AMERICAN HISTORY

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 www.amnh.org/ology American Museum of Natural History Presents Ology  (3-8) INTEREACTIVE This site has 10 topics, archaeology, astronomy, biodiversity, earth, Einstein, genetics, marine biology, pateontology, water and zoology.  Also included are 10-30 different quizzes, games, interview puzzles and related activities 

http://ahp.gatech.edu America’s HomePage. (4/5-12) INTERACTIVE America's HomePage is an educational resource of American history. Its goal is to consolidate information relating to American history in a form easily usable in the classroom, allowing students and educators to access the information they need without having to search far for it. All content has been researched to insure its accuracy, and suitability for viewing by students.

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amhome.html American Memory. (4/5-12) This is from the Library of Congress.  This site will give you and your students access to various historical collections from the National Digital Library.

www.americanrhetoric.comAmerican Rhetoric  This site has a large collection of American speeches.

http://www.americaslibrary.gov Americas Library INTERACTIVE  This is a site from the Library of Congress.   The site was designed especially with young people in mind, but there are great stories for people of all ages, and we hope children and their families will want to explore this site together.

http://earlyamerica.com Archiving Early America Archiving Early America is one of the Internet’s leading Web sites offering a unique body of primary source material on the life and times of 18th century America. The site focuses on the Colonial era, the Revolutionary War and the Early Republic.

http://besthistorysites.net Best of History Websites

 AMERICAN REVOLUTION

www.kidinfo.com/American_History/American_Revolution.html Kid Info - American Revolution INTERACTIVE

http://lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures American Treasures of the Library of Congress. (9-12)  This site categorizes as treasures certain items/exhibits in the Library of Congress.

www.earlyamerica.com  Archiving Early America. (4/5-12) INTERACTIVE At Archiving Early America, you will find a wealth of resources we hope are informative, instructive and entertaining.  Our main focus is primary source material from 18th Century America-- all displayed digitally. A unique array of original newspapers, maps and writings come to life on your screen just as they appeared to our forebears more than 200 years ago.

www.learner.org/biographyofamerica  Biography of America. (6-12) This is companion site to the video series with the same name.  This free site is based on 26 of the chronological video programs.  It list key events of the time period covered, displays a map relevant to the era, and offers related transcript.  The site offers four ways to reveal history, including “Image as History activities, You Decide, Interactive Maps, and Interactive Timelines.

 www.history.org Colonial Williamsburg. (4/5-12) INTERACTIVE This site gives detailed information on colonial Williamsburg Virginia.

www.digitalvaults.org The Digital Vaults  This site has over 1200 documents, photographs, posters, sound recordings, moving images and other related materials fro the National Archives in Washington, DC.

www.digitalhistory.uh.edu Digital History

www.ellisisland.org Ellis Island’s Wall of Honor INTERACTIVE Students can search to see if their family name is inscribed on the American Immigrant Wall of Honor.

 http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/ A Hypertext on American History.  (6-12) INTERACTIVE This site has a linked outline of American History. A relevant resource for history students and instructors.

www.mayflowerhistory.com MayflowerHistory MayflowerHistory.com is the Internet's most complete and accurate web site dealing with the Mayflower, the Pilgrims, and early Plymouth Colony. 

www.ourdocuments.gov Our Documents. (6-12) This site is from the national Archives and Records Administration and has a number of historical documents.   They include copies of original speeches, treaties, Supreme Court cases, patents design and other related document that have affected American history.


BEN FRANKLIN

http://bensguide.gpo.gov Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids (K-12) INTERACTIVE This site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. These resources will teach how our government works. Games, activities, and email for children to ask questions are included in the site.

http://www.earlyamerica.com/lives/franklin The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin


GEORGE WASHINGTON


http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/dining-with-george-washington-29372121/?no-ist Dining with George Washington

http://www.georgewashington.si.edu George Washington – A National Treasure This site is from the Smithsonian Institute

www.mountvernon.org  Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens - George Washington’s (K-12)  INTERACTIVE  This site provides a tour of Mount Vernon, and includes additional related links.


http://gwpapers.virginia.edu  Papers of George Washington (6-12) This site is from the University of Virginia

www.presidentsusa.net  Presidents of the United States. The most comprehensive site on the Internet for presidential resources. The alphabetized subject headings below are linked to most of the sites on the web that have information about the Presidents of the United States.

www.sdhistory.org  S.D. State Historical Society Home Page.

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/sawhtml/sawhome.html  Spanish-American war in Motion Pictures. (9-12)  This site from the Library of Congress, has films of the Spanish-American War and the Philippine Insurrection produced between 1898 and 1901.  The films are displayed in QuickTime, .mpg and /avi formats.

www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp Teaching with Historic Places Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) uses properties listed in the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Placesto enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects. TwHP has created a variety of products and activities that help teachers bring historic places into the classroom.

www.nps.gov/vick  Vicksburg National Military Park website (6-12)

www.virtualjamestown.org Virtual Jamestown  The Virtual Jamestown Archive is a digital research, teaching and learning project that explores the legacies of the Jamestown settlement and "the Virginia experiment." As a work in progress, Virtual Jamestown aims to shape the national dialogue on the occasion of the four hundred-year anniversary observance in 2007 of the founding of the Jamestown colony.

http://www.ushistory.org/march/index.html  Virtual Marching Tour of the American Revolution  An Internet exploration of the American Revolution

http://www.ushistory.org  US History Web Site. (6-12) INTERACTIVE

PONY EXPRESS

www.xphomestation.com Pony Express Home Station

http://www.nps.gov/poex Pony Express National Historical Trail

THOMAS JEFFERSON

http://www.nps.gov/thje  Thomas Jefferson Memorial
www.monticello.org Monticello:  The Home of Thomas Jefferson. (6-12) INTERACTIVE  This site gives information on Monticello and allows students to see a day in Jefferson’s life.

http://www.pbs.org/jefferson/ Thomas Jefferson from PBS Viewers can  explore Jefferson's Spirit of Enlightenment thinking, follow journeys of photographers as they seek the meaning of "Pursuit of happiness," and explore his important and controversial writings.