History Resources
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General History
US History
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Using Primary Sources
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General Resources

History Matters : Developed by American Social History Project/Center for Media & Learning, City University of New York, and the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University.
Annotated guide to useful Web sites for teaching U.S. history and social studies.

Library of Congress : The digital collection of the Library of Congress is growing every week. The collection is especially noteworthy for its inclusion of music, map and photograph resources, as well as text items.

Internet History Sourcebooks Project : Paul Halsell, Fordham University
Collections of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented for educational use. The project is comprised of three main chronologically ordered websites - on Ancient, Medieval and Modern History - and a number of subsidiary themed pages.

Google Web Directory > History : google.com
Excellent directory of sites from the Open Directory project. Sites are classified, annotated and listed in the order of frequency used--giving visitors a glimpse of the most popular sites on a particular topic.

Carrie _ A Full Text Electronic Library : maintained by Lynn H. Nelson University of Kansas
An online library of European, US and other primary source historical documents.

WWW _ Virtual Library : History Index, maintained by Lynn H. Nelson University of Kansas
WWW-Virtual library for history, central catalogue of sites.

PBS History Online : history sites which are companions to broadcast programs
These include American Experience, Great American Speeches and more.

The History Net :
More than 800 categorized history articles & weekly features on a variety of historical subjects. There is also an index of all the articles linked by subject.

National Center for History in Schools: Dept of History, UCLA
This site includes units for history as well as skill and chronological history standards in both US and world history.

Social Studies Education : National Council for the Social Studies
An information resource for social studies teachers.

EdSitement: National Endowment for the Humanities
Links to websites and lessons in history and social studies & literature

Engines for Inquiry : American Studies Association with sponsorship from Georgetown University
Site provides a practical and pedagogical framework for the integration of technology into teaching and learning.

Scout Report: sponsored by the National Science Foundation
Site includes current resources in history & social sciences as well as documentation of current events. There are searchable archives of previous reports.

US History

American Memory - Library of Congress : Library of Congress
Historical Collections for the National Digital Library (links to collections and learning pages pages for teachers and students). Don't miss the Today in History special feature.

The Digital Classroom & Exhibit Hall : US National Archives and Records Administration
Primary Sources, activities, and training for educators and students

America's Story : Library of Congress
A site with information about American people and historical events, and each of its states.

Freedom: A History of US: New PBS Online
In January of 2003 PBS launched a television series and educational website based on Joy Hakim's 10 volume-series A History of US (1999). In the broadcast version Hakim divides American history into 16 parts, from the time of independence to a final chapter that chronicles the years from 1968 to the present. The companion website includes illustrations, maps, voices, music, primary source documents, and much more.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Provides multimedia resources and links for teaching American history and conducting basic research, while focusing on slavery, ethnic history, private life, technological achievement, and American film. The Institute strives to reflect the current state of professional historian scholarship

AmDocs : created by Lynn Nelson, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Kansas
An index of primary source documents for the study of US history.

National Museum of American History : Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.
Virtual Exhibitions, student resources and a host of informative and historical documents.

A History Teacher's Bag of Tricks : History Project, UC Davis
US primary source lessons and image database collected from resources used by Professor Roland Marchand during his university teaching career.

American Writers & American Writers Series II : C-Span in the Classroom
C-Span's new history series profiles 46 American writers and their contribution to our understanding of US history

Language of the Land: Journey into Literary America
Examines US literary heritage though maps, photographs, and the works of American authors from a variety of periods.

Common Place: The Interactive Journal of Early American Life
Site covers topics for teaching early US history and includes essays, documents, teaching ideas and more.

A Biography of America : Annenberg/CPB Project
Includes key events, maps, video transcripts, and related links for each era in American history.

From Revolution to Reconstruction, A Hypertext on American History from the colonial period until Modern Times: George Welling, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
This American history project contains outlines of American history and culture, source materials, essays, biographies and presidential information.

Images of American Political History : published by William J. Ball, Dept. of Political Science, The College of New Jersey
The intent of this collection is to support the teaching of American political history by providing quick access to uncopyrighted images for inclusion in teaching materials. Archive of public domain images from 1750 to the present. Collection is searchable by era, keyword, or topic.

American Social History Project : Graduate Center, City University of New York
American Social History Project (ASHP) produces a wide range of accessible and innovative materials that convey a rich sense of the historical process while encouraging critical thinking and analysis. Focusing on "ordinary" Americans - working men and women whose actions and beliefs shaped the nation's development - print, visual, and multimedia materials. There is also a link to Websites for the Humanities Classroom from their project

American Studies Department Hypertexts : University of Virginia
Electronic text resources: electronic copies of works by American authors. The hypertexts in this collection have been produced by students at The University of Virginia, enrolled in The American Studies Program,

My History is America's History : Project from National Endowment for the Humanities
Invites you to post your family stories and photos. Offers tips and resources for discovering, preserving, and sharing family history as part of America's heritage.

The 50 States : created and maintained by Ray Weber of Santa Clarita, California

Google Web Directory > History > By Region > North America > United States : google.com
Excellent directory of sites on US history from the Open Directory project. Sites are classified, annotated and listed in the order of frequency used--giving visitors a glimpse of the most popular sites on a particular topic.

Citation Guides & Evaluating Internet Information
Dartmouth Guide to Citing Sources : Dartmouth College
Site prepared for the instruction and use of Dartmouth undergraduate students provides a rationale for why cite sources , and offers principles for determining when and how, one should cite them.

On-line Resources for Documenting Electronic Sources : created by Purdue University Online Writing Lab
Links to a number of online resources for MLA, APA and discipline-specific styles used in citing sources.

Student Process Guides : developed by Dan McDowell, San Diego Unified School District
Student use guides on using primary source documents, evaluating web content, viewing a photograph and more.

Evaluating Information Found on the Internet : Elizabeth E. Kirk, Johns Hopkins University Library
Basic criteria for evaluating all forms of information, and how they apply to the Internet:

Lesson Plans / Activities Using Primary Sources

Why Study History Through Primary Sources: Medieval Sourcebook
Article adapted from James Harvey Robinson, "The Historical point of View", in Readings in European History, Vol I, (Boston: Ginn, 1904),

Research Using Primary Resources: UC Berkeley Library
Explanation of primary / secondary resources plus a selected list of websites containing primary source materials.

The Digital Classroom : US National Archives and Records Administration
Resources for students to learn more about U.S. history and primary sources.

British National Archives - Learning Tools
Lessons based on many primary source documents available from British National Archives. Indexed chronologically- includes excellent resources for World Wars, Imperialism & Colonialism and the Victorian Era.

Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age: Reconceptualizing the Introductory Survey Course
This web project offers historians models for how to use digitized primary sources in survey courses in World History and the History of the Americas. This project was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities & can be found at the website of the American Historical Association. (see Guide to the Projects).

Digital Blackboard: from History Matters, American Social History Project
This feature provides successful Web-based assignments—some they have developed themselves, others developed by the Library of Congress and the National Archives—as practical models for integrating new media into the classroom.

The Learning Page : American Memory Web, US Library of Congress
This web site was created to assist educators as they use the American Memory web site to teach about United States history and culture. The site provides tips and tricks for using the American Memory collections, as well as frameworks, activities, and lessons that provide context for their use.

Approaches to Teaching and Learning & Designing Course Materials Using Digital Resources
Teachers' reflections on use of online primary sources materials in the history classroom.

SCORE History & Social Science : Schools of California Online Resources for Education
Lessons and online resources linked to California Social Studies framework. There is also a section on virtual projects and field trips.

Crossroads - American History Curriculum : Sage Colleges (Troy, NY) and the Niskayuna School District (Niskayuna, NY)
Essays and lesson plans for teaching US history.

Social Science Education Consortium : Social Studies School Service
Publications and projects and a collection of lesson plans.

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