Early American History & Culture

Introductory Research Resources
Groups will have to search beyond sources provided in these subject guides, but will find very good information about several topics in each guide.

French and Indian War - 1750s-1760s

Links to online resources for general history of the period and some aspects of culture, clothing, and finance. Students will need to search deeper to develop a thorough presentation about the period but these sources should provide a solid foundation and a 'running start' toward other relevant cultural elements.


Revolutionary War - 1770s-1780s

Links to online resources for general history of the period and some aspects of culture, clothing, and finance. Students will need to search deeper to develop a thorough presentation about the period but these sources should provide a solid foundation and a 'running start' toward other relevant cultural elements.


Post Revolutionary War 1780s-1800s

Links to online resources for general history of the period and some aspects of culture, clothing, and finance. Students will need to search deeper to develop a thorough presentation about the period but these sources should provide a solid foundation and a 'running start' toward other relevant cultural elements.


Civil War Period - 1860s

Links to online resources for general history of the period and some aspects of culture, clothing, and finance. Students will need to search deeper to develop a thorough presentation about the period but these sources should provide a solid foundation and a 'running start' toward other relevant cultural elements.


Christmas in early America

Fascinating History of Christmas In America

Christmas celebrations in early America were probably not what you think they were . . .


Christmas in 17th & 18th Centuries

Discussion of early American Christmas and what they called "Old Christmas on "the frontier" as the colonies expanded


Rejuvenation of Christmas and the Civil War

Brief history of early American Christmas and Civil War celebrations


Web Searching Suggestions

Currency Authority Relevance Reliability - You need to verify!

Focus on Authority -- who authored the information or is taking responsibility for it? Can they be trusted? Using information provided by other students, by unqualified bloggers, or community edited sources (Wikipedia) is not acceptable.


Google.com

With great power comes great responsibility. Dive deep and develop searches to search the find the best of the Web and not just the surface of Google.


Research Organizer

SAMPLE - Collaborative Notes - blank document

Each group will have their own worksheet assigned through Google Classroom. This is only a sample for teaching purposes.


SAMPLE - World War II Collaborative Notes

This mock group collaborative note worksheet is for teaching purposes only. Use as a template for collaborative research on this project. Note different sections, columns, linked pages, and ability to review researcher contributions.


NoodleTools Notecards and Citations

Use this great tool to create, organize, and print Works Cited. Can also be used to organize project notes, create outlines, and more


NoodleTools Registration Instructions

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