Web Resources Summary

  • Last updated on November 10, 2022

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.

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.

docsteach.org

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.

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.

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.

havefunwithhistory.com

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

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. Features videos from The History Channel and other resources.

historymatters.gmu.edu

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

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/scopes/scopes.htm

The Scopes “Monkey” Trial, from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, features numerous documents, biographies, photos, and other materials related to the famous 1925 confrontation between religious values and evolutionary science in the legal arena.

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/coolhtml/coolhome.html

From the Library of Congress, “Prosperity and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929.” Assembles an array of source materials from the 1920s documenting the prosperity of the Coolidge years, the transition to a consumer society, and the role of government in society.

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html

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

http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/immigration/

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.

http://prohibition.osu.edu/

From Ohio State University, “Temperance and Prohibition” examines the history of the Anti-Saloon league and arguments for and against Prohibition.

http://spartacus-educational.com/USAkkk.htm

From Spartacus Educational, a hyperlinked discussion of the history of the Ku Klux Klan, from the 1860s to the 1960s. Includes documents and images.

http://www.learner.org/biographyofamerica/prog20/index.html

“The Twenties,” from Annenberg Learner, focuses mainly on Henry Ford and his Model T, but also incorporates related topics, such as the growth of Los Angeles and the movie industry.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/lindbergh/

Lindbergh, from the “American Experience” series on PBS, features transcripts (including interviews), speeches, newspaper articles, essays, a timeline, and other documents relating to Charles Lindbergh and his life.

pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience

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

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.

smithsonianeducation.org

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

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.

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.

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.

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