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Links 1 through 10 of 546 by Christy Keeler tagged 6-8

This is the homepage for educational resources available from and about the Federal Reserve. It includes resources such as lesson plans and resource guides to accompany videos including "In Plain English: Making Sense of the Federal Reserve."

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This website provides resources to assist students appreciate Muslims living in the US. The available videos teach that Muslims are "regular" Americans and shouldn't be seen as outsiders. It helps viewers appreciate all Americans for their common citizenship and compassionate beings.

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"On the Shoulders of Giants" is a book written by Kareem Abdul-Jbbar about 20th century Harlem and a related documentary video. It appreciates the history from myriad perspectives including the arts, sports, and civics. The site includes videos from the movie as well as content information and teaching resources.

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From the Smithsonian's Museum of American History, this site uses textual and visual cues to have students learn about roles of a variety of people during the Civil War. Students read an excerpt about a particular person and drag items they think would relate to that person into an "Evidence" box. Upon doing so, they are told if they are correct or incorrect and provided with additional information.

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This site focuses on the trade of glass beads. The site provides a detailed introduction into bead trading and their use as a cultural expression. It provides information on the sites and sources for glass beads. The discussion is furthered with information on how some of the glass beads were made. It also includes information on the cultural and economic purposes of bead trade among Native Americans.

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This web page provides information about the origins of logging. It ties in the role of colonist and Jamestown. It also discusses how wars increased the need for lumber. This site would be good for a student web quest activity at a 5th grade level or higher. Students would have to read the article and sift through the details to get the information. The site also has a video on current day logging.

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This website focuses on trade patterns primarily in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The focus is on a place known as “the great carrying place,” a transshipment point where the company headquarters and warehouses of the North West and XY Companies were located. Grand Portage was a trading post located in the midst of a Native community, where company employees wintered, trading with surrounding Ojibwe, also known as the Anishinaabe. The study details how trade patterns at this location impacted the surrounding areas. The document also includes information on how many furs were traded for certain goods and the economic impact of fur trade. This site is very detailed. A good place to pull of information to share with the class, tables students in a 5th grade class could read or as a research document for higher level classes.

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This web page provides information about the origins of logging. It ties in the role of colonist and Jamestown. It also discusses how wars increased the need for lumber. This site would be good for a student web quest activity at a 5th grade level or higher. Students would have to read the article and sift through the details to get the information. The site also has a video on current day logging.

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This web site is presented in a book like format with chapters. Chapter 3 presents information on Native American cultures. Chapter 4 presents information on change in land possession and Indian population changes, including the causes for the change. Great tool for a 5th Grade class. The site does contain limited information for up to Grade 8. The chapters include the Grade level they support.

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This is a PBS series that a teacher can use to show portions for background building or for visual learning. The series focuses on different eras of African life in America beginning with the first arrival in the Americas. The series includes materials, video, and pictures which integrate with lessons on these topics.

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