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Articles of Confederation - the first constitution of the 13 American states, adopted in 1781 and replaced in 1789 by the Constitution of the United States.

Bill of Rights - a formal statement of the fundamental rights of the people of the United States, incorporated in the Constitution as amendments 1-10, and in all state constitutions.

Champions of Resistance - Champions of resistance, brief biographies of famous and not-so-famous people who courageously resisted social injustice. Prepared by students in ELED 3000, Foundations of Education and Classroom Management, Utah State University.

Constitution of the United States of America (also as an MP3 audio file)

Declaration of Independence (also as an MP3 audio file)

Early Childhood: Where Learning Begins - Geography: with activities for children ages 2 to 5 years of age. By Carol Sue Fromboluti and Carol Seefeldt. Edited by Linda Darby. Illustrations by Barbara Leonard Gibson. Published by the U.S. Department of Education: Office of Educational Research and Improvement: National Institute on Early Childhood Development and Education. (PDF: 336K)

Early Childhood: Where Learning Begins - Mathematics: Mathematical activities for parents and their 2 to 5-year-old children, by Carol Sue Fromboluti and Natalie Rinck - Edited by Diane Magarity - Illustrations by Barbara Leonard Gibson. Published by the U.S. Department of Education: Office of Educational Research and Improvement: National Institute on Early Childhood Development and Education.

Other Early Childhood Resources

Emancipation Proclamation - the proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, freeing the slaves in those territories still in rebellion against the Union.

Gettysburg Address: the notable short speech made by President Abraham Lincoln on November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the national cemetary at Gettysburg, PA.

Great Gifted Education Resources

Helping Your Child Learn Math - U.S. Department of Education

Helping Your Students With Homework: A Guide for Teachers. By Nancy Paulu. Edited by Linda B. Darby. Illustrated by Margaret Scott. Published by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement of the U.S. Department of Education. (PDF: 84K)

Including Your Child. Published by the U.S. Department of Education - Office of Educational Research and Improvement. (PDF-504K)

King, Martin Luther - "I Have A Dream" speech

Maps

Presidential Inauguration Addresses (United States of America)
(a collection of C-SPAN YouTube Videos)

Read With Me: A Guide for Student Volunteers Starting Early Childhood Literacy Programs. by Chandler Arnold. Prepared for the National Institute on Early Childhood Development and Education (PDF: 80K)

Reading Lists for Children:

Newbery Award Lists - The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Caldecott Award Lists - The Caldecott Medal is awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American Picture Book for Children published in the United States during the preceding year.

Coretta Scott King Award Lists - The Coretta Scott King Award is presented anually by the Coretta Scott King Task Force of the American Library Association's Social Responsibilities Round Table. Recipients are authors and illustrators of African descent whose distinguished books promote an understanding and appreciation of the "American Dream."

School Involvement in Early Childhood by Donna Hinkle. Published by the National Institute on Early Childhood Development and Education: U.S. Department of Education: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (PDF: 344K)

Survival Guide for New Teachers: How New Teachers Can Work Effectively with Veteran Teachers, Parents, Principals, and Teacher Educators - By Amy DePaul. Published by the U.S. Department of Education: Office of Educational Research and Improvement. (PDF: 1.8MB)

Thanksgiving Proclamation: On June 20, 1676, the governing council of Charlestown, Massachusetts, held a meeting to determine how best to express thanks for the good fortune that had seen their community securely established. By unamimous vote they instructed Edward Rawson, the clerk, to proclaim June 29 as a day of thanksgiving, our first. That proclamation is reproduced here in the same language and spelling as the original.

Utah's Counties

2009 Utah Counties Factbook: The goal of the Utah County Fact Book is to provide county officials, state agencies, associations, and private organizations with a compilation of useful, county-relevant data. To this end, the Utah Association of Counties collected data from several federal, state, and county level governments. The information in this 91 page book describes the economic, demographic, and financial characteristics of each of Utah's 29 counties. (PDF-3.6 MB)

Utah County Histories and Census: From Pioneer, Utah's online library, this document gives a map and brief histories of each of Utah's 29 counties. (PDF-1004K)

Utah Counties Information: From the Utah Association of Counties, these are brief informational articles about each of Utah's counties. (PDF-4.1 MB)

Utah Counties Information from the UEN

World Factbook for 2009 - published by the CIA, the world factbook contains a host of facts and figures about every country in the world. A great reference source.