Monday, October 15, 2012

Biographies, Geography, and Westward Movement

authors  Would the World be Different? 
If you were not born then the world might miss out on the next great inventor, leader, or humanitarian. Where would the world be then? You have an important role in this world just like everyone else.

Earth from space
List of Countries of the World - This site has information about all the countries in the world. Did you know there are only 191 countries that are not disputed? The list below has more (partially disputed) countries, a total of 257 countries with links to pages with facts about the country, the flag, maps, population, languages, birth rate, information about the land, size, death rate, animals, coordinates, other facts and additional information.

Westward Movement
  Pioneer Life - A Thinkfinity website with student-created pages related to pioneer life and experiences.  This site includes hardships the pioneers faced, what their lives were like, a quiz, references, and activities.  

  Westward Expansion - This website provides numerous resources to explore what it meant to be a pioneer between 1840 -1890, as people began to move west to what many believed to be a land of opportunity, to California, Oregon, and Washington.

   The Oregon Trail - If you home school, teach elementary classes, or just enjoy history, "The Oregon Trail" is designed for you. Enjoy the adventure!

Pathways of the Pioneers - A website created by Idaho public television, chronicles the events and significance of the Oregon Trail, as it was a part of the Westward Expansion of the United States.  It includes interviews of historians and brief videos about the Oregon Trail and important places along the trail.

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