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Grade 8: Cluster 5: Shaping the Modern World (Circa 1400 to 1850)


Learning Experience: 8.5.1 World Overview (1400-1850)

8.5.1 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended


8.5.1 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Renaissance:
http://www.learner.org/exhibits/renaissance/

Renaissance, Exploring Leonardo:
http://www.mos.org/sln/Leonardo/LeoHomePage.html

4-2 Explore, Age of Exploration, World Mariners:
http://www.42explore.com/index.htm
(research by topic) 

The Age of Enlightenment, Historical Background:
http://mistral.culture.fr/lumiere/documents/
files/cadre_historique.html

African Slave Trade:
http://africanhistory.about.com/library/weekly/
aa080601a.htm

Electronic Passport, The Enlightenment:
http://www.mrdowling.com/705-enlightenment.html

Nature of the Industrial Revolution:
http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/history/A0858817.html

The Student’s Friend, Part 2, Unit 2, the 1700s: Age of Enlightenment and Revolution: www.studentsfriend.com/sf/part2see/part2-2.html
(excellent summary of the American Revolution, “Glorious Revolution” and British Parliament, and  French Revolution)

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution:
http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/#

Electronic Passport, French Revolution:
http://www.mrdowling.com/705-frenchrevolution.html

PBS Liberty! The American Revolution:
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/index.html

The American Revolution Homepage:
http://www.americanrevwar.homestead.com/files/INDEX2.HTM

Wikipedia, Origins of Parliamentary Democracy:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Parliament
#Origins_of_Parliamentary_Democracy


8.5.1 APPLYING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended


Learning Experience: 8.5.2 Global Exploration

8.5.2 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended


8.5.2 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

The European Voyages of Exploration: The Sugar and Slave Trades:
http://www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/eurvoya/Trade.html

Metropolitan Museum, Gold of the Indies:
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/ingd/hd_ingd.htm

Metropolitan Museum, The Portuguese in Africa:
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/agex/hd_agex.htm

Metropolitan Museum, Europe and the Age of Exploration:
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/expl/hd_expl.htm

The Mariners’ Museum, Age of Exploration Timeline:
http://www.mariner.org/educationalad/ageofex/

1492: An Ongoing Voyage:
http://www.ibiblio.org/expo/1492.exhibit/Intro.html

European Voyages of Exploration: Religion and Exploration:
http://www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/eurvoya/relex.html

Renaissance Exploration and Trade, Become a Spice Trader:
http://www.learner.org/exhibits/renaissance/spicetrade/

Discoverers Web, The Age of Discovery:
http://www.win.tue.nl/cs/fm/engels/discovery/index.html

ThinkQuest, Explorers’ Hall of Fame:
http://library.thinkquest.org/4034/hall_of_fame.html

European Voyages of Exploration, Communicating with Indigenous Populations:
http://www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/eurvoya/communicate.html

The European Voyages of Exploration, the 15th and 16th centuries:
http://www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/eurvoya/

European Exploration of the Southeast and the Caribbean:
http://www.cr.nps.gov/seac/outline/07-exploration/


8.5.2 APPLYING STRATEGIES

Medieval Sourcebook, Christopher Columbus, Extracts from Journal:
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/columbus1.html

Captain James Cook, Extracts from the Journals, The 2nd Voyage, A Voyage toward the South Pole:
http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/7557/cook2.html

From Revolution to Reconstruction, Documents, Samuel de Champlain, Voyages, 1604:
http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/D/1601-1650/champlain/voyag.htm

From Revolution to Reconstruction, Documents: Letter of Amerigo Vespucci, 1497 :
http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/D/1400-1500/columbus/amerigo.htm

The Avalon Project: Privileges and Prerogatives granted by their Catholic Majesties to Christopher Columbus, 1492:
http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/colum.htm

Discoverers’ Web, Primary Sources: Additional Instructions for Lt. James Cook:
http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/7557/secret.html

IMDB Movies, Amistad, Plot Outline:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118607/

The map onUnited Nations and Decolonization:
http://www.un.org/Depts/dpi/decolonization/main.htm

(Map of the World 1945, Map of the World Today – lists countries with colonial status in 1945 and countries that have now achieved sovereignty) 

Learning Experience: 8.5.3 Renaissance and Reformation

8.5.3 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

WebQuest News:
http://webquest.org/

Okanagan University College, WebQuests:
http://www.ouc.bc.ca/tltc/tr/webquest/default.htm

The National Gallery UK, Collection by artist:
http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/collection/artist/default.htm

Art History, Renaissance and Baroque:
http://arthist.cla.umn.edu/aict/html/renbrq.html


8.5.3 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Leonardo da Vinci:
http://www.mos.org/leonardo/

Electronic Passport, Renaissance:
http://www.mrdowling.com/704renaissance.html

PBS, Medici, Godfathers of the Renaissance:
http://www.pbs.org/empires/medici/

Renaissance, Exploring Leonardo:
http://www.mos.org/sln/Leonardo/LeoHomePage.html

The National Gallery UK, Collection by artist:
http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/collection/artist/default.htm

Art History, Renaissance and Baroque:
http://arthist.cla.umn.edu/aict/html/renbrq.html

Renaissance:
http://www.learner.org/exhibits/renaissance/

Sixteenth Century English Renaissance Literature:
http://www.luminarium.org/renlit/renaissanceinfo.htm

Global History, Science and Technology, Introduction:
http://regentsprep.org/Regents/global/themes/science/index.cfm

Andreas Vesalius:
http://hsc.virginia.edu/hs-library/historical/antiqua/texth.htm

The Galileo Project:
http://es.rice.edu/ES/humsoc/Galileo/

History Channel.com, Galileo:
http://www.historychannel.com/perl/print_book.pl?ID=88151

History Channel, Renaissance:
http://www.historychannel.com/perl/print_book.pl?ID=109733

Perspective drawing:
http://mathforum.org/sum95/math_and/perspective/perspect.html


8.5.3 APPLYING STRATEGIES

PBS In Search of Shakespeare:
http://www.pbs.org/shakespeare/theshow/theshow265.html
(information on the life and times of Shakespeare and activities to accompany the PBS program series)


Learning Experience: 8.5.4 Industrial Revolution

8.5.4 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended


8.5.4 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

8.5.4 APPLYING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended


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