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U.S. Revolution

U.S. Revolution

Eyewitness Civil War The U.S. Revolution lasted from 1775-1783. It is also called The Revolutionary War or The War for Independence. It was fought between Great Britain and the 13 Colonies. By its end, America was recognized as an independent nation. Famous events of the U.S. Revolution include:

Famous people of The Revolution include:

Websites:


Focus on Indiana

Indiana & the U.S. Revolution:


Books:

The U.S. Revolution Voices of the American Revolution The Signers George Vs/ George
Black Regiments Friends Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death Benedict Arnold
Betsy Ross Weapons & Gear of the U.S. Revolution Revolution & Dress The American Revolution
Women Heroes of the United States Revolution Top Secret Files the American Revolution Gingerbread for Liberty Founding Mothers
Cannons Independent Dames Americas Black Founders

Stories:

Jump Ship to Freedom Mr. Revere and I My Brother Sam is Dead Johnny Tremain
Chains Forge Dog Diaries Sweetie Revolution Hanukkah
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Homework Help: U.S. States

Homework Help: U.S. States

Websites:


Databases:

culturegrams states edition 200
CultureGram US Map 400
CultureGrams Online States Edition Choose a state to find up-to-date information for reports including:

  • state symbols
  • climate
  • geography
  • economy
  • history
  • population
  • government
  • famous people
  • sports teams
  • recipes
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Books:

Ultimate US Road Trip State Names Seals Flags The Little Man In the Map Teaches the State Capitals United Tweets of America
State By State Atlas Our 50 Staes US Geography Thru Infographics Our Fifty States 3
Our 50 States 2 States and Capitals
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Native Americans

Native Americans

 Websites:


Non-Fiction Books:

Black IndiansNative American HeroesLooks Like DaylightNative American TribesBuckskin DressesFirst People>Hands On History Native AmericansChildren of the TipiA Native American Thought Of ItNative American MythologyNative American CultureA Day in the Life of a Native AmericanNative AmericansNative Americans a Visual ExplorationTecumsahThe World of North American IndiansBefore ColumbusExploring the Life Myth and Art of Native AmericansKids Guide to Native American HistoryNative American ArtNative American History for Kids

Fiction Books:

The Birchbark HouseBuffalo Bird GirlCrossing Bok ChittoGhost HawkThe Legend of Lighning and ThunderThe Man Who Dressed As Elk Dogs Paiute PrincessThe Porcupine YearReturn to Hawk's HillThe Story of Jumping MouseThe Woman Who Lived With the Wolves

Indiana Books & Websites:

The Miami, Potawatomi, Kickapoo, Mascoutens, Delaware (Lenape), Shawnee were some of the Native Americans that lived in Indiana before settlers came here. One of the most well-known Native Americans from Indiana is the Miami Chief, Little Turtle. The websites and books below will help you learn more about Native Americans all over country, especially those who lived in Indiana.

The MiamisSalt
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Elections

Elections

The United States presidential election of 2016 was held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. It was the 58th U.S. presidential election. Because of the term limit established by the Twenty-second Amendment, the incumbent president, Barack Obama could not be elected for a third term. The two candidates were Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hilary Clinton. Donald Trump won the election to become the 45th President of the United States.

Websites:

Indiana Websites:


Artifacts at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis:

Voting Machine

Thousands of Marion County, Indiana residents voted at this machine between the 1930s and the 1980 election. During this time, many African Americans struggled to gain the civil rights Caucasian men and women enjoyed. Even though the 15th Amendment granted all American citizens the right to vote regardless of “race, color or previous condition of servitude,” African Americans still struggled for the right to vote particularly in the southern United States. In Indiana, African Americans continued to Voting Machine 2work for equal rights welcoming two significant federal laws, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voter Rights Act of 1965, helped to ensure African Americans the right to vote. Artifacts at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis 

See More Elections Artifacts from the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis’ Collection


Books:

Election Day Getting Elected Presidential Races Voting
Womens Right to Vote Presidential Elections and Other Cool Facts Lillians Right to Vote Heart on Fire

Stories about Elections:

Big Nate Mr. Popularity Caste Your Ballot The Ellie McDoodle Diaries Ellie for President I Am a Genius of Unspeakable
The Kid Who Ran for President The Misfits How to Run for Class President Dont Vote for Me
Granddaddy's Turn Vote the Theory Practice and Destructive Properties of Politics

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Explorers

Explorers

Printables, Crafts & Websites:


Online Games:

World Explorer Game Polar Explorer

Books:

A World of Her Own Bird and Igloo The Spanish in Early America Conquistadors
Plant Hunters Adventurs on the Ancient Silk Road Eyewitness Explorer Explore The Most Dangerous Journeys of All Time
Down the Colorado Explorers Trappers & Pioneers Epic Voyages Into the Unknown
Into the West Women Explorers Explore with Lewis and Clark The World Made New
Your Life as a Private on the Lewis and Clark Expedition Uncovering Vikings_1 Discover More Explorers Who Was First
Marco Polo Columbus Alexander the Great Sailing the Unknown

Find Books About These Explorers:

Alexander the Great
Amundsen, Roald
Balboa, Vasco Nunez de
Boone, Daniel
Byrd, Richard
Cabot, John
Carson, Kit
Cartier, Jacques
Champlain, Samuel
Clark, William
Columbus, Christopher
Cook, Captain James
Coronado, Francisco Vasquez de
Cortes, Hernan
Drake, Sir Francis
Henson, Matthew
Hudson, Henry
La Salle, Sieur de
Lewis, Meriwether
Magellan, Ferdinand
Peary, Robert
Pizarro, Francisco
Polo, Marco
Ponce de Leon, Juan
Powell, John Wesley
Raleigh, Sir Walter
Shackleton, Ernest
Soto, Hernando de
Vespucci, Amerigo
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