I designed these web projects with two goals in mind. First, I wanted to locate American social history primary materials that my students would not otherwise have access to. I wanted these sources to be varied, including pictures, text and sound. I also wanted these sources to be of sufficient quantity that the students would have a lot to work with. This fits into my second goal, I wanted the students to use the sources to engage in their own research. As such I have tried to find sources that are open-ended, that allow the students to draw their own conclusions after going through the "sifting and winnowing" process of research.