Heritage Studies 5, 3rd. ed. Web Links

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General Resources

  • History Mysteries—solve mysteries about different historical time periods
  • The Smithsonian—museum site
  • Teach Dear America—learning activities for different periods of American history
  • USGS—elementary geography resources from the U.S. Geological Survey (you will need to scroll down to see geological links)

Chapter 1: Fences Seen and Unseen

  • Internet4Classrooms—latitude and longitude practice; map reading skills
  • Printable maps—printable maps
  • Viewing satellites—NASA real-time chart of dates and times to see satellites
  • Map activities—map reading activities, such as latitude, longitude, city map reading, and continents
  • Eartha—the DeLorme site explaining about the world’s largest revolving and rotating globe

Chapter 2: Getting There Faster

Chapter 3: The War to End All Wars

Chapter 4: Nations of the Earth

Chapter 5: States in the Spotlight

Chapter 6: The Roaring Twenties

Chapter 7: Why Prices Go Up

Chapter 8: Hard Times

  • Teach Dear America: The Great Depression—Great activities to learn about the Great Depression
  • The Orphan Train—pictures, testimonials, power point presentations, and recommended books
  • The 1930sfrom University of Virginia a teacher resource of 1930s information through print, film, timeline, projects, and audio
  • Hoovervilles—photos of Hoovervilles from University of California

Chapter 9: Rulers with Iron Fists

Chapter 10: Never Such a War

Chapter 11: Recovery and the Cold War

Chapter 12: To a New Millennium

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