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If your search is for Ancient Egypt: To improve your results you can add the word Ancient in front of any of these search terms (or use the word Egypt instead of Egyptian):
Egyptian Pharaoh or Pharoahs
Egyptian Religion and Practices
Egypt Physical Features
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General Info About Ancient Egypt:
The British Museum: Ancient Egypt - be sure to click the links on the left side of the page when you get there
Digital Ancient Egypt - go to this index and search by name for a particular Pharaoh
Encyclopedia Britannica - and don't forget to use the "search" box to find more
Ancient Eqypt - from the National Museum of Natural History (don't forget you can use the site's search box to find more)
Newsela - this will take you to the results of a search for "ancient Egypt" - but you can also type in any of the search terms at the top of this page
ReadWorks - you might also need to use the class code F4HZLN to join this site (using your student gmail) and do your research
Smithsonian Institute - many different tabs of resources under "ancient Egypt", but don't forget that you can use the site's search box, too
Sweet Search - be sure to scroll down below the "Ad" links at the top of the list
Tween Tribune - this takes you to search results for "ancient Egypt", but you can use the search box and use other terms
Gods and Goddesses:
Book of the Dead:
Black History Month
From National Geographic Kids, on the founding of Black History Month - https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/black-history-month
From the Library of Congress - https://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/for-teachers/
From the History Channel - https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-month
From the National Museum of African-American History and Culture - https://nmaahc.si.edu/blog-post/celebrating-black-history-month
From the National Education Association - https://www.nea.org/professional-excellence/student-engagement/tools-tips/black-history-month-lessons-resources
From Biography.com - https://www.biography.com/tag/black-history
Hispanic Heritage Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins each year on Sept. 15, celebrates U.S. Latinos, their culture and their history.
Started in 1968 by Congress as Hispanic Heritage Week, it was expanded to a month in 1988. The celebration begins in the middle rather than the start of September because it coincides with national independence days in several Latin American countries: Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica celebrate theirs on Sept. 15, followed by Mexico on Sept. 16, Chile on Sept. 18 and Belize on Sept. 21
From the Pew Research Center @ https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2021/09/09/key-facts-about-u-s-latinos-for-national-hispanic-heritage-month/
Resources in the OVMS Library
Throughout the celebratory period we have set up a special display for Hispanic Heritage Month, with dozens of books related to Latino culture and history. Please stop by and check it out!
Presidential Proclamation, issued 09/14/2021
https://edsitement.neh.gov/teachers-guides/hispanic-heritage-and-history-united-states - from the National Endowment for the Humanities
https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/ - from the Library of Congress, a great gateway site
https://guides.loc.gov/latinx-studies/nhhm - videos of past Hispanic Heritage Month events at the LOC
https://guides.loc.gov/hispanic - from the Library of Congress, a plethora of additional resources
https://www.archives.gov/news/topics/hispanic-heritage-month - from the National Archives
https://learninglab.si.edu/news/top-8-reasons-why-and-how-we-celebrate-hispanic-heritage-month - from the Smithsonian Institution
https://latino.si.edu/learn/teaching-and-learning-resources/hispanic-heritage-month-resources - more from the Smithsonian Institution
https://www.nps.gov/subjects/npscelebrates/hispanic-heritage-month.htm - from the National Park Service
https://sites.ed.gov/hispanic-initiative/student-voices-blog-series/ - from the U.S. Department of Education and the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative
https://www.history.com/topics/hispanic-history/hispanic-heritage-month - from the History Channel
https://www.history.com/tag/hispanic-heritage - more from the History Channel
https://sites.ed.gov/hispanic-initiative/national-hispanic-heritage-month/ - from the U.S. Department of Education and the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative
Native American Heritage Month
Native American Heritage Month is a time to recognize the histories, invaluable contributions and livelihood of American Indian and Alaska Native people in the United States. It is an opportunity to educate the general public about tribes, their cultures, traditions and languages. Use this time to highlight the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and presently, as well as the ways in which tribal citizens have overcome these challenges.
One of the earliest proponents of a day honoring American Indians was Dr. Arthur Caswell Parker, a Cattaraugus Seneca born in 1881 and the director of the Rochester Museum in New York. Dr. Parker (Gawasco Waneh) was a noted anthropologist, historian and author whose great-uncle was secretary to General Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War and the first American Indian to serve as Commissioner of Indian Affairs in the Department of the Interior.
However, the origins of Native American Heritage Month officially began in 1986 when Congress passed a joint resolution which authorized President Ronald Reagan to proclaim the week of November 23-30, 1986 as “American Indian Week.” In 1990 President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating the month of November as “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Congress chose November to recognize American Indians as this month concluded the traditional harvest season and was generally a time of thanksgiving and celebration. Additionally, in 2009, President Barack Obama signed legislation that established the Friday immediately following Thanksgiving Day of each year as “Native American Heritage Day.”
During Native American Heritage Month, find out what activities and celebrations are happening in local tribal communities. National Native American Heritage Month is celebrated with community gatherings, festivals and government and educational activities. Many schools celebrate the month by learning more about the history and contributions of American Indians and Alaska Natives in education, art, literature, government, sports, science and technology.
From the National Indian Council on Aging @ https://www.nicoa.org/national-native-american-heritage-month/Resources in the OVMS Library
Throughout the celebratory period we have set up a special display for Native American Heritage Month, with dozens of books related to Native American voices, culture and history.
Please stop by and check it out! You can also click here to search the OVMS Library Catalog for our books about Native Americans!!
Your teachers might have you do some activities in BrainPop or in Discovery Ed, but you can also find a lot of great information about tribal history and traditions inside the Media Center tile, using Kids Info Bits and World Book.
https://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/ - from the Library of Congress, one of our nation's official sites in support of Native American Heritage month
https://www.archives.gov/news/topics/native-american-heritage-month - from the National Archives, a wealth of resources are linked from there, especially primary sources
https://www.nps.gov/articles/taas-indigenousheritage-intro.htm - from the National Park Service, a good introduction to North American indigenous heritage
https://www.pbs.org/specials/native-american-heritage-month/ - from PBS, a rotating offering of documentaries about Native American cultures
https://www.nps.gov/trte/planyourvisit/maps.htm - from the National Park Service, a map of the Trail of Tears
https://www.history.com/topics/native-american-history/native-american-cultures - from History.com, good introductory information, plus a helpful timeline
https://www.biography.com/news/influential-native-americans-list - From Biography, learn about important figures in Native American history (and today)
https://americanindian.si.edu/nk360/lessons-resources/search-resources - from the Smithsonian Institution, use the drop-downs to search by particular nations, etc.
https://ailanet.org/school-library-resources/ - from the American Indian Library Association, a list of additional helpful resources
Information about Current-Day Tribes
https://www.ncsl.org/legislators-staff/legislators/quad-caucus/list-of-federal-and-state-recognized-tribes.aspx - from the National Conference of State Legislatures, there is a state-by-state list of currently federally-recognized tribes
Some tribal nation official sites are linked below!
Blackfeet - https://blackfeetnation.com/
Cherokee (Eastern Band) - https://ebci.com/
Cherokee (Western Band) - https://www.cherokee.org/
Chinook - https://chinooknation.org/
Choctaw - https://www.choctawnation.com/
Comanche - https://comanchenation.com/
Hopi - https://www.hopi-nsn.gov/
Lakota - http://lakotadakotanakotanation.org/
Modoc - https://modocnation.com/
Mohican - https://www.mohican.com/
Mojave - http://mojaveindiantribe.com/
Navajo - https://www.navajo-nsn.gov/
Passamaquoddy - https://passamaquoddypeople.com/
Pawnee - https://pawneenation.org/
Penobscot - https://www.penobscotnation.org/
Seminole - https://www.semtribe.com/stof
Seneca - https://sni.org/
Shawnee - https://www.shawnee-nsn.gov/
Tuscarora - https://tuscaroranationnc.com/
https://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/ - books for children written by Native Americans and featuring Native American characters and culture
http://booklists.yalsa.net/directory/results?q=AILA+Youth+Literature+Award - books for teens and young adults written by Native Americans and featuring Native American characters and culture
https://ailanet.org/activities/american-indian-youth-literature-award/ - even more books for teens and young adults written by Native Americans and featuring Native American characters and culture
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/collections/144560/native-american-poetry-and-culture - a selection of poets, poems, and articles exploring the Native American experience
https://poets.org/native-american-heritage-month - contemporary poems for Native American History Month
Women's History Month
From the Library of Congress - https://womenshistorymonth.gov/ and https://www.womenshistory.org/womens-history/womens-history-month
From the Smithsonian, focusing exclusively on American Women's History - https://womenshistory.si.edu/
From the History Channel - https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/womens-history-month
From the US Census Bureau (interesting quick stats) - https://www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2020/womens-history-month.html
In myPortal (EduTone), DiscoveryEd has an entire Women's History Month channel full of fantastic material devoted entirely to women's history - if you're already logged into myPortal, click this link - https://app.discoveryeducation.com/learn/channels/channel/181a467d-84f1-4039-af3c-27819b8d9f9c