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8th Grade Projects

PROGRESSIVE ERA PROJECT PAGE

Books
Search the Online Catalog from the library site.  Library Catalog

Databases

ABC-CLIO American History User Name: ross  Password: school
( Please note that Ross School is under “participating non-public schools”)

ABC-CLIO World History: The Modern Era User Name: ross  Password: school
( Please note that Ross School is under “participating non-public schools”)

ABC-CLIO Daily Life Through History  Username: rossstudent  Password: school

Issues and Controversies in American History  User Name: ross  Password: school
( Please note that Ross School is under “participating non-public schools”)

History Study Center  User Name: ross  Password: school
( Please note that Ross School is under “participating non-public schools”)

Sirs Decades  User Name: ross  Password: school
( Please note that Ross School is under “participating non-public schools”)

World Book Online  User Name: ross  Password: school
( Please note that Ross School is under “participating non-public schools”)

Websites

http://besthistorysites.net/american-history/progressive-era/
Collection of websites focusing on progessive era recommended by Teaching History with Technology

https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/progressive-era-new-era-1900-1929

http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/immigration/
Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930, is a web-based collection of historical materials from Harvard’s libraries, archives, and museums that documents voluntary immigration to the United States from the signing of the Constitution to the onset of the Great Depression.

http://digital.mtsu.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/women
Discovering American Women’s History Online

PBS American Masters

http://doctordoctress.org/
Explore America’s history through the eyes of women physicians

http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/progressive/

BBC World War 2

http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/era.cfm?eraID=11&smtID=1  Digital History from the University of Houston

America’s Story from America’s Library
https://www.loc.gov/collection/theodore-roosevelt-films/about-this-collection/

Theodore Roosevelt: His life and times on film. Library of Congress collection
http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/harlem/harlem.html#External  A guide to Harlem Renaissance
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/progress/  Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Temperance and Prohibition  Ohio State University
The Volstead Act  National Archives
The Wright Brothers: The Invention of the Aerial Age  (The Smithsonian)
PBS The American Experience Lindbergh
NY Times On This Day Lindbergh
Amelia Earhart  History.com
Interactive Map of Pearl Harbor Attack  National Geographic
The Art Story: Georgia O’Keefe
https://erpapers.columbian.gwu.edu/  Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project
Drop Me Off in Harlem  Explore the themes and art that emerged during the Harlem Renaissance  (Kennedy Center)
Baseball Biographies (Society of American Baseball Research)

 *If you use a website not featured on this list, make sure to use a Website Evaluation Form.

GOLDEN AGE OF ISLAM

Books
Search the Online Catalog from the Library site. Many resources have been put on a Reserve Shelves in the Senior Reference and Middle School Libraries.

Databases
ABC CLIO World History/Ancient & Medieval Eras  User Name: ross  Password: school

Biography Reference Center ™ username: ross   password: school

ABC-CLIO Daily Life Through History username: rossstudent  Password: school

Grolier Encyclopedia Americana  User: ross Password: school

Oxford Islamic Studies Online Username: ross Password: ross_­student

Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated User: ross  Password: school

World Book Online User: ross  Password: school

Websites
Exploring Ancient World Cultures – studies the Early Islamic World and includes essays, images, electronic texts, Internet sites and a space-time, cross-cultural chronology.

Islamic Culture and the Medical Arts – online version of a brochure accompanying an exhibit at the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Contains a section on al-Razi.

Medieval Sourcebook: Ibn Sina: On Medicine – Avicenna’s writing on medicine.

Medieval Sourcebook: Islam – participates in the Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies.

Medieval Islam – links to articles and resources gathered by About.com.

MuslimHeritage.com – look in the Muslim Scholars and Topics sections, then browse the topics listed in the right-hand column, or use the search feature. For example, see the Medicine which includes articles on al-Razi and Ibn Sina. Also look for al-Kindi, al-Khawarizmi, and others.

Rabi’a al-‘Adawiyya – short biography including quotes.

The Traveler: Ibn Battuta – article in Saudi Aramco’s World magazine.

Writings of Maimonides: Manuscripts and Early Print Editions – from the Jewish National and University Library.

Websites on Calligraphy
Omniglot: A Guide to Written Language: Arabic Script – includes a chart for transliteration.

Origins of Arabic Calligraphy – click on the link to “Arabic alphabet” in the third paragraph for a demonstration of how to draw the characters. From the Islamic Arts and Architecture Organization.

*If you use a website not featured on this list, make sure to use a Website Evaluation Form.

MIDDLE AGES

Books
Search the Online Catalog from the Library site. Many resources have been put on reserve in your classroom and the Senior Reference Library.

Databases 
ABC CLIO World History/Ancient & Medieval Eras  User Name: ross  Password: school

ABC-CLIO Daily Life Through History User Name: rossstudent  Password: school

Oxford Art Online User: ross Password: ross

Oxford Music Online  User: ross  Password: ross

World Book Online  User: ross Password: school

Websites
Ancient Civilizations Online
Truly an online version of a textbook, the site features information about major aspects of prehistoric world and takes readers through Egypt, the early Middle East, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, Africa, South Asia, China, Japan, and South and Central America. Accessible language is used to describe the time periods and major events; sidebars contain links that lead to external websites on the topic.

Ancient History Encyclopedia (AHE)
Students can explore topics using a time line, a geographical search, and natural language searches.

BBC History: The Middle Ages (1216 – 1347) – gives an overview of each time period in Britain and includes links to additional information about specific events. See also BBC History: Timelines for timeline links information for each of the British Isles.

EPACT: Scientific Instruments of Medieval and Renaissance Europe – see the Catalog for images and descriptions.

Fantastic Fish of the Middle Ages – a late-medieval manuscript translated into modern English, with period illustrations.

Footwear of the Middle Ages – an ongoing examination of the history and development of footwear and shoemaking techniques up to the end of the Sixteenth Century.

Internet Medieval Sourcebook – includes links to full texts, including many primary sources, and maps, browsable by subject. From theFordham University Center for Medieval Studies.

Knighthood and Orders of Chivalry – discusses medieval and modern-day knighthood, including information on woman knights.

Medieval Cookery – includes recipes and menus.

Medieval English Towns – Historical information about English cities and towns in the Middle Ages, with emphasis on medieval boroughs of East Anglia and on social, political and constitutional history. Includes primary material.

Medieval Websites

Medieval Technology Pages – provides information on innovations such as Cannons, Mirrors, Rat Traps, etc. Organized by timeline and by subject.

Middle Ages – What was it really like to live in the Middle Ages? From Anneneberg/CPB.

Middle Ages, Chivalry & Knighthood –  includes numerous links to Middle Ages sites

Mythical Plants of the Middle Ages – the Barnacle Tree, the Tree of Poisons, the Tree of Knowledge, etc.

National Geographic’s Ancient World News (AWN)
Highlighting contemporary news concerning discoveries about the ancient world and ancient artifacts, this site connects current events with ancient history. Some recent examples include the destruction of ancient sites by ISIS, an in-depth look at the life of Bronze Age women, and the Shroud of Turin.

NetSERF: The Internet Connection for Medieval Resources – Over 1,600 annotated links on the Middle Ages, categorized by subject (archaeology, architecture, art, Arthuriana, civilizations, culture, drama, history, law, literature, music, people, philosophy, religion, science and technology, and women). You may not be able to access it from campus, but you can access it from home.

*If you use a website not featured on this list, make sure to use a Website Evaluation Form.

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