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- 9th Grade Biology: Aquatic Ecosystems
- 10th Grade Chemistry: Water Project
- Anatomy Final Project
- Cold War Paper
- Constitutional Convention
- History of Africa: Primary Source Websites
- Silk Road Cities
- World War I and Gender
9th Grade Biology: Aquatic Ecosystems
10th Grade Chemistry: Water Project
Anatomy Final Project
Cold War Paper
History of Africa: Primary Source Websites
- British Library - Liberated African Department (1808-1894) The Liberated African Department was created by the British government to organise the re-settlement and "disposal" of former slaves known as "Recaptives" or Liberated Africans in Sierra Leone. This was an administrative agency created to deal with the people brought to Freetown on board slave vessels seized by Royal Navy patrols. The captured slave ships were adjudicated by a Vice Admiralty Court or Courts of Mixed Commission, and the African men, women and children identified as Liberated Africans were set ashore and accommodated at different locations. The Liberated African Department kept detailed records of the ‘disposal’ and treatment of individuals following their adjudication by the courts. Extent of original material: 175 volumes.
- The African Letters Project Contains descriptive metadata for letters written between Africans and Americans during the era of decolonization (roughly 1945-1994).
- W.E.B. DuBois Papers (1877-1970) DuBois was a scholar, writer, editor of The Crisis and other journals, co-founder of the Niagara Movement, the NAACP, and the Pan African Congresses, international spokesperson for peace and for the rights of oppressed minorities. Includes over 100,000 items of correspondence (more than three quarters of the papers), speeches, articles, newspaper columns, and more.
- The African Times (1860s-1870s) Independently published newspaper covering topics of interest to Anglophone African and Anglo-African populations in Britain, the British Empire, and West Africa).
- Hathi Trust Digital Library General – useful for all periods.
- Slave Voyages A collaborative digital initiative that compiles and makes publicly accessible records of the largest slave trades in history. Search these records to learn about the broad origins and forced relocations of more than 12 million African people who were sent across the Atlantic in slave ships, and hundreds of thousands more who were trafficked within the Americas. Explore where they were taken, the numerous rebellions that occurred, the horrific loss of life during the voyages, the identities and nationalities of the perpetrators, and much more.
- Northwestern African Maps Collection Features digital copies of 113 antique maps of Africa and accompanying text dating from the mid-16th Century to the early 20th Century.)
- allAfrica.com Current news about Africa from 125 African news organizations and more than 200 other sources. Searchable by region and topics. Special collections on sustainable development, peace, and business in Africa.
- African Activist Archive Preserving and making available online the records of activism in the United States to support the struggles of African peoples against colonialism, apartheid, and social injustice from the 1950s through the 1990s.
- Overcoming Apartheid (Michigan State University) Presents first-hand accounts of the political movement to end apartheid. Interviews with South African activists, raw video footage documenting mass resistance and police repression, historical documents, rare photographs, and original narratives tell this remarkable story.
- South African History Online Archives SAHO has become the go to platform for information on South African history with just over 6million visitors a year. It contains more than 50,000 documents, videos and images. Also includes a new, developing webpage hosting archival materials of other African countries.
- African Newspapers, 1800-1922 Searchable 19th- and early 20th-century newspapers from Africa including titles from Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe. (NYPL library card required to access outside the library.)
- Researching Periodicals From the African Diaspora: Periodicals from Sub-Saharan Africa An NYPL LibGuide containing resources to locate periodicals from sub-Saharan Africa including titles that are available in print and electronic versions.
The Originally 9 Then 10 but Now Maybe 8 Planets An overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system.
- NASA Science Science done through or at NASA, covering basic scientific principles, scientific methods, debates, and questions. Includes biology, chemistry, Earth Science, technology, astronomy and physics.
- Space.com - The Planets
- Solar System Exploration Excellent visual representation of the planets and their moons in the solar system.
- University of Texas McDonald Observatory Best times to view the planets. Click on planet name to link to more planet information.
- Lunar and Planetary Observation This site does not contain useful information about the planets but is great for viewing the motion of comets and asteroids, partial rotations of planets, the dance of Galilean satellites, both solar and lunar eclipses, and close-up views of the myriad shadows during sunrise over a moonscape.
Silk Road Cities
- American Museum of Natural History: Traveling the Silk Road
- Asia Society: Buddhist Art and the Trade Routes
- Asia Society: Monks and Merchants
- BBC Radio 4: The Silk Road
- Encyclopedia Iranica (for cities in or near present-day Iran)
- The Met Museum: Internationalism in the Tang Dynasty (618-907)
- Silk Road Foundation: Silk Road Journal
- UNESCO: Silk Roads Programme
- University of Washington: Silk Road Seattle
World War I and Gender
- The Atlantic: World War I in Photos
- First Call: American Posters of World War One (Georgetown University)
- First World War Recruitment Posters (Imperial War Museum, London)
- World War I Posters (Library of Congress)
- World War I Posters (University of North Texas Libraries) Click on grid option to view posters more efficiently; search by decades or years.