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Boards and Departments of Education

California Department of Education. Information on all facets of K-12 state education programs with links to a variety of resources on the Internet.

Los Angeles County Board of Education. LACOE provides over 400 programs and services--ranging from Educational Programs and Educational Services, to Business Services and Technology. Use their PowerSearch engine to find exactly what you're looking for.

Los Angeles Unified School District. School district resources which include classroom management tips, success strategies, and helpful hints.

State Departments of Education. This site provides links to the 50 state departments of education in the United States.

U.S. Department of Education. Contains a Teacher's Guide to resources offered by the Department as well as programs and services, additional publications and products, news releases, and links to other sites of interest to teachers. You can also search the Department's document collection by entering key words.

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Government Resources

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids. There are sections for age groups K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 which feature the U.S. Constitution, how laws are made, the branches of government, and citizenship. There is a separate section for parents and educators. Also included are games and activities, e-mail for kids to ask questions and links to related sites.

CIA Kid's Page. Among its sections are: Famous and not so Famous People (including Nathan Hale, Ben Franklin, and Harry S. Truman), Geography (with interactive trivia quizzes) , and The CIA Canine Corps.

Congressional Email Directory. Just select the email address of your Senator or Representative and you can write your lawmaker a letter.

Embassy Page. Embassies and consulates with a Web presence in the U.S. and abroad. Also provides links to related resources.

Federal Bureau of Investigation. Overview, general information, crime statistics and current FBI investigations. Frequently updated "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" Program, and a "What's New" quick reference.

First Amendment Cyber-Tribune (FACT). FACT focuses on issues relating to the First Amendment. In addition to U.S. Supreme Court Decisions, there are links to other First Amendment Web sites and lists of First Amendment organizations.

Firstgov for Kids. This site was developed and is maintained by the Federal Consumer Information Center. It provides elementary and secondary teachers links to Federal kids' sites along with kids' sites from other organizations all grouped by subject.

Oyez Oyez Oyez A Supreme Court WWW Resource. Provides information about major constitutional cases heard and decided by the Supreme Court of the United States. You can listen to recordings of the Court's proceedings via RealAudio.

PBS Electronic Fieldtrip to the United Nations. Background, The UN in Action, Classroom Activities, Links to Other Resources, and Electronic Field Trip Information are all part of this World Wide Web site.

StateSearch. StateSearch is a service of the National Association of State Information Resource Executives and is designed to serve as a topical clearinghouse to state government information on the Internet.

United Nations CyberSchoolBus. The CyberSchoolBus will take you to all the UN sites you'll want for your classroom including a virtual tour of the UN's premises so that students can browse through its history.

United Nations Home Page. Overview, news, and information resources dealing with the United Nations. Includes UN photos which you can reproduce for classroom use.

U.S. Census Bureau. Includes data maps, interactive software to view profiles of states and countries, and economic information. You can Email your questions and comments to their "Ask the Experts" page, search the census bureau data base, and also subscribe to a mailing list.

U.S. Department of the Treasury. Everything you wanted to know about our nation's currency. Includes a history of paper money and how new bills are created.

U.S. Government Agencies Home Pages for Kids. The site includes links to these Kids' Homes Pages: The White House for Kids, The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Kid's and Youth Educational Page, The United States Air Force, The United States Department of State Digital Diplomacy for Students, The United States Department of Energy Education Community, The United States Treasury's Page for Kids, The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Page for Kids, and The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Welcome to Kidsa.

U.S. House of Representatives Home Page. The U.S. House of Representatives' World Wide Web service provides public access to legislative information as well as information about Members, Committees, and Organizations of the House. Provides links to other U.S. government information resources.

U.S. Mint The site includes information about the 50 states coin program, a history of coin denominations, facts about the Mint, and bullion and coin production.

U.S. Senate World Wide Web Server. Provides information about the members of the Senate, Senate Committees, and Senate leadership and support offices. Also includes general background information about U.S. Senate legislative procedures, Senate facilities in the Capitol Building, and the history of the Senate.

U.S. Supreme Court Decisions. Recent decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court are indexed by topic or they can be retrieved through a key word search. Also includes selected pre-1990 decisions, a gallery of the justices, and information on how to subscribe via email to U.S. Supreme Court decisions in bulletin format written hours after their release.

U.S. State Department Travel Advisories.Information on current travel advisories but in addition contains factsheets for each country. Listed alphabetically.

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History-Social Studies References

A&E Biography. Searchable data base of over 15,000 entries provided by A&E Television Network.

Abraham Lincoln's Assassination. The site, provided by a U.S. History teacher, features links to Ford's Theatre, the Mary Surratt House Museum, reproduced 1865 Lincoln assassination newspapers, Dr. Mudd and the Lincoln assassination, the postmortem career of John Wilkes Booth and interesting facts about Lincoln's assassination.

Abraham Lincoln Research Site. A former American History teacher shares many facts about President Lincoln presented in an interesting way suitable for grades 4-12.

A Deeper Shade of History (Black History) At this site, you can find interesting facts for this particular week in Black History, search for topics in their database, or search the calendar for facts about a particular month or year.

Aesop's Fables Online Exhibit. Teachers will find over 600 of the fables, some of which offer RealAudio encoding. A great way to enrich a unit on Ancient Greece at the middle school level.

AFI's 100 Years 100 Movies. American Film Institute announces its list of the 100 greatest American films. The AFI gives a brief synopsis as well as selected credits for each film,

Africa Focus Sights and Sounds of a Continent. All aspects of the African continent are featured in this joint project of the African Studies Program and the General Library System at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Teachers and students can browse the resources by collection, country, subject, through an interactive map of the continent or by keywords or multiple fields.

African American History. Links to museums, newspapers, events and people in black history, as well as numerous related links that celebrate the African-American experience.

African Studies WWW Country Specific Information. Provides detailed information for each African country including flags, maps, and links to other online resources.

AFRO-American Almanac. This site explores African-American history from the beginning of the slave trade, through the Civil Rights movement, to the present. Resources include traditional folk tales, commentary and speeches, the text of 26 related books, historical documents, brief biographies, synopses of key historical events, trivia games and a collection of related links.

Alexander the Great. Pictures and text about the life of Alexander the Great with links to other resources.

American Biography. Written by students at the Gotha Middle School in Windermere, Florida, the site contains an extensive list of biographies of important figures in American history, from the Founding Fathers to modern rocker Kurt Cobain.

American Civil War. Students can follow the Civil War timeline, view state battle maps, read about women in the war, or get details on battles from the alphabetical listing or battle statistics pages. Students interested in communicating with others can participate in chats or post messages at the message board. The site includes texts of the Gettysburg Address and the Emancipation Proclamation.

American Civil War Home Page. General resources, graphic images, letters, diaries, and links to other reference sites.

American Experience: The Presidents. A web site to accompany the PBS TV series based on the lives of 20th Century U.S. Presidents. It includes a Teacher's Guide and Resources.

American Folklore. The site features retellings of American folktales, Native American myths and legends, tall tales, weather folklore and ghost stories from the 50 United States. Elementary and middle school students can read about famous characters including Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Jesse James, Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, and many more.

American Memory. Mainly drawn from the special collections of the Library of Congress, the site has direct links to photographic, recorded sounds, manuscript and early motion picture collections.

American Memory Learning Page. Select from among these headings: Events, People, Places, Time, and Topics for relevant resources in teaching social studies.

American Presidency (Grolier Online). Grolier Online presents an exclusive history of presidents, the presidency, politics and related subjects. The site includes encyclopedias, sound bytes, flip cards to trade and presidential quizzes.

American Presidential Election (Election Results from 1789-1996). The site, a Britannica feature, provides election results; biographies of the U.S. Presidents including speeches, writings, and audio recordings; biographies of the Vice Presidents; memorobilia; and Presidential internet links.

American Revolution Navigation Tools. The site, from the American History Archive Project, includes a key word search to topics of interest, a subject search tool, a time line with links to relevant resources, a clickable map of American Revolutionary War battles and samples of student projects.

American Thanksgiving on the Internet. Thanksgiving links for teachers, kids and families. Take a virtual tour, view colonial pictures, complete a word search puzzle, sing a song, read a poem, print out a lesson plan, all around the theme of American Thanksgiving.

American Treasures of the Library of Congress. This site categorizes as "treasures" some of the more than 110 million items in the Library of Congress. These include Thomas Jefferson's handwritten draft of the Declaration of Independence, Jelly Roll Morton's early compositions, Maya Lin's original drawing for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the earliest known baseball cards, and the first motion picture deposited for copyright.

American West. The site focuses on the "old West" and includes information on cowboys, Native Americans, pioneers and pioneer towns, explorers and more.

America's Story. The Library of Congress presents this site which includes these topics: Meet Amazing Americans (features biographies), Jump Back in Time, Explore the States, Join America at Play (includes baseball history, as well as American celebrations from parades to county fairs), and See, Hear and Sing.

Ancient Egypt: Digital Mummies. Pictures of ancient Egyptian rulers in mummified form along with brief biographies.

Ancient World Web. A meta index of links to all kinds of sites dealing with the ancient world. The articles, photographs, virtual tours and primary source materials found at this site offer the teacher rich resources to teach the contributions of the peoples of Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas to world history.

Andrew Carnegie: The Richest Man in the World. Biography, timeline, bibliography, and a Teacher's Guide to PBS TV program featuring Carnegie's life.

Anne Frank Online. The site includes information about the life and times of Anne Frank.

Anthropology on the Internet for K-12. The Smithsonian Institution has prepared an annotated listing of hot links to selected sites with information about the field of anthropology for teachers and young people. The sites are grouped under 11 different sections (including careers).

Architecture Through the Ages. Middle school students can learn about the building (and sometimes the culture) of a half dozen early civilizations including Egyptian, Greek, and Aztec.

Archiving Early America. Historic documents from 18th century America which include original newspapers, maps and writings.

Asian-Nation: The Landscape of Asian America. Appropriate for senior high school students, this is a source for the historical, political, social, economic, and cultural elements and issues that make up today's diverse Asian American community.

Atlapedia Online. Atlapedia Online provides teachers and students in elementary and secondary schools with full color physical and political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world. Included are data for geography, climate, people, religion, language, history, and economy.

Banned Books On-Line. Books which have been objects of censorship or censorship attempts ranging from Ulysses to Little Red Riding Hood. Also features "The Most Frequently Challenged Books of the 1990's."

Battle of Little Big Horn: Exploring Questions of Identity. An educational site about this famous battle and how Native Americans and settlers expressed the event through their art. It includes The Battle of Little Big Horn, painted by the Lakota warrior Kicking Bear, resource links, and discussion questions for elementary, middle school and high school students.

Beginner's Guide to the Balkans. ABC News Special Report that provides high school students with insight into current events in the Balkans. The site has an interactive map, an event timeline, biographies of major players in the crisis, discussion about the issues of peace and genocide, public response on the subject, and answers to users questions.

Biography Over 20,000 of the greatest names, past and present, at your fingertips. Click on a letter, or enter a name to discover who they were, what they did, and why.

Black History Month. Gale Research, publisher of many library reference resources, provides this site in celebration of Black History Month. It features a biography section, a timeline, daily quizzes, and educational activities.

Black Loyalists: Our History, Our People. Developed by Canada's Digital Collections, and suitable for high school level students, the site tells the story of a group of freed and escaped slaves, the black loyalists, who fought for England in the American Revolution. The major areas which make up the site are: Our Story, People, Communities, Documents, and Loyalists Now.

Black Quest: Power Resource Links. Hundreds of links to African-American history and culture.

Bureau of Printing and Engraving (BPE) Teacher's Page Resources, activities, and games for the middle and high school levels relating to U.S. paper money and coins.

California Council for the Social Studies. Information and links to other social studies sites of interest to teachers.

California Missions.Includes information and pictures gathered by fourth graders on a bicycle trip to the California Missions.

Celebrating Women's History Month. Gale Research celebrates women's history with this section of pages of valuable information, including biographies of leading women throughout history, hyperlinks to other WWW sites focusing on women, a women's history quiz, a timeline of key events, and six student activities. Suitable for grades 6-12.

Center for Civic Education. The Center specializes in civic/citizenship education, law-related education, and international educational exchange programs for developing democracies. The site provides links to a variety of relevant resources including curriculum materials and sample lesson plans.

Cesar E. Chavez. The site includes sound clips, pictures, documents and videos of the Mexican-American labor leader.

Child Labor in America 1908-1912. Sponsored by The History Place, the site features photographs by Lewis W. Hine depicting child labor in a variety of contexts including the mill, newsies, miners, the factory, seafood workers, fruit pickers, and others.

China Unique. The site contains useful information about China's culture and history suitable for students in grades 6-12. Also featured are a cooking area and a Kids Only section. Your class can look for a China Penpal - under "Interactive" on the home page.

Chinese Historical and Cultural Project (CHCP). (CHCP), based in Santa Clara County, California, promotes and preserves Chinese and Chinese-American history and culture through community outreach activities. Includes a calendar of events, links to curriculum projects, and historic photographs.

Choose Your Own Adventure Through History. Jay D'Ambrosio, middle school teacher, has produced stories based on actual people, places, and events of the ancient past. These stories are designed to be read by the teacher to the entire classroom and allow students to make choices and use their imaginations in an interactive way in order to experience life in ancient times. Sample stories are provided at the site accompanied by information on how to order the full series.

Christy's History Timelines. History timelines from 600 BC, to 1997. Many events from the timelines are hyperlinked.

CIA World Fact Book 2001. All kinds of data about countries in the world.

City Net. Information about every country and territory in the world. Includes a searchable Index of Information you can use by entering a keyword.

Civil War Home Page. The site includes letters and diaries, battles, a photo gallery, people, reenacting associations, and collectables.

Civil War Photographs. The site contains1,118 selected civil war photographs from the Library of Congress collection. Most of the images were made under the supervision of Mathew B. Brady, and include scenes of military personnel, preparations for battle, and battle after-effects.

Civil War Poetry and Music. Features poems and songs written during and after the war. Links to other civil war sites are provided.

Columbus Navigation Homepage. The site, developed by Keith A. Pickering, examines the history, navigation, and landfall of Christopher Columbus. It also contains a timeline, details about the four voyages, a bibliography, and links to other relevant resources.

Constitutional Rights Foundation. The Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) is a non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization dedicated to educating America's young people about the importance of civic participation in a democratic society. They provide technical assistance and training to teachers, coordinate civic participation projects in schools and communities, organize student conferences and competitions, develop publications, and present students with Web Lessons.

Cultural Maps. Includes an American Historical Atlas (1775-1920) and links to map collections online.

Cybrary of the Holocaust. A place where you can share in the teaching and learning of the Holocaust. Journey through the Holocaust via an interactive map, take a virtual tour of Auschwitz, read diaries and interviews as background to teaching about this tragic historical event.

Destination: Himalayas, Where Earth Meets Sky. The site provides middle and high school students with an enormous amount of information about the Himalayas. More than 500 photographs, audio files, and java applets enhance the textual information presented.

Digital Classroom. The Digital Classroom provides materials from the National Archives and methods for teaching with primary sources. Includes activities and publications.

Discoverer's Web. This site, suitable for senior high school students, features links to information on discoverers and explorers, from prehistoric man through modern day.

Dismuke's Virtual Talking Machine Dismuke's Virtual Talking Machin, for secondary level students, presents the recordings of the turn of the century and the 1920's and 30's transcribed into streaming Real Audio from the original 78 rpm discs. Students can hear Caruso, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman and others.They can download some of the Real Audio files on the site to their hard drive so that they can listen to them again without being connected to the Internet.

Dr. Seuss Went to War: A Catalog of Political Cartoons by Dr. Seuss. Middle and high school students can see World War II through these cartoons. Topics include politics, battles, and life in the U.S. during the war.

E-Conflict (World Encyclopedia). Over 1,500 pages of material intended to Eradicate Conflict by increasing cultural awareness. The site features anthems, flags, maps, and the nations of the world.

Economics Education. Prepared by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, you can select from among these topics: Curriculum Materials, Publications and Resources, Links for Economics Teachers, and "Economic Treasures" (online activities). Also included are Bank Tours, Fun Facts About Money, and World of Economics Exhibition.

Education Index. A collection of the best education sites on the Web. Includes: Economics, Ethnic/Cultural Studies/, Geography, History, Law, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, and Women's Studies.

Educational Standards and Curriculum Frameworks for Social Studies. An annotated list of Internet sites with K-12 educational standards and curriculum frameworks documents. It is maintained by Charles Hill and the Putnam Valley Schools in New York. The listings are by social studies organization and by state.

EducStock (Stock Market Educator). Edustock is an educational web page designed to teach young and old alike, what the stock market is, and how it can work for them. It includes tutorials on the stock market and how to pick good stocks. It also provides information on a select group of companies to help you start your research into what stock is going to make your fortune. Last of all, it provides the only free realtime Stock market simulation on the World Wide Web.

Egyptian Hieroglyphs. At this site, Torstar Eleectronic Publishing Ltd. has identified the Egyptian phonograms that are closest to the English alphabet, and has created a way for you to translate between Hieroglyphs and English.

Ellis Island's Wall of Honor. Ellis Island served as a gateway to America for more than 12 million immigrants before it was closed in 1924. You can search to see if your family name is inscribed on the American Immigrant Wall of Honor.

Exploring Ancient World Cultures. The cultures explored are: The Near East, India, Egypt, China, Greece, The Roman Empire, The Islamic World, and Medieval Europe.

EyeWitness: History Through The Eyes Of Those Who Lived It. Presented by Ibis Communications, EyeWitness recounts history through the words of those who lived it. It uses diaries, interviews, newspaper reports and other first-hand sources to illuminate some of history's great and some of its more mundane events. Included are: Custer's Last Stand; The Death of John Wilkes Booth; U-boat Attack, 1916; On Safari with Theodore Roosevelt; Invasion of England, 1066; Carnage at Antietam, 1862; The Murder of Thomas Becket, 1170; The Battle of Gettysburg; The Attack on Pearl Harbor; The Nazi Occupation of Poland; and more.

Face of Russia. The site, from a PBS three-part series, interprets the cultural history of Russia from 850 AD to the present. It explores art, music, cinema, prose, and poetry and also contains a reference section that includes a glossary, bibliography, lesson plans, and the Cyrillic alphabet

FactFinder Kids' Corner.

Famous American Trials.Doug Linder of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School presents 12 famous trials including Leopold and Loeb Trial, Scopes "Monkey" Trial, Rosenberg Trial, Amistad Trials, Salem Witchcraft Trials and the Scottsboro Trials. Also included are links to other trial resources, a Constitutional Trivia Quiz and Bill of Rights Golf.

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence. Hundreds of teaching and learning resources from more than 30 federal agencies. Search the resources or see them listed by subject including Social Studies.

Fifty States of the U.S.: Their Capital Cities and Information Links. Ray Weber has provided teachers and students with a resource for finding facts about the fifty states which make up the United States. States are listed in alphabetical order.

Fifty Years from Trinity. Created by the Seattle Times, the site examines the impact of the atomic age fifty years after the invention of nuclear weapons. It includes the full text of the original 12-page newspaper section, additional unpublished supplementary materials, photographs, sounds, a study guide, interactive activities and links to relevant Internet resources.

First Nations Histories. The site provides short descriptions of more than 30 Native American tribes, which in turn link to a detailed essay on each.

Forum Romanum: Exploring An Ancient Market Place. The site, prepared for Think Quest by three students from the Netherlands, includes these topics: Introduction, The Forum, History and Religion, Daily Life, and Biographies. Suitable for middle and high school levels.

Founding Fathers Info Guide. Secondary school teachers and students will find an online version of the complete Federalist Papers at this site, along with links to such documents as the U.S. Bill of Rights and Constitution. Also included are photo galleries, a history of the American flag, quotations from the founding fathers, and lists of suggested books for further study.

Fourteen Days in October (Cuban Missile Crisis). The site provides an in-depth analysis of the Cuban Missile Crisis suitable for senior high school students. Students can elect to go to the "Crisis Center" for a short summary of the events, the "Briefing Room" to hear an audio telling of the crisis, the "Recon Room" for background information on the major figures in the crisis, and the "Debriefing Room" to take a quiz on the information at the site.

Friends and Flags. Friends and Flags is a multi-cultural learning project that combines learning across the curriculum, technology and the humanitarian concept of cultural understanding. The project is geared to students from all countries in grades 4-9.

From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians. The site is a complement to the April, 1998, PBS television series which contains a wealth of information about the contemporary world of Jesus. Included are interviews with religious and historical scholars, maps, a chronology, a primary source collection and audio segments.

From Revolution to Reconstruction and What Happened Afterwards. An interactive American History textbook from the colonial period until the First World War. Contains links to original sources or articles prepared by a number of contributors. Read the text sequentially, or just go off on your own.

Future Culture. Teachers and students can visit any culture in the world from the "International Links" area in the site's main page. Additional features are a quiz entitled "How culturally aware are you?," and a section called "Traits of Culture"--basic axioms which can help students in understanding the differences in others. Reports from Peace Corps volunteers in the field will be added soon.

Geography World. Geography World, created by Brad Bowerman, has links to a variety of topics including maps, games and quizzes that teachers could easily incorporate into an interactive lesson plan.

George Washington Project. Poems, prose, paintings, and a free image of our first president for kids to color. Students can write three words that they think describe George Washington, submit them, and see what others wrote.

Geo Teach. Geo Teacher is designed to be a research tool and to provide geography links and other resources for high school students, parents, and teachers. It was designed by R. S. Williams of the Newport News (Va.) Public Schools.

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History offers high school teachers and students a rich variety of resources. These include primary sources on slavery, Mexican American and Native American history, an online textbook providing an interactive, multimedia history of the United States from the Revolution to the present, audio and visual materials, and exhibitions.

Global Access to Educational Sources (G.A.T.E.S). This site is an online library for Middle School Students. It contains resource lists which are intended to be of value to those who do not have the time to do a full search. Topics include American History and World History Resources.

Great Idea Finder. Middle and secondary students and teachers interested in inventions and inventors will find a wealth of information here. Among its many sections is History Facts & Myths, divided into five subsections: Invention Facts & Myths, Inventor Profile, Innovation Timeline, Invention Trivia Quiz, and Hey, What About.

Great Speeches. The History Channel features the great speeches that changed the world. Every day, The History Channel Time Machine takes you to a different turning point in history -- and lets you listen in. These speeches have been drawn from the most famous broadcasts and recordings of the Twentieth Century. To hear these sounds from the past, you'll need the RealAudio Plug-in.

Grolier Interactive World War II Commemoration. The site includes the story of World War II, biographies and articles, air combat films to download, photographs, a World War II history test, and links to other resources.

Gulf War. Includes a Gulf War chronology, tapes and transcripts, weapons and technology information, maps, an oral history and war stories.

Hall of Multiculturalism. The site, provided by the Texas Education Network (TENET), contains multicultural resources for K-12 teachers and students. Among its contents are African/African American Resources, Asian/Asian American Resources, Cross Category Multicultural Resources, Indigenous People Resources, Latino/Chicano/Hispano/Mexican Resources, and Native American Resources.

Historical Speeches Archive. An archive of sound clips from the past. Includes the voices of the Civil Rights Movement, the appeasement of Adolf Hitler, Senator Joseph McCarthy, Richard Nixon, and others.

History and Politics Out Loud (HPOL). Middle and high school students can hear some of the voices of American History including Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F.Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr, Richard Nixon and more. Teachers and students can search and browse the offerings of the site which is presented by the National Endowment for the Humanities in partnership with Michigan State University.

History Channel. Ways to make TV programs from the History Channel more exciting and useful to the social studies curriculae. Includes resources and study guides.

History Net. The site features a Daily Quiz, Today in History, resources for American and World History, Eyewitness Accounts, Personality Profiles, Great Battles of the Ages, Arms, Armies and Intrigue, Interviews, Historic Travel, Aviation and Technology, and Homes, Heritage and Antiques.

History of How California Became a State. Site includes information about California's history from the pre-European period to statehood.

History of the Cherokee. This site covers the history of the Cherokee, beginning with the creation of the world according to Cherokee legend, pre- and post-Western contact, the Trail of Tears, the impact of the Civil War on Cherokee lands, and more. Also featured are downloadable files and an image and map gallery.

History Online. This site, produced by a middle school teacher, Jim Perry, has hundreds of links for studying major eras in history. Categories include ancient civilizations, Greek and Roman history, the Middle Ages, exploration, and early American history. Includes a database for students to do work online. For grades 6-12.

History Place. A large database of historical information including photos, speeches and timelines. Its featured exhibits change frequently and highlight specific eras, events, or people in history.

Holocaust Site from the Mining Company. The site features original weekly articles about the Holocaust, a timeline, and a continually growing collection of annotated links for research and study. In the near future, the site will host a Holocaust glossary and support a bulletin board and chat area for regular moderated forums as well as an opportunity to discuss the monthly book selections.

Holocaust Theme Page. The site provides a number of links to Internet sites which contain information and/or other links related to the specific theme of the Holocaust.

Home Page for Fourth Grade California History. This site supports the Oh, California history text for fourth grade California History with additional material. It features links to: material on the California Missions, Mexican California, the Westward Movement and Donner Party, and the Bear Flag Revolt.

HyperHistory Online. Includes over 3000 facts relating to science, culture, religion and politics; hundreds of color coded lifelines of important persons; timelines for the major civilizations and historical maps relating to the timelines.

Images of American Political History. Five hundred public domain images related to American political history from the colonial era to the present. Users can search the collection by keyword or browse by era or one of four special topics. Images are offered as large thumbnails with brief captions. Teachers and sstudents may download the images for classroom use.

Integrating Language and Culture in the Social Studies. The site contains information about a five-year research project sponsored by the National Center for Research on Cultural Diversity and Second Language Learning. The project's purpose is to investigate ways in which classroom teachers can promote students' academic language competence and social studies knowledge in their second language, develop and implement social studies lessons that are sensitive to the cultural and educational backgrounds of language minority students, and help these students adapt to the school-based culture. The site also provides a bibliography of publications including teaching units for U.S. and World History classes.

Interactive World Fact Book. Provides extensive information about countries of the world including their flags, maps, economy, geography, climate and more.

Irish in America: Long Journey Home (PBS). This site was designed to compliment the PBS TV special on Irish immigration to North America. It includes brief biographies of famous Irish Americans, insights into some of the instruments used in traditional Irish music, a geneology section where users can learn about tracing their Irish roots, a brief history of the Irish language, and a bibliography.

Jackie Robinson and Other Baseball Highlights (1860's-1960's). The Library of Congress has introduced this site to its growing American Memory collection. It includes 30 images from the Library's collection, and a timeline narrative which discusses the drawing of the color line, the Negro Leagues, the breaking of the color line, and Robinson himself, both as a player and as a civil rights activist.

Japanese American Internment. A comprehensive web view of the Japanese-American internment during World War II. The site covers numerous topics including: Pre-War Intelligence, The Politics, An Exclusion Poster, The Camps, Memories, Shootings, Disillusionment, and an extensive list of links to other relevant information.

Jewish Communities of the World. The Institute of the World Jewish Congress,in cooperation with Virtual Jerusalem, presents this upclose look at Jewish life in 120 countries around the World.

Jews in the Civil War. Letters, memoirs, diary entries, and other resources relating to Union and Confederate Jewish soldiers and their presence in the War Between the States.

Jews of Cuba. The site, featuring Jewish life in Cuba under Castro, includes background information, film clips, a photo tour, and general resources about Cuba.

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators (History and Social Studies). Covers a wide range of topics of interest to social studies teachers. Updated frequently.

Kid Info School Subjects. Links to sites for kids and their teachers. Topics include American History, Current Events/Newspapers, Geography/Social Studies, and World History.

KIDPROJ Multicultural Calendar is a calendar of local holiday customs from around the world produced by kids. It includes teachers' suggestions for integrating the calendar into the K-12 curriculum.

Kids Can Make a Difference. Kids Can Make a Difference (KIDS), is an educational program for middle and high school students. The site features a comprehensive page of "Hunger Facts," a follow-up quiz, a section entitled "What Kids Can Do," and a Newsletter section with links to articles from teachers, student poetry and artwork.

Kid's Click: Geography, History, Biography. Features resources to enrich several social studies areas including Archeology, Prehistoric People, Ancient World, Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, The Vikings, Middle Ages, Knights, Rennaissance, Exploration, Priates, American History (General), Revolutionary War, Civil War, Cowboys & the American West, World War I and II, and the Holocaust.

Kids Web Japan. Introduces Japan to students between 10 and 14 who live in other countries.

Kings and Queens of Britain. Guide to the Monarchs of England and Great Britain. Biographies and illustrations of the kings and queens of Britain.

Lady Liberty (The Statue of Liberty). The site features poems, essays and photographs about the Statue of Liberty. Dedicated by President Grover Cleveland in 1886, she is now 111 years old.

Leaning Tower of Pisa: The Offical Site. Offers a comprehensive tour in English or Italian of this historic landmark with 6,400 images and two QTVR films. The site also includes a history of the Tower from 1173 to the present, and a fourteen-part exhibit on the building's construction and efforts to conserve the Tower.

LIBERTY! The American Revolution. The official online companion to LIBERTY! The American Revolution, a series of six one-hour documentaries broadcast on PBS. There are five sections including a Chronicle of the Revolution which contains significant successes and setbacks in the revolution, a bibliography, timeline, index of varied related subjects, and a collection of annotated links, and The Road to Revolution which is an online Revolutionary War game.

Little Known Historical Facts (Stories About Native Americans) Brief stories about little known Native American contributions to U.S. History. The site includes The Polly Cooper Story, The Battle of Oriskiny, Notes From the Past and The Two Row Wampum.

Living Africa. Features the people, the land, wildlife, and national parks. Also included are a wildlife conservation game, virtual postcards, virtual safari, an atlas, a quiz, a search engine, and links to other sites.

Los Angeles Times Learning and Education (Launch Point Web Site). Launch Point is a joint project of The Los Angeles Times Orange County and the University of California, Irvine, Department of Education. Launch Point topics of interest to social studies teachers include: Ancient Greece, California History, U.S. Westward Expansion, The American Revolution, Reference Materials, and Discovering America.

Louisiana Holocaust Survivors' Homepage. Six holocaust survivors share their stories in interviews.

Loyalist and British Songs of the American Revolution. In addition to lyrics for popular loyalist and British songs sung during the American Revolution, the site features links to loyalist propaganda, pamphlets, and other pertinent information.

Making Hearts Sing (International Fables). A collection of fables based on traditional values such as kindness, respect and friendship which teachers can print out and use in the classroom. The stories are inspired by tales from China, Russia, Japan, Korea and France and are useful in building thematic units to enrich the social studies curriculum.

Mariam's Story Park. Folk tales from around the globe.

Martin Luther King Jr. Sponsored by the Seattle Times, find out about the man, the movement, and the legacy. Features an electronic classroom with an interactive quiz and a study guide for teachers and kids.

Mayan Folktales. These stories were told to Fernando Peñalosa by don Pedro Miguel Say, a famous Q'anjob'al storyteller from San Miguel Acátan, Huehuetenango, Guatemala, who now lives in Los Angeles, California. New folktales will appear each month.

Mayflower on the Web. Over the years, literally thousands of incorrect statements and genealogies have been published about Mayflower passengers. This web page is an attempt to provide highly accurate, professionally researched information in a format that is easy to use and understand. The author of this web page, Caleb Johnson, is a member of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants with documented descent from Mayflower passengers.

Medieval and Renaissance Food Homepage. Usable recipes from these time periods.

Mexico for Kids. Written in French and Spanish as well as English for elementary school students, the site features a guide, El Balero, who takes youngsters on a tour of the geography, history, and government of Mexico.

Middle Ages. The site, created by 7th graders contains: (1) factual Web pages by students to teach about Life in the Middle Ages, (2) stories where students pretend to be a knight, peasant, lord, lady, or monk, (3) scanned drawings and computer graphics, (4) and an online quiz. Students, teachers, and enthusiasts are invited to submit articles or artwork.

Middle Ages: What was it really like to live in the Middle Ages? The site is inspired by programs from The Western Tradition, a video series in the Annenberg/CPB Multimedia Collection. Middle and high school students can find information about religion, homes, clothing, health, arts and entertainment, town life, and related resources.

Mining Co. Guide to Geography. Contains weekly articles about geography, annotated links to hundreds of sites for maps and geographical information, an online world atlas, a glossary, weekly quizzes, a bulletin board and chat room for those interested in geography, and much more.

Mr. Dowling's Electronic Passport. Download study guides, homework assignments and tests; sort the nations of the world by Gross Domestic Product, birth rate, fertility rate , life expectancy, literacy rate; and find links to additional resources.

Mr. President Profiles of Our Nation's Leaders. Produced by the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies and suitable for elementary and secondary students, the site introduces the former U.S. presidents. It organizes the presidents into five chronological galleries featuring famous portraits with a short introduction to each. Each record also includes a quotation from the president and a "fast facts" card that gives some basic statistics.

Multnomah County Library Kids Page: Homework Center. Social Studies students and teachers can find links to relevant information about these major topics: African-American Sites, American History, Ancient History and Cultures, Biographies, Countries & Flags, Government & Politics, History, Maps, Native-American Sites, News & Current Events, Regional Information, States Information, and War and World History.

Museum of African Slavery. The site features photographs, discussion and personal accounts to see that the horrors of slavery are never forgotten.

NAACP Online. The Home Page of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People provides links to relevant sources for the study of Black History. These include:The Celebration Begins with NetNoir, Pathfinder Celebrates Black History Month, W.E.B. DuBois, Rosa Park Mother of the Civil Rights Movement, and World Book Presents: The African American Journey.

NHD National History Day. National History Day is an exciting academic enrichment program that helps students learn about historical issues, ideas, people, and events. The site includes pages for students, teachers and parents who wish to participate in this event.

National Center for History in the Schools. The site includes National Standards for United States History for Grades K-4, National Standards for United States History for Grades 5-12, and National Standards for World History.

National Geographic Map Machine. The site features maps, flags, facts and profiles.

NHD National History Day. National History Day is an exciting academic enrichment program that helps students learn about historical issues, ideas, people, and events. The site includes pages for students, teachers and parents who wish to participate in this event.

National Women's History Project. Features information about the Project, exemplary programs, important history links, and a test of your women's history knowledge.

Native American Indian Resources.Native American Indian Resources features art, education, history, literature, language, and science resources for the K-12 curriculum.

Neanderthal Heaven. Neanderthal resources suitable for secondary school students studying world history. The site includes an online quiz, additional links, references, and a terminology list.

Negro Leagues Baseball: 75 Years of Glory. Visit the archives of the Negro Baseball Leagues and find out about their history, the teams, and the players in an era when baseball was a "Whites Only" sport.

Newsmaker Bios. Part of the ABC News Web site which provides teachers and students with background material and information on the personalities making news around the world. The site features brief sketches that introduce world leaders and figures. Each biography includes a photograph.

NetSERF The Internet Connection for Medieval Resourses Contains links to medieval art, architecture, history, law, music and religion. Also includes a Research Center.

1920's. Kevin Rayburn has developed this site which features information about the "Roaring 20's". It presents a 20's Timeline, and People and Trends.

1968 The Whole World Was Watching: An Oral History. A joint project between South Kingstown High School and Brown University's Scholarly Technology Group, the site contains transcripts, audio recordings, and edited stories of a series of interviews conducted in the spring of 1998. Stories include references to the Vietnam War, the struggle for Civil Rights, and the Assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy.

Notable Citizens of Planet Earth Biographical Dictionary. The site, maintained by Eric Tentarelli, is an online dictionary that provides biographical information for over 18,000 people from ancient times to the present day. It contains a searachable data base and ideas for students and teachers on how to use the biographical dictionary as a classroom resource.

Notorious Clanton Gang. The site was designed by Terry Ike Clanton, a fourth generation cousin of the legendary Clantons' of OK Corral Gunfight Fame. It includes: News & Events, Clanton Gang History, A Tour of Tombstone, Gunfight At The OK Corral, Clanton Gang Products, and Links To Other Areas Of Interest.

Odyssey Online. The site features five sections which includes information such as People, Mythology, Daily Life, Death & Burial, Writing, and Archaeology of the area. Included are games, puzzles, and audio clips. There is also a teacher's section.

Pathfinder Celebrates Black History Through The Ages. The site includes the most influential black men and women of the 20th century, photos, and links to special features.

Pearl Habor Remembered. Here, you'll find battle maps, a timeline, survivors' accounts of the attack, and information about the Pearl Harbor visitors center and the Arizona Memorial.

Performance Assessment Resources on the Internet. SCORE H-SS, administered by San Bernardino County (California) Superintendent of Schools in partnership with Butte County Office of Education and San Joaquin County Office of Education, presents links to sample rubrics that may be used as starting points for the creation of classroom or school-wide assessment measures. Included are Rubrics for Written Work, Presentation Rubrics, Map Rubrics and Other.

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection. Prepared by the University of Texas at Austin, this collection contains electronic maps of current and general interest for many regions of the world.

Perseus Project(An Evolving Digital Library on Ancient Greece and Rome). Perseus is a non-profit enterprise, headquartered at the Classics Department, Tufts University. The site includes links, texts, sources, mailing lists, art and archeology, and a search tool which social studies teachers will find useful.

Presidential Sites Idea Network. Contains numerous resources for teaching about the U.S. Presidents and First Ladies in grades K-12. The site includes photos, biographical information, and links to presidential library online exhibits and related resources.

Presidents of the United States. Teachers and students can discover typical bibliographic information, or go beyond the ordinary, by studying the text of famous presidential speeches, the educational background of each president, how they used military power, and who was appointed to the US Supreme Court during their term of office.

Reader's Theater Editions Reader's Theater Editions are short scripts adapted from stories by Aaron Shepard and others-mostly humor, fantasy, and retold tales from a variety of cultures. The grade levels for performers fall mostly between grades 3 and 9. Useful for enriching the social studies curriculum. Among the tales and legends featured are those from the U.S., India, Pakistan, Africa, the Middle East, and Finland. Copying, sharing, and performing the scripts are permitted for any educational, non-commercial purpose.

Recommended K-12 Resources on Asia. Compiled by the National Project on Asia in American Schools at Columbia University, the site features resources on China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia.

Revolutionary War: A Journey Towards Freedom. This site offers an illustrated tour of Valley Forge and Washington's Crossing, a Fun Zone with games and word searches, and a Teacher's Corner with activities.

Roadmap to the U.S. Constitution. Roadmap to the U.S. Constitution, a ThinkQuest designed by Jonathan Chin and Alan Stern, provides elementary and middle school students with knowledge about the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights. The site includes information about origins, creation, issues, and cases. There is a search engine and a message board.

Rock the Vote. The site attempts to educate young people about important issues and encourages them to participate by registering to vote and by speaking out.

Roman Emperors Web site which is an online encyclopedia of the rulers of Rome.

Rosa Parks Pioneer of Civil Rights. A biography of Rosa Parks, who made history by refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger.

Salem, Massachusetts Witch Trials. Text, graphics and links to museums that shed light on the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.

SchoolHistory.co.uk. Created by Mr. Field, this site provides secondary teachers resources for British as well as world history and includes downloadable worksheets, online quizzes, and games.

Search the Web's Databases of History Resources. A wide variety of databases located in one convenient place that social studies teachers can use to find specific information . The databases include: American Memory (from the Library of Congress), Archiving Early America, Eric, Flags of the World, History Net, Instructor Magazine, Today in History, U.S. Civil War Center, Federalist Papers, and Yahoo and more.

Senator Joseph McCarthy-A Multimedia Celebration. The site, developed by Webcorp, features sound clips and video devoted to the politics of the late Senator from Wisconsin. Also available at this site are The Richard Nixon Video Archive, which contains scenes from Nixon's checkers speech, his last press conference and the Watergate Affair and The Webcorp Multimedia Archive which features historical/satirical video and sound from the Webcorp vaults.

Sepdet's Ancient Egypt Archives. The archives provide links to Egyptology meta-websites and computer projects, art galleries and computer tours of Egypt, archaeological sites and specific finds, and miscellaneous resources including religion, culture, and modern Egypt.

South Carolina ETV Holocaust Forum. South Carolina ETV Holocaust Forum provides teachers access to a vareity of resources for teaching students about this tragic chapter from human history. Includes links to South Carolina Voices: Lessons from the Holocaust, Holocaust Bibliography, Speakers' Bureau, Other Curriculum Resources, and Holocaust Remembrance Month.

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Numerous pages for each of the seven wonders with an artist's rendering or photos.

Sheet Music about Lincoln, Emancipation, and the Civil War. The site, from the Library of Congress (LOC) American Memory Project, features more than two hundred sheet-music compositions that represent Lincoln and the war as reflected in popular music. The collection spans the years from Lincoln's presidential campaign in 1859 through the centenary of Lincoln's birth in1909.

Sixties. Don Fass-an editor and broadcaster who grew up in the 1960's and wrote and reported about much of it-gathers the history, sounds, images and feel of this exciting decade.

Social Studies Documents Page. The site, suitable for the high school level, provides links to primary documents and articles from European and American history. Documents are accompanied by worksheets for student use.

Social Studies Resources. Links to a variety of sources from world flags to U.S. House and Senate information.

Social Studies School Service A leader in educational supplementary materials for the social studies, the Social Studies School Service presents teachers with an online catalog, free teacher's guides, and links to other Web sites. Select the What's New button for a monthly feature centering around an important social studies theme and find lesson plans and student online exercises.

Social Studies Web Sites for K-12 Teachers. More documents and links that provide information to teachers.

Sociology Classroom Internet Resources for High School Students and Teachers. Sociology Classroom was prepared by R.S. Williams lead teacher Newport News Public Schools. Links include: General Sociology, Sociology Topics, Culture, General Research, Homework and Study, World News Sources, Miscellaneous and a Just for Teachers section.

Sound Samples from U.S. Presidents. Must download these sound files but the wait is worth it.

Spanish-American War in Motion Pictures. Motion pictures of the Spanish-American War and the Philippine Insurrection produced between 1898 and 1901 are featured at this site. They show troops, ships, notable figures, and parades, as well as reenactments of battles and other war-time events. Films are displayed in QuickTime, .mpg and .avi formats. For detailed playback information, click on Video Viewer-Additional Playback Information.

Speeches. Eighty years worth of great speeches from the History Channel suitable for high school students are featured at this site. Click on SPEECH ARCHIVE for a full list of speeches at the site.

Speeches of the Presidents of the United States. Listen to RealAudio clips of speeches of U.S. Presidents from Grover Cleveland to Bill Clinton. You can download a free RealAudio Player from this site.

Stamp on Black History (Index of Black History Related Postage Stamps). Created by a handful of high school students from the Washington, D.C. area, the site is a celebration of some of the black American men and women who have been honored on United States postage stamps. Featured are the lives of many of these historic figures, including Louis Armstrong, Frederick Douglass, Jelly Roll Morton, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Bessie Coleman, W.E.B. DuBois and many others.

Study Web. The site, sponsored by American Computer Resources, features resources for these topics: Cultural Perspectives, General Social Studies, Government & Economics, History, and World Religion

Tales of Wonder Folk and Fairy Tales from Around the World. Excellent resource for integrating literature into the world history course.

Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS). Homepage of TOPSS, created, sponsored, and supported by the American Psychological Association. Among its goals are to meet the curricular goals of high school psychology teachers and students.

Teaching Canadian History. For those interested in Canadian history, this site features links to Indexes to Resources of Use to Teachers, Organizations of Interest to Canadian Teachers, Course Outlines, Reference Tools, and On-line Assignments.

Teaching History with Technology. Teaching History with Technology is an online journal designed to help middle school and high school history and social studies teachers better integrate technology into their classrooms. The journal will be published twice per year. Each issue will provide three or four models that document how others have incorporated technology to enhance their students' learning experiences.

Teach with Movies. Learning Guides to each recommended film describe the benefits of the movie, possible problems, and helpful background. Discussion questions, bridges to reading, projects and links to the internet are provided. Teachers can also find a link to Movies Not Recommended as Teaching Tools.

Temperance and Prohibition. The site tells among other things why Prohibition in the U.S. came to pass (it was repealed in 1933). A visit to some old-time saloons is also featured.

Terry's 1904 World's Fair Page. The site provides relevant source materials about The World's Fair of 1904 which celebrated the Centennial of the Louisiana Purchase. Featured are articles, exhibits, and memorabilia, personal recollections, and a link to the 1904 Olympics.

Thirteen Colonies. Student prepared information about the Thirteen Colonies created by Ms. Louden's fifth grade class. Topics include: arts and crafts, children, clothing, crime and punishment, education, family life, food, furniture, health and medicine, holidays, houses, recreation, women, and slavery.

This Day in History. Designed by the History Channel, you can read news for this day from years past. Or search the History Channel archives to find out about what happend on days that mean the most to you.

This Week in North American Indian History. Phil Konstantin lists over 3000 historical events which happened to or affected the indigenous peoples of North America. His site also has tribal name meanings and alternative names, Indian "moon" names, and links to thousands of other sites

This Week in U.S. History. Find out what happened in U.S. History each day of this week.

Timeline of the American Civil Rights Movement. An ongoing project supported by students at Western Michigan University's Department of Political Science, the timeline begins with Brown v. Board of Education (1954) and ends with Selma (1965).

Timeline (Media History Project). Browse key events in media history by era, century, or decade. Throughout the timeline you will encounter thumbnail images illustrating pertinent technologies, people, or events. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger version of the image from which it is excerpted!

Titanic Information Site. Features text, graphics, video, photos about the history and sinking of the Titanic.

Titanic Online (Virtual Titanic). The Discovery Channel Online has created this site devoted to images, movies (IPIX, QuickTime), and text describing the ship and its sinking.

Today In History. Daily historical facts are presented from the American Memory collections of the Library of Congress. The site also features an archive which is updated every Friday afternoon.

Today In History Sites. Yahooligans! provides teachers with links to several Today In History web sites.

Treasury Page for Kids. Treasury Page for Kids is part of the Web site of the United States Treasury Department and contains information suitable for middle and high school students. Students can learn about savings bonds, the history of money, and counterfeiting. The site also provides links to the U.S. Mint, the Treasury Department, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Twelve Hundred Days (Bataan Death March, World War II). Russell A. Grokett, Sr., survived the Bataan Death March and three years as a prisoner of war during World War II. This is his story.

Uncommon Missions.Sponsored by SBC Pacific bell and Mervyn's, this K-12 site features all twenty-one California Missions painted by Father Jerome Tupa, a Benedictine monk. Included are information about the missions, activities for students, and a guide for teachers.

U.S. History Documents. Important documents from the Articles of Confederation to "I Have a Dream."

U.S. History On-Line Project. Links to such sources as U.S. Presidents, songs, stories, fables and time-lines.

U.S. Holidays. Holidays featured are: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Groundhog Day, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Passover, Easter, and Memorial Day.

U.S. Presidents' Fact Sheet. Fact sheet about each U.S. President accompanied by a picture.

Valley Forge. The site was prepared in cooperation with the Independence Hall Association and includes the story of Valley Forge, a Valley Forge Museum, maps, a Revolutionary War Timeline, people who served there, the French Connection, a kids' page, links to other resources and more.

Valley of the Shadow: Living the Civil War in Pennsylvania and Virginia. Interweaves the histories of two communities on either side of the Mason-Dixon line during the American Civil War. The site features pages from newspapers of the time, original census returns, diaries and maps, selected army rosters, photos and commentary.

Valuing Our Differences: A Diversity Calendar. The University of Kansas presents a Diversity Calendar useful in the social studies K-12 classroom. The calendar features ethnic, national, religious, and other types of holidays.

Veteran's Day. A history of Veteran's Day sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).

Victorian Web. George P. Landow of Brown University designed and edited this site which contains a collection of materials on nineteenth-century British culture, the so-called Victorian Age. It includes economics, religion, philosophy, literature, visual arts, science, technology, politics and gender matters. Related Web sites and a search engine are also provided.

Vietnam: Yesterday and Today. Prepared by Sandra M. Wittman, the site provides a chronology of the war, materials for study and teaching and links to other relevant Web resources.

Voices from the Dustbowl. Voices from the Dustbowl is a presentation of The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress. The site documents the lives of Dust Bowl migrants living in Farm Security Administration (FSA) camps in California in 1940-41 and contains interviews, songs, and photos.

Voyages of Exploration. This University of Calgary web site features the European voyages of exploration and conquest in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries which senior high school students will find useful. Included are numerous maps, in addition to discussions of issues such as cartography, navigation, warfare, religion, slavery, and communication, in the Knowledge & Power section.

Washington Social Studies Building Excellence in Social Studies through Technology (B.E.S.S.T.) B.E.S.S.T. is sponsored by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia, Washington, and contains hundreds of online social studies resources for grades K-12. The site includes links to social studies subjects, student projects, research tools and teacher issues.

Watergate. Malcolm Farnsworth, a teacher, has assembled a large body of information about the Watergate scandal. The site includes a chronology of events, and numerous links to speeches and background information.

Welcome to Teen Court. Teen Court was created by two high school students and contains all the documents needed to start a teen/peer court for misdemeanor juvenile justice situations.

U.S. Historical Documents. The site, provided by the University of Oklahoma Law Center, features historical documents from the Pre-Colonial period to the present.

U.S. History Outlines and Charts. Greg Feldmeth, a high school teacher, has prepared a series of outlines and charts covering U.S. History from its colonial beginnings through the Vietnam War and Watergate.

Voyage Back in Time: Ancient Greece and Rome. Students at the University of Richmond present easy to read information on all aspects of Ancient Egypt for elementary and middle school students. Teachers can duplicate the material as hand-outs and prepare their own study guide questions.

What Did You Do In The War, Grandma? The site provides oral histories of Rhode Island Women during World War II, written by students in the Honors English Program at South Kingstown (Rhode Island) High School. The information can be dramatic when the narrator is an older woman, perhaps a grandmother, and the interviewer is a young teenager whose assignment is to find out about a war that began before most teenagers' parents were born.

Women of Past and Present. Brief biographies of women from a variety of fields.

Women's Resources. A variety of information on the Internet by and about women.

Women's Rights Movement 1848-1998: Living the Legacy. Sponsored by the National Women's History Project, the site includes among its resources a history of the movement, a detailed time line, a discussion group, curriculum ideas, and a student essay project.

World Almanac for Kids Online. World Almanac for Kids Online, a companion to the book World Almanac For Kids, includes three main sections: Explore, Fun & Games, and Insider Information. Elementary level students can find information about such topics as animals, environment, inventions, nations, presidents, religion, space, sports, and states. They can also enter contests and participate in polls.

World Atlas Online. World Atlas Online provides teachers and students in middle and high school with up-to-the minute sources of informaation on theWeb about every country in the world.

World Fact Book 1997. Published by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, the World Fact Book 1997 is the latest version. It contains data for over 250 countries and for each country it includes map and flag, geographic, population, government, economic, communication, transportation, military, and transnational issue information.

World War I Document Archives. Presents in one location primary documents by year concerning the Great War: Pre-1914 through Post-1918.

World War I Remembered--The Great War: 80 Years On. This site from the BBC offers a ten-minute video collage of photos and newsreel footage, a selection of audio interviews of veterans, a selection of soldiers' letters home, and overviews of four major battles.

World War I Trenches on the Web. People, places, and events that led to one of the tragic events in modern history. Poster collection and reference resources.

World War II Commemoration. Presented by Grolier Online, the site features the story of World War II, biographies and articles, air combat films, photographs, a World War II history test, and World War II links.

Wounded Knee. Links to the history of Wounded Knee compiled by Yahoo. Sites include visuals.

Zoom in on the Civil War. Allows users to explore the conflict through artifacts. Includes links to other Civil War Internet resources.

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Latino Resources

Bilingual Education. Lesson plans, activities, research papers, and links to other relevant information useful for bilingual teachers in grades K-12.

Cinco de Mayo. Celebrates victory of Mexican forces over the French in the 19th Century.

Communication Connections. A wealth of sites dedicated to the study, use, and enjoyment of languages. Includes many links to Latin American countries and Spain.

Famous Hispanics in the World and History. The site contains an alphabetical list as well as a list of topics which include: Antiquity, Musicians, Nobel Prizes, Painters, Scientists, Sports, U.S. Military, Women, and Writers.

Frida Kahlo Home Page. The life and work of the famous Mexican artist.

Great Mesoamerican Civilizations. Information and links that deal with the Mayans, Olmecs, and Aztecs. English and Spanish versions are provided.

Hispanics in American History.

Home of the Aztec Calendar. Information about the Aztec Calendar including graphical displays.

Latin American Resources (K-12). LANIC presents a wide range of resources gathered from the web which will enrich the social studies curriculum.

Latin American Links. This site is an educational resource for high school teachers and students. Websites in Latin America, as well as relevant sites in the United States are described.

Latin American Studies. Includes links to information about all countries in Latin America.

Latin World-Latin America on the Net. A directory of Internet resources on Latin America and the Caribbean. Find useful information about the Latino countries including their culture, education, government and politics, business, economy and finance, and current news.

Latino Resources on the Net. Sources of information of interest to teachers.

Latino Web. Education and history links dealing with latino topics.

Lords of the Earth (Welcome to the Maya/Aztec/Inca Center). Written for the middle school level, the site includes legends, mysteries, and maps. Features a Maya Center, Aztec Center, American Indian Center, Meso-American Center, Inca Center, and links to other relevant sources.

Mexico's Index: Arts, Culture, & History of Ancient Mexico. The Index features links to archaeological sites, Aztec world, general information, Maya world, Mexican history, Mesoamerica, and precolumbian/prehispanic resources.

Mundo Hispano. This page was produced by students in Miss Stewart's fifth grade class (CS 403) at the Ralph Bunche School in Harlem. It provides a collaborative student encyclopedia of Hispanic culture to which other kids are encouraged to contribute. The site includes historias of famous hispanos written by the students, information about fiestas, common Spanish expressions, links to other relevant Web sites, and an opportunity for other kids around the world to send in information about their cultures.

Rabbit in the Moon (Mayan Culture). Produced by Nancy McNelly for the middle school level, the site includes links to these topics in the study of the Mayan culture: Mayan Hieroglyphics; Your Name In Glyphs; Try A Translation; Calendar; The Talking Syllabary; Yucatec Sound Files and Language Chart; Virtual Palace; Pyramid; Meetings, Exhibits, Instructional Materials; Culture, Games, Oddities, and Resources.

Spanish Speaking Countries. Information about each Spanish speaking country in the world.

Things Latino. Bilingual links to Chicano and Latin American centers and resources. Another site to practice your Spanish reading skills.

UT El Paso MECHA (Mexican Revolution). The MECHA organization provides resources about the Mexican Revolution of 1910. The resources include Corridos, Photos, and Documents.

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Miscellaneous References

Alternative Assessment/Performance Based Assessment. Links and searchable databases on alternative forms of assessment including the social studies.

AP Advanced Placement Program. The site, provided by the College Board Online, features tips for teachers and students, information about AP classes and exams, and related Web sites for all AP subjects including economics, european and U.S. history, U.S. and comparative government, and psychology.

Britannica's Birthday.Pick a month, day, year and age group to find famous people who were born. Includes biographical information.

Census Name Search. Find out how many people have the same name as you.

Create a Calendar.Choose any year: past, present, or future, and create a calendar.

How Far Is It? Specify two locations, click "Submit" and you will find out the latitude and longitude of the two places and the distance between them (as the crow flies).

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation. The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation awards fellowships worth up to $24,000 to future and current secondary school teachers of American history, American government, or social studies in grades 7-12. The fellowships support their graduate study of the roots, principles, framing, and development of the United States Constitution. Interested teachers can download an application from the site.

World Clock. Displays local time in more than 100 places worldwide. Updated every minuute.

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Museums and Exhibits On-Line

Abraham Lincoln Online. Historic Lincoln sites, resources and pictures, speeches and writings, and a Lincoln Quiz of the Month. You can also add your views to an online discussion.

African-American Mosaic Exhibit. The African-American Mosaic Exhibit, produced by the Library of Congress, is organized into "chapters" along the timeline of African American History.

AFRO-Americ@'s Black History Museum. Interactive exhibits appropriate for grades 8-12. Topics include: Black Resistance-Slavery in the U.S., The Tuskegee Airmen, Jackie Robinson, The Black Panther Party, Black or White, The Million Man March, The Scottsboro Boys, and This Is Our War.

A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans & the U.S. Constitution. An online exhibit from the Smithsonian for middle and high school students, its sections include Immigration, Removal, Internment, Loyalty, Service and Justice. To find Classroom Activities click Resources at the bottom of the page.

Ancient Civilizations Virtual Museum. Ancient Civilizations Virtual Museum was created by sixth graders at the William Penn Charter School and features the ancient civilizations of China, Canaan, Mesopotamia, India, Africa, and the Mayans with their daily life, customs, culture, geography and government.

Ancient Olympic Games Virtual Museum. Provides a plethora of information about these contests that are the forefathers of our modern Olympic Games.

Annenberg/CPB Exhibits. Interactive exhibits, inspired by the video series from Annenberg/CPB, feature The Middle Ages, Collapse-Why Do Civilizations Fall?, Russia, and The Renaissance. Also available is A Biography of America (resources for teachers and students), and a Teachers' Lab which allows teachers to explore new ideas in learning.

Best Web Museums and Tours. Steve Holzner has links to what he considers to be 15 of the best Web museums and tours. His "best" list includes Gothic Cathedrals, Web Museum of Paris, Middle Ages, Sistine Chapel, the Louvre and Ancient Cultures.

Betsy Ross House. Tour of the Betsy Ross House which includes information about her life and the history of the U.S. flag.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A History of American Sweatshops 1820-Present. This is an online exhibit sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. The virtual exhibit also includes a section on the El Monte California sweatshop (broken up in1995), the fashion food chain, and a dialog in which six spokespeople give their views on the question "What should Americans know about sweatshop production in the United States?"

Bonfire of Liberties Censorship of the Humanities. An interactive exhibit of banned ideas, books, plays, and images compiled by the Texas Humanities Resource Center.

Border Studies Nine graphical exhibitions and three streaming multimedia slideshows presenting the history and culture of the lands and nations bordering Texas and the United States from the 15th Century to the present day. The site was developed by the Texas Humanities Resource Center.

Boston's Freedom Trail. The freedom trail takes you through almost three centuries of Boston's cononial and revolutionary history, as a red line on the sidewalk leads you from site ot site. The site includes a map, graphics, and an online guided tour.

California's Gold Rush Country: A Virtual Tour. Features the historic sites and spectacular scenery of the gold country in rich color.

Castles on the Web. Features castle tours, castles for kids, a chat area for those interested in tallking "castles" and a glossary of castle terms.

Centennial Exhibition: Philadelphi 1876. The Philadelphia Library has digitized artifacts from the Centennial Exhibition of 1876, featuring the wonders of the Industrial Age and exhibits from 37 countries. Click on Centennial Schoolhouseto take a virtual trip to the Centennial fair and to find activities for middle and high school students and teachers.

Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum. Photographs, engravings, maps, and documents illustrating the history of the first transcontinental railroad.

Colonial Lexington. Colonial History of Lexington was begun by students at the Maria Hastings School (Lexington, Massachusetts) who worked under the supervision of Florence Poor, with research skills taught by Donna Polhamus. The site includes links to the battle, colonial life and crafts, important people and families, historic homes, Paul Revere's Ride and more.

Colonial Williamsburg Meet the people of Colonial Williamsburg and learn about their struggles and triumphs. Experience colonial life by exploring the trades, politics, and other aspects of 18th-century living. See the places and learn about their history. Browse the Colonial Dateline highlighting events from 1750-1783. Visit Education Resources and find lessons plans.

Color Tour of Egypt. Browse through an exhibit of Egyptian sites from Abu Simbel to Luxor.

Diego Rivera Virtual Museum. Gallery, murals, biography and links relating to the great Mexican muralist.

Egyptian Art and Archeology. Designed by the University of Memphis, you can see an exhibit of Egyptian artifacts, take a tour of over a dozen ancient Egyptian sites along the Nile, and find other Web sites that provide information about Egypt.

Electronic Samurai. Images of Japan, China, and Mongolia. The site also includes sound bytes, QuickTime VR clips, and movies. Appropriate for elementary through high school levels.

1492: An Ongoing Voyage. An exhibit of the Library of Congress

Frederick Douglas Museum and Cultural Center Photo Gallery. Historic photographs, chronicling the life of Frederick Douglass and the Rochester of his time.

George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens. Features a Visitor's Guide, Library and Collections, Tour, Educational Resources and Archeology at Mount Vernon.

Great Chicago Fire and the Web of Memory. An exhibition created by the Chicago Historical Society and Northwestern University.

Great War. Provides links to a wide variety of relevant resources dealing with World War I (The Great War). These include articles, murals, poetry, images and art.

Hall of Heroes On-Line Museum.Brouse the exhibits contained in this on-line museum and learn some exciting new things about the United States of America. To enter, click on the "front door" to meet the nation's greatest men and women.

"Hezzie" Goes to War: World War I Through the Eyes of a Mid-Missourian. This exhibit tells part of John Hezekiah ("Hezzie") Pattrick's World War I story through his letters home to Mother and Dad, his photographs and postcards, and items worn, used and collected by him.

Historic Philadelphia. Students in 6-12 can take a virtual tour of the streets where the Declaration of Independence was written and where Benjamen Franklin and other patriots considered home.

I Want You The Uncle Sam Image Gallery. This web site presents a photo essay about Uncle Sam. You'll find a little Americana, a little history, and a lot of images of the character known as Uncle Sam.

Japanese American Internment Experience On-Line Exhibit. This exhibit, on permanent display at the Japanese American Resource Center in San Jose, California's Japantown, depicts the internment camp life of the many local Santa Clara Valley Japanese Americans who were interned. This exhibit, not only displays some of the difficulties they experienced, but also the Japanese Americans' efforts to recreate some part of the life they had left behind.

Library of Congress Exhibitions. Feature attractions and online exhibits sponsored by the Library of Congress. The site includes a search engine.

Lower East Side Tenement Museum. Explore tenement life from 1870-1915 in New York's lower east side. The Tenement Museum has been designated a National Historic Sight.

Make the Dirt Fly: An Overview of the Creation of the Panama Canal. An online version of an exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution libraries, it contains pictures, text, and information about who the major players were and how the difficult terrain and climate affected both the people and machines involved in this engineering project. Also featured is a suggested reading list as well as a "did you know" section.

Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries. Students (6-12) can access over 100 images and articles (some in English and Spanish) about the art and culture Mexico. In the Activities section, there are treasure hunts.

Monticello: The Home of Thomas Jefferson. Follow Jefferson through his day or browse a clickable index to find information on a variety of matters relating to the third President of the United States.

Multimedia Exhibits in Women's History. Maintained by Ken Middleton and hosted by the Todd Library of Middle Tennessee State University, the site features online exhibits related to women's history. These include resources on the suffrage movement and women in science.

Museum of Tolerance. Teachers and students can take an online tour of The Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. The Museum focuses on the dynamics of racism and prejudice in America, and the history of the Holocaust. Don't miss The Children of the Holocaust, biographies that change daily and highlight the story of a child caught up in its horrors. Teachers can print them out for use in the classroom.

Museum Page A list of art museums throughout the world with collections on the Internet.

Mysterious Places (Ancient Civilizations and Sacred Sites). Virtual tours of Stonehenge, Easter Island, Ancient Americas, Egypt and other locales that were home to ancient civilizations. The site includes photos accompanied by short history lessons.

Mystery of the Maya. Information and exhibits of the Mayan civilization. Includes other Maya-related sites of interest.

National Museum of American Jewish History. The Museum offers the opportunity to learn about American Jews in the social, cultural, economic and political life of this nation. The Web site features museum exhibitions, a Fun Page for students, and three side-by-side timelines of American history, American Jewish history, and World Jewish history.

National Museum of Women's History. An exhibit on the women's suffrage movement. Students and teachers can view historical documents, posters and buttons, and listen to suffrage songs.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. General information, virtual exhibits, and links to related Web sites.

Nazi Olympics: 1936 Berlin. This site presents an online version of an exhibition created by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC that was exhibited at the Museum from July 1996 - June 1997.

Old Sturbridge Village. Step back in time and visit the largest historical museum in the Northeast in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, which re-creates the daily work activities and community celebrations of a rural 19th century town.

Paul Revere Virtual Museum. Elementary and secondary students may visit five different EXHIBIT HALLS. Each Exhibit Hall has one or more activities for students to complete. Some activities can be done individually; others are better done in a small group or with the whole class. A Teacher's Guide is included.

Pilgrim Hall Museum. The site contains loads of information about the Pilgrims including an entire section on Thanksgiving, the First Thanksgiving and other Thanksgiving themes. A new on-line exhibit is added every year.

Pyramids--The Inside Story. Sponsored by Nova Online, you can wander through the chambers and passageways of the Great Pyramid, and learn about the pharaohs for whom these monumental tombs were built.

Renaissance: An Exhibit Collection. An Annenberg/CPB Projects online exhibit that transforms students back to a time of great discovery. The site includes hands-on activities and links to related resources.

Secrets of the Lost Tomb. A mammoth mausoleum uncovered in Egypt sheds new light on the epic life of Ramesses the Great. With video footage provided exclusively to TIME, Egyptologist Kent Weeks provides the first multimedia tour of what may hold up to 50 sons of the greatest of the pharaohs. The site also features sound and video clips of the excavation.

Slave Voices. Based on an exhibit mounted at Perkins Library, Duke University, it includes information with accompanying graphics relating to the slave trade, the work of slaves in plantation America, life in the slave community, and the problem of freedom when slavery was destroyed.

Smithsonian Institute. You can spend a lifetime browsing at this site.

Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Smithsonian National Museum of American History presents virtual exhibitions for a wide variety of topics relating to U.S. History and suitable for grades 4-12.These include The Star Spangled Banner and The American Presidency where teachers will also find teacher's guides, lesson plans, and activities to supplement and expand their curriculum offerings in these areas.
Spanish Missions of California. At this site, teachers and students can find out who created the missions? (and why?), take a tour of a typical mission, learn about the people who lived in the missions and how many missions there are in California. Included is a page just for teachers and links to more places to find information about the missions.

Spy Letters of the American Revolution. An exhibit based on spy letters from the William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Gallery of Letters provides a brief description of each letter and links to more information about the stories of the spies in the letter or the secret methods used to make the letter. Click on the Teachers' Lounge to find classroom online activities and study questions.

Susan B. Anthony House features a virtual tour of the home of the pioneer leader for women's rights who lived in this house from 1866 until her death in 1906. The site also includes links to Suffrage history resources.

They Still Draw Pictures. A collection of over 600 drawings made during the Spanish Civil War by Spanish school children, both in Spain and in refugee centers in France, rendered in pencil, crayon, ink, and watercolor.

Titanic. Encyclopedia Britannica presents TITANIC, a special exhibit from Britannica Online.

Tower of London Virtual Tour. The site features a tour of the Tower of London along with its history and related links. There's also a Tower of London Kids Tour , led by Reginald Raven who lives at the Tower with his mom and dad, and aunt, uncle and baby sister, who are all also ravens.

Truman Presidential Museum and Library Kids Page. The Truman Kids Page features Archives, Biographies, Decisions, Photos, Speeches, and Trivia. Also included are Elementary student activities and TrackStar interactive lessons.

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology.The museum includes Online and Traveling Exhibits and a Fun and Games section with great interactive resources for kids.

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Includes a guide to teaching about the Holocaust and a videography of Holocaust related material.

U.S. Political Posters (1832-1989). The Verlangieri Gallery provides a display of U.S. political posters dating back to 1832 which includes an Abraham Lincoln/Andrew Johnson poster from 1860 and a 1901 poster of Teddy Roosevelt. You can also find information on the origins of the Democratic and Republican parties.

Vatican Exhibit. An exhibit of the Library of Congress

Virtual Tour of the U.S. Capitol. Welcome to a virtual tour of the United States Capitol. You can follow a room-by-room guided tour, or, if you prefer, you can wander on your own with the help of an electronic tour map.

Walking Tour of Plimoth Plantation. Images and descriptions from the first permanent European settlement in southern New England (AD1620).

Welcome To The White House. Tour the White House, listen to speeches, view photos, search White House documents, email the President and Vice-President, and visit the White House for Kids.

We Shall Overcome: Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement. Provided by the National Park Service, students can use the site to take a virtual tour of the churches, schools, houses and buildings where civil rights activists made their protests. Forty-one properties are listed in the itinerary, including pictures, addresses, and background information about the role each property played historically.

The White House for Kids. Kids can tour the White House led by Scotty the White House Tour Dog, participate in Barney the Scottish Terrier's White House ABC's, read Ofelia the longhorn cow's Dream Team of heroes who have made significant contributions to America, and take India the Presidential cat's Presidential Occupations Quiz. Also included is a Photo Album, Tee-ball pictures, and a Guide for Parents and Teachers.

World War II Propaganda Posters. Created by J.D. Ross, these posters were supposed to stir up pro-American feelings, and help mobilize citizens to support the War movement. The collection currently has 22 JPEG images of posters, ranging from all periods of the War with plans for future additions.

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