Web Resources


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.


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.


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


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.


“Postwar Politics and the Cold War,” from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, provides an essay and links to related resources.


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


Tells the story of America through topics of interest, such as the Declaration of Independence, major wars, and notable Americans. Features videos from The History Channel and other resources.


“Red Scare,” from the History Channel, provides an article, photos, speeches, and videos on the topic of the perceived communist threat in the United States and various anticommunist measures.


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


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


A Harvard University web-based collection, this site contains a large collection of primary sources on immigration to the United States, including 1,800 books and pamphlets, 13,000 pages from manuscripts and 9,000 photographs. Documents from the 1920s include Emergency Quota Act and the Oriental Exclusion Act.


Offers an array of source materials linked to topics featured in the award winning American Experience history series.


From the PBS series American Experience, “The Race for the Superbomb” offers a teacher’s guide, a timeline, 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.


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


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.


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.


The Harry S. Truman library provides a host of educational resources related to the 33rd president of the United States.


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.


The Wilson Center’s “Cold War International History Project” offers a variety of archival and multimedia sources.