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American History Top
About Lyndon B. Johnson Ntl. Historical Park
Johnson Site features puzzles, word scrambles, and other activities about the history and accomplishments of our 36th President.
Source: National Park Service

American Memory
Photographs, manuscripts, rare books, maps, recorded sound, and moving pictures that are part of the historical Americana.
Source: Library of Congress

American Time Capsule
Items from 3 centuries, comprised of 28,000 sources, including posters, notices, advertisements, proclamations, leaflets, etc.
Source: Library of Congress

At Home in the Heartland
Explores family life in Illinois from 1700 to now and examine contributions of various cultural groups to the state. Includes maps, etc.
Source: IL State Museum, w/ Ntl. Endwt. Humanities

Campfire Stories with George Catlin
Take a virtual journey to meet American Indians of the 1830s with artist, ethnologist, and showman George Catlin. This site compiles paintings, historical documents, and commentary from contemporary experts so you can explore the intersections of two
Source: Smithsonian Institution

Capital and the Bay, The – American Memory
139 books with first-person narratives, early histories, biographies, brochures, and photograph collections that capture this region.
Source: Library of Congress

Doing the Decades, 1890-1941
A two-month team research project for that uses Library of Congress resources to focus on long-term change in U.S. history.
Source: Library of Congress

Experiencing War (Voices of War)
Veterans history themes including: a day in the life, combat, coming home, courage, life-altering moments, D-Day, POWs, and more.
Source: Library of Congress

Future State
Learn about Vietnam, and the Cuban Missile Crisis and more than 50 international issues. Also links for current events, and more.
Source: Department of State

Grandparent/Elder Project, The
Learn about World War I and the Great Depression by studying and by interviewing a grandparent or other elder.
Source: Library of Congress

History Place
All kinds of information and images of modern U.S. history: events and culture.
Source: History Place

Humanities Text Initiative
Digital library of historical documents such as speeches, letters, campaign ads, on famous Americans.
Source: Univ. of Michigan

Kid’s Zone at Colonial Williamsburg
Games and activities to introduce kids to The Colonial Williamsburg
Source: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Knowitall.org
Knowitall.org is ETV’s educational Web portal, a collection of fun, interactive websites for K-12 students, teachers and parents. Learn about South Carolina and Gullah culture through historical pictures and virtual tours of historic sites in South C
Source: South Carolina ETV Commission

Lewis and Clark
Learn about Lewis & Clark and the PBS show, “The Journey of the Corps of Discovery.”
Source: PBS

Nathaniel Hawthorne in Salem, MA
Explore connection to Salem with a focus onThe Scarlet Letter Site also presents excerpts by leading Hawthorne scholars.
Source: N. Shore Comm. College, w/ Ntl. Endwt. Humanities

National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian
Site for museum devoted to the protection and study of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans
Source: Smithsonian Institution

New Perspectives on the West
Based on PBS’s “THE WEST” this multimedia site offers selected documentary materials, archival images and commentary, as well as links to background information and other resources.
Source: PBS

Salem (Mass.) Witch Museum
“Haunted Happenings” and other contents make this site useful when studying this area of United States history.
Source: Salem Witch Museum

The American Civil War Homepage
Site: “The American Civil War Homepage gathers together in one place hypertext links to the most useful identified electronic files about the American Civil War (1861-1865). The page opens a gateway to the Internet’s multi-formatted resources about w
Source: George H. Hoemann

The Civil War Homepage
Site: “The American Civil War Homepage gathers together in one place hypertext links to the most useful identified electronic files about the American Civil War (1861-1865). The page opens a gateway to the Internet’s multi-formatted resources about w
Source: George H. Hoemann

The Lewis and Clark Journey of Discovery
The Lewis and Clark Journey of Discovery provides games, quizzes, profiles of members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Source: National Park Service

The Oregon Trail
Tons of interesting information about the history of the Oregon Trail.
Source: Mike Trinklein and Steve Boettcher

WestWeb
A topically-organized website about the study of the American West created and maintained by a born-and-bred Westerner
Source: WestWeb is the property of Catherine Lavender

 
Ancient Worlds Top
Ancient Egypt
Links to sites covering the time of the Pharaohs, Mummies and Hieroglyphics.
Source: www.kidskonnect.com

Ancient Egypt on the Web
Site: “explore the mystery and splendor of ancient Egypt from the comfort of your own computer. Egypt is a fascinating land which boasts of a rich history and a colorful culture. The pyramids are only the beginning of the amazing traces of an ancient
Source: Guardian’s Egypt

Ancient Greeks, The
The culture, people, and history of ancient Greece are presented. Learn the philosophies that formed and shaped the civilization.
Source: Arrowhead Web Design & Consulting

Hercules: Greece’s Greatest Hero
This is part of the scholarly Perseus Project at Tufts University, but useful to grasp the place of Hercules in myth and history
Source: Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the President and Fellows of Harvard College

Kids Page on the Ancient Egyptians
Site: “Study of the world’s cultures, past and present. In other words, it’s about people, and the interesting things people have done, are doing…and will do.”
Source: University of Penn Museum

Secrets of the Lost Empires: Medieval Siege
Learn about life in medieval castles and how to operate a catapult. For upper elementary and middle school students.
Source: WGBH Science Unit

Theban Mapping Project, The
An interactive atlas with commentary and photos of the monuments in Thebes, particularly in the Valley of the Kings.
Source: Theban Mapping Project

 
General History Top
Artifact Road Show
Lessons helping students put historical events in context and see them as a part of a larger story, useing primary resources is the focus.
Source: Library of Congress

Food Timeline, The
Ever wonder what the Vikings ate? How Thomas Jefferson made ice cream? Food has certainly influenced history.
Source: Lynne Olver

Museums and Learning: A Guide for Family Visits
How museums relate to learning, and suggests ways to make museum visits enjoyable learning experiences for children.
Source: Department of Education

Online Exhibits at Smithsonian
Take a virtual visit on the Smithsonian Museum.
Source: National Museum of American History

The Digital Classroom
Site offers discussions on how primary documents, such as materials from the National Archives, give form to history.
Source: National Archives and Records Administration

This Day in History
Find out what happened on this day in history.
Source: History Channel

 
World History Top
Africa Guide
A guide to locating online teaching resources for African studies. Includes topics such as language, environment, travel, and lesson plans.
Source: University of Pennsylvania

ArabNet: Arab Countries
Resource about the Arab world in the Middle East and North Africa. It presents information on Arab art, homes, economics and history.
Source: ArabNet

Castles on the Web
A beautifully designed and carefully researched site by Ted Monk. A great �Castles for Kids� section.
Source: Castles on the Web

Creating French Culture
Treasures from the Biblioth�que Nationale de France traces the history of the French and U.S. relationship back to Charlemagne.
Source: Library of Congress

Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative
Explore the form and content of cuneiform tablets dating from the beginning of writing, ca. 3200 B.C., until the end of the third millennium.
Source: Multiple Governement Agencies

Hiroshima Archive
Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombing with archives for research and education for those interested in the bombing.
Source: Mayu Tsuruya with Professor Gerald Figal as academic sponsor at Lewis & Clark College

Ice Treasures of the Inca
Journey with climber Johan Reinhard to find the great treasures of the Inca. You can follow the step-by-step journey of discovery
Source: National Geographic Society, Myriad Agency

Labyrinth
Medieval studies with links providing connections to databases, services, and electronic texts on other servers around the world.
Source: Georgetown University

Learning about the Holocaust
Teaching about the holocaust, children and the holocaust, Nazi rule, and the rise and fall of National Socialism in Germany, 1933-1945.
Source: National Holocaust Memorial Museum

The Canada War Museum
Learn about Canada’s history in war.
Source: Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation

The European Middle Ages
Site: “European Middle Ages is designed as a learning module in the form of a “research textbook.” The module provides more information and in more detail than the average freshman level world cultures/history/civilizations textbook.”
Source: Richard Hooker

Titanic Historical Society
Site of a unique, privately-owned display is dedicated to the ill-fated liner. This site includes a wide range of information on the Titanic
Source: The Titanic Historical Society, Inc.

Virtual Renaissance: A Journey Through Time
Travel back through time to a completely different world. This site offers opportunity to examine many aspects of the Renaissance.
Source: The VirRen Team