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Growth of a Nation
- This 10 minute presentation of the growth of our nation from 1789 to 1959. Click on a decade number at the bottom to see an expanded timeline of that decade. This is a fantastic overview.
index of Black History Links for use in your classrooms
AFRICA: One Continent. Many Worlds - designed to provide an educator
with the knowledge and tools to bring a rich experience to the classroom. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
African Flags - posted by the university of Pennsylvania African Studies
In America presented by PBS - America's journey through slavery is
presented in four parts. For each era, you'll find a historical Narrative,
a Resource Bank of images, documents, stories, biographies, and commentaries,
and a Teacher's Guide for using the content of the Web site and television
series in US history courses.
Resources - Sites to give further information regarding this celebration
Marian Anderson: A Life in Song - This exhibition celebrates the artistic
development and musical career of Marian Anderson. Renowned throughout the
world for her extraordinary contralto voice, she is also remembered for
her dignity and grace under pressure.
Martin Luther King Resources - Lessons, units, worksheets, clip art
& 21st Century America - multiple links on this topic
Audio History - from NPR , treasures from our archives that you can
listen to whenever you wish.
- 17th Century
New England - with special emphasis on the Salem Witchcraft Trials
100 milestone documents of American history - These documents help
us think, talk and teach about the rights and responsibilities of citizens
in our democracy, and reflect our diversity and our unity, our past and
American History Through Architectural Masterpieces - American history
and culture learned through the study of selected American architectural
works of art.
Battle of the Battlefields - a WebQuest on the War of Independence,
the Revolutionary War.
Best History Sites - Portal created for history teachers.
of the contiguous United States - Watch an animation of the changing
boundaries of the United States from 1650 to 1907. See also an animation
from 1650 to 1983 showing
individual county boundaries in the states
Civil War - from MrNussbaum.com
Civil War Timeline - Primary resources and information in timeline format
; Original Articles and Documentation
- The Cold
War - many links on this topic
Colonial America 1600-1775 - [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
Times - Discovery, Exploration, Colonies, & Revolution - multiple links
on this topic
- The Constitution and Constitution Day - Long list of visual resources about the United States Constitution and activities for Constitution Day.
The Decades - Presents a series of web guides on the decades of the
twentieth century. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
History - using new technologies to enhance teaching and research
Early American Maps
Editorial Cartoons - Use this outline to analyze editorial cartoons. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
- The Gold Rush
Gold Rush Quiz - online quiz about the Gold Rush.
Rush Scenes - drawings depicting the life of a gold miner
Natives and Immigrants - natives and Immigrants view of the Gold
Economics of the Great Depression - Where did all the money go? As
detectives, you will gather clues using the Internet to investigate the
mystery through a series of clue sheets. An interactive lesson with an interactive
group project as culmination. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
to History - History through the eyes of those who lived it.
Moments In Early American History ( Short Films of Noteworthy Events)
- films highlighting a true story of historical significance, providing
'students' of early America with a better understanding of the people, places
and events of this important era.
Songs of War - Songs from French and Indian, Revolutionary War, War
of 1812, Civil War,
- The Gilder
Lehrman Institute of American History - a growing variety of resources
to assist teachers and students
Great Chicago Fire - a commemorative exhibition created by the Chicago
Historical Society and Northwestern University [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
Google - Google has digitized 50 historic films from the National Archives
and made them available, at no charge, on the Web
The History Channel - Speeches; Video; be aware of ads.
- The History Net
- where history lives on the web
- The History Place
- the past into the future
- History and Politics
Out Loud - Searchable archives of audio clips of speeches and other
politically significant events.
- History Teacher
- Links and curriculum resources for AP history, US European History,
Government, Global Studies and more. Quizzes and news links included.
Security and Emergencies - Be prepared! Lessons, activities, games
Impeachment of Andrew Johnson - from Harper's weekly. There are several
interesting links here, even an
impeachment simulation game .
Jamestown - Virtual Jamestown - Interactive Maps, Primary Sources,
Public Records, Personal letters, Runaway Slave Ads and more.
- Korean War Project
- includes a searchable database of casualties
Lewis and Clark Adventure
- from MrNussbaum.com
The American Revolution - from PBS
Medicine in the Civil War - some graphic pictures
Medicine in the Civil War - Caring for the Men; The History of Civil
Memory Gallery - Permanent exhibition of the rarest, most interesting
or significant items relating to America's past, drawn from every corner
of the world's largest library.
- National Museum of
the American Indian - posted by the Smithsonian Institution.
Native American Star Knowledge - Information about the Bighorn Medicine
Wheel and much more
Our Documents - Explore 100 milestone documents of American history.
These documents reflect our diversity and our unity, our past and our future,
and mostly our commitment as a nation to continue to strive to "form a more
- Presidents of the United States:
The Living Room Candidate - This online exhibition presents 284
historical presidential campaign commercials from every election year,
beginning with 1952, when the first campaign ads aired.
of the United States
President's Hall presented by Whitehouse.gov
Presidents Puzzle - Drag the Presidents into the proper order and
press the Check button. This site requires Flash, but it is well worth
the download time if you don't yet have it installed. This would be
an excellent review.
- Presidential Libraries
- Thomas Jefferson Papers at the Library of Congress
- Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
- The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums
- McKinley Memorial Library & Museum
- Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum
- Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
- Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
- Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum
- Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home
- John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
- Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library
- Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
- Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum
- Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
- George H Bush Presidential Library Center
- Clinton Presidential Library and Museum
- George W Bush Presidential Library
- Barack Obama Presidential Library
- Primary Source Documents
American Treasures of the Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson,
whose personal library became the core of the Library of Congress, arranged
his books into three types of knowledge, corresponding to three faculties
of the mind: Memory (History), Reason (Philosophy), and Imagination
Calisphere: A World of Primary Source Documents - explore thousands
of primary source images and documents
- A Chronology
of US Historical Documents - From Pre-Colonial to the present [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
- The Civil
War - The Valley of the Shadow - The Valley of the Shadow Project
takes two communities, one Northern and one Southern, through the experience
of the American Civil War. The project is a hypermedia archive of thousands
of sources for the period before, during, and after the Civil War. [unavailable
Declaration of Independence - from the National Archives Experience
Eyewitness to History - arranged by date
Finding World History - reviews describe online primary source
archives, evaluate resources, and provide classroom suggestions
Hammurabi's Code - this Babylonian document is an extremely useful
source for discussions of Mesopotamian government and society - One
of the most influential codifications of law in ancient history
Historical Documents of the United States - from the Mayflower
Compact to Viet Nam era documents
Inaugural Addresses - from George Washington's first on April 30,
1789 to George Bush's on January 20, 1989. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
Addresses of the Presidents of the United States - George Washington
to Barack Obama
Major Document Collections - from the Avalon Project at the Yale
Law School - Look through The Federalist papers, check out the Nuremberg
War Crimes Trial, or many other collections of documents.
Primary Sources on the web - includes American History and World
Teaching with Documents - reproducible copies of primary documents
from the holdings of the National Archives of the United States, teaching
activities correlated to the National History Standards and National
Standards for Civics and Government, and cross-curricular connections
Document Analysis Worksheets - designed and developed by the
Education Staff of the National Archives and Records Administration
to help your students evaluate a variety of types of primary documents
Timeline and Chronicles of the American Revolution - Interactive
site with primary resources.
- U.S. National
Archives and Records Administration Home Page - "The tie that binds
the lives of our people in one indissoluble union are perpetuated in
the archives of our government."
in World History - primary sources by region
postcards from the Great War
Propaganda Posters - First World War
Propaganda Techniques - from Mr. Donn
World War II Propaganda - cartoon, film, music and art
- Revolutionary War
- From Revolution
to Reconstruction - A Hypertext on American History from the colonial
period until Modern Time. Don't miss the
biography section !
Revolutionary War - Prelude to Revolution 1763 to 1775
Revolutionary War - Timeline of the Revolution; PBS
Revolutionary War - Definitions of the Revolutionary War [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
Revolutionary War - Many links from the pre- war years to the war;
primary sources and more [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
Revolutionary War - The Boston Massacre - essay
The Road to Revolution - An interactive game about events leading
up to the Revolutionary War.
Women in the Revolution - scroll past the ads at the top to the
bottom of the page for a list of women [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
Women in the Revolution - Learn how women helped in the war [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
The American Revolution - from MrNussbaum.com
American Revolutionary War Timeline - A chronicle of the Revolution.
Space Race - An Exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum. The
Space Race grew out of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet
Union, the most powerful nations after World War II.
State and Local Government information on the Internet.
- Talking History
- Talking History, based at the University at Albany, State University
of New York, is a radio and aural history production, distribution, and
instructional center. An outstanding collection of audio documentaries,
speeches, debates, oral histories, conference sessions, commentaries, archival
audio sources, and other aural history resources.
- Tennessee History
Tennessee Blue Book - graphs and charts on State Government; contains
information on the makeup of Tennessee state government. It also contains
an expansive history section, the constitutions of the United States
and Tennessee, the state's symbols and honors, the most recent election
returns, and census information.
Tennessee History - lots of links ( 12 pages
if printed ) [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
Tennessee History Classroom - three pages of links to Tennessee
history resources [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
History for Kids - Learn about Tennessee; people, virtual field
trips, history, cultures, economics and more.
- Then and Now - A Science Odyssey takes you on a journey through the most
spectacular 100 years in the history of science and technology. Here's an
overview of how our understanding has grown from 1900 to today. Click each
topic for greater detail and links that trace our journey from then to now!
Matters of Life and Death; Medicine and Health
Mysteries of the Universe; Physics and Astronomy
In Search of Ourselves; Human Behavior
Bigger, Better, Faster; Technology
Origins; Earth and Life Sciences
This Day in History - presented by The History Channel.
The Thirties in Print - Ads, documents, people, news, comics and more!
The Twentieth Century - See what happened many years ago. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
- Do You
Remember ? - the 70's, 80's and 90's
United States of America - geography and history from MrNussbaum.com
- The Vietnam Veterans
Memorial Wall Page is dedicated to providing the most up to date and
accurate information regarding the Names on The Wall in Washington DC.
- The Valley
of the Shadow Project takes two communities, one Northern and one Southern,
through the experience of the American Civil War. The project is a hypermedia
archive of thousands of sources for the period before, during, and after
the Civil War for Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Yesterday Toys - See what American children played with throughout
the decades. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
Be the Historian - See if you can figure out what life was like 200
years ago for Thomas and Elizabeth Springer's family in New Castle, Delaware.
At the same time discover what historians in the next century could learn
about you if they found your house exactly the way it is today.
- We Didn't
Start the Fire - an excellent education tool for teachers and students!
- World War
I - multiple links on this topic.
- World War
II - multiple links on this topic
- World War II Tanks - brief information about many tanks from WW II [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
Anne Frank and children of the Holocaust - Webquest [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
- The Holocaust Martyrs'
and Heroes' Remembrance Authority -Israel's national Holocaust memorial
Israeli History - posted by the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
This site contains a large number of links to sites related to Jewish history
and links to source documents that would provide material for project-based
activities in the classroom.
Jews in the Civil War - Jewish-American History on the Web [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
The Jewish Nature Quiz will test your knowledge of Judaism and awareness
of nature. Every month, you can find another nature riddle, mystery or Torah
question. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
Jewish Pioneers of the west - Jewish Pioneer Women 1850 - 1910 [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
- The Jewish
in the Shadows: Hidden Children and the Holocaust
- Project Genesis:
"The best site for serious Jewish education on the Internet "
Jewish Virtual Library - educational materials on Jewish history and
of the Shoah - established in 1994 to collect and preserve the testimonies
of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses
- United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum - List of topics related to the Holocaust. Strong Caution:
Before using this with any age class, preview thoroughly. Be sure you know
what educational objectives you plan to accomplish. There is some really
rough stuff here.
- Voices of the Holocaust
- Interviews with survivors communicate more clearly than accounts
World & Ancient History
of Exploration - an online curriculum posted by the Mariner's Museum
Akbar's Dilemma - a lesson plan helping students to identify the role
religion played in the everyday lives of ordinary Mesopotamians
- Ancient China
- almost two dozen links from Mr. Donn
Ancient History -Games to Play
General Ancient History & Archaeology - multiple links on this topic
Rome - multiple links on this topic
Collapse: Why Do Civilizations Fall - A complete history unit from
Collapse: Why do civilizations fall? - a section on Mesopotamia
Counting in Babylon
Development of Cuneiform -
- Egypt - Color
Me Egypt - "Learn about Egypt's ancient past, as well as some of the
most important rulers and other people that made Egypt one of the world's
most powerful countries thousands of years ago."
Egypt - Links to many resources [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
European History - Review Quizzes
to History - Your ringside seat to history - from the Ancient World
to the present. History through the eyes of those who lived it.
Stock Photos - Photos to use in your classroom on Rome, Egypt, Israel,
of Hastings 1066 - 300 graphics and photographs, also many maps [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
General Ancient History & Archaeology
Hard Times - Students interact with the different effects of the Industrial
Revolution while classifying them as to the historical theme for which they
are best suited. They are also asked to make a judgment as to whether the
effects are positive or negative.
The History and Religion of Ancient Mesopotamia - from 3000 BC until
the time of Abraham (~2000 BC)
History Journals On-Line - a compilation of links posted by Tennessee
Tech [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
of Babylonia - from the Quartz Hill School of Theology
HyperHistory Online provides an interactive timeline of the last 3000
years of human history.
- History for kids and homework help for middle school Social Studies
- Medieval Times
Castle Constructor - from TVO Kids - construct a castle on-line
and then print out the parts and make it yourself!
Learning Center - Some of the text has quite complex sentence structure
and may be challenging for students but the number of topics and the
details provided are very good.
Feudal, Medieval and Castle Terms - a glossary
Heraldry Game - Learn about Shields, Knights and Heraldry. Role-play
as a young aristocrat, recognizing friends and enemies. Challenging
reading for grade 4
Medieval Music - midi music files from the Internet Renaissance
Medieval Siege - In the Middle Ages, those who attacked castles
used trebuchets, military engines capable of firing missiles with frightening
force. At this NOVA web site, view an actual trebuchet and construct
and fire one of your own online. Also, find out what other weapons were
used and what daily life was like in a medieval castle.
Middle Ages - A part of the Annenberg/CPB Projects Exhibits Collection.
Categories include; Feudal Life, Religion, Homes, Clothing, Health,
Arts&Entertainment, and Town Life
The Middle Ages, Chivalry and Knighthood - multiple links on this
- presented by the British Museum
Mesopotamia - many links on this topic; from KidsKonnect
Odyssey Online - "an interactive journey through ancient Egypt, Greece,
Rome, and the Near East; the ancient Americas; and sub-Saharan Africa of
the 19th and 20th centuries"
Face of Russia traces the general chronology of Russian culture. This
remarkable journey through ten centuries of art, architecture, music, dance
and cinema reveals the major events that shaped Russian culture. An excellent
time line is provided.
History of Plumbing - Babylonia - from the plumber.com
Life in Ancient Egypt - an introduction to The Walton Hall of Ancient
Egypt at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
Life in the Middle Ages - step back in time to the days of imposing
castles high on the bluffs, knights in armor defending the kingdom, and
noblemen ruling over the serfs - life in the Middle Ages [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
Magna Carta - read a Translation
Middle Ages Feudal Life - What was it really like to life in the Middle
Ages and Knighthood - a long list of links
- Military History
Encyclopedia on the Web - At the moment, their main strengths are the
middle ages, the First World War, the Seven Years War and the Thirty Years
War, but they are expanding their coverage every week, especially in the
Napoleonic Wars and the Crimean War.
Modern World History - Textbook resources from the Class Zone are provided
by the McDougal Littel division of the Houghton Mifflin Company. Each chapter
provides links related to the chapter content, a chapter assessment Internet
activity, and a short online quiz.
The Odyssey of Alexander the Great - animation from birth to death
(also see the Odyssey in the form of a
large map )
Renaissance: What Inspired This Age of Balance and Order? - This Annenberg/CPB
Projects online exhibit transforms you back to a time of great discovery.
Find out what inspired this age of rebirth in Europe and see how life changed
for those who lived during this period.
Renaissance - multiple links on this subject.
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
Civilization - multiple links on this subject
History Archives - documents to support the study of world history
from a working-class and non-Eurocentric perspective
- World History
- The Ancient
- 6th -
- 19th Centuries
- World War II
- 21st Century
- World History International
- collection of world history related essays, documents, maps and music
from world history including the neolithic era to current world history
World History Sources - classroom teachers discuss teaching with primary
- You Wouldn't Want to be...
an Egyptian Mummy! - You are a wealthy ancient Egyptian on the
point of death and you want to make yourself immortal. To achieve this,
you will have to go through the expensive and complicated process of
becoming a mummy. Get ready, as you are about to...drop dead.
a Polar Explorer! - Get ready...as a brave young sailor looking
for adventure, you are about to join Ernest Shackleton's expedition
to icy Antarctica as a polar explorer.
a Roman Gladiator! - Will you live or die after your first fight
as a Roman gladiator? Find out what fate awaits you on your journey
to the arena
on the Whaling Ship Essex - As a 14-year old cabin boy, you are
about to begin your first voyage aboard the whaling ship Essex. What
you don't know is that the ship is heading for a disastrous encounter
with a giant sperm whale.
Aircraft of World War II
- This is a reference site with photos, data, and
info on all American aircraft designed or used in World War II.
has a timeline with photos and text of World War II in Europe
S Troops in Action
- selected battle photos, 1942-1945
War II Commemoration from Grolier Online
- World War II ended on September
2, 1945 with the formal surrender of Japan aboard the US battleship Missouri in
Tokyo Bay. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of the war, Grolier
has put together what they believe to be the definitive collection of World War
II historical materials on the Web.
[This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.]
War II Poster Collection
- The Government Publications Department at
Northwestern University Library has a comprehensive collection of over 300 posters
issued by US Federal agencies from the onset of war through 1945.
War II Resources
- Primary source materials on the Web, original documents
regarding all aspects of the war
War II History Links
- links to the major web sites devoted to World War II.
War II Remembered
- investigate World War II by learning about events through
the stories of people who experienced them firsthand. Eyewitness accounts unfold
around four significant wartime events: the story of Nazi Germany and Anne Frank,
the attack on Pearl Harbor, life in America during wartime, and the atomic bombing
of Hiroshima, Japan