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Renaissance: The Elizabethan World - Maggi Ros

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4 to 12
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This site has links to everything you ever wanted to know about the Elizabeth world from a Compendium of Life in Elizabethan England to Heraldry to the transcripts of the ...more
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This site has links to everything you ever wanted to know about the Elizabeth world from a Compendium of Life in Elizabethan England to Heraldry to the transcripts of the trials of the Earls of Essex and Southampton. It also includes a link to a list of more than a hundred recommended sites for the Renaissance and Elizabethan times.Teachers of everything from world history to Shakespeare will find something to mine at this site. The Compendium of Elizabethan Life is especially interesting to those students who want to know "how things worked" 500 years ago in the time of Will Shakespeare. While this is a great research sourcefor Shakespeare, it is also good for drama, literature, and history for all sorts of activities.

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Map of Valley Forge National Historical Park - TeachersFirst

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This PDF file provides a detailed (and very well done) map of the Valley Forge National Historical Park. This map is suitable for viewing and/or printing. So before ...more
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This PDF file provides a detailed (and very well done) map of the Valley Forge National Historical Park. This map is suitable for viewing and/or printing. So before you head to Valley Forge, be sure to print this helpful map. The map requires Acrobat Reader. Get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page..

tag(s): colonial america (107), map skills (80), philadelphia (13)

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Map of Philadelphia - TeachersFirst

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This PDF file, provides a detailed map of Philadelphia. Before you head to Philadelphia, print out this useful map. The map requires Acrobat Reader. Get it from the ...more
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This PDF file, provides a detailed map of Philadelphia. Before you head to Philadelphia, print out this useful map. The map requires Acrobat Reader. Get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page..

tag(s): colonial america (107), map skills (80), philadelphia (13)

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Teachers' Guide to Valley Forge Events - Tom Beccone

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This guide to the events at Valley Forge was created by an 11th grade high school teacher and his class for their use in studying the Revolution. It presents a ...more
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This guide to the events at Valley Forge was created by an 11th grade high school teacher and his class for their use in studying the Revolution. It presents a comprehensive look at Washington's troops and their circumstances during the winter at Valley Forge.

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Franklin Institute - The Franklin Institute Science Museum

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This website includes information about Benjamin Franklin, lesson ideas for the classroom, field trip ideas for visiting the Franklin Institute and information about the many unique...more
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This website includes information about Benjamin Franklin, lesson ideas for the classroom, field trip ideas for visiting the Franklin Institute and information about the many unique and educational exhibits at the museum. Ben Franklin is one of America's most colorful patriots. His accomplishments as legislator, diplomat, and scientist were recognized as extraordinary even in his own day. Philadelphia's Franklin Institute has a memorial to Franklin. You can include it in your Philadelphia visit, or learn more about it here.

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Carpenters' Hall - Independence Hall Association

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Carpenters' Hall was the site of the first Continental Congress. Carpenters' Hall was a key meeting spot during the struggle for independence. This website provides information about...more
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Carpenters' Hall was the site of the first Continental Congress. Carpenters' Hall was a key meeting spot during the struggle for independence. This website provides information about the history of Carpenters' Hall and a lot of other information about the past and present.

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Freedom Trail Map - TeachersFirst

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Here's a map of the Freedom Trail and downtown Boston. It's a big file (186kb), so it will take a few minutes to download. The file reuqires Acrobat Reader. Get ...more
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Here's a map of the Freedom Trail and downtown Boston. It's a big file (186kb), so it will take a few minutes to download. The file reuqires Acrobat Reader. Get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page..

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Independence Hall - National Park Service

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This website provides information about Independence Hall. There are photos and brief descriptions of the State House (now Independence Hall). The website also provides details about...more
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This website provides information about Independence Hall. There are photos and brief descriptions of the State House (now Independence Hall). The website also provides details about the events that took place there.

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The Freedom Trail - Boston National Historical Park

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The Freedom Trail Page provides information on this Boston "trail" and the historic places you'll see along the way. ...more
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The Freedom Trail Page provides information on this Boston "trail" and the historic places you'll see along the way.

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The U.S.S. Constitution Museum - U.S.S. Constitution Museum

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The U.S.S. Constitution Museum has lots of additional information about the U.S.S. Constitution. This website provides some great information about the famous ship (U.S.S. Constitution)....more
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The U.S.S. Constitution Museum has lots of additional information about the U.S.S. Constitution. This website provides some great information about the famous ship (U.S.S. Constitution).

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Charlestown Navy Yard - Boston National Historical Park

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The Charlestown Navy Yard is home to the U.S.S. Constitution (Old Ironsides), one of the Navy's oldest ships. You can visit this and several other old ships and buildings. This ...more
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The Charlestown Navy Yard is home to the U.S.S. Constitution (Old Ironsides), one of the Navy's oldest ships. You can visit this and several other old ships and buildings. This is the Park Service guide to the area.

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Paul Revere Biography - Paul Revere Memorial Association

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A Biography of Paul Revere will tell you a little more about Revere's career as a silversmith and his activities as a patriot. ...more
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A Biography of Paul Revere will tell you a little more about Revere's career as a silversmith and his activities as a patriot.

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If you teach Johnny Tremain, you should include this site as a resource connected to the historical novel. Or share this as one of several sites for student reports on colonial times. Share this and other sections of the TeachersFirst Colonial America tour as part of your study of the colonies so students can see what these historic locations look like today.

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The Midnight Ride - Paul Revere Memorial Association

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Wow - this website is very engaging! Paul Revere's Ride is one of the American Revolution's most famous events. Here's a description, with a link to a famous poem. Be ...more
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Wow - this website is very engaging! Paul Revere's Ride is one of the American Revolution's most famous events. Here's a description, with a link to a famous poem. Be sure to check out the interactive "ride."

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People of Williamsburg - The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

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At this website "Meet the People," there are descriptions of several of the leading families of Williamsburg. There is also information about a few founding fathers. This link ...more
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At this website "Meet the People," there are descriptions of several of the leading families of Williamsburg. There is also information about a few founding fathers. This link gives the reader a sense of what life was like in colonial Williamsburg. This site requires Flash. Get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page..

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Williamsburg For Teachers - The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

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Williamsburg for Teachers offers a lot of possibilities. The "experience colonial life" selection takes you to descriptions of different trades and occupations, with pictures showing...more
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Williamsburg for Teachers offers a lot of possibilities. The "experience colonial life" selection takes you to descriptions of different trades and occupations, with pictures showing how they were conducted. This site requires Flash. Get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.. There are lesson plans, tours, video clips and more.

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A Lesson on the Pilgrims - Cape Cod National Seashore

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A Lesson on the Pilgrims - ready to print - is also available from the National Seashore Park. To use this, you'll need the Adobe Acrobat reader. Get it from ...more
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A Lesson on the Pilgrims - ready to print - is also available from the National Seashore Park. To use this, you'll need the Adobe Acrobat reader. Get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page..

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The History of the Pilgrims - Cape Cod National Seashore

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The History of the Pilgrims is part of the information available at the Cape Cod National Seashore Park. This page presents a detailed explanation of Pilgrim beliefs and how this ...more
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The History of the Pilgrims is part of the information available at the Cape Cod National Seashore Park. This page presents a detailed explanation of Pilgrim beliefs and how this group of religious dissidents ended up founding a settlement in the New World.

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A Teacher's Heritage Education Handbook - National Park Service

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Fort Raleigh Teacher's Handbook is the teacher's guide that goes with Roanoke Revisited . If provides additional historical...more
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Fort Raleigh Teacher's Handbook is the teacher's guide that goes with Roanoke Revisited . If provides additional historical detail, along with suggestions for using the materials in the classroom.

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Search for the Lost Colony - National Park Service

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The Search for the Lost Colony is Roanoke's great mystery. This page from Roanoke Revisited may give young detectives some clues. ...more
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The Search for the Lost Colony is Roanoke's great mystery. This page from Roanoke Revisited may give young detectives some clues.

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Roanoke Revisited - Heritage Education Program - National Park Service

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Roanoke Revisited is part of a school curriculum developed around the history of Roanoke and English exploration of the area. It's a great story, told in enough detail to keep ...more
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Roanoke Revisited is part of a school curriculum developed around the history of Roanoke and English exploration of the area. It's a great story, told in enough detail to keep middle school students interested.

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