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AMERICAN HISTORY


AFRICAN AMERICAN MOSAIC
Library of Congress presentation of its African American collection covering 500 years of history

AGE OF PROTEST AND CHANGE
Simulation taking you from the 1950s through the 1970s in the US through the perspective of one of four characters

ALL ABOUT THE OREGON TRAIL
Lots of information on the famous trail and how it opened up the way to the West excellently done!

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: SURVIVING THE DUST BOWL
Online extension of PBS series on the 1930s midwest ecological disaster

BUILT IN AMERICA
Online document achievements in architecture, engineering, and design in the United States and its territories through a comprehensive range of building types and engineering technologies

CIVIL WAR GAZETTE WEBQUEST
You are a team of newspaper reporters; you are assigned the task of researching, writing, and editing a single edition of your newspaper that focuses on a specific battle during the civil war

CROSSROADS
Combines history and culture to teach Social Studies through technology

DEAR MRS. ROOSEVELT
During the Great Depression, thousands of young people wrote to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt for help. They asked for clothing, money, and other forms of assistance. This is a collection of that correspondence

FLAGS OF THE NATIVE PEOPLES OF THE U.S.
An excellent resource for studying the indigenous nations of North America

HISTORICAL UNITED STATES CENSUS DATA BROWSER
Immigration data from 1790 through the 1970s made easy to view and analyze; from the University of Virginia

INDIAN LEGENDS
From the University of Maryland, over a dozen traditional native american tales

KID'S CASTLE
Smithsonian Magazine production for kids ages 816 on sports, history, the arts, travel, science and air and space, all with great photos

MAYFLOWER WEB PAGES
This is "Mayflower Central"; all the links you need to study the coming of the Pilgrims to what is now Massachusetts

NATIVE AMERICAN LINKS
Art, clothing, crafts, games, legends, recipes, songs, dances and teaching aids

NATIVE AMERICAN NATIONS
Alphabetized listing of the online presence of dozens of Native American tribes

PIONEERING THE UPPER MIDWEST
Portrays the states of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century through first person accounts, biographies, promotional literature, local histories, ethnographic and antiquarian texts, colonial archival documents, and other works

SHENANDOAH GALLERY
Slow loading but impressive Civil War images with accompanying text and hypertext for ease of navigation

THE UNKINDEST CUT
Discovery Channel's tribute to the building of the Panama Canal first rate presentation and information

THE WHOLE WORLD WAS WATCHING
An oral history of the summer of unrest from Brown University high school level

WORLD HISTORY THE ACROPOLIS MUSEUM
Temporarily houses masterpieces of the ancient Greek civilization, dedicated to the most important of the Athenian sanctuaries

BATTLE OF HASTINGS
The infamous battle fought on 14th October 1066, with over 300 maps and
graphics and pages and pages of well organized facts

BYZANTIUM 1200
Over 50 3D recreations of monuments (not all complete yet) found in Istanbul circa 1200, with more to be added

A COMPENDIUM OF COMMON KNOWLEDGE
Everyday life in Elizabethan England; perfect for those teaching the late Renaissance

FOUNDATION OF THE HELLENIC WORLD http://www.fhw.gr/Directly from
Greece, this site offers upclose examination of the people and places
of the Hellenic era; includes interesting Olympic materials

HAMMURABI'S CODE
http://members.xoom.com/PMartin/hammurabicodeoflaw.htm
Excellent site presenting the ancient laws and offering problem solving
activities for students using the code, teachers page too

HISTORY'S HAPPENING http://www.saber.net/~paloeser/
Peter Loeser's page for history teachers, with links categorized as
ancient, medieval, modern and U.S. history as well as "stuff for
teachers"

INDEX OF RESOURCES FOR HISTORIANS
http://kuhttp.cc.ukans.edu/history/index.html
Alphabetical listing of over 3000 links on numerous history topics no
frills, lots of information

LICENSE PLATES OF THE WORLD
http://danshiki.oit.gatech.edu/~iadt3mk/hp.html
A new hook in examining world cultures tired of the
flag/anthem/figurehead approach? Check it out!

MEDIEVAL TECHNOLOGY TIMELINE
http://scholar.chem.nyu.edu/~tekpages/Timeline.html
A timeline organized in 200year increments from 5001600 AD;
compliments of the Department of Chemistry of New York University

MODERN WORLD HISTORY http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/modern/
From the BBC, a sweeping survey of the 20th century; makes extensive use
of Shockwave technology to bring you interactive animations and
exercises

NICHOLAS AND ALEXANDRA http://www.nicholasandalexandra.com/
Online presence of the traveling Hermitage exhibition now in Delaware;
beautifully haunting

WORLD WAR I http://www.erols.com/bmaloney/WW1/
U.S. History high school level unit on 'the war to end all wars',
includes lessons, assignments and links on the web to outstanding
related resources

GEOGRAPHY
AMAZON INTERACTIVE http://www.eduweb.com/amazon.html
The geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon through online games and
activities; check out the Ecotourism Simulation Game!

CAMCITY http://www.camcity.com/Live pictures from around the world,
using friendly navigation, strong database search capabilities and
simple layout thumbnails keep it fast loading

GEO TEACHER http://home.att.net/~rmmwms/geoteach/geoteacher.html
A research tool for students and geography links and other resources for
high school students, parents, and teachers; 600 links to resources,
references, and lesson plans for geography and sociology

GEOGRAPHIA http://www.geographia.com/
Virtual destinations around the globe to help your students further
experience the physical geography of the world around them

LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE
http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dmjarvey/tutorial/index.html
Short interactive tutorial on map reading concepts for upper elementary
and middle school students

NEW YORK UNDERGROUND
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/97/nyunderground/
National Geographic look at the underside of a major city, requires Real
Player and Shockwave

SIX MILLION PEOPLE http://www.popexpo.net/
From the national Museum of Natural History in Paris, on online
presentation on the impact of continued population expansion on our
planet

THEBAN MAPPING PROJECT http://www.kv5.com/html/home.html
Major monuments and burial sites along the west bank of the Nile,
including the Valley of the Kings and KV5

U.S. CENSUS BUREAU STATS BY ZIP CODE http://zip.langenberg.com/
Just type in the code and it will bring up all kinds of geographic and
demographic data on a community or region

U.S.G.S. MAPPING INFORMATION
http://wwwnmd.usgs.gov/www/gnis/gnisform.html
Type in information on the region you're interested in and have access
to the U.S.G.S. resources

XEROX PARC MAP VIEWER http://www.parc.xerox.com/istl/projects/mapdocs/

WorldWide Web HTTP server that accepts requests for a World or USA map
and returns an HTML document including an image of the requested map

XPEDITIONS http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/
National Geographic home of geography standards on the Internet; makes
teaching and learning about our world easier than ever

GENERAL RESOURCES
ANIMATED STATISTICS
http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~stephan/Animation/animation.html
Data includes formation of the contiguous U.S., the Odyssey of Alexander
the Great, and U.S. Aging 19502050 slow loading

THE COSTUME PAGE http://users.aol.com/nebula5/tcpinfo2.html
Wonderful exhaustive list of WWW sites dedicated to historical garb,
listed by time period priceless!

DISTINGUISHED WOMEN http://www.netsrq.com/~dbois/field.html
Categorized by fields of work, this site covers important women and
their roles contributing to society

EYE WITNESS http://www.ibiscom.com/index.html
Eyewitness recounts history through the words of those who lived it,
using personal narratives and other firsthand sources to illuminate the
past

GREAT BUILDINGS COLLECTION http://www.greatbuildings.com/
Covers buildings across history throughout the world; "documents
hundreds of buildings and leading architects with 3D models,
photographic images and architectural drawings, plus commentaries,
bibliographies, and web links, for famous designers and structures of
all kinds"

INTERNET RESOURCES FOR S.S. TEACHERS
http://www.fred.net/nhhs/misc/intronet.htmResources by web site title,
search utilities, social studies resources, news and cable channels,
teacher resources, computing resources and links for "young internauts"

INVESTING FOR KIDS http://tqd.advanced.org/3096/
Fabulous introduction into all facets of economics made by students for
students, includes a link to the ThinkQuest Stock Game too

RADIO STATIONS ON THE INTERNET http://www.katerry.com/radio/index.html

Looking for a way to immediately immerse your students in popular
culture around the country? Check this site out!

TEACHING S.S. WITH THE INTERNET
http://www.socialstudies.com/c/@LdjhEQqZK_c4c/Pages/activities.html
Excellent collection of links to online lessons, simulations and
projects short but sweet

TIME EDUCATION PROGRAM http://cgi.pathfinder.com/time/teach/index.html

>From the makers of TIME magazine, Discussion questions, assignment
ideas, reproducible worksheets, editorial cartoons, critical thinking
exercises and a current events quiz all geared for older students

WEB OF CULTURE http://www.webofculture.com/edu/edu.html
Nice multicultural site; increase your crosscultural IQ by traveling
through the body language, foreign phrases and multicultural resource
sections

PROJECTS
COLLAPSE: WHY DO CIVILIZATIONS FALL?
http://www.learner.org/exhibits/collapse/
Another superb Annenberg online project, examining ancient Mayan culture
and the reasons for its demise

CREATE A WORLD
http://www.zipcon.com/iteach/CREATE%20A%20WORLD%20PROJECT.html
Challenge to create future society circa 2018; the project is a year old
but the unit plan is still ready to go

FIVE POINTS SITE http://r2.gsa.gov/fivept/fphome.htm
Archaeologists rediscover a famous New York neighborhood of the 1800s;
fascinating look at the processes of archaeology (for High School)

PACIFIC ARCHAEOLOGY TEACHING PROJECT
http://artalpha.anu.edu.au/nobarriers/
The raison d'etre is convey the experience of excavating a remote site,
in particular the decisionmaking and interpretive processes, to
students in Australia; it takes place near the village of Mangaliliu,
Northwest Efate, Republic of Vanuatu

TITANIC MOCK TRIAL http://www.andersonkill.com/titanic/facts.htm
The facts, the plaintiff, the defendant, the legal process, witnesses,
exhibits, jury charge, verdict sheet; all about the infamous sinking of
the unsinkable

VIRTUAL FACTORY http://bized.ac.uk/virtual/home.htm
From Biz/Ed, an opportunity for applying business studies using all the
major business functions, including production, accounts and marketing

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