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US IMPORTANT EVENTS TIMELINE
Websites for Mrs. Dresang's 5th Grade Social Studies Classes

Railroad Expansion (1869) War in the West (1876-1877) Inventions and Businesses (1856-1903)
New Ways to Travel (1903-1908) Panama Canal (1914) World War I (1914)
Women's Voting Rights (1920) The Great Depression (1929-1939) World War II (1941-1945)
Cold War (1945) Korean War (1950) Cuban Missile Crisis (1962)
Civil Rights (1955-1968) Space Race (1969) Vietnam War (1968)
Persian Gulf War (1991) Terrorism (9/11) (2001)  

Railroad Expansion (1869) - textbook pp. 538-539


Photograph from Pics4Learning.com

World Book Kids: Railroad

VIDEO: Transcontinental Railroad (from TeacherTube)

Transcontinental Railroad Exhibits - Photographs from the Railroad Expansion time period in the United States and Canada (from the Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum)

Railroad History - Website links by Social Studies for Kids

 

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War in the West (1876-1877) - textbook pp. 554-557


Photograph from Pics4Learning.com

Indian Wars ("War in the West") from High Beam Encyclopedia

 

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Inventions and Businesses (1856-1903) - textbook pp. 562-567


Image from: http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blbicycle.htm

World Book Kids: Inventions

VIDEO: Thomas Alva Edison (from World Book Online)

VIDEO: First Successful Airplane Flight (from World Book Online)

World Book Kids: Inventor Jules Verne

World Book Kids: Inventor Thomas Edison

Timeline of Inventions - About.com

Plast-o-Matic - Learn how plastic was used first in World War II and then in everyday life (PBS kids)

Wright Flight - Learn about the beginnings of Wilbur and Orville Wright's experiments with aviation. Or learn other stories about the beginning of airplanes: WayBack: Flight

Technology in 1900 - WayBack History for kids from PBS kids

The First Telephone Call - Alexander Graham Bell

 

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New Ways to Travel (1903-1908) - textbook pp. 616-617


World Book Kids: Picture of Transportation from 1900 to 1950

World Book Kids: Transportation

Transportation in the 1900's - Website Created by a Wisconsin Teacher :)

 

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Panama Canal (1914) - textbook pp. 604-605


Photograph from Pics4Learning.com

World Book Kids: Panama Canal

PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Panama Canal (from TeacherTube)

VIDEO: Panama Canal Time-lapse - watch one week of ships going and coming through the Panama Canal in a time-lapse video

Virtual Tour of the Panama Canal

 

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WWI: World War I (1914) - textbook pp. 608-611


Photograph from: Library of Congress
. U.S. Govt. 21 May 2008 <http://www.loc.gov/>.

World Book Kids: WWI

ANIMATED VIDEO: Dogfight (Simulates air warfare similar to World War I)

World War I - Website links by Social Studies for Kids

 

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Women's Voting Rights (1920) - textbook p. 612


Photograph from: Library of Congress
. U.S. Govt. 21 May 2008 <http://www.loc.gov/>.

World Book Kids: Woman Suffrage (Right to Vote)

 

 

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The Great Depression (1929-1939) - textbook pp. 619-621


Photograph from: Library of Congress
. U.S. Govt. 21 May 2008 <http://www.loc.gov/>.

World Book Kids: Herbert Hoover (US President during the Great Depression)

World Book Kids: Baby Boom Generation (Generation born after the Great Depression)

 

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WWII: World War II (1941-1945) - textbook pp. 624-630


Photograph from: Library of Congress
. U.S. Govt. 21 May 2008 <http://www.loc.gov/>.

World Book Kids: World War II

VIDEO: World War II Propaganda (recruiting Americans and others to help with the war) - from TeacherTube

VIDEO: The Battle of the Bulge - World War II

VIDEO: Auschwitz Concentration Camp Museum - from TeacherTube

World War II Websites

World War II - More website links by Social Studies for Kids

 

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Cold War (1945) - textbook pp. 636-638


Image from: http://www.usachcs.army.mil/HISTORY/Brief/TitlePage.htm

World Book: Cold War (Advanced Reading Level)

VIDEO: Berlin Wall (from TeacherTube)

The Cold War Museum

Cold War - by CNN

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Korean War (1950) - textbook p. 639


Image from: http://www.ga.wa.gov/visitor/Korean/Korean-War-2.jpg

World Book Kids: Korean War

Korea: The Forgotten War - from the St. Petersburg Times

Korean and Vietnam Wars - Website links by Social Studies for Kids

 

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Cuban Missile Crisis (1962) - textbook p. 640

World Book: Cuban Missile Crisis (Advanced Reading Level)

Cuban Missile Crisis - ThinkQuest (pretty cool)

 

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Civil Rights (1955-1968) - textbook pp. 644-646

World Book Kids: Civil Rights

Stand Up for Your Rights - by PBS Kids

Voices of Civil Rights - from the Library of Congress

 

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Space Race (1969) - textbook p. 651

World Book: Important Space Dates

VIDEO: Man in Space (Part 2) - Walt Disney Series from 1955 about early rockets - shows us the work and testing done to help get the US into Outer Space

Space Race: Racing to the Moon - from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

 

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Vietnam War (1968) - textbook pp. 652-653


Image from: http://www.hmongstudies.com/PajNtaubImageLibrary

World Book Kids: Vietnam War

Korean and Vietnam Wars - Website links by Social Studies for Kids

 

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Persian Gulf War (1991) - textbook p. 660


Image from: http://www.britannica.com/eb/art/print?id=88294&articleTypeId=0

World Book Kids: Persian Gulf War

 

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Terrorism - 9/11 (2001) - textbook pp. 662-665


Image from: http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0911.html

World Book Kids: September 11 Terrorist Attacks

World Book Kids: Terrorism

 

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