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Using the State Curriculum: Social Studies, Grade 8

Political Science | Peoples of the Nation and World | Geography | Economics | History | Social Studies Skills and Processes

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Standard 1.0 Political Science

Topic A. The Foundations and Function of Government

Indicator 2. Analyze the impact of historic documents and practices that became the foundations of the American political system during the early national period

Objective g. Evaluate the significance of the Civil War Amendments (13th, 14th and 15th) and how they protected individual rights

Resource Links

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=40
“Our Documents.gov” guide to the 13th Amendment
http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/13thamendment.html
Library of Congress’s “Web Guide” to the 13th Amendment. Contains many links to primary sources, essays, and external Web sites related to the end of slavery
http://13thamendment.harpweek.com/
Web site devoted to Harper Weekly’s coverage of the creation of the 13th Amendment. Features original cartoons, illustrations, and articles on this topic, along with timelines, commentaries, and a bibliography.
http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=43
“Our Documents.gov” guide to the 14th Amendment
http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/14thamendment.html
Library of Congress’s “Web Guide” to the 14th Amendment. Contains many links to primary sources, essays, and external Web sites related to the end of slavery
http://14thamendment.harpweek.com/
Web site devoted to Harper Weekly’s coverage of the creation of the 14th Amendment. Features original cartoons, illustrations, and articles on this topic, along with timelines, commentaries, and a bibliography.
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/stories_events_14th.html
“The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow” Web page. Companion Web page for PBS series. Features guide to the 14th Amendment and other Reconstruction-related topics.
http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=44
“Our Documents.gov” guide to the 15th Amendment
http://15thamendment.harpweek.com/
Web site devoted to Harper Weekly’s coverage of the creation of the 15th Amendment. Features original cartoons, illustrations, and articles on this topic, along with timelines, commentaries, and a bibliography.
http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/15thamendment.html
Library of Congress’s “Web Guide” to the 14th Amendment. Contains many links to primary sources, essays, and external Web sites related to the end of slavery
http://baic.house.gov/historical-essays/essay.html?intID=3
“The Fifteenth Amendment in Flesh in Blood,” from the Web page of the U.S. House of Representatives. A guide to the earliest black Americans in Congress. Features lesson plans under the “Educational Resources” link
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Resources for Objective 1.A.2.g:
Clarifications | Lesson Seeds | Sample Assessments | RESOURCE LINKS