Resources for Researching Modern Times Topics
The links below will take you to resources that are not a part of WSCSS website. Links will open in a new window.
- American Cultural History: The Twentieth Century. Created by the reference librarians at Kingwood College (Texas), this Web-based pathfinder guides users to resources covering 20th century American cultural history from 1900 to 1979. Divided into sections according to decade, the guide functions as a hyper textual bibliographic essay, outlining the major events, important persons, and cultural trends of each decade, and linking users to related Websites and print materials. The strength and value of this guide, compared to other meta sites, is that it provides cultural and historical contexts for its compilation of resources.
- Bosnian Virtual Field Trip. This is an advanced high school and college level tour in which students learn about the background, people, places, and the conflicts in the Bosnia region. It is split into three manageable parts entitled "Background", People and Places", and "After Dayton". Each section is complete with extensive data, maps, and photos, and includes sophisticated questions to test what the student has learned in the lesson. This is an outstanding site which proves that education on the web is not just for the lower grade levels.
- E-Conflict. Over 1,500 pages of material intended to Eradicate Conflict by building cultural awareness. World Encyclopedia with Anthems, Flags, Maps, and the Nations of the World!
- Electronic Ellis Island. The students at a Bellingham, Wa. elementary school chronicle the migration of some of our fifth grade students and their parents at Alderwood Elementary School. During the 1995-1996 school year we will begin soliciting your work. Students will act as curators of the museum and will welcome your contributions.
- ENERGY CRISIS
- Famous American Trials provides an exceptional tool for teaching American history from the perspective of landmark legal battles. Included are famous trials dating back to the Salem witch hunts of 1692 and the Amistad case of 1839. The greatest number of the court cases, however, are from the 20th century and include cases involving the struggle for civil rights, Vietnam War crimes, the Chicago Seven, and the McCarthy era. Each case has an overview of events, a timeline, transcripts of the testimony, photographs, audio clips (when available), biographies of the participants, and other important information about the individual cases.
- Foster's Daily Democrat in Dover, NH. Under construction and very promising, follow the U.S. presidential campaign here. In addition to news and candidate info, this site will soon have a variety of on-line interactive forums that will allow citizens to discuss the issues with one another, submit questions to candidates and view on-line debates among the candidates. These are not the real- time, one-liner chat kind of discussions which are common on the Internet. Rather the responses remain on-line for others to read and/or respond to later, with search tools to help you maneuver through the threaded discussions.
- Gerald Ford/Single Bullet Theory False
- George Bush Biography
- Gulf War Veteran Resource Pages
- Iran Contra Pardon Cast
- Iran-Contra Scandal (Reader) -- National Security Archive/
- James Earl Carter, Jr.
- Jimmy Carter
- Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace
- Richard Nixon
- Ronald Reagan Home Page
- The First Women's Rights Convention
- The 4th R, Human Rights Education Resource Guide - Women
- Warren Burger
- Watergate scandal -- Looking back, 25 years
- Welcome To The White House
- Welcome to the White House for Kids
- Welcome to Prophecy and Current Events
- Time Magazine's Top 100 people, events, etc.
- American Cultural History: The Twentieth Century
- Mining Company
- More timelines of the 20th Century.