Web Resources Summary

  • Last updated on November 10, 2022

http://www.americanjourneys.org

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.

 

http://docsouth.unc.edu

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.

 

http://teachinghistory.org

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.

 

http://www.ushistory.org/us

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.

 

http://teachingamericanhistory.org

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.

 

http://www.history.com/topics/american-history

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

 

http://www.loc.gov/topics/americanhistory.php

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

 

http://www.si.edu/encyclopedia_si/nmah/timeline.htm

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

 

http://www.smithsonianeducation.org

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

 

http://edsitement.neh.gov

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.

 

http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu

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.

 

http://www.earlyamerica.com

Includes a wealth of articles, images, and other archival material that helps visitors to see and understand the beginning years of what would become the United States of America.

 

http://havefunwithhistory.com

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

 

http://library.thinkquest.org/28936/history.htm

Provides a detailed history of the early stages of the American endeavor. Also contains detailed readings on specific events, people, and on the original thirteen colonies themselves.

 

http://www.history.org

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.

 

http://www.gilderlehrman.org

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.

 

http://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/?americas-1620

Provides an interactive timeline of the early events and accounts of what is now called America. The timeline stretches from human migration in 70,000 BCE all the way to the Mayflower Compact of 1620.

 

http://www.nps.gov/jame/index.htm

Presents a wealth of knowledge related to Jamestown. The online exploration allows visitors to view the history and culture, as well as sort through the online resources for teachers as well as students.

 

http://www.masshist.org

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.

 

http://historymatters.gmu.edu

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

 

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/themes/colonial-america

Includes resources and materials for teachers, including lesson plans, primary sources, activities, and collections. Also available for teachers is the opportunity for professional development through self-directed modules as well as the professional development builder.

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