Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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Print Resources
For Students

Dodge, Stephan C. Christopher Columbus and the First Voyages to the New World. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1991.

Kresky, Stephan. Who Really Discovered America? New York: Scholastic Inc., 1987.

For Teachers

Bitterli, Urs. Cultures in Conflict: Encounters Between European and Non-European Cultures, 1492-1800. Translated by Ritchie Robertson. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1989.

De Vorsey, Louis. Keys to the Encounter: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of the Age of Discovery. Washington D.C.: Library of Congress, 1992.

Lunenfeld, Marvin. 1492 Discovery, Invasion, Encounter: Sources and Interpretations. Lexington, Mass.: D.C. Heath, 1991.

Related Web Sites
For Students and Teachers.

Outline of Early American History
This site provides an outline of American history based on significant events and epochs. The first chapter, "Early America," includes the European discovery of the New World.

For Teachers

The Library of Congress
The Ongoing Voyage of Columbus offers an informative exhibition in six parts.

Frontier Trails
The Frontier Trails site offers a brief, comprehensive history of Europeans in the discovery of early America.

The Columbus Navigation Homepage
This extensive site includes articles, maps, timelines, and special topics devoted to Columbus and the discovery of America.

Yale-New Haven Teachers' Institute
Developed by teachers, the essays and curriculum units on this site analyze writings and rewritings of the discovery and conquest of America.

The Coalition of Essential Schools
This extensive site emphasizes critical thinking and questioning in curriculum development.


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