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American History

The Digital Classroom

Digital Classroom provides materials from the National Archives and methods for teaching with primary sources. http://www.archives.gov/digital_classroom/index.html

Discovery Channel American History Sites
This section of the Discovery Channel web site contains a long list of links to educational American history web resources. http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/history/hista.html

Eye Witness to History

"Illuminating the past through personal narratives and other first-hand sources. Eye Witness to History takes a look at major events in history through the perspectives of eyewitnesses, using personal letters and essays." http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/

50 States

50 States is an extensive database that offers a wealth of well organized information on each individual state. http://www.50states.com/

Historical Text Archive

"The HTA publishes high quality articles, books, essays, documents, historical photos, and links, screened for content, for a broad range of historical subjects." http://www.historicaltextarchive.com/

History Channel

This site, from the makers of the History Channel, includes "This Day in History" and "search a topic in history". (and much more). http://www.historychannel.com/

The History of Today

Set up in a table form, you can easily search for daily historical facts and events, famous birthdays, world history and music history.

The History Place

Great online history exhibits dedicated to students, educators and all who love history. (World Wars, Lincoln, Kennedy and more). http://www.historyplace.com/

History Wired

History Wired is a virtual exploration of the Smithsonian Institution's interesting objects. A variety of features offers users a rich interactive experience. http://www.historywired.si.edu/index.html

Hyper History

Hyper History is based on the synchronistic concept online and can be regarded as a companion to the World History Chart of Andreas Nothiger. http://www.hyperhistory.com/

Index of Resources for United States History

Index of Resources for United States History connects thousands of United States History Sites, offering bibliographies, archives, timelines, maps, and much more. http://vlib.iue.it/history/USA/

The Library of Congress

The Library of Congress offers a section titled "American Memory," which includes many historical collections in both audio and video formats. http://www.loc.gov

National Archives and Records Administration

The National Archives and Records Administration offers a massive amount of archived data, including many famous speeches and images, as well as access to The Federal Archive. http://www.archives.gov/

National Park Service

The National Park Service has a "History and Culture" section that provides diverse information on important geographical sites throughout America's history. http://www.nps.gov/

National Women's History Museum

National Women's History Museum contains a comprehensive database of women's history, including a timeline, cyber museum, image gallery, current news postings, and an interactive quiz. http://www.nwhm.org/

People's Century

"This Web site is a companion to People's Century, a 26-episode television series broadcast on PBS. The site contains material of interest to a general audience, with special content for high-school educators and students." http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/peoplescentury/

PBS Lewis and Clark

This interactive site offers several educational features detailing the Lewis and Clark Expedition. http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/

Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History

This site offers virtual exhibitions that cover nearly all aspects of American history. Interactive timelines, quizzes, and a music room provide several stimulating educational experiences. http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/

Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian

This site contains exhibits of American Indian art, archives of past exhibits, and general information on history and culture. http://www.nmai.si.edu/


The Independence Hall Association in Philadelphia brings American history to life on the Internet for visitors worldwide. http://www.ushistory.org/

The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War

The Valley of the Shadow gives a detailed depiction of two American communities--one in the North and one in the South--during the civil war. Thousands of newspapers, letters, diaries, and church records are available. http://valley.vcdh.virginia.edu/

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