E-ra [eer-uh, er-uh] 1.a period of time marked by distinctive character, events, etc. 2. a date or an event forming the beginning of any distinctive period: The year 1492 marks an era in world history. From the Latin, aera.

Essential Questions: What makes an era an era? What defines your era?

 

 

 

Eras

 

Resources

 

 

 

The Progressive Era and Prohibition

 

Help and Tips for PhotoStory

 

 

Photostory Tutorial

World War I and the Roaring Twenties

 

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Museum Box

The Great Depression and the New Deal

 

Museum Box Home Page

 

 

How to Use Museum Box A PowerPoint tutorial

World War Two

 

Music from the Time Period

 

 

Music from Digital History

The Cold War and the Korean War

 

Dig CC Mixter Copyright friendly music

 

 

American Popular Music by Decades

The Vietnam War and the Sixties

 

Primary Sources: Photos, Documents, Diaries, etc.

 

 

Old Magazine Articles

 

 

The National Archives  Scroll to the bottom

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General Resources

Online Media Converter Convert music to mp3 and more

 

Gale Student Resources in Context Password hint = mascot

TimeToast Create timelines, share them on the web

 

The best place to begin is Gale Student Resources: Topics

Student Email Login Use Cardinal email and Google Docs

 

American Social and Cultural History from The Smithsonian

EasyBib Cite your sources. Enter info, get an MLA citation.

 

American Cultural History From Lonestar College-Kingwood

The MHS Library Web Site Search the catalog, Lots of useful links

 

Encyclopedia Britannica Online see Niche for login info

 

 

The Library of Congress American Memory Project

 

 

Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection at UT

Project Details, Roles, Handouts

 

Encyclopedia Smithsonian A good, basic encyclopedia

The team role page

 

Census Bureau Population Information and Statistical Abstract

Project Handout (PDF) Has the assignment and calendar

 

National Archives Digital Vault Very cool!

 

 

Historic Mapworks

 

 

The CIA World Factbook Good data about countries

 

 

Ebsco Newspaper and magazine articles

 

 

Census Data For each decade

 

 

Ad*Access Advertisements from 1911 to the 1950s

 

 

We Didn’t Start the Fire Recording artist Billy Joel wrote and performed a song called “We Didn’t Start the Fire” which listed notable people, places, and events of the twentieth century. This page has links to it all.