A helpful parent pointed out an error on the Completed Projects page—page 152—of the Teacher’s Guide. Please find a corrected version of page 152 here, for download/print. Thank you! We are also pleased to offer an expanded Lesson Planning Table which lists relevant readings from the printed newspapers and episodes from our new Byline podcast.

Student Resources for Lessons

What students can find on this page:

  1. Research encyclopedias and collections
  2. Writing and citation helps
  3. Special content Daniel Schwabauer asks students to watch or listen to in the video lessons

Research Links

Online Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia Britannica:
https://www.britannica.com/

Wikipedia:
https://www.wikipedia.org/

Infogalactic:
https://infogalactic.com/info/Main_Page

The Smithsonian:
http://www.si.edu/encyclopedia

Library of Congress

Main library:
https://www.loc.gov/

Historic Newspapers:
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/

Virtual Reference Shelf:
http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/virtualref.html

More Libraries & Collections

American Presidency Project:
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/

Open Library (Books):
https://openlibrary.org/

Government Document Center:
https://www.lib.umich.edu/clark-library

Historical Text Archive:
http://historicaltextarchive.com/

CIA World Factbook:
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

Our Documents (100 US cornerstone documents):
https://www.ourdocuments.gov/index.php?flash=true&

Writing Helps

Citations Guide

Charles Lipson’s book, Cite Right, published by The University of Chicago Press, is an excellent, clear guide for writing citations.

Buy on Amazon »

Buy directly from The University of Chicago Press »

Usage & Grammar Help

The Purdue Online Writing Lab—commonly called “Purdue OWL”—is a trusted help for questions about word usage and grammar.

Purdue Online Writing Lab:
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/

Read the three articles about the Hindenburg crash, for Lesson 13

Click on the links to find the articles:

Article 1 »

Article 2 »

Article 3 »

Listen to Beethoven’s 9th Symphony for Lesson 28

Performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The 4th movement begins at 52:12.

YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOjHhS5MtvA

Watch the 1924 silent film, Peter Pan, for Lesson 29

Here are two ways to watch the film:

Click on this archive link: https://archive.org/details/PeterPan1924
or
YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bNLJG_Kkug