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HISTORY of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA


 


 

 

 

 


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(Updated on 02/04/2013)

 

A

'Activities'
Adams John and Abigail
'Advertising'
Alamo
Al Capone
'Amazing Americans'
America in Color from 1939-1943
American Dream
'American Revolution'
'American West'
Amish
'Animations and Movies'
Armes à feu

B

BILL Buffalo
'Bill of Rights'
'Bill of Rights Day'
'Black people'
Boston
'Boston Tea Party'

C

CARSON Kit
'Cartoons'
Christopher Columbus
Cinéma
Civilisation américaine
'Civil Rights'
'Civil War'
'Colonial Period'
Columbus Christopher
Constitution
'Constitution Day'
'Cowboys'

D

'Declaration of Independence'
Dollar

E

'Early Americas'
Elections
'Ellis Island'
'Encyclopaedia'
Esclavage
Espionnage
'Events in 2003'

F

Fifties and Sixties
FRANKLIN Benjamin

G

'Games'
'Glossary'
'Gold Rush'
'Government'
'Great Depression'
Guerre de Sécession

H

Hip-hop
'Hippie (The Year of the -')
'History' (US) - General Resources

I

Immigration (civilisation)
Immigration (histoire)
'Independence Day'
Indiens

'Iraq War'

J

JAMES Jesse
Jazz
'July 4th'

K

Kennedy
Kennedy (The 20th Century)
King (Martin Luther -)
Ku Klux Klan

L

Life in the 1970s and '80s

Lincoln
'Listening'
Los Angeles

M

MacArthur
'Maps'
Marilyn MONROE
Martin Luther King
McCarthyism
Menaces
Mormons
'Movies and Animations'

N

'Native Americans'
New York
Noirs

O

'Oklahoma City Bombing'
Ouest américain

P

PAINE Thomas
Peine de mort
'Pledge of Allegiance'
Pocahontas
Pony Express
Posters
'Presidents'
'Presidents' (Games)
'Presidents' Day'
Prohibition

Q

R

'Resources'
Roswell
Ruée versl'or

S

'Salem Witch Trials'

'September 11, 2001'
Sites-ressources
'Sixties'
'Slavery'
'Slideshows'
'Songs'
'Stories'
Suffragettes
'Symbols'

T

Terrorisme
The fifties
'Thirteen Colonies'
'Time Line Generators'
'Twentieth century'

U

'Uncle Sam'
'US History' - General Resources

V

Videos
'Vietnam War'
Vingtième siècle
'Vocabulary'

W

'Wars with American Involvement'
Washington, DC
WASHINGTON George
'Webquests'
'West (The -' )

X

Y

'Year of the Hippie (The -')

Z

 

 

 

Vocabulary :

  • The Colonial Dictionary (germantownacademy)
    "Students in third grade have been learning about the colonial period in America. As they discover the meanings of vocabulary words, they enter these definitions onto web pages of our Colonial Alphabet."

 

 

 

 

Webquests :

 

 

  • Webquests with Teacher's Notes (onestopenglish) :


     

  • A webquest on SLAVERY
    "Explore the ways that slavery has been woven into the fabric of societies in America and around the world."

    (e-teacher)

 

  • Ellis Island Webquest (Ac. Orléans-Tours) :
    "In the following WebQuest, you will adopt one of two roles: the role of a new immigrant, or the role of an immigration officer. Your goal is to write a page from your diary about this experience."

 

  • A scavenger hunt - Remembering September 11, 2001
    - What do you know about it ? - PDF (Education World)

  • Independence Day - a webquest
    "In the first activity you will investigate Independence Day in the United States.
    In activities 2 and 3 you'll discover what other countries celebrate their independence in July."
    + Teacher's Notes

    (onestopenglish)

 

 

 

 

SYMBOLS

 


Related pages :

Symbols

 


  • American History - PowerPoint Presentations (pppst.com)
    Explorers - Civil War - Government -
    Native Americans - Industrial/Immigration - Geography -
    Colonial Times - Great Depression - Patriotic Symbols -
    Revolutionary War - Civil Rights - Multicultural -
    Western Expansion - World Wars - Many More


  • My America - activités sur les symboles des USA (field-trips)
    Stop 1-Welcome to the My America Field Trip!
    Stop 2-Star-Spangled Banner
    Stop 3-History of the Flag
    Stop 4-July 4th
    Stop 5-The History of the Pledge of Allegiance
    Stop 6-Statue of Liberty
    Stop 7-About the Statue of Liberty
    Stop 8-Ellis Island & Immigration
    Stop 9-American Indians
    Stop 10-Reservation Map
    Stop 11-"American" Wildlife
    Stop 12-Bald Eagle
    Stop 13-American Bison
    Stop 14-Wild Horses
    Stop 15-Mount Rushmore
    Stop 16-Crazy Horse (Tashunkewitko)
    Stop 17-American History
    Stop 18-Goodbye & Thanks for Coming!

 

 

 




Constitution Day :


Resources - Listening - Activities to print - Lesson plans -
Interactive games - Videos

(Updated on 03/09/2013)

 


Related pages :

See the TOP of the page

 

 

Resources :

  • 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)


 

 

Listening :

  • Creating the U.S. Constitution
    "A look at the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution" | THE MAKING OF A NATION

    AUDIO + SCRIPT
    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

Activities TO PRINT :


Lesson plans :

  • America's Freedom Documents! (educationworld.com)
    "Education World presents ten lesson plans for teaching about three important freedom documents
    - the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
    Included: Activities that involve students in creating time lines and posters, writing new amendments, and much more!"

 

INTERACTIVE games :

 

 

Videos :

 

 

 

 

Games :

 

  • Name that President - (Primary Games)
    "Look at the picture of the President and click on his name.
    This game has 10 questions."


 

 

 

 

The Early Americas

  • Exploring the Early Americas
    "features selections from the more than 3,000 rare maps, documents, paintings, prints, and artifacts that make up the Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress. It provides insight into indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and European explorers and settlers, and the pivotal changes caused by the meeting of the American and European worlds..."
    + Interactives
    (loc.gov)

 

 

 



The Salem Witch Trials


  • The Crucible
    "The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a play written in the early 1950s during the time of McCarthyism, when the government blacklisted accused communists."
    + Film adaptations
    (Wikipedia)

 

  • Witch-hunt
    "A witch-hunt is a search for witches or evidence of witchcraft, often involving moral panic, mass hysteria and mob lynching, but in historical instances
    also legally sanctioned and involving official witchcraft trials.
    The classical period of witch-hunts in Europe falls into the Early Modern period or about 1450 to 1700, spanning the upheavals of the Reformation
    and the Thirty Years' War, resulting in tens of thousands of executions...
    The term "witch-hunt" is often used to refer to similarly panic-induced searches for perceived wrong-doers other than witches.
    The best known example is probably the McCarthyist search for communists during the Cold War..."

    (Wikipedia)

 

 

  • Salem Witch Trials - Literature/U.S. History lesson plan for grades 9 to 12. (discoveryeducation.com) - UPDATED

 

 

 



John and Abigail Adams :

 

 

 



 

The 13 American Colonies : Click on the picture.

  • The 13 American Colonies (socialstudiesforkids)
    '
    This fun, illustrated article describes the 13 American Colonies in detail, from economics to religion to agriculture to revolution.
    Also includes a clickable map with links to individual descriptions of each colony and a list of the first European settlements in North America.'




 

 



 

Benjamin FRANKLIN

  • Benjamin FRANKLIN : America Celebrates his 300th Birthday (PBS)
    - with a timeline and a teacher's guide

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

The Declaration of Independence :

  • HippoCampus
    brings "high-quality multimedia content provided by top educators
    "
    Subjects :
    American Government
    - Biology - Environmental Science - Religion - US History...
    (hippocampus.org)

 

  • America's Freedom Documents! (educationworld.com)
    "Education World presents ten lesson plans for teaching about three important freedom documents
    - the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
    Included: Activities that involve students in creating time lines and posters, writing new amendments, and much more!"
  • A User's Guide to the Declaration of Independence (founding.com)
    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."


 

 



 

Slavery

 


Related pages :

Slavery (civilization) :
History - Photos and Posters - Vocabulary -
Activities -
Lesson plans
-
Webquests - Stories -
Animations / Videos
- Songs - Cinema

+ Slavery (History)

 

 


 

 

The Pony Express

  • XP Pony Express Home Station (xphomestation.com) -
    "Ranked among the most remarkable feats to come out of the 1860 American West, the Pony Express was in service from April 1860 to November 1861. Its primary mission was to deliver mail and news between St. Joseph, Missouri, and San Francisco, California."
    Riders - History - Museums - Statues - Stations - NPEA - Pony Tales - QUIZ - etc...


 

 

 

America in Color from 1939-1943 :

 

 

 



 

Mormons

 


Related pages :

MORMONS (civilization)

 


  • The Mormons (PBS)
    - Watch the trailer
    - Check back on Monday, April 30 (2007) :
    • An interactive map on the Mormons' westward trek;
    • Profiles of key people and events in Mormon history;
    • The extended interviews with leaders and members of the church,leading writers and historians, and supporters and critics;
    • Teachers Guides on Mormon history and the issues of religion,politics and the separation of church and state...

 

  • Brigham Young Leads the Mormons West
    "An illustrated information sheet about the westward journey of the Mormons to Salt Lake Valley under the leadership of Brigham Young. Includes differentiated activities."

    (History on the Net)

 

 

  • Memorable Utah Events
    "A poster produced in 1943 to show the most memorable events in the history of Utah."
    (History on the Net)

 

 

 



 

The American Dream

 


Related pages :

Immigration (civilization) - Immigration (history) - Ellis Island

 


 

 

  • American Dream
    "Une séquence sur les différentes facettes du "rêve américain", perçu à travers des films, des chansons et des poèmes."
    (Pascale Catoire - Ac. Orléans-Tours)
  • American dream (Wikipedia) :
    1 History of the American dream
    2 A time of plenty
    3 The American dream today
    4 Criticism of the American dream...
  • What is the American Dream? (history) :
    A. Values and Ideals
    B. Why is understanding what the American dream is important?
    C. How has the dream, our ideological roots, been created?
    D. Mayflower Compact - 1620
    E. John Locke - English Enlightenment Thinker (1600's)
    (socialstudieshelp)
  • America , a song by Neil Diamond (The American Dream)

 

 

 

 

 

The Great Depression :

  • Rare Color Photos from The Great Depression
    They "were compiled by the Farm Services Administration from 1939 and 1944...
    All told, there are some 1,600 pictures which are now available online thanks to the Library of Congress.
    The photos, which depict small town life, industry and recreational activities during the Great Depression included in a 2006 exhibit "Bound for Glory: America in Color."

    (huffingtonpost.com)

 

 




The Suffragettes :

History - Activities - Webquests - Songs

 


Related pages :

Suffragettes (GB)

 


History :

  • The War on Women, Waged in Postcards
    "It took 80 years of protests and campaigning before women achieved the right to vote in the United States, and it finally happened in 1920..."

    (neatorama.com)

 

  • The War on Suffrage  (mentalfloss.com) - This page is temporarily unavailable. Try again!
    "The suffrage movement, both in America and England, involved angry debates about the ideals of womanhood, the power and purpose of government,
    and how much beer everyone should be drinking..."

    'Ten Little Suffergets'
    Suffrage Isn’t Sexy
    I Am Woman Voter, Hear Me Roar!
    Babes and Booze
    Women of the World, Don’t Unite
    The Singing Defense


     

  • Suffrage and the Women Behind It - a slideshow
    (history.com)

  • National Women's History Museum: Woman Suffrage Cyber Exhibit - UPDATED
    - with a quiz
    (nwhm.org)

 

Activities :

  • Image Detective
    "Read an image closely. Think critically about turn of the century America....
    Use this exercise to build students' skills in analyzing historical documents...
    Choose a picture to start :
    Immigration / Growing Cities / Industrialization / The West / Leisure and Amusement / Progressive Reform / Women and Suffrage / Children / World War I
    Method :
    Pose a question - Gather clues - Get background info - Draw a conclusion - See what others think

    (edc.org)

 

Webquests :

Songs :

 

 

Life in the 1970s and '80s :

  • American History: Life in the 1970s and '80s + SCRIPT
    "Read, listen and learn English with this story. Double-click on any word to find the definition in the Merriam-Webster Learner's Dictionary."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

 

 

 

The Year of the Hippie :


  • Summer of Love (PBS)
    "a striking picture of San Francisco during the summer of 1967
    - from the utopian beginnings, when peace and love prevailed, to the chaos, unsanitary conditions, and widespread drug use that ultimately signaled the end.
    Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Gail Dolgin and Vicente Franco examine the social and cultural forces that sparked the mass migration."
  • The Year of the Hippie (PBS)
    "They were called junior-grade Hipsters - "hippies" for short.
    This new group embraced a non-traditional lifestyle and moved into the Haight Ashbury neighborhood in record numbers.
    Watch videos from 1966 and 1967 - the year of the hippie."

  • Teacher's Guide (PBS)
    (American Experience)

 

 

 

Events in 2003 :

  • 2003 Month-By-Month -
    "Highlights of key events of the year, organized month by month, in three categories for easy reference."
    (infoplease)

 

 

 

 

 

Advertising

 


Related pages :

Ads (civilization) - Ads (vocabulary and activities)

 


 

 

 



 

The Amish

 


Related pages :

AMISH (civilization)

 





 

 



 

Washington, DC

 


Related pages :

WASHINGTON, DC - Presidents' Day

 


 

 



 

New York

 


Related pages :

Ellis Island - Immigration (history) - September 11, 2001 -
New York (civilization) - New York (geography)
'Let's go to New York City'
(webquest)

 

 

  • Around The Big Apple
    "A series of citations, quotations, and evidence on the true origins of a New York City nickname, with additional material on other words
    and terms associated with the city."

    (barrypopik.com)
  • SLAVERY in NEW YORK (slaveryinnewyork.org)
    NY Historical Society's exhibit on the years before NY abolition in 1827.
    "The Education section provides materials written for middle school children that include
    a teacher's guide, informational articles, fact sheet, glossary, photo cards, life stories, and more."
    (Education World)


 

 

 

 

 



 

Wars with American Involvement

 


Related pages :

The Vietnam War - Iraq War - War in Afghanistan - War

 

 

  • The Price of Freedom : Americans at War
    "a Smithsonian multimedia interactive on each war in United States’ history.
    Videos (with transcript) , images and text are included."

    (americanhistory.si.edu)

     

  • Guerre du côté américain : propagande et affiches de guerre - 'War on the American side'
    Séquence / Séances / Documents et ressources
    "Le but de cette séquence est d'étudier quelques temps forts de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, vus du côté américain et d'étudier la propagande à travers des affiches de guerre. Le lien avec les contenus culturels du programme du palier 2 " l'ici et l'ailleurs " est clair : une histoire partagée ici et là-bas, des deux côtés de l'Atlantique (WWII). Objectif : considérer cet événement historique du point de vue de l'autre, percevoir les caractéristiques culturelles d'un peuple au travers d'un événement vécu conjointement, mesurer ainsi les différences, les ressemblances, les singularités des uns et des autres.
    Travail transdisciplinaire anglais/histoire-géographie/B2I qui s'inscrit parfaitement dans la sensibilisation à la DNL qui sera ensuite enseignée en lycée."
    (emilangues.education.fr)


  • I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag , a song by Country Joe McDonald and the Fish (songfacts.com)
    "This is a satire of US government attitudes toward the Vietnam War."
  • voir le sommaire en haut de la page pour d'autres liens

 

 





The AMERICAN WEST :

American frontiers - Ghosts of the past - New perspectives on the West - Listening - Quiz -

Buffalo BILL - Kit CARSON
- Billy the Kid

 


Related pages :

The Gold Rush - Jesse JAMES

 


  • AMERICAN FRONTIERS
    "Explore major events in America's westward expansion."
    (PBS)

  • Kit Carson
    "To some, he was one of America's greatest heroes: a brave and loyal guide who laid out a path for the westward-moving nation, an Indian tracker who
    could follow any trail, and a fearless warrior featured in dozens of best-selling novels. But to others, Christopher "Kit" Carson was a villain who waged a merciless crusade against Native Americans. In the end, his contradictions would define his legacy - and tell the true story of how the West was won."

    (PBS)



    Kit Carson (1809-1868)
    He "was an American frontiersman."
    (Wikipedia)

  • Buffalo Bill
    "In 1886, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show played to over one million people in New York city. It was one of the most elaborate shows on earth: there
    were cowboys and Indians, sharp shooters including the famed Annie Oakley, hundreds of horses, buffalo, elk and donkeys, and more than two hundred
    cast members, all moving about in a sweeping western landscape of mountains and plains. Soon after the show's stunning success in New York, it would go on to dazzle crowds in London, Paris, Rome and Barcelona, cementing the legend of the Wild West in the minds of people around the globe. Behind the extravaganza was one man -- a meager plainsman turned international celebrity and frontier hero, whose meteoric rise to fame was made possible only by his genius, and his hucksterism. His name was William Cody,better known to the world as Buffalo Bill."

    (PBS)



    Buffalo Bill (1846-1917)
    He "was an American soldier, bison hunter and showman."
    (Wikipedia)

  • Billy the Kid : Video + Interactive game : Hangman
    Activity created by Renée Maufroid.

 

 

 

  • Ghosts of the Past.... - Analyzing the Wild, Wild West (bsd.k12.in.us)
    "You must learn about the times and historical figures of the "Wild West" in American history, and then choose a character that you find especially interesting to research further. You will write a short paper about your character and then use this person as the basis for your presentation..."

 

 



The Alamo : - UPDATED

 

  • The Alamo (thealamo.org)
    "Letters home and first-hand battle accounts written by members of the Alamo garrison can be found in In Their Own Words.
    Just for Kids is a collection of online Alamo games, such as word search and sliding puzzles.
    History Hunt is a fill-in-the-blank quiz found in Educational Resources/Visiting the Alamo.
    The Battle recounts history, with a chronology, a page about The Defenders, and a section exploding Myths and Misconceptions." (surfnetkids.com)

 

 


THE FIFTIES

  • American History: Life in the 1950s - with audio + script
    "It was a time of Cold War, but also the music of Elvis, the movies of James Dean and the poetry of the Beat Generation" | THE MAKING OF A NATION
    (learningenglish.voanews.com)