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Watchung Hills Regional High School

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Heroes Research Project

Heroes Research Project


CIRCULATING AND REFERENCE BOOKS
Individual biographies are located in the Biography section of the Media Center and are arranged alphabetically by the subject’s last name.
You can also use the Media Center Card Catalog to find circulating and reference books about hero you are researching.
Go to the school’s web site: https://www.whrhs.org
Select Academics
Select Media Center
Click on Watchung Hills Regional High School District for card catalog access
Enter the name of the hero in the Find box

Search for topics using the following tabs:
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DATABASES AND EBOOKS
ABC-CLIO Social Studies Databases
ABC-CLIO eBooks

Biography in Context
Classroom Video on Demand
eLibrary Curriculum Edition
Facts on File
American History Online
American Indian History Online
American Women's History Online
Modern World History Online
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Global Issues in Context
JSTOR
Pop Culture Universe
ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Salem History

Science in Context
Student Resources in Context

World History in Context

WEB LINKS

EDITH ABBOTT
Abbott, Edith (1876-1957)
Edith Abbott
Women's Intellectual Contributions: Edith Abbott
Abbott, Edith - Social Welfare History Project

JANE ADDAMS
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
Jane Addams: Nobel Peace Prize, 1931
Addams, Jane [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
American Experience | Chicago | City of the Century | Jane Addams
Jane Addams: Biography
Jane Addams (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Jane Addams Collection
Twenty Years at Hull House

LOUIS ARMSTRONG
Louis Armstrong: Biography
Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy
Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns - Selected Artist Biography: Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong House Museum - Timeline
Louis Armstrong: A Masterful Trumpet Player
Louis Armstrong

CLARA BARTON
Clara Barton: Civil War Nurse and Founder of the American Red Cross
Reynolds-Finley Historical Library – Clara Barton
https://www.uab.edu/reynolds/cwfigs/barton

At the Front: Clara Barton and the Civil War
http://face2face.si.edu/my_weblog/2013/08/at-the-front-clara-barton-and-the-civil-war.html
Clara Barton | American Red Cross Founder
Clara Barton - Birthplace Museum
HistoryNet: Clara Barton


RUBY BRIDGES
Ruby Bridges Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story
Ruby Bridges
http://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/biography/biographies/ruby-bridges/
Ruby Bridges | The Story
http://www.rubybridges.com/story.html
Ruby Bridges: A Class of One | PBS NewsHour 
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/social_issues/jan-june97/bridges_2-18.html
Ruby’s Story
http://rubybridgesfoundation.org/vision/rubys-story/



DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES

Princess Diana Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story
http://www.biography.com/people/princess-diana-9273782

Princess Diana - Biography
http://www.thebiographychannel.co.uk/biographies/diana-spencer.html
Princess Diana Biography | Biography Online
http://www.biographyonline.net/people/biography_princess_diana.html

Diana, Princess of Wales
http://www.royal.gov.uk/HistoryoftheMonarchy/The%20House%20of%20Windsor%20from%201952/DianaPrincessofWales/Childhood.aspx

Princess Diana Biography
http://womenshistory.about.com/od/diana/p/princess_diana.htm


WALT DISNEY
Walt Disney Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story
Walt Disney
http://www.justdisney.com/walt_disney/biography/long_bio.html

Walt Disney
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/165713/Walt-Disney



AMELIA EARHART

The Official Website of Amelia Earhart
http://www.ameliaearhart.com/about/bio.html

Amelia Earhart: Biography
http://www.biography.com/people/amelia-earhart-9283280

Timeline: Amelia Earhart
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/timeline/earhart

Amelia Earhart (1897-1937)

http://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/biography/biographies/amelia-earhart



ALBERT EINSTEIN

Albert Einstein Official Site
http://einstein.biz

Albert Einstein: Biographical
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1921/einstein-bio.html

Albert Einstein Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story
http://www.biography.com/people/albert-einstein-9285408

Albert Einstein: Image and Impact
http://inventors.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.aip.org/history/einstein/

Einstein: The American Museum of Natural History

http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/past-exhibitions/einstein



MAHATMA GANDHI

Mahatma Gandhi
http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/southasia/History/Gandhi/gandhi.html

Biography of Mahatma Gandhi
http://history1900s.about.com/od/people/a/gandhi.htm

Mohandas Gandhi
http://www.history.com/topics/mahatma-gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi Biography
http://www.history.co.uk/biographies/mahatma-gandhi



BILL GATES
Bill Gates: Biography

LOU GEHRIG

Lou Gehrig Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story
http://www.biography.com/people/lou-gehrig-9308266

The Ballplayers - Lou Gehrig
http://www.baseballlibrary.com/ballplayers/player.php?name=Lou_Gehrig_1903
Living Legacies: Lou Gehrig
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/alumni/Magazine/Fall2001/Gehrig.html

Historic Baseball: Lou Gehrig
http://www.historicbaseball.com/players/g/gehrig_lou.html

Lou Gehrig Speech

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SKyfGK9br

Lou Gehrig - Farewell to Baseball Address
http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/lougehrigfarewelltobaseball.htm



MIEP GIES

Miep Gies: Her Own Story
http://www.miepgies.nl/en/
Miep Gies
Miep Gies

TEMPLE GRANDIN
PBS - Scientific American Frontiers:Growing Up Different:My Experiences With Autism
Temple Grandin: Biography
Temple Grandin Biography
Temple Grandin's Official Autism Website
Autism First-Hand: An Expert Interview wth Temple Grandin, PhD

STEPHEN HAWKING
Stephen Hawking: The Official Website
Stephen Hawking Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story
Biography of Stephen Hawking
http://biography-of.com/stephen-hawking

Stephen Hawking: Brief Biography
http://www.hawking.org.uk/about-stephen.html



STEVE JOBS

Steve Jobs: Biography
http://www.biography.com/people/steve-jobs-9354805

All About Steve Jobs
http://allaboutstevejobs.com/bio/bio.ph

Steve Jobs
http://inventors.about.com/od/ijstartinventors/p/Steve-Jobs.htm

Steve Jobs: From Garage to World’s Most Valuable Company | Computer History Museum http://www.computerhistory.org/atchm/steve-jobs

Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates
http://spectator.org/articles/36514/steve-jobs-vs-bill-gates

Steve Jobs Biography http://www.notablebiographies.com/Ho-Jo/Jobs-Steve.html



JOHN F. KENNEDY

John F. Kennedy: Biography
American President: John Fitzgerald Kennedy: A Life in Brief
John F. Kennedy Biography - Facts, Quotes, Photos, Video, Timeline
http://www.biography.com/people/john-f-kennedy-9362930

Life of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
http://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/Life-of-John-F-Kennedy.aspx

JFK: The Kennedys
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/biography/kennedys-bio-john-fitzgerald/

The History Place - John F. Kennedy Photo History
http://www.historyplace.com/kennedy/
John F. Kennedy



EMMA LAZARUS
Emma Lazarus (1849-1887)
Emma Lazarus
Emma Lazarus
Life of Emma Lazarus Provides Inspiration for Princeton’s Schor

NELSON MANDELA
Nelson Mandela Biography - Birthday, Facts, Life Story, Quotes, Timeline
Nelson Mandela
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1993/mandela-bio.html

Nelson Mandela
http://www.history.com/topics/nelson-mandela
Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s Liberator as Prisoner and President, Dies at 95
The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela | FRONTLINE | PBS
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/mandela/
BBC News - Nelson Mandela’s Life and Times
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12305154

Biography: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
http://africanhistory.about.com/od/mandelanelson/a/bio_mandela.htm


THURGOOD MARSHALL
Thurgood Marshall Biography
The Supreme Court Biographies of the Robes: Thurgood Marshall
Thurgood Marshall
Thurgood Marshall: Biography
Thurgood Marshall

HARVEY MILK
Milk Foundation: The Official Harvey Milk Biography
Harvey Milk: Biography
Harvey Milk Biography
GLBTQ Social Sciences: Harvey Milk

JACKIE ROBINSON
Jackie Robinson: Biography
Jackie Robinson - Black History - HISTORY.com
Jackie Robinson
Robinson, Jackie | Baseball Hall of Fame
Context: US History – Jackie Robinson Civil Rights Leader?
Jim Crow, Meet Lieutenant Robinson: A 1944 Court-Martial

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
Eleanor Roosevelt Biography: National First Ladies' Library
Biography of Eleanor Roosevelt
http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/education/resources/bio_er.html
Eleanor Roosevelt - WGBH American Experience
American National Biography Online: Roosevelt, Eleanor
Eleanor Roosevelt: National Women's History Museum 
http://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/biography/biographies/eleanor-roosevelt
Anna Roosevelt
http://millercenter.org/president/fdroosevelt/essays/firstlady
Biography of Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
Franklin D. Roosevelt Biography
Biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt : Biography
American President: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
PAT TILLMAN

Pat Tillman: Biography
What Really Happened to Pat Tillman?
Pat Tillman - Enduring Guilt
ESPN Classic - Hero


HARRIET TUBMAN
Harriet Tubman: Biography
Harriet Tubman Biography: From Slavery to Freedom
Harriet Tubman
A Biography of Harriet Tubman

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON
Booker T. Washington, 1856-1915
Washington, Booker T.
The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow: Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington: Biography
Dr. Booker Taliferro Washington
An Autobiography: The Story of My Life

SARAH WINNEMUCCA
American Indian Biography: Sarah Winnemucca
Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins: Voices From the Gaps
http://voices.cla.umn.edu/artistpages/hopkinsSarah.php
Sarah Winnemucca: Native American Activist
http://womenshistory.about.com/od/nativeamwomen/p/Sarah-Winnemucca.htm



MALALA YOUSAFZAI

Malala Yousafzai Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story
http://www.biography.com/people/malala-yousafzai-21362253

Malala Yousafzai: The Bravest Girl in the World
http://www.parade.com/170557/parade/malala-yousafzai-the-bravest-girl-in-the-world/
Documenting a Pakistani Girl’s Transformation
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/08/world/asia/the-making-of-Malala.html?ref=malalayousafzai
Malala Yousafzai Biography & Life Story
http://www.malalayousafzai.org.uk/malala-yousafzai-biography/