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The Internet contains a wealth of information, but sometimes it's a little tricky to find what you need. By using the preselected Web sites provided below you will be able to narrow your search, answer assigned questions, and save precious time. Simply follow the links to find valuable research materials and activity support. There's a lot of information in here, happy hunting!

Section 1: Three Worlds Meet

Native Web: Resources for Indigenous Cultures Around the World resources/ history/
This site has many links to Web pages on Native American culture, including earliest known indigenous cultures of the Americas, the First Nations of the New France era and a history of the Illini Confederation of the Mississippi Valley. Each of the history links on this site includes a short paragraph describing its content.

Africans in America wgbh/ aia/ home.html
This site is based on the PBS series Africans in America. It includes images and information from the series.

1492: An Ongoing Voyage expo/ 1492.exhibit/ Intro.html
Presentation of a Library of Congress exhibit dealing with the 15th-century world and European exploration and competition for wealth and empire. Includes discussions of "What Came to Be Called America," Columbus's achievement, and myths about his voyage.

What Was It Really Like to Live in the Middle Ages? exhibits/ middleages/ feudal.html
A site that allows students to explore various topics connected with the Middle Ages. Also contains links to other sites and some activities.

Section 2: The English Colonies

New Netherland Project
The New Netherland Project home page has a history and timeline of the 17th century colony and information on additional resources.

Newspaper Coverage of the English and French War 1754-1760 review/ spring97/ newspapers.html
Article discussing the role of colonial newspapers in creating national unity during the war.

English Bill of Rights (1689) eng/ eng_bor.htm
Complete text of the English Bill of Rights.

African History: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade library/ weekly/ aa080601a.htm
This site has a more detailed discussion of the triangular trade from the History Net.

Section 3: The American Revolution

Stamp Act Crisis almanack/ life/ politics/ polhis.cfm
From the Colonial Williamsburg Web site, a discussion of the Stamp Act, with links to biographies of prominent individuals.

The Boston Tea Party ktca/ liberty/ chronicle_boston1774.html
An overview of the event.

America???s Revolutionary War revolt/
On this site you can see the major events leading up to and over the course of the American Revolutionary War.

The Second Continental Congress ktca/ liberty/ chronicle_philadelphia1776.html
Account of the conditions surrounding the formation of the Second Continental Congress.

Lexington and Concord ammem/ today/ apr19.html
Chronology and visuals of the battles of Lexington and Concord.