Print Resources

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  • Check class cart for appropriate titles.
  • Check Destiny for additional materials.
  • Encyclopedias under the windows


eBOOKS

Mackin VIA

  • Click the Mackin Via link
  • Enter our School's Name, User ID and Password in the appropriate boxes. (See Mrs. Barbarino if you don't know what they are.)
  • Either type your topic in the search box and click the search button, or click the Groups link on the left side of the page and then click the Colonial America link.
  • If you see a book on your topic, click the Open Now button
  • Click the Cite button and then MLA 7 to find the information you will need to cite your eBook in NoodleTools. Click the Copy to Clipboard button to copy the citation information.



Online Databases


Britannica School


FactCite


POWER Library - SIRS Discoverer

  • Click the above link or the POWER Library icon on your computer's desktop.
  • Click the List All link on the right side of the page.
  • Scroll down the page and click the SIRS Discoverer link.
  • When the SIRS Discoverer window opens, type your topic in the search box and click the Search button.
  • Select an article from the results list.
  • Click the Graphics tab for related images.
  • Click the WebFind Sites tab for related web sites. Read the short descriptions to determine which are relevant to your assignment.




Other Web Resources


Search Destiny for possible websites:
You will need to log onto Destiny in order to search for websites. Your username and password are the same as those you use to log onto the school computers. Once you are logged on, search as you normally would and then click the websites tab to see the search results.

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EyeWitness to History.com: 18th Century includes The Boston Massacre 1770, the British Perspective; The Boston Tea Party, 1773; Writing the Declaration of Independence, 1776

The Massachusetts Historical Society: The Coming of the American Revolution, includes The Formation of the Sons of Liberty; The Boston Massacre; The Formation of the Committees of Correspondence; The Boston Tea Party; The First Continental Congress; The Second Continental Congress; and Declarations of Independence.


ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION

America's Story from America's Library: The Articles of Confederation Were Adopted
Archiving Early America: The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids: The Articles of Confederation
ConstitutionFacts.com: United States (U.S.) Articles of Confederation
FactMonster: About the Articles of Confederation
History.com: Articles of Confederation
Infoplease: Confederation, Articles of
Library of Congress: Today in History: November 15: The Articles of Confederation
Library of Congress: Web Guides: The Articles of Confederation
Our Documents: Articles of Confederation (1777)

BATTLE OF TRENTON

History of Trenton
Battles of Trenton and Princeton
Rediscovering George Washington

BATTLE OF YORKTOWN

Battles of Yorktown and Virginia Capes
Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris
American History Central: The Battle of Yorktown
civilwar.org: Yorktown

BOSTON MASSACRE

America's Story from America's Library: Boston Massacre, March 5, 1770
Archiving Early America: Boston Massacre
Boston Massacre Historical Society
ushistory.org: The Boston Massacre

BOSTON TEA PARTY

Archiving Early America: An Eyewitness Account of the Boston Tea Party
Boston Tea Party Historical Society
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museums
Fact Monster: Boston Tea Party

THE COMMITTEES OF CORRESPONDENCE

Archiving Early America: The Committees of Correspondence
Encyclopedia Britannica: Committees of Correspondence
How Stuff Works: Committees of Correspondence
Paul Revere Heritage Project: How Did Committees of Correspondence Work?
ushistory.org: The Committees of Correspondence
ushistory.org: E Pluribus Unum: The Committees of Correspondence

CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION

Library of Congress: American Memory: To Form a More Perfect Union
Shmoop: Constitutional Convention
Teaching American History.org: Introduction to The Constitutional Convention
ThisNation.com: The Constitutional Convention

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

Archiving Early America: Declaration of Independence
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids: The Declaration of Independence
Congress for Kids: The Declaration of Independence
The Digital Declaration of Independence
History.com: Declaration of Independence
Library of Congress: Web Guides: Declaration of Independence
National Archives: Declaration of Independence
Our Documents: Declaration of Independence (1776)
ushistory.org: Declaration of Independence

THE FEDERALIST PAPERS

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids: The Federalist Papers
FactMonster: Federalist, The
Library of Congress: Web Guides: The Federalist Papers

THE FIRST CONTINENTAL CONGRESS

American History Central: First Continental Congress (1774)
FactMonster: The First Continental Congress
History.com: The Continental Congress
ushistory.org: Carpenters' Hall: The First Continental Congress
ushistory.org: E Pluribus Unum: First Continental Congress
ushistory.org: First Continental Congress

THE GREAT (Connecticut) COMPROMISE

America.gov: Archive: The Great Compromise and Other Compromises
Laws.com: Connecticut Compromise Explained
TeachingAmeriacanHistory.org: The Constitutional Convention as a Four Act Drama: Act Two (Under background information for Teacher)
United States Senate: July 16, 1787: A Great Compromise

LEXINGTON AND CONCORD

ushistory.org: Lexington and Concord
Battles of Lexington and Concord
Library of Congress: Lexington and Concord
The Aftermath of Lexington and Concord

THE SECOND CONTINENTAL CONGRESS

FactMonster: The Second Continental Congress
History.com: The Continental Congress
PBS: Liberty! The Second Continental Congress
ushistory.org: E Pluribus Unum: Second Continental Congress

SHAYS' REBELLION

Calliope: Shay's Rebellion (1786-87) and the Constitution
History Matters: William Manning, "A Laborer," Explains Shays Rebellion in Massachuesettes: In as Plain a Manner As I am Capable
Infoplease: Shays's Rebellion
ushistory.org: Drafting the Constitution: Shays' Rebellion

SONS OF LIBERTY

Archiving Early America: Sons of Liberty: Patriots or Terrorists?
The People of Colonial Albany Live Here: The Sons of Liberty Constitution
ushistory.org: The Sons of Liberty

STAMP, SUGAR AND TEA ACTS

Samuel Adams Heritage Society: Pre-Revolution Activities
ushistory.org: The Tea Act
ushistory.org: The Stamp Act
American History Central: The Sugar Act

THREE-FIFTHS COMPROMISE

African American Registry: The Three-Fifths Compromise
Encyclopedia Britannica: Three-Fifths Compromise
OurWeekly: Black History Fact of the Week: Three-Fifths Compromise
PBS.org: Rediscovering George Washington: Lesson Plan: The Constitution and the Idea of Compromise

THOMAS PAINE'S COMMON SENSE

Archiving Early America: Thomas Paine's Common Sense
BBC: Who Was Thomas Paine?
The History Place: Common Sense by Thomas Paine
History.com: This Day in History: Thomas Paine Publishes Common Sense
The Thomas Paine Society: Common Sense
ushistory.org: Common Sense by Thomas Paine
ushistory.org: Thomas Paine

THE TRIAL OF JOHN PETER ZENGER

America.gov: Archive: The Trial of John Peter Zenger
Archiving Early America: Peter Zenger and Freedom of the Press
The Historical Society of the Courts of the State of New York: The Trial of John Peter Zenger
Infoplease: John Peter Zenger
Jurist: Famous Trials: The Trial of John Peter Zenger
ushistory.org: The Beginnings of Revolutionary Thinking: The Trial of John Peter Zenger

VALLEY FORGE

ushistory.org: What Happened at Valley Forge
History.com: Washington's Troops Made Camp at Valley Forge
ducksters.com: Valley Forge