Wednesday, November 6, 2013

New Primary Resource Collection: Explorers of the American West

We are pleased to announce the addition of a rich collection of primary resources to our United States Geography Online Solution!

Sacajawea is depicted guiding the Lewis and Clark expedition through the Rocky Mountains in this painting.

Users have access to a plethora of fascinating and illuminating primary sources such as journal entries and artwork. The new collection includes:

  • 60 journal excerpts from some of the most notable explorers of the 19th century
  • 50 pieces of primary source media, which includes artwork from the expeditions, pdf maps, and photographs of journal pages
  • 6 interactive expedition maps that feature pop-up boxes with journal excerpts that correspond to locations on the maps. These maps are one-of-a-kind, produced in-house from coordinates found in the journals themselves, and only found at ABC-CLIO!
  • Timelines for each featured expedition with links to their corresponding journal excerpts
  • Essays describing each expedition
  • A feature story, “Ocian in View Celebrated,” that serves as our gateway to the collection and includes an Examine activity analyzing primary documents
  • Two lesson plans on the support site to accompany the collection in which students analyze primary documents: Concept of Place in the American West and Explorers of the American West and Native American
Click the linked text above to begin exploring these unique and informative resources.

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