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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.
http://www.on-this-day.com

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/

USHISTORY.ORG

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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