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The Rock: Alcatraz Island

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Resource:The Rock: Alcatraz Island
Provider:National Park Service
Summary:Recommended Age Range: 10-18 (Grades 4-12, with parental supervision). At this National Park Service multi-media website, you can take a virtual tour of the infamous prison that operated from 1934-1963 on Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay.
Description:Click on "Virtual Tours" under "Multimedia Site Features" and tour:
  • Cell Block
  • Exercise Yard
  • Kitchen
  • Mess Hall
You can also watch slide shows that explore the history of Alcatraz including its use as a military fort, the decades it was used as a federal penitentiary, and its occupation by American Indians from 1969-1971.

And learn about some of the correctional facility's most notorious inmates including Al "Scarface" Capone, George "Machine Gun" Kelly, and Robert "Birdman" Stroud.

This online exhibit features an extensive collection in the "All Image Gallery" that includes historic photographs and documents, escape materials, correctional materials, and inmate artwork.
Contributed by:ClickSchooling ©Copyright 2019, All Rights Reserved, ClickSchooling
C A T E G O R I E S
Orientation:General
Subjects:Social Studies
Teaching Methods:Virtual Tour
I N T E N D E D   F O R:
Ages:10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18
Grades:4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
F O R   M O R E   I N F O R M A T I O N
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