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Electa Quinney Elementary and New Directions Learning Community Library: NDLC 4th Grade Science and Social Studies

Our library mission is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our school community.

War

American Revolution - Comprehensive website featuring links to information, videos, and photos of relevant people, groups, themes, and events.

The American Revolution Website - Delves into topics including Battles, Commanders, People, and Documents.

The American Revolutionary War: Social Studies for Kids - Includes links to fun facts, documents, and interactive activities.

Liberty! The American Revolution - Contains a chronicle of the revolution and tells the story from three different perspectives, and features a game that tests your knowledge.

The Patriot Spy - An interactive game to learn more about living in Colonial Boston during the Revolutionary War.

The American Revolution - This interactive will take you through all the major engagements of the Revolutionary War between 1775-1781.

Revolutionary War Battle Tactics - This interactive site will help you learn about the various roles of the British and Continental military personnel and their battle tactics.

Frederic Douglass - Frederic Douglass's escape from slavery.

National Postal Museum - Letter writing in America during the Civil War

The American Civil War - Explanation of the causes of war, includes glossary and timelines.

Early America

Native Americans Facts for Kids: Resources on American Indians for Children and Teachers - Questions and answers about more than 100 American Indian Tribes, including Menomonee, Ho-Chunk, Chippewa/Ojibwe, and Oneida.

Scenes from the Eastern Woodlands: A Virtual Tour - Circa 1550

Oneota and Late Woodland Ancient Indian Civilization - An article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Oneota Discovery in Wisconsin stirs scientific debate: Did two different cultures meet? Written by Susanne Quick.

Oneota Culture - Brief information about their homes, agriculture, and artifacts.

Native Americans Facts for Kids: Resources on American Indians for Children and Teachers - Questions and answers about more than 100 American Indian Tribes, including Menomonee, Ho-Chunk, Chippewa/Ojibwe, and Oneida.

Scenes from the Eastern Woodlands: A Virtual Tour - Circa 1550

Oneota and Late Woodland Ancient Indian Civilization - An article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Oneota Discovery in Wisconsin stirs scientific debate: Did two different cultures meet? Written by Susanne Quick.

Oneota Culture - Brief information about their homes, agriculture, and artifacts.

The Thirteen Colonies - This site will teach you about the original 13 colonies.

Colonial Williamsburg: Kids Zone - Learn about the people of Colonial America, tour Colonial Williamsburg, play games, and color.

Colonial Williamsburg: People - Learn about the lives of some real people that lived during Colonial times.

Colonial America - Read a quick overview about Colonial America (1492-1763)

Colonial America - Links to stories about Colonial America, including biographies of John Hancock, Patrick Henry, and Thomas Jefferson.

Kids and History - Features Paul Revere Virtual Museum and Online Journey to Jamestown.

Colonial House - Interactive history of the Colonial Era.

Fur Trade - History of the Fur Trade in North America

The Museum of Fur Trade - Learn about clothing and textiles, provisions, tools and utensils, and firearms

Ojibwe History - Contact with Europeans and involvement with the great lakes fur trade.

Social Studies - Immigration

Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today - Explore the history of immigration in America and what it's like to be an immigrant today.

Immigration in the United States: Brief overview of the history of immigration in the United States.

U.S. Immigration, 1880 - 1914: A collection of sources has been gathered as a place for you to start your research on immigration in the United States at the turn of the twentieth century. 

Immigration Interactive Sites:  Collection of interactive web sites, including Coming To America, Ellis Island, and Who Are We?

Ellis Island HistoryOn this page you will find a detailed history of Ellis Island. It details the actual origin of the island as a location for an immigration hub, all the way to its current status as a national monument. 

 

Social Studies - The Great Depression

National Postal Museum - Letter Writing in America during the Great Migration and Depression.

The Great Depressions - Videos, speeches, photo galleries, interactives

New Deal - Videos, speeches, photo galleries, interactives

Survivors of the Great Depression Tell Their Stories

Surviving the Dust Bowl, 1931-1939 - Timeline for the Dust Bowl

Timeline of the Great Depressions, 1929-1940

The Great Depression - General article on The Great Depression

The Drought - General article on The Dust Bowl

Natural Disasters Digital Resources Collection

Google Apps for Education

Seymour Simon

From Paper Airplanes to Outer Space by Seymour Simon

Frogs by Seymour Simon

Our Solar System by Seymour Simon

Animals Nobody Loves by Seymour Simon

Icebergs and Glaciers by Seymour Simon

Science - Landforms and Glacial Landforms

Landforms - Information about valleys, plateaus, mountains,plains, loess, glaciers, and more.

Landform Matching Game - Interactive

Major Landforms of the United States - Interactive map with information on some of the major U.S. landforms.  Click to view the information.

Study Jams Landforms - A video slide presentations showing a variety of landforms and how they were created.

World Landforms - Interactive site with different types of landforms around the world with a description and example.

All About Glaciers: National Snow and Ice Data Center - Information on formation, how they move, and their impact on land and people.

Glacier: National Geographic - Information about glaciers, their features, and how they're formed.

Science - Land and Water