Top Websites

  • First Americans, Native American Indian Studies
    Organization: Karen Martin, University of Arizona

    This interactive site provides the history and culture of the Five Nations: Dine (Navajo), Muscogee (Creek), Tlingit, Lakota (Sioux) and Iroquois. Learn about the land, food, housing, clothes, flag of each tribe and read a story from each tribe’s folklore.

  • Periscope: Hispanic Heritage Month
    Organization: SCETV Commission, South Carolina Department of Education

    “Periscope is an observations e-zine created for students and teachers in South Carolina…Periscope provides you with stories, images, audio and video related to the ‘who, when, why and what’ behind every featured event.” (SCETV) The Hispanic Heritage Month module explores the cultures and traditions of Americans of Spanish-speaking descent. Learn about the traditional foods enjoyed by Hispanic Americans, and about Latin jazz music and Mexican dances.

  • Constitution of the United States: A History
    Organization: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

    “May 25, 1787, Freshly spread dirt covered the cobblestone street in front of the Pennsylvania State House, protecting the men inside from the sound of passing carriages and carts. Guards stood at the entrances to ensure that the curious were kept at a distance. Robert Morris of Pennsylvania, the ‘financier’ of the Revolution, opened the proceedings with a nomination—Gen. George Washington for the presidency of the Constitutional Convention.” (NARA) The events leading to the adoption of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights are outlined in this essay.

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