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West Hartford, CT 06119
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Ryan Cleary, Principal 

Here are some websites you may consider when researching your famous CT person or event.  You must use at least 2 sources.  Remember to take notes in short phrases, and in your own words!

 Other sites you can use:

               Webpath Express (through Destiny): http://destiny.whps.org

              

                Encyclopedia Britannica:  http://school.eb.com

 

A good source for historical info (click on history dates):  http://www.kids.ct.gov/kids/cwp/view.asp?a=2573&q=320680   (Noah Webster, Amistad, State House, Eli Whitney, and more)

 

State Sites:  http://www.kids.ct.gov/kids/cwp/view.asp?a=2574&q=328114

 

American Turtle:

http://www.ctrivermuseum.org/collections/turtle-submarine/

http://www.onr.navy.mil/focus/blowballast/sub/history2.htm

http://connecticuthistory.org/david-bushnell-and-his-revolutionary-submarine/

 http://mentalfloss.com/article/18064/9-great-inventions-come-connecticut

 

 

Beardsley Zoo: 

http://bportlibrary.org/hc/north-end/beardsley-park-and-zoo/

http://www.city-data.com/articles/Connecticuts-Beardsley-Zoo-in-Bridgeport.html

 

Dinosaur State Park:  http://www.dinosaurstatepark.org/

            http://www.dinosaurstatepark.org/aboutus.htm

            http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GCZCPD_step-into-the-early-jurassic

 

Charter Oak Tree: http://gonewengland.about.com/od/cthistory/a/aa-charter-oak.htm

 

CT River:  http://www.ctriver.org/river-resources/about-our-rivers/watershed-facts/

http://www.ctrivermuseum.org/british-raid-on-essex-2/

http://www.ctrivermuseum.org/the-river-that-connects-us/

 

Lake Compounce:

https://www.lakecompounce.com/plan-a-visit/lake-compounce

http://connecticuthistory.org/lake-compounce-bringing-amusements-to-the-states-residents-since-1846/

 

Samuel Colt (1814-1862):

http://www.netstate.com/states/peop/people/ct_sc.htm

http://www.nndb.com/people/786/000028702/

 

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, also known as Mark Twain (1835-1910):

http://connecticuthistory.org/people/samuel-clemens-1835-1910/

www.biography.com/people/mark-twain-9512564?page=2

www.marktwainmuseum.org/index.php/education/for-kids

www.cmgww.com/historic/twain/about/index.php

www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/610829/Mark-Twain Noah Webster (1758-1843)

 

Eli Terry:

http://school.eb.com/levels/high/article/71798 

http://connecticuthistory.org/people/eli-terry/

 

Fundamental Orders of CT: http://billofrightsinstitute.org/resources/educator-resources/americapedia/americapedia-documents/orders-of-connecticut/ 

 http://connecticuthistory.org/the-fundamental-orders-of-connecticut/

 

Charles Goodyear:  http://www.goodyear.com/corporate/history/history_story.html

 

Charter Oak Tree: http://connecticuthistory.org/connecticuts-the-legend-of-the-charter-oak/ 

 

Hartford: http://hartfordhistory.net/founding_of_hartford.html

 

Hartford Courant:  http://connecticuthistory.org/the-oldest-newspaper-in-continuous-publication/

http://www.courant.com/about/thc-history-htmlstory.html

 

CT Inventions/Inventors:

http://www.connecticutmag.com/Connecticut-Today/March-2013/20-Inventions-Connecticut-Doesnt-Get-Enough-Credit-For/ 

http://inventors.about.com/od/americaninventors/qt/Connecticut.htm

 https://ctinventor.wordpress.com/2008/08/06/top-ten-connecticut-inventors-in-my-opinion/

 

 

Jet Engines (Pratt & Whitney): http://www.pw.utc.com/Where_Weve_Been

http://connecticuthistory.org/the-early-years-of-the-pratt-whitney-aircraft-company/

 

Knowlton's Rangers:

http://connecticuthistory.org/thomas-knowlton-a-small-towns-national-hero/

http://www.connecticutsar.org/patriots/knowlton_thomas.htm 

 

Jonathan Trumbull:  

http://govtrumbullhousedar.org/pb/wp_955a77fd/wp_955a77fd.html

http://connecticuthistory.org/people/jonathan-trumbull/

http://connecticuthistory.org/governor-jonathan-trumbull-dies/

 http://ctstatelibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Jonathan-Trumbull.pdf

 

Mohegans: http://www.mohegan.nsn.us/heritage/our-history

 

Long Island Sound: http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2705&q=323790&deepNav_GID=1635%20

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/347288/Long-Island-Sound 

 

Noah Webster (1758-1843):

http://noahwebsterhouse.org/discover/noah-webster-history.htm

http://www.merriam-webster.com/info/noah.htm

 

Gillette Castle:

http://connecticuthistory.org/people/william-gillette/

 http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325204&deepNav_GID=1650%20

 

Ella Grasso (1919-1981):

http://www.cslib.org/gov/grassoe.htm

http://www.greatwomen.org/women-of-the-hall/search-the-hall/details/2/66-Grasso

 

 Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896):

http://www.biography.com/people/harriet-beecher-stowe-9496479

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~ma97/riedy/hbs.html

 www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org

 

P.T. (Phineas Taylor) Barnum (1810-1891):

http://connecticuthistory.org/people/p-t-phineas-taylor-barnum-1810-1891/

 

Prudence Crandall (1803-1890):

http://connecticuthistory.org/people/prudence-crandall/

 

Pequot: http://www.bigorrin.org/pequot_kids.htm

 

 

Eli Whitney:

http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h287.html

http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/cotton-gin-patent/

www.biography.com/people/eli-whitney-9530201

www.eliwhitney.org/museum/eli-whitney

http://havefunwithhistory.com/movies/cottonGin.html

http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/nchist-newnation/5031

 

 

Nathan Hale (1755 to 1776):

  http://www.connecticutsar.org/patriots/hale_nathan.htm

http://www.biography.com/people/nathan-hale-9325477

 

 Benedict Arnold:

http://www.ushistory.org/valleyforge/served/arnold.html

http://www.historynet.com/benedict-arnold-general-in-the-battle-of-saratoga.htm

http://www.google.com/searchq=benedict+arnold&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:enus&prmd=imvnso&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=8BrrT8zqAaif6QHC6ZGzBQ&ved=0 CGcQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=843

 

 Amistad

http://www.ct.gov/kids/cwp/view.asp?a=2573&q=392830

http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/July-August-08/On-this-Day--Amistad-Captured-Off-Long-Island-Coast.html

l  http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson043.shtml

http://academic.sun.ac.za/forlang/bergman/real/amistad/history/msp/overview.htm

 

USS Nautilus:

http://www.ussnautilus.org/nautilus/index.shtml 

 

http://connecticuthistory.org/the-launch-of-the-uss-nautilus-today-in-history/

 

 UCONN:  http://uconn.edu/about-us/history/

 

John WInthrop Jr:

http://connecticuthistory.org/people/john-winthrop-jr/ 

 

 

Wadsworth Atheneum:  http://thewadsworth.org/about/history/

 

Yale University:  http://www.yale.edu/about/history.html

 

Mystic Seaport and Village:  http://www.mysticseaport.org/locations/village/

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