A Biography of America
Timelines, maps and images tracing the history of the country from discovery of the new world to the Clinton Impreachment.
The American Pageant
Provides notes and outlines; and citation guides and chapter tests for the textbook used in United States History courses.
At Home in the Heartland
Features timelines, photographs and artefacts from Illinois through history, plus personal stories on three different difficulty levels, with activities, to help children understand lives from the past.
Caleb Johnson's Mayflower History
Features the Mayflower passenger list with biographies of some of the passengers, plus extensive information for children on pilgrim history, the Mayflower voyage and life in Plymouth.
Collection of articles and photographs explaining the lifestyle of colonial America.
Explores Great Plains frontier communities from 1860-1880, with interactive features, photographs and animations.
Exploring Maryland’s Roots
Variety of resources ranging from case studies, biographies as well as interactive videos presenting the history of the Old Line State.
Federal Writer’s Project
Collection of interview excerpts telling the life stories of men and women coming from all walks of life in the nation.
Takes children on an interactive investigation into the first thanksgiving, viewed from the points of view of both English colonists and the Wampanoag people.
Freedom – A History of US
Series of documentaries that tracks the history of liberty in America and the lengths that people have gone to in gaining it.
Great American Speeches
Archive of complete transcripts with included introductions and epilogue of the greatest speeches of the men and women who helped shape the nation.
Harvest of History
Features an interactive guide to the history of New York state farming and agriculture.
Showcases the life and environment of the natives of America through child-friendly graphics and explanations.
Features the Jefferson West adventure that aims to let students experience as they go through the field trip in Colonial Williamsburg.
Free interactive adventure games set in different eras of US history; site includes a teacher's guide.
The National Archives
Collection of photographs and videos tracing the history of the United States from the Declaration of Independence to the Watergate Files.
Compilation of images, documents, letters, videos and maps tracing the history of the state that used to be called “Where the West Begins”.
New Perspectives on the West
Series of documentaries highlighting the American West and includes resources such as lesson plans and quizzes for students and teachers.
The Odyssey – United States Trek
Educational learning program aimed at providing educational resources to teachers and the youth in gaining awareness of their country’s history.
Old Sturbridge Village
Consists of various photographs and images of memorabilia and artifacts featuring New England life in 1800’s.
Picturing Modern America
Contains interactive exercises for middle and high school children, encouraging them to think about the way images are of use to historians.
The Population of Vermont
Provides background information on the history and population of the state and cities as of the year 2000.
U.S. History Timeline
Provides a descriptive timeline as well as learning resources of the country’s history from the First People in America to the 20th Century.
Way Back – U.S. History for Kids
Features discussions on the controversial issues on human rights such as religious freedom, women’s vote and school desegregation.
The Whaling Ship Essex
Provides background information on the infamous ship and the tragic story of the shipwreck and the surviving crewmembers.
Zoot Suit Riots
Detailed background information of riots that broke out in the city of Los Angeles involving soldiers and young Mexican Americans wearing the popular attire during those times.