A Note about Internet Resources
Students need to be aware that Web sites sometimes present only one view of an issue. Encourage them to think about Web sites even as they are reading. Guiding questions as they review Web sites are: What to did you learn from this site? What didn't you learn from this site? Who sponsors this site? What bias might the sponsor have? How current is the site?
FRONTLINE's and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE'S Web site on The Mormons. The Web site provides questions and explanations about Mormonism, offers an interactive map of the Mormons' westward trek, and includes profiles of key people and events in Mormon history and interviews with church leaders, members and historians.
American Prophet: The Story of Joseph Smith
This PBS site provides the history of Mormonism, information about LDS doctrine and a timeline of important events in Mormon and American history.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Web site
The official Web site of the Mormon Church provides its history, relevant documents and information about its institutions and missionary work.
The Reed-Smoot Hearings
William & Mary College's site includes transcripts of the 1903 Reed-Smoot Hearings when a Mormon legislator's appointment to the U.S. Senate was held in question and subsequently investigated.
Religion & Ethics Newsweekly
A catalogue of lesson plans developed for this PBS series examine the intersection of religion with American life.
Religion in American History Ð What to Teach and How
"Chapter 7: No Religion Test" deals with the role of religion in the 1908 presidential election. Students can examine documents written by Presidents Taft and Roosevelt concerning this controversy.