  It would be good to show your class the actual language that was used in that time.

http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/versailles.htm

NETS 3-Research and Information Fluency

5. Basketball history

This site shows the founder of basketball and some of it’s history.  It would be a good site for a sports history class.

http://www.kshs.org/kansapedia/james-naismith/12154

NETS 3-Research and Information Fluency

6. Basketball in Indiana

This is a book written in the time of the famous Indiana run with the “Hoosiers”. For any basketball lovers, or a student that wanted to do a report on this basketball season, it would be great!

http://books.google.com/books?id=PtrhqxYPifMC&pg=PR8&lpg=PR8&dq=basketball+primary+sources&source=bl&ots=pfRoWT905U&sig=YRwNL2fMTOir0uk32yhmLU7nc88&hl=en&sa=X&ei=FWEHUdWTAYTniALO3ICQCQ&ved=0CFwQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=basketball%20primary%20sources&f=false

NETS 3-Research and Information Fluency

7.Thomas Jefferson’s First Inaugural speech

This gives you exact words that Thomas Jefferson spoke in his first inaugural speech.  Great for kids to look at when studying him and his time!

http://www.heritage.org/initiatives/first-principles/primary-sources/jeffersons-first-inaugural-address

NETS 3-Research and Information Fluency

8. Cold War

This site is full of information about the cold war.  There are documents, photos, and many other things available to look at.  It would be great to look at, as a class, when studying the Cold War.

http://millercenter.org/academic/dgs/primaryresources/cold_war

NETS 3-Research and Information Fluency

NETS4- Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

9. Decloration of Independence

This is a photo of the D.O.I. You could blow this up and actually show your kids in class what it looked like.  It would be fun to have upper elementary kids try to decipher what it means. The language is hard!

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=rbc3&fileName=rbc0001_2004pe76546page.db

NETS 3-Research and Information Fluency

10. Oregon Trail

This is a site full of diaries written by people along the Oregon Trail.  Upper elementary kids might have a great time following one or more of the people and see what their life was really like.

http://www.over-land.com/diaries.html

NETS 1- Creativity and Innovation

NETS 3-Research and Information Fluency

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