SETTLING THE WEST

General Sites - Lewis and Clark - Erie Canal - Oregon Trail - Gold Rush - Transcontinental Railroad

General Sites:


Westward Expansion - http://besthistorysites.net/american-history/westward-expansion/
                       http://www.ducksters.com/history/westward_expansion/
                       http://www.kidinfo.com/American_History/Pioneers.html 
                       http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson179.shtml
                       http://www.historynet.com/westward-expansion
                       http://mrnussbaum.com/history-2-2/westward-expansion-for-kids/
                       http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/westwardmovement.htm
                       http://inquiryunlimited.org/x1/etoc/west_x.html

Interactive Map - http://www.eduplace.com/kids/socsci/books/applications/imaps/maps/g5s_u5/
                   http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/rttt12.soc.ush.westexp/westward-expansion-17901850/

Buffalo Bill Cody
  http://www.buffalobill.org/History%20Research%20on%20the%20Buffalo%20Bill%20Museum/index.html
  https://centerofthewest.org/explore/buffalo-bill/research/buffalo-bill/
  http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/a_c/buffalobill.htm
 
Mountain Men and the Fur Trade
http://www.xmission.com/~drudy/amm.html
http://montanakids.com/history_and_prehistory/Frontier_Life/trapping.htm
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/hns/mtmen/explore.html
http://www.historyonthenet.com/american_west/mountain_men.htm

Teacher Lesson Plans -
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/primarysourcesets/westward/pdf/teacher_guide.pdf
http://americanhistory.mrdonn.org/westernexpansion.html


                        Lewis and Clark

Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation
      http://www.lewisandclark.org/index.html


      Lewis and Clark educational links
      http://lewisandclark.org/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

Lewis and Clark - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_and_clark

Lewis and Clark from the from the National Geographic site - interactive game
     http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/97/west/


Lewis and Clark Online Base Camp from National Geographic
  http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/98/lewisclark/

Lewis and Clark NGS - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/lewisandclark/journey_intro.html

Lewis and Clark -
www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/ (with Ken Burns)
   
http://www.lewis-clark.org
   
http://www.lewisandclark.com/
    http://www.travelsd.com/About-SD/Our-History/Lewis-and-Clark/Lewis-and-Clark-Trail
 
Lewis and Clark Study Resource from Monticello
   https://www.monticello.org/site/families-and-teachers/lewis-and-clark-study-resource

Rivers, Edens, and Empires from the Library of Congress
   http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/lewisandclark/

Lewis and Clark Curriculum Guides from National Park Service
  https://www.nps.gov/jeff/learn/historyculture/the-lewis-and-clark-journey-of-discovery.htm

  https://www.nps.gov/lewi/learn/historyculture/index.htm
  https://www.nps.gov/NR/travel/lewisandclark/intro.htm
  https://www.nps.gov/lecl/learn/historyculture/index.htm
  https://www.nps.gov/lecl/planyourvisit/maps.htm

Lewis and Clark - Mapping the West
   http://www.edgate.com/lewisandclark/

Lewis and Clark in Montana - http://fwp.mt.gov/education/youth/lewisAndClark/
                              http://www.visitmt.com/experiences/history/lewis_and_clark/

Fort Mandan site - http://www.fortmandan.com/

Lewis and Clark in North Dakota -
http://history.nd.gov/exhibits/lewisclark/
  Lewis and Clark in North Dakota - find the fun facts
   http://www.ndtourism.com/whatdo/activities/lewis-and-clark-trail/

Lewis and Clark in Idaho - http://idptv.state.id.us/lc/index.html


Perry Bear on the Lewis and Clark Trail
  
http://perrybear.com/reporter/lewisandclark.html

Lewis and Clark Trails
  http://www.lewisandclarktrail.com

Lewis and Clark Birds and Mammals
  http://history.nd.gov/exhibits/lewisclark/animals.html
  https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/lewisandclark/encounters.htm
  http://lewisandclarkjournals.unl.edu/read/?_xmlsrc=lc.img.corpus.04.xml&_xslsrc=LCstyles.xsl
  http://montanakids.com/history_and_prehistory/lewis_and_clark/plants_animals.htm

Lewis and Clark Plants - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/lewisandclark/resources_discoveries.html
                         http://www.lewis-clark.org/channel/156

Who was Sacagawea?
    http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/inside/saca.html
    
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/s_z/sacagawea.htm
    
http://www.sacagawea.com
    http://www.history.com/topics/native-american-history/sacagawea
    http://womenshistory.about.com/od/sacagawea/a/sacagawea.htm

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TRIVIA:

Lewis and Clark Trivia -http://lewisclark.net/did-you-know
                        http://lewisandclarktrail.com/trivia.htm

 
Montana trivia - http://www.montanalewisandclark.org/help/landctrivia.htm
 North Dakota trivia - http://www.ndtourism.com/articles/fun-facts-about-lewis-and-clark-expedition-and-its-time-north-dakota

 Bicentennial Trivia - http://corpslakes.usace.army.mil/employees/lewisandclark/trivia.html
 
 Quiz -
http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2003/09/25/loc_lewis25trivia.html

Lewis and Clark web sites to explore - games and activities
  http://eduscapes.com/42explore/lewisclark.htm

      Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery Scavenger Hunt
        
http://www2.grand-forks.k12.nd.us/elem/ss/lc/lcscavenhunt.htm
                            
      Lewis and Clark Frequently Asked Questions
       
http://lewisandclark.com/facts/faqs.html

      The Journals of Lewis and Clark
        http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/JOURNALS/toc.html

     Lewis and Clark in Montana -
         http://montanakids.com/landc.htm

      American Treasures of the Library of Congress
         http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trr001.html

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Maps  
        Maps of the Lewis and Clark expedition from Houghton Mifflin (pdf )
             
http://www.eduplace.com/ss/maps/pdf/lewisclark.pdf labels
            
http://www.eduplace.com/ss/maps/pdf/lewisclark_nl.pdf no labels

        PBS -
http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/archive/idx_map.html

        Smithsonian - http://www.mnh.si.edu/education/lc/lcmapping/

        National Geographic -
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/lewisandclark/map.html

        National Park Service - http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/lewisandclark/map.htm
                                https://www.nps.gov/jeff/learn/historyculture/mapmaking.htm

        Library of Congress - http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/dsxpmapSubjects02.html


The Erie Canal:
        History of the Erie Canal with chronology
          http://www.history.rochester.edu/canal/

          http://geography.about.com/od/urbaneconomicgeography/a/eriecanal.htm
          http://www.albanyinstitute.org/building-the-erie-canal.html

Erie Canal - http://eriecanalmuseum.org/history/
            
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erie_Canal

             
http://www.eriecanal.org/
               http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/erie-canal-opens
             
http://www.epodunk.com/routes/erie-canal/
             http://geography.about.com/od/urbaneconomicgeography/a/eriecanal.htm
             http://www.canals.ny.gov/history/
             http://www.canals.ny.gov/maps/index.html
             http://www.eriecanalway.org/

                    http://www.nycanals.com/Erie_Canal
                       http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/DETOC/transport/erie.html
                      http://xroads.virginia.edu/~MA02/volpe/canal/firstpage.html

Photos of the Erie Canal - http://www.theeriecanal.com/
                           http://www.eriecanal.org/images.html
                           Photojournalistas
                           Slide Show

Timelines - http://www.eriecanal.org/UnionCollege/timeline.html
            http://www.eriecanalway.org/learn_history-culture_hist-timeline.htm
            http://xroads.virginia.edu/~MA02/volpe/canal/timeline.html

         Erie Canal Quiz - http://www.berkshiretv.com/popquiz.htm

         Erie Canal Webquests -
            http://www.teacherweb.com/NY/WebQuest/TheErieCanal/h1.aspx
           
http://peers-sskit.weebly.com/webquest.html
            http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ss5/b/ecotechcanwqr.cfm
            http://www.ccsd.edu/bardonia/Library/4thwebquests/eriecanal/index.htm
            http://www.jamestownpublicschools.org/lincoln/faculty/rluhman/Abraham_Lincoln_Elementary_Schoo_Library/Erie_Canal_Webquest.html
   
     
    De Witt Clinton biographies - 
           http://www.nynpa.com/docs/nie/niequad/DeWitt_Clinton_profile.pdf
           http://www.thinkadvisor.com/2009/12/01/historical-research-the-canal-builder

           
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Witt_Clinton
           http://www.eriecanal.org/UnionCollege/Clinton.html
           http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/DETOC/transport/erie.html
           http://www.nnp.org/nni/Publications/Dutch-American/clinton.html

                           Erie Canal - one scene play - http://www.eriecanalcamillus.com/images/school_tours/teacher_resources/Erie_Canal_ReaderTheater_Script.pdf

                           Erie Canal song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcNJ2RMOd3U
                                             http://www.eriecanalsong.com/
                                             http://www.songsforteaching.com/folk/eriecanal.htm
                                             http://daveruch.com/erie-canal-song/#

                           Teaching about the Ohio & Erie Canal -  http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/41ohio/41ohio.htm


                      Oregon Trail:

Oregon Trail Guidebook from Mr. Leahy's Fourth Grade Class -
  http://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/greenway/leahy/ot/index.htm

Oregon Trail - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_Trail
                http://oregontrail101.com/
                
http://www.nps.gov/oreg/index.htm
             

The American West with Ken Burns from PBS -
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/
      Trails - http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/places/trails_ter/oregon.htm
      Events in the West from PBS/WETA -
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/events/


Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
  
http://oregontrail.blm.gov/ 

Oregon Trail worksheet #1 from OR
  http://www.tlgrant.r9esd.k12.or.us/social/hughitt/aothom/othome.html
Oregon Trail worksheet #2 from OR
  http://www.tlgrant.r9esd.k12.or.us/social/hughitt/aothom/ot2.html

The American West - http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/riseind/west/

Building a Sod House - interactive activity - http://amhistory.si.edu/ourstory/f/sodhouse.html

*Oregon Trail worksheet


        The Gold Rush:

                               Gold Rush - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/goldrush/ 

Discover Gold in California
  
http://malakoff.com/gorh.htm

San Francisco Museum's Gold Rush Exhibit
  http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist2/gold.html

Oakland Museum of California - Gold Rush - http://explore.museumca.org/goldrush/

Economic Spotter - Supply and Demand
   students http://www.econedlink.org/lesson/328/
   teachers http://www.econedlink.org/teacher-lesson/328/
   time machine 1859 - http://www.usmint.gov/kids/timeMachine/

California Gold Rush - http://www.history.com/topics/gold-rush-of-1849
                      http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/californiagoldrush.htm

                     
Wells Fargo - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Wells_Fargo
               http://www.legendsofamerica.com/we-wellsfargo.html
    
  Stagecoach - https://www.wellsfargohistory.com/stagecoach/

California's Gold Rush - http://americanhistory.about.com/library/weekly/aa090901a.htm

California History - http://californiahistoricalsociety.org/research/pdf/California_Gold_Rush.pdf

Gold Rush in California - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Gold_Rush

Today in History : Gold!
    http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/jan24.html

Early California History from the Library of Congress
    
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cbhtml/cbintro.html

Gold Rush pictures - http://www.malakoff.com/goldcountry/images.htm

From Boomtown to Ghost Town - National Geographic Lesson
   
 http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/16/g35/boomtown.html

Gold Rush Game - http://socialstudies.com/c/@XH4fXw8l6kiiY/Pages/article.html?article@SHL175
                    http://www.socialstudies.com/pdf/GoldRush_fa.pdf


           The Transcontinental Railroad:

              
Steel Rails and Iron Horses from Bureau of Land Management
                    http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/res/Education_in_BLM/Learning_Landscapes/For_Teachers/science_and_children/steel_rails_and_iron/index.html

               PBS on the Transcontinental Railroad
                http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/tcrr/

                http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/flash-interactive/tcrr/
               
                Maps - https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1MmEKyEZybHS9kX462OCUkYPBs80&hl=en_US
                        http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/connections/railroad-maps/thinking4.html      

               Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum - http://cprr.org/          
                    Maps - http://www.cprr.org/Museum/Maps/

               History Of Railroads and Maps from the Smithsonian
  
              http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/rrhtml/rrintro.html

                      Transcontinental Railroad - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad

               The Iron Horse - From Revolution to Reconstruction
                 http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/E/ironhorse/ironhorse11.htm

                Virtual Museum of San Francisco - http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist1/rail.html

                 
      Powerpoint about Transcontinental Railroad


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