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Google Earth's "Ancient Rome 3 D" is a simulation that reconstructs over 7000 buildings. Viewers have access to maps, satellite imagery and can see at how Rome might have looked in AD 320. Ancient Rome 3 D is based on a simulation created by an international team led by the University's of Virginia and California and took over 10 years to create!

American Memory is from the Library of Congress. Students can listen to recorded memories from our history. American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America. The site can be searched by time period, subjects, collections or place.

Balancing Three Branches at Once: Our System of Checks and Balances Introduction Attempting to form a more perfect union, the framers of the Constitution designed a government that clearly assigned power to three branches, while at the same time guaranteeing that the power of any branch could be checked by another. Using primary source documents, your students can see clear demonstrations of how one branch of our government can check another.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids This explains the many facets of the U.S. Government, including topics on our nation, historical documents, branches of government, how laws are made, national versus state government, the election process, citizenship, as well as games and activities, a glossary of terms, and U.S. government websites for kids-segmented into five levels: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, & Parents and Teachers.

Democracy In Motion Magazine is a multicultural on-line US publication. It contains a treasure of diverse literature, reports of socially responsible community-based action groups, and global witnessing.

EDSITEment from the National Endowment of the Humanities is an extensive website that allows you to search by topic and grade level in History and Social Studies. (Art/Culture, Literature/ Language Arts, Foreign Language can also be found) Comprehensive lesson plans give teachers background information, learning objectives, resources, and suggested activities. Links to other websites like PBS, audio clips, pictures, and films clips make finding the resources easy. Additional EDSITEment-reviewed websites for all four topic areas is a must visit! Click on the "All Web Sites" tab for this feature.

Education World This website contains a lesson plan (grades 6-12) for charting the three branches of government. Students work in groups to create charts showing the structure and functions of the three branches of government as outlined in the first three articles to the Constitution.

How does the Government Work? This site explains the three branches of government and provides some related resources.

From Revolution to Reconstruction and Afterwards in American History began in 1994 by the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. You can search for Documents (view an index of primary sources and transcripts from before 1400 -2001), Essays (historical events from various authors), Biographies (historical persons alphabetically), and Presidents (information and documents of their speeches, writings, biographies, and anything else related to their person or the office they are holding).

Geronimo: His Own Story This website on Geronimo's life spans the origins of the Apaches, his greatest battles, and his hopes for the future-referencing the Apaches, the Mexicans, the White Men, and "Old and the New".

The Library of Congress offers more than ten million primary sources on-line. Search the Learning Page for in-person workshops, videoconferencing, and other professional development opportunities that help teachers build their skills and discover new ways to bring the power of primary sources to their students. All the materials on the Library of Congress' Teachers page are free to all, and new materials are added on a regular basis.

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