Saturday, October 3, 2009
In 2010, the University of New Mexico Press will be publishing the print version of the Atlas of Historic New Mexico Maps, which will include over 100 maps.
To view this website, click on the following link.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
* Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story
* George Wallace for the Big Job
The George Wallace comic book is especially interesting. This was distributed in Alabama during his campaign for governor in 1962. It could be considered a primary source document.
The comic book offers testimonials of how as a state legislator he helped out war widows and orphans, increased pensions for the elderly and supported fledgling industries in the state. As a judge he was "fair, but firm in enforcing the law." He sounds like he was an outstanding public servant. Oh, and then there was the fact that he believed that "education in segregated schools is the foundation upon which our whole future must be built." And let us not forget candidate Wallace's promise:
These comic books can be found on Ethan Persoff's web site. Warning: some material on the site may not be appropriate for children.
I found the link to these comic books on the Boing Boing blog. Once again, Warning: some material on that blog is definately not appropriate for children.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Friday, July 6, 2007
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Tomorrow is July 4th. To celebrate, I give you the document that started it all. Here, here, and here are transcriptions of the Declaration of Independence.
However, what worth is the document if you can't teach it? As good citizens, your students should learn about the document by examining and evaluating it. Therefore, here, here, and here are some good lesson plans that you can use to teach them how to do that.
Oh, by the way, would you like to buy a copy of the document so that you can put it on your classroom wall?
Here's a great site that you can share with your students: 1492: An Ongoing Voyage (an Exhibit of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.) It includes text, photos, artwork, and primary sources. It details not only what the Europeans were doing, but also what was happening in the Americas before Columbus.
Although the site focuses only on California history, teachers should find stuff they can use in a U.S. History class. For instance, the site has photos that relate to Western Expansion, the Chinese Exclusion Act, the Dust Bowl and the Depression, Japanese Internment Camps, etc.