Monthly Archives: August 2011

Colonial Experience of Northern America (powerpoint)

 Colonies in North America This powerpoint provides a brief description of the colonization of Northern America, including Massachusetts, New Amsterdam, New Netherland, and Pennsylvania. Advertisements

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Lightning (powerpoint)

 lightning This powerpoint provides a brief description of lightning.  

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Thematic Maps (powerpoint)

Geography Thematic Maps This powerpoint provides a brief description and purposes on thematic maps.

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Plate Tectonics (powerpoint)

Geography Plate Tectonics Earthquakes Volcanoes This powerpoint contains a brief description of plate tectonics and its impact on our planet.

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Albert J. Beveridge Calls for an American Empire (1900) primary source document with reading questions

American Imperialism by Beveridge Fueled by capitalism, nationalism, white supremacy, and sensationalized [yellow] journalism, a drive for territorial expansion consumed the U.S. in the decades following the Civil War. Imperialist set their sights on potential U.S. colonies in Latin America … Continue reading

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A Guide for Surviving Nuclear War (1950) primary source periodical with reading questions

 A Guide for Surviving Nuclear War After the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on Japan in August 1945, the Soviets began an intensive effort to build their own nuclear weapons.  Tremendous government support and information from spies within the American atomic … Continue reading

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The Judgments of Hammurabi Code (primary source document with reading questions)

Mesopotamia’s characteristic sense of insecurity resulted in its producing not only great philosophical literature but also detailed legal codes. The so-called Code of Hammurabi is the most famous but certainly not the earliest of the many collections of law produced … Continue reading

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