Grade 5
A Moment in Time

A School Reformer
(Use with p. 521.)

You can learn more about reform movements of the late 1800s and early 1900s and the role of citizenship today by visiting these Internet sites.

National Civil Rights Museum
This site is the official homepage of the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. The site offers a chronological virtual tour of the Civil Rights movement, beginning with Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas and ending with the civil rights struggles of today. You can also find links to other sites of interest, including the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and the Human Rights Home Page.

Women's History Exhibits
Women's History is a useful annotated index of multimedia Internet exhibits related to women's history, including resources on the suffrage movement, women in science, and much more. This collection is maintained by Ken Middleton and is hosted by the Todd Library of Middle Tennessee State University.

The Women's Rights Historical Park
This site is the official homepage of the Women's Rights Historical Park in Seneca Falls, New York. The park commemorates the first women's rights convention, held in Seneca Falls in 1848. The site contains information about the convention, with the full text of the Declaration of Sentiments, as well as biographies of its more famous participants, including Lucretia Mott, Frederick Douglass, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

Volunteers of America
This site is the homepage of Volunteers of America, one of the nation's oldest community-based human service agencies. The site provides a historical overview of the organization and its mission, and highlights some of its programs, including those that help children, youth, the elderly, and the homeless. The site also provides tips on how to become a volunteer.

National Civic League
This site offers a glimpse into The National Civic League, an organization dedicated to the promotion of community-building and problem-solving. Among the features of the site are community stories from the organization's All-America City and Community Award Program and its Civic Renewal Movement.

Interactive Citizens' Handbook
If user-friendly government seems like an oxymoron, you probably haven't tried the Interactive Citizens' Handbook. This simple but powerful site allows users to search the combined content of all U.S. government Internet sites. You can also browse through government Internet resources by branch or topic. (This is great if you're not sure where to start looking!) The Interactive Citizens' Handbook is part of the White House World Wide Web site.


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