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American Civil War

American Civil War is for using searching for a lot of information in one place about the American Civil War. Viewers can chat with other visitors at the site about battles an

Grade Level: 9,10,11,12

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. Created by second-grade classroom.

Grade Level: k,1,2,3,4,5

History Buff's

This is one hot-off-the-press American History site! History Buff's is an awesome archive of media coverage of American historic events and includes an extensive, searchable library of both newspapers and Real Audio sound clips.

Grade Level: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

The History Place

The History Place™ has a lot of information. Its featured exhibits change frequently and highlight specific eras, events, or people in history. Topics are examined in depth and are generally divided into units for easier studying. The site has other features such as a photo and a speech of the week, essays on history from historians, and a tourism guide to historic places in America. Users can find homework help. Timely special presentations are displayed at the site as well. This is a great resource for history and current events teachers. Entire lesson plans could be created based on the information at this site. The site could also be used as an interactive tool to supplement history classes.

Grade Level: 5,6,7,8,9,11,12

American Slave Narratives

The American Slaves Narratives site tells the story of an important chapter in American History. Narratives use racial language that is controversial today, yet the stories show us what life was like for these Americans, both as slaves and as free citizens.

Grade Level: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War

The Valley of the Shadow Project looks at two communities, one Northern and one Southern, through the lens of the American Civil War. The project is an extensive archive of sources for the period before, during, and after the Civil War for Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Those sources include newspapers, letters, diaries, photographs, and maps, plus church, census and military records.

Grade Level: 7,8,9,10,11,12

The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela

The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela tells the story of the South African leader, his personal life, his character, and his leadership through intimate recollections of friends, political allies, adversaries, and fellow prisoners and jailers on Robben Island, where Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison. The site includes a comprehensive teacher's guide with background information and questions.

Grade Level: 7,8,9,10,11,12

The Est. of Hans Jensen v. The White Star Line

The Est. of Hans Jensen v. The White Star Line allows students to reenact the civil trial brought by Carla Christine Jensen against the White Star Line, the company that owned the Titanic. The suit alleges the wrongful death of Ms. Jensen's fiancé, Hans Jensen, as a result of negligence on the part of the crew of the renowned luxury liner when it sank after striking an iceberg on its maiden voyage.

Grade Level: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Uncle Tom's Cabin & American Culture

Uncle Tom's Cabin & American Culture is a gold mine of primary documents dealing with the era from 1830 to 1930. Included are pretexts, Stowe's Uncle Toms and responses to the book, movie clips, and 3-D images.

Grade Level: 9,10,11,12

Radical Times: The Antiwar Movement of the 1960s

Anyone interested in history and the Vietnam War in particular will find this site interesting. Users can explore background information on the war and the movement that opposed it.

Grade Level: 9,10,11,12

18th Century History

This site provides an informative time line of the 18th century as well as articles on various aspects of the era. Also included are a list of recommended books, links to the best of the Net, a direct link to state historical societies, reference pages for the French Revolution and European history, and a guide for using historical documents.

Grade Level: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Making of America

This is a site that history teachers, students, and researchers will find equally useful when studying this particular era of U.S. development. (1850-1877)

Grade Level: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Encyclopedia Titanica

Encyclopedia Titanica is a unique resource containing lots of information about the famed Titanic.

Grade Level: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Within These Walls

This site covers the history of five families who lived in a particular house in Ipswich, Massachusetts, over a period of 200 years. Users can view the gallery to see pictures of the house, learn about the Victory Garden, or learn about the house and its acquisition by the Smithsonian.

Grade Level: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Holocaust Survivors

This site offers an account of the Holocaust through the stories and voices of its survivors.

Grade Level: 9,10,11,12

Archiving Early America

Archiving Early America brings the documents of the 18th century to life through high-quality digital images, movies, and text.

Grade Level: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

A Day That Will Live in Infamy: The Bombing of Pearl Harbor

This site, created by a group of ten- and 11-year-old students for the ThinkQuest Jr. competition, aims to give young students a better "understanding of the story behind the bombing."

Grade Level: 3,4,5,6,7,8

History and Politics Out Loud

Do you want to add a little variety to your history and government classes? Students can listen to the stirring words of Franklin D. Roosevelt as he asks Congress to declare war on Japan, John F. Kennedy's inaugural address, Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, Winston Churchill on the "sinews of peace," and more. Each authentic audio clip, delivered in streaming audio for quick access, is accompanied by a short description and transcript.

Grade Level: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12

The Napoleonic Guide

This site offers more than 1,000 pages of information on all aspects of the Napoleonic era.

Grade Level: 9,10,11,12

Afghanistan: The Harrison Forman Collection

This online exhibit features a collection of images of Afghanistan taken by Harrison Forman in 1969, well before the Russian invasion. The online images are part of a larger American Geographical Society Collection housed at the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee Libraries.

Grade Level: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Untold Stories of D-Day

History teachers, students, and anyone with an interest in World War II will enjoy this site. Untold Stories of D-Day features an excerpt from the print article, exclusive photographs with the facts behind them, and a printable map with annotations.

Grade Level: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12