RESCOL

CIVILIZATION : The UNITED STATES


(Updated on 12/11/2012)


A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z

 


 

 


A

Activities
American 'COOL'
AMERICAN DREAM
AMISH
Animations
ANTHRAX

B

BILL OF RIGHTS
BLACK PEOPLE

C

Cartoons
CIA
CIVIL RIGHTS

CONGRESS

CONSTITUTION

D

DEATH PENALTY
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
DIFFERENCES US/GB

E

ELECTIONS

F

FBI
FIREARMS
FOLKLORE

G

Games

Gangs (US)
GEOGRAPHY
GEOGRAPHY 2
GOLD RUSH
GOVERNMENT

H

HISTORY of the UNITED STATES
AMERICAN ANTHEMS

I

IMMIGRATION
INDIANS
Information

J

 

K

KING (Martin Luther -)
KU KLUX KLAN

L

LABOR DAY
LANGUAGES SPOKEN in the USA
Lesson plans

LOBBYING in the USA

LOUISIANA

M

Maps 1
Maps 2
Martin Luther King
MASSACHUSETTS
MEDALS
MEDIA
MENACES
MIDDLE CLASS
MISSOURI
MORMONS

N

NATIVE AMERICANS
NEBRASKA
NEW YORK

NORTH CAROLINA

O

OREGON

P

PASSPORT

PHOTOS
Pledge of Allegiance
POLICE
POP CULTURE
POPULATION
Posters
Poverty
PUZZLES

Q

QUAKERS
QUIZZES

R

REDNECKS
RESOURCES

S

SCHOOLS
SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
SIGNS

Songs

Stories
SKI
SPORTS
SPYING
STEREOTYPES
SYMBOLS

T

Terrorism
Threats

U

UNCLE SAM

V

VALUES and EVERYDAY LIFE
VIDEOS (Civilization)
VIDEOS (History)

W

WASHINGTON, DC
WEALTH DISTRIBUTION
WEBQUESTS
WEST (American -)

X

Y

Z

 

 


AMERICAN 'COOL'

100 portraits of icons who define 'American cool'
"The National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC has taken the brave step of selecting 100 people whose signature style and originality
have left a lasting impression on American culture - and in the view of the curators, have earned the title "cool"..."

(BBC)

 

MIDDLE CLASS

 

 

POVERTY

  • America's homeless resort to tent cities : ARTICLE + VIDEO
    "Panorama's Hilary Andersson comes face to face with the reality of poverty in America and finds that,
    for some, the last resort has become life in a tented encampment."

    (BBC)

 

 



FIREARMS :

Resources - Exercises - Videos

 


Resources :

 

Exercises :

 

 

Videos :

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MAPS :

 


Related pages :

Maps (geography) - Maps (History : US) - Maps : New York - Maps 2

 


 

  • The Corporate States of America - a map using brands that best represent each one of the 50 states.
    "For each of the fifty states (and the District of Columbia), I selected a corporation or brand that best represented the states.
    My criteria are subjective, but in each case, I tried to use a brand that a) is based in that state and b) is still in business (as of 2012)..."

    (steve-lovelace.com)

 

  • Language Map (in the USA) -
    "Select a language and state." - You can compare languages and places. (mla.org)
  • Ersys - (ersys.com)
    "Using maps, charts, reports, and relevant links, Ersys covers over 1300 US cities with detailed information on demographics, environmental factors, economic indicators, housing stats, media (newspaper, television, and radio), schools, transportation, local contacts, and much more!"

 

  • Cultural maps in American Studies (xroads.virginia.edu) :
    Purpose - American Historical Atlas - Historical Geography - Map Collections Online - Other Maps

 

 

 


Related pages :

Spying - Threats on the United States

CIA (on the SPY / SURVEILLANCE / SECURITY page)

AMERICAN SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES

 


Information :

 

Webquests :

 

 

 

 

CONGRESS :

 


Related pages :

GOVERNMENT - Presidents (US)
Presidents' Day

 


 

 

 

 

 

DECLARATION of INDEPENDENCE :

 


Related pages :

Declaration of Independence (in History)

 


  • Charters of Freedom (archives.gov)
    "This interactive site developed by the National Archives features the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution of the United States, and the Bill of Rights, as well as information on how they were created and their impact." (Education World)

 

  • A User's Guide to the Declaration of Independence with a timeline / a glossary / issues :
    I. Race and the American Founding
    II. Property Rights and the American Founding
    III. Property Requirements for Voting and the American Founding
    IV. Immigration Restrictions and the American Founding...
    "Do you have a question about the Declaration of Independence or the American Founding? You can ask an expert from the Claremont Institute."

    (founding.com)

 

 



 

THE CONSTITUTION :

 

  • Charters of Freedom (archives.gov)
    "This interactive site developed by the National Archives features the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution of the United States, and the Bill of Rights, as well as information on how they were created and their impact." (Education World)

 

 

 

DIFFERENCES US - GB :

 


 

 

 




 

FBI :

 


Related pages :

Threats on the United States

 


 

 


 

 

FOLKLORE :

 


  • American Folklore (americanfolklore.net)
    "This folklore site contains retellings of American folktales, Native American myths and legends, Tall Tales, weather folklore and ghost stories from each of the 50 states.
    Read about famous characters such as Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Jesse James, Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone and many more."



 

 

 

GEOGRAPHY :

 


Related pages :

GEOGRAPHY 2

 


  • CityTownInfo.com "is the easy way to find info on thousands of US cities and towns, including:
    Written summary profiles
    Property statistics
    Almanac-style reference data...
    Current weather conditions...
  • Some towns in America - multiple choice exercise - interactive (Ac. Caen)

 

 

 

 

 

KU KLUX KLAN :

 


Related pages :

Ku Klux Klan (History)

 


  • Ku Klux Klan : photos, historique, vidéos, littérature, chansons... (Site Langues de l'Académie de Dijon)



 

 

 

LANGUAGES SPOKEN in the USA :

 


  • Language Map (in the USA) -
    "Select a language and state." - You can compare languages and places. (mla.org)

 

 

 

 

LOUISIANA :

 


  • 'Amos Moses' sung by Jerry Reed (1937 - 2008) - - the video with the lyrics on the right
    "Well Amos Moses was a Cajun,
    He lived by himself in the swamp.
    He hunted alligators for a livin,
    He just knocked 'em in the head with a stump..."

    (YouTube)




  • The Louisiana Purchase - Discovering Lewis and Clark
    (lewis-clark.org)

 

 

 

 

 

MASSACHUSETTS :

 


 

 

 

 

 

MEDIA :

 


Related pages :

Media - Media (vocabulary and activities)

 


  • Les média aux USA - multiple choice exercise (Ac. Caen)

 

 

 

 

THREATS :

 

TERRORISM :

  • U.S.: Arrest of an American who wanted to attack the Pentagon and Congress
    "An American who wanted to attack the Pentagon and Congress with remote-controlled model aircraft
    packed with explosives was arrested on Wednesday (28 September 2011) near Boston (Massachusetts, northeastern U.S.)... He faces up to 65 years in prison.
    U.S. authorities have warned repeatedly in recent years against the threat of potential perpetrators of terrorist attack “made in America”, having grown up on American soil."
    (pisqa.com)

 

 

 

 

MEDALS and HONOURS :

 

 

 

 



 

MISSOURI

 

 

 

 

MORMONS :

 


Related pages :

Mormons (history)

 


  • UTAH, SALT LAKE CITY, and the MORMONS (linguapress.bravepages.com)
    (texte suivi d'exercices)

 

 

 


Related pages :

Geography : New York + History : New York

September 11, 2001

 


Maps and Pictures :

 

Information :

 

Lesson plans :

  • LADY LIBERTY - interactive activities :
    - PAIR-WORK Activity
    - GRAMMAR: The Interrogative Form.
    - ORAL COMPREHENSION
    (absolutenglish-972 - Académie de la Martinique)

Webquests :

 

Videos :

  • Video: Paris vs New York
    "This video by Tony Miotto is an animated version of the popular illustration book and blog “Paris versus New York” by Paris-based artist Vahram Muratyan."

    (englishblog.com)


 

 

 

 

 

NORTH CAROLINA :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OREGON :

 


Related pages :

American Railroads

 


 

 

 

 

 

AMERICAN WEST :

 


Related pages :

Gold rush

 

 

 

  • American West (academicinfo.net) :
    Directory of Online Resources on the History of the American West.


 

 

NEBRASKA

  • Nebraska State Symbols Games
    "Learning about your state's symbols is a rite of passage for all upper elementary kids. Remembering your state flower, your state bird, your state tree, your state motto and even nickname can be difficult, but learning with online games can make it much easier and much more fun!..
    Nebraska is also called “The Tree Planters’ State”."

    (learninggamesforkids.com)

 

 

 

 

PASSPORT :

 

 

 

 

 

DEATH PENALTY :

 


Related pages :

Death penalty (GB) - Death - Death penalty in the USA (webquest)

 


 


 

 

POLICE :

 


Related pages :

Police (History) - Police (vocabulary and activities)



  • Police aux USA - multiple choice exercise - interactive (Ac. Caen)

 

 

 


QUAKERS :

 

 

  • How did Quakers conquer the British sweet shop?
    "Cadbury, which has been sold to US firm Kraft, is one of several great British firms founded by Quakers. But how did they gain such a stranglehold on the chocolate industry and why were they so successful in business?...
    The move into chocolate began with cocoa drinks in the 19th Century as a reaction against the perceived misery and deprivation caused by alcohol"

    (BBC)




    History of Cadbury adverts - In pictures
    (BBC)

 

  • Quakers or Religious Society of Friends (Wikipedia) :
    1 History
    2 Quaker Worship

    2.1 Quaker Weddings
    2.2 Decision Making Among Friends
    3 Organization
    4 Beliefs and Practices of Early Friends
    5 Testimonies

    5.1 The Peace Testimony
    5.2 The Testimony of Integrity
    5.3 The Testimony of Equality
    5.4 The Testimony of Simplicity
    6 Modern Quaker Beliefs
    7 Origin of the name Quaker
    8 Quaker organizations...
  • Quiz on the Quakers - interactive
    - ex :
    "William Penn was a member of the religious group called the..." (mce.k12tn.net)

 

 

 



 

REDNECKS :

 

  • Redneck
    "refers to a stereotype of usually rural, Caucasian (i.e. white) people of lower socio-economic status in the United States and Canada..."
    (Wikipedia)

  • Why rednecks may rule the world
    "During this US election cycle we are hearing a lot from the pundits and candidates about "heartland voters," and "white working class voters."
    What they are talking about are rednecks...
    The term redneck indicates a lifestyle and culture that can be found in every state in our union. "

    (BBC)

     

 

 

 

GOLD RUSH :

 


Related pages :

The Gold Rush

 


  • A Unit Study of the Gold Rush Era (easyfunschool)

 


 

 

 

SIGNS :

 


Related pages :

Signs (civilization) - Signs (vocabulary and activities)

 


 

 


 

 

SKI :

 


Related pages :

Sports (vocabulary and activities) - Sports (civilization) - Extreme Sports (a webquest)

 

 

 

 

SPORTS :

 


Related pages :

Sports (civilization) - Extreme Sports (a webquest) - Sports (vocabulary and activities)

 


 

 

 

UNCLE SAM :

 


 

 

 

 

VALUES and EVERYDAY LIFE :

 


 

 

 

WEALTH DISTRIBUTION :

 

 

 

 

 

POP CULTURE

 

 

Pop Culture versus Real America
"U.S. television and cinema promote images of Americans that are … well … wrong! 
Pop Culture versus Real America
 will contrast those pop culture images with profiles of real Americans in every walk of life."

View PDF (4 MB) 
(america.gov)