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    We went to Dachau as part of the 2006 World Travel Club trip to Munich, Switzerland, and Paris.  The camp was originally set up in 1933 by the German Government to be used as a camp for criminals in

Germany.  It was transformed into a camp where people were systematically killed by the Nazis.


    The Concentration Camp at Dachau was opened Wednesday, 22 March 1933, bringing in about 200 prisoners from Stadelheim prison in Munich and the Landsberg fortress. An announcement made by

Heinrich Himmler, stated that the concentration camp could hold up to 5,000 people and its purpose was to restore calm to Germany and that having a concentration camp was in the best interest of the people. After this announcement, the first concentration camp of the Third Reich was officially established. It became the first regular concentration camp established by the coalition government of the National Socialist Party (Nazi Party) and the German Nationalist People's Party (dissolved on

6 July 1933). Heinrich Himmler, then Chief of Police of Munich, officially described the camp as "the first concentration camp for political prisoners."


    The main priority of the Dachau concentration camp was to serve as a munition factory along with forced labor working to expand the camp. The Dachau concentration camp was also the training center for SS guards and was a model for other concentration camps.


Visitors web site


Kevin McGovern

Social Studies Department

Mansfield High School



“Meet the Press” 19th century


Age of Ideologies Resources:

“Modern History Sourcebook” (Fordham University)…GREAT SITE!!!







Socialists (Utopian)




Nationalism (search 19th century nationalism…pre 1850)



Mr. Miller's

U. S. History


01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10

11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20,

21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40

41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50,

51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60,

61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70,

71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80,

81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90,

91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100,

101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110

111, 112,113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120.




Renaissance Artists


The New Deal Brochure Project

 The Cherokee Trail of Tears: 1838-1839

THE 1920’S-using primary sources

Newspaper sources

 Roman Empire

The Vietnam War


Model Senate

American Association of University Professors  | American Bar Association | American Civil Liberties Union | American Lib. Assoc. Office for Intellectual Freed | Center for Campus Free Speech | Center for Constitutional Rights | Center for Democracy and Technology | Electronic Frontier Foundation | Electronic Privacy Information Center | First Amendment Center | Foundation for Individual Rights I Education  | National Coalition against Censorship | National Lawyers Guild | Reporters Comm. For Freedom of the Press

Student Press Law Center | Stem Cell Research | Abortion | Gun Control | Prison Reform ( three strikes ) | Energy Policy | Human Cloning | Environmental Issues | Children's Services | Federal Funding for the Arts | Homeland Security | Immigration

Multi Subject |

Education Reform

White House education reform | Education Reform Networks | School choices

Affirmative Action

Affirmative action | Affirmative Action History | The Affirmative Action and Diversity Project | The Origins of Affirmative Action | America’s Struggle for Racial Equality | Eliminate affirmative action policies?

Health Care

Health Care problems |

Human rights watch (Cuba) | Lexington Institute (Cuba)

Death Tax | |

Internet Taxation/Regulation | | Open Digital Rights

Tort Reform

American Tort Reform | What is tort reform | DrumMajorInstitute

Income tax reform

Fair Tax | Tax reform information

Military Service Reform

Selective Service (Draft) | Honest Argument | How it works

Death Penalty

Death Penalty Information Center | National Coalition against the Death Penalty | Human Rights Watch | The Innocence Project | Pro-Death Penalty




Western Civilization

Illustrated History of the Roman Empire - FAQ (See "Why did Rome fall?")

Fall of Rome: Decline of the Roman Empire - Some say Rome fell when it was split in two. Many say the Fall was an ongoing process lasting more than a century. Since Rome still exists it could even be argued it never fell.

Roman Empire: The Fall of Rome - It didn't take long for the Germans and Goths to realize that the new young emperors were weak and so this was a good time to attack. Roman generals also saw this weakness and revolted.

50 States Webliography - Informative sites, games, fun facts--all about the 50 U.S. states.

Classics Technology Center on the Web - Focusing on the Classical civilizations of Greece and Rome, this site aims to incorporate the use of technology into study of the Classics

Cold War Museum

GeoBee Challenge - Stretch your mental muscles with a daily dose of the questions that have stumped geography whizzes from across the U.S.

Holocaust - Holocaust Teacher Resource Center

The Living Room Candidate - History of Presidential Campaign Commercials 1952-2004

First Amendment Project

First Amendment Schools: Resources for Students, Teachers ...

National Archives & Records Administration -- Digital ClassroomContains reproducible copies of primary documents from the holdings of the National Archives of the United States, teaching activities correlated to the National History Standards and National Standards for Civics and Government, and cross-curricular connections.

National D-Day Museum - Suggestions and lesson ideas for all grades on how to integrate into your social studies classroom. Includes downloadable Teacher Sourcebook, a key resource for working with the 100 milestone documents in the classroom.

Plimoth-on-Web Plantation

The American Experience/Vietnam

The Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression

The Vietnam War

Wise Guide - This web site from the Library of Congress is a monthly magazine-style publication that features short articles about a handful of historical events or people each month, complete with a brief history and links to primary-source materials and other background information from the Library's extensive online archives.