Week of December 21, 2003

False Promises

Hear the words of Wenatchi chief John Harmelt as he tells of False Promises at www.falsepromises.com. In The Story, you’ll learn about the lost land of the Wenatchi, a Native American tribe in Washington. A map shows where the Wenatchi were supposed to be, but the tribe never received the land promised to it in 1855. In Timeline/History, see how the Wenatchi changed from a close-knit fishing community to a scattered people. The battle for the Wenatchi’s reservation land continues today. (This site is no longer available.)

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How long is the Appalachian Trail?

2167 miles
3418 miles
4022 miles


What did the 14th Amendment grant to former slaves?
right to own land
right to vote



On the American Trail

Saddle your horse, grab your supplies and embark on a journey On the American Trail at www.altrec.com/features/ ontheamericantrail. You’ll travel through history as you wander through the Appalachian Mountains and along the Mississippi River. Gallop into Massachusetts and learn about the battle of Bunker Hill, one of the bloodiest battles of the Revolutionary War. Or stroll through Alaska and gather information about the dog races along the Iditarod trail. (This site is no longer available.)

Removing Segregation From an Entire Nation

The American Civil War ended slavery, but Jim Crow laws showed that the separation of blacks and whites lived on in the nation. Follow the Rise and Fall of Jim Crow at www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow. A Century of Segregation time line begins with the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and ends with Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. In Jim Crow Stories, read or listen to firsthand accounts of living under Jim Crow laws. Interactive maps show which states welcomed integration and which ones strongly resisted it.

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Sacred Cities

Every culture has sacred, historic elements. This week, travel to sacred cities around the world. Learn about their significance and discover why people visit these cities in real life.

Banaras the Eternal City

Jerusalem, the Holy City

Jokhang Temple, Lhasa, Tibet

Machu Picchu

Makkah the Blessed

The Splendor of Persia
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