United States History Resources
World History Resources
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United States History Resources
Adventures in the Past: This site, created by the Bureau of Land Management, provides lessons, activities, and articles for teaching about such topics as the railroads, the Gold Rush, the Oregon Trail, early explorers, and more!
American Beginnings: A website full of historical documents, literary texts, and works of art pertaining to the European presence in North America from 1492-1690.
American Journeys: is a new digital library and on-line learning center that makes available over 17,000 original letters, diaries, rare documents, images and more allowing direct student and teacher access to key primary resources from 1000 to about 1830.
The Civil War Preservation Trust: You can sign up to receive a monthly newsletter via email which is full of teaching ideas and information on the Civil War.
EASE History: This site provides hundreds of videos and photographs of campaign ads and issues through history.
Harper’s Weekly Online: A retired publisher has spent the last 10 years archiving and indexing all of Harper's Weekly magazines, in an effort to make it available online as an invaluable resources for students and teachers. Much if the information is available for free, the rest is available for a small fee.
Historical Treasure Chests Students learn about primary and secondary sources through both online and printable activities.
History Matters This site offers an extensive annotated guide to useful social studies websites. The listing is also searchable by topic and type of resource!
History & Politics Outloud: This is an awesome site that has audio recordings of hundreds of hitorical and political speeches. For example, you can listen to Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain speech, or Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream Speech.
HotChalk: HotChalk is a learning environment for K-12 teachers, students and parents that includes a premium digital content like NBC News video and a rich library of teacher-contributed lesson plans. Any NBC news story since they started broadcasting is available for free on this site!
The Interactive Museum of News: This interactive news "museum" allows the reader to view thousands of news stories, both historical and current.
The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum was created to honor those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever by the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The Memorial and Museum are dedicated to educating visitors about the impact of violence, informing about events surrounding the bombing, and inspiring hope and healing through lessons learned by those affected.
Library of Congress: The Library of Congress provides one of the most comprehensive list of resources on American history!
Library of Congress: American Memory Collection - This collection includes historic maps, photos, original documents, and audio and video clips. The collection is sorted by topic.
Library of Congress: American Memory Collection – The Learning Page - The Learning Page is the teacher's guide to using the American Memory Collection in the classroom.
National Archives and Records Administration - The NARA site includes the "National Archives Experience"; an online database of historical documents, online exhibits, links to the Presidential Libraries, and a new exhibit of eyewitness accounts to events in American history.
National Museum of American History: A Smithsonian Museum - The educator's page from the Smithsonian provides a wealth of information about using the Museum of American History's resources in the classroom.
National WWI Museum: At the National World War I Museum, World War I history comes alive. The online exhibits contain objects and documents ranging from weaponry and uniforms used during the war, to letters and postcards from the field. Each piece contributes to a story.
PBS Teacher's Resource: Social Studies Lesson plans and activities can be searched at both grade level and subject area.
SCORE: History/Social Science This in depth site allows teacher to search for websites by topic and grade level. Though the site is aligned to California Social Studies Standards, it is easy to navigate and is an invaluable resource!
The Smithsonian Institute: History & Culture - The Smithsonian offers an extensive database of information on topics in American history. Music, documents, photographs, and audio clips are just a portion of what's available on this site!
Smithsonian Education: Mr. President - This "Idea Lab" from the Smithsonian Institute profiles all of the Presidents of the United States. You can even take a virtual tour of the Hall of Presidents at the Smithsonian!
Smithsonian for Teachers: This searchable database allows teachers to find lesson plans for most any topic in history & culture and for every grade level!
Teaching Tolerance: The Southern Poverty Law Center - Teaching Tolerance provides free teaching materials and a quarterly magazine in an effort to promote tolerance. Topics such as The Civil Rights Movement, Rosa Parks, and Dealing with Bullies, are just a few of the issues available in outstanding curriculum materials.
Teaching with Historic Places: This site, part of the National Register of Historic Places, provides lesson ideas for teaching about American history through the study of historic places.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum The museum offers free teaching materials for teaching about the Holocaust in the classroom.
U.S. States & Capitals: Everything you always wanted to know about the 50 U.S. states and capitals can be found on this stie. They even have outline maps of the individual states and the United States!
United States Postal Service: Classroom Resources. The USPS provides free resources/lessons to teachers several times a year when they release stamps of historical significance. These lessons are geared primarily towards elementary age students, but could be adapted to use at any grade level.
The Wessels Living History Farm web site -- has, at present, almost 400 stories about the history of agricultural innovations during the 20th century. These are stories that have implications far beyond the farm because the production of food affects all of us. Agriculture is now high technology that affects -- and is affected by -- the environment, politics, economics, social changes, mechanization and world events.
World History Resources
Best of History Websites: This site provides an extensive listing of outstanding history websites found on the Internet.
Collapse: Why do Civilizations Fall?: An Online Media Exhibit from the Annenberg Foundation.
Discover Babylon: This site uses an ingenious video game to teach students about Mesopotamia during the Uruk Period (3300-3000 BC) when writing was first developing; the Ur III period (2100-2000 BC), a time of great cities and central organization; and the Neo-Assyrian period (1000-600 BC), a time of empires. The game can be downloaded for free!
Eyewitness to History : Primary Sources documents, photos, and audio clips for thousands of historical events!
The History Channel: This site provides numerous maps, audio clips, a world timeline of events, a women’s history exhibit, and much more!
The Middle Ages: An Online Media Exhibit from the Annenberg Foundation.
Renaissance: An Online Media Exhibit from the Annenberg Foundation.
U.S. State Department Resources & Projects for Parents and Educators.
The World Factbook: developed and maintained by the CIA.