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Biography: Thomas Jefferson for Kids (Cartoons) Declaration of Independence (Educational Network)

This is a video that has a brief biography of Thomas Jefferson. I chose this resource because it allows students to watch and learn about Thomas Jefferson.

IXL | Purpose of government | 2nd grade social studies

This is a resource that has a game about the government. I chose this resource because it allows students to test their knowledge about the government while having fun.

Presidents of the United States

This video lists the presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama. I chose this video because it lists them in order and has the dates that they were president.

Take The Near Impossible Literacy Test Louisiana Used to Suppress the Black Vote (1964) | Open Culture

This is an example of a test that blacks in the south had to take to be able to vote. I chose this resource because it allows students to understand what blacks had to go through in order to vote.

Our Story: American History Stories and Activities You Can Do Together

This website briefly explains the Greensboro sit ins in the 1960s. I chose this resource because it allows students to read about the sit ins and get a better understanding.

Martin Luther King - I Have A Dream Speech - August 28, 1963

This is a video of Martin Luther King Jr. giving his I Have a Dream speech. I chose this video so that my students can listen to and watch him giving the speech.

We Shall Overcome -- Main Map

This resource is an interactive map that highlight the most important places during the civil rights movement. I chose this resource so that my students can find and read about some of the most important places during the 1960s.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

This website is all about Martin Luther King Jr. I chose this resource so that my students can read about and watch videos on Martin Luther King Jr.

The Freedom Singers perform "We Shall Not Be Moved" at the March on Washington

This is a video of the Freedom Singers performing "We Shall Not Be Moved" at the March on Washington. I chose this resource so that my student can hear some of what was sung and listened to during the civil rights movement.

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This website is an interactive map that shows how many kids are also voting in different states in the US. I chose this resource because it allows students to see how many other kids are voting throughout the United States.