Copyright Free Images

Links to copyright free media.

*If used in research project, images should still be cited.

Photos

 

  • FreeFoto.com – free for educational use, copy and paste bibliography for pictures

 

  • Pics4learning – free for educational use, copy and paste bibliography for pictures 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clip Art:

 

 

 

Background Textures

 

Music and Audio

 

 

Primary Source Sites

Primary source documents for authentic research: 

Manuscripts

American Journeys – http://www.americanjourneys.org/

National Union catalogue of manuscript collections –http://lcweb.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/   

   

Photos, Documents, and and Audio:

Library of Congress – Digital Collections

Library of Congress – Virtual Reference links

WDL – World Digital Library

                     

Oral Interviews:

 

Library of Congress’s American Memory Project

http://memory.loc/gov/ammem/ammemhome.html/

 

Making of America

http://moa.umdl.umich.edu/

 

 

 

Government Records:

 

National Archive of Government Records

http://www.nara.gov/

 

 

  
Documents:

 

AMDOCS – Documents For the Study of American History

http://www.ukans.edu/carrie/docs/amdocs_index.html

 

Chronology of US Historical Documents

University of Oklahoma

http://www.law.ou.edu/hist/

 

Primary Source Material Bibliography: http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/listdocumentpa.html

 

Taking Notes

The following handouts can help students:

 

1.  Select important details.

 

2.  Distinguish between paraphrasing, summarizing, and quoting information.

 

3.  Extract important details from sources and synthesize information from multiple sources.

 

 

 

Effective Internet Research

Using Online Resources for Research

The following powerpoint teaches search strategies and includes information on how to evaluate Internet sites for bias, accuracy, and reliability:

Powerpoint:  Search Strategies and CARS method for evaluating websites

 

Linked Activities for Effective Searching

 

Using Research Models

Simple Four Research Model

The Simple Four is a problem-solving research model developed for South Carolina and works with the research and inquiry standard (Standard 6) in the 2007 ELA Academic Standards.

Big6 Research Model