Web Resources


The Civil War Trust: Saving America's Civil War Battlefields site is dedicated to preserving battlefields of the American Civil War for educational and historical value. More than 34,000 acres of battlefield land at 110 battlefields in 20 states have been preserved. The online resource is rich in documentation and multi-media on the major battles of the war.


Provides a wide selection of primary source documents and images of the Civil War. The website is also provides detailed information on the armies serving from each of the north and south states.


House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine is a resource for primary source documents and images of the Civil War. House Divided is dedicated to building a continually growing collection through several digitization projects at Dickinson College.


Chronicles American exploration through over 18,000 pages of firsthand accounts of North American exploration. Visitors can read through the views of various historical figures from America's lively and momentous past.


A digital publishing project that reflects the southern perspective of American history and culture. It offers a wide collection of titles that students, teachers, and researchers of all levels can utilize.


A project funded by the US Department of Education that aims to assist teachers of all levels to augment their efforts in teaching American history. It strives to amplify student achievement through improving the knowledge of teachers.


Contains an outline that details the entire record of American history. This resource offers historical insight and stories that demonstrate what truly an American truly is from a historical perspective.


Allows visitors to learn more about American history through original source documents detailing the broad spectrum of American history. The site contains document libraries, audio lectures, lesson plans, and more.


Tells the story of America through topics of interest such as the Declaration of Independence, major wars, and notable Americans.


Covers the various eras and ages of American history in detail, including resources such as readings, interactive activities, multimedia, and more.


Details the course of American history chronologically. Important dates and significant events link to other pages within the Smithsonian site that offer more details.


Centered on teaching through the use of primary source documents. This online resource provides activities for many different historical eras dating to the American Revolution as well as thousands of primary source documents.


An online resource for educators, families, and students offering lesson plans, interactive activities, and more.


An online resource for teachers, students, and parents seeking to further their understanding of the humanities. This site offers lesson plan searches, student resources, and interactive activities.


Offers an online history textbook, Hypertext History, which chronicles the story of America, along with interactive timelines. This online source also contains handouts, lesson plans, e-lectures, movies, games, biographies, glossaries, maps, music, and much more.


An online, interactive resource for students, teachers, and anybody who has an interest in American history.


Offers an array of resources for visitors, including information on people, places, and culture. There are also resources for teachers including e-newsletters and electronic field trips.


Offers many options in relation to the history of America. The History by Era section provides detailed explanations of specific time periods while the primary sources present firsthand accounts from a historical perspective.


Home to millions of rare and distinctive documents that are crucial to the course of American history, many of them being irreplaceable national treasures. Online collections, exclusive publications, and teacher resources are included.


An online resource from George Mason University that provides links, teaching materials, primary documents, and guides for evaluating historical records.