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A.    Map and Globe Skills
Harcourt School: Mapmaker, Mapmaker, make me a map!
Maps: InTech Links at Kennesaw
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B.    Information Processing Skills
 

C.    Roots of our Democracy
Early_Americans__Creating_a_Nation_Based_on_Shared_Values.asf
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Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
 

D. Our Economy/Personal Finance
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E. Life and Times of Historical Figures - Paul Revere 
The Paul Revere House-Just for Kids
The "Paul Revere House-Just for Kids", is just that, for kids. The language and vocabulary is simply written for an upper elementary age student. Much of the same information that appears on the home site, is included. Also offered on this site are links to fun and games, puzzles, and the colonial kitchen where the student can stop off for a colonial snack of dried apples.
Revere Speaks
The battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775 are said by many to be the beginning of the American Revolution. The midnight ride of Paul Revere to alert the countryside of the British force marching toward them on the night before the battles is the stuff of legends, but it all really happened. Here you can read about that fateful night through the eyes of Revere himself.
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F. Life and Times of Historical Figures - Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass
Abolitionist Frederick Douglass spent most of his life searching for freedom. When he was a young slave he worked for his own freedom and as an escaped slave he worked for other people's freedoms. Learn how this early civil rights advocate was forced to travel to stay safe even in his years of freedom and about his life serving others. This biography is part of the Gale Group's celebration of Black History Month.
Frederick Douglas
Log on to this web site from the Library of Congress and read about Frederick Douglas. He grew up to become a great leader in the abolitionist movement. He also became the first black citizen to hold high rank as both a U.S. minister and consul general to Haiti. Read about his "Daring Escape" from slavery. Or, read how he "Follows the North Star" as an abolitionist leader. Furthermore, you can learn about his role in the Civil War.
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G. Life and Times of Historical Figures - Susan B. Anthony
Susan B. Anthony
Have you ever heard of a woman named Susan B. Anthony? She was a Quaker woman who decided that all women should be treated the same way as men were, and so she set out to change the rules. On this brief web site you can read about her life, her beliefs, and how she set out to show anyone who would listen why she felt so strongly about women's rights, and their roles in the world.
Bio4Kids - Susan B. Anthony
 

H. Life and Times of Historical Figures - Mary McLeod Bethune
Mary McLeod Bethune
The National Women's Hall inducted Mary McLeod Bethune in 1973 for her achievement in education. A box of quick facts offers a list of statistics that you can find with just a glance. Learn how Mary McLeod grew up and became educated. Find out how she began teaching and where her career went from there. Once she made her mark on local African Americans, Mary McLeod Bethune became a civil rights activist for the black communities across the nation.
Teacher Link - Mary McLeod Bethune
 

I. Life and Times of Historical Figures - Franklin Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
The Internet Public Library has authored a vast web site titled POTUS (Presidents of the United States). This page features Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States. The site itself is brief, including the basic facts about his life, the election results, cabinet members, notable events, historical documents, and other points of interest. The added value is in the powerful links to hundreds of biographies, documents, historical events, and media resources
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Sirs Discover - Franklin D. Roosevelt
World Almanac for Kids - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Presidents of the United States
 

J. Life and Times of Historical Figures - Eleanor Roosevelt
Good Citizenship: The Purpose of Education
Originally published in 1930, and article by Eleanor Roosevelt discussed the topic of good citizenship being the purpose of education. Each paragraph of this article is numbered from one to thirty-seven. Roosevelt felt that as a society we needed to examine our educational system from a new perspective. She went back in time to talk about what citizenship meant to those who were immigrating to the United States at the turn of the century. She looks at the men in our society and the women and how changes have occurred in our way of thinking and our educational systems.
Kids Konnect.com - Eleanor Roosevelt
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K. Life and Times of Historical Figures - Thurgood Marshall
Thurgood Marshall
A concise biography of Thurgood Marshall is available at this web page. Thurgood Marshall was the first African American to serve on the United States Supreme Court. He was a member of the court from 1967 until 1991. Log on to this page and begin exploring his life. Did you know he played an integral role in the landmark desegregation case, Brown verses the School Board of Topeka, Kansas. The information provided here is made available by the Library of Congress.
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America's Story from America's Library: Leaders and Statesmen
 

L. Life and Times of Historical Figures - Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
The Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia is an excellent reference for a background about the political career of Lyndon B. Johnson. Not only does it discuss details of his time as the thirty-sixth president of the United States, but it also discusses the other political roles that he had succeeded in throughout his lifetime. The biography is divided into sections based upon certain periods of his life that include his early life, time as senator and vice-president, his presidency, and his retirement.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum
Presidents of the United States
 

M. Life and Times of Historical Figures - Cesar Chavez
Cesar Chavez
Cesar Chavez's tireless work for migrant worker's rights not only succeeded in helping thousands of laborers, but also led to the formation of one of the most influential labor union's today, the United Farm Workers. Here you can read a brief biography about Chavez and three stories about him: Grapes of Wrath, Life in the Fields, and Viva la Huelga!. Sponsored by the Library of Congress: America's Story, this site has many other wonderful biographies of famous Americans as well.
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Graphic Biographies: Cesar Chavez
 

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