Links that are used by our history, art and humanities teachers
Art Images for College Teaching
The express purpose of this database, which offers 1,100 images personally photographed on location by the site's creator, is to freely disseminate images of important art and architecture. The collection is organized into five categories: Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance & Baroque, 18th - 20th Century, and Non-Western, but lacks a search for specific images. Each photograph is concisely described and accompanied by cross references to discussions in one or more of 20 widely used art history survey textbooks. Emphasizing that the site is a Free Use Educational Resource, Kohl encourages any use that is both educational and non-commercial, which will help college, community college, and high school AP faculty without the resources to license expensive collections. http://arthist.cla.umn.edu/aict/
Separate Is Not Equal
Brown vs Board of EducationSmithsonian
The World Fact Book
Great site to find out all kinds of information and data about countries from around the world. Includes maps and graphs.
The World Bank Group
This company is one of the world's largest sources of development assistance.
Is a great site to get the scoop on every state, including flags, birds and songs.
PBS site includes numerous Indian Tribes and the travels of Lewis and Clark.
Native American History
Great site includes pre-contact era, post-contact era,wars,policies and much more.
DECLARATION OF THE ANTI-SLAVERY CONVENTION
Slavery and the Making of America
Companion website to the PBS
series.Has comprehensive resources, geared toward social studies and English teachers, that illuminate the human stories behind slavery.
Presently,this site has eleven major sections. Others may be added later. Some,such as the anniversary celebrations and court records, have yet to be developed
Life Interrupted: the Japanese American Experience in WWII
This site will educate students about the internment camps of Arkansas,where more than 16,000 Japanese Americans were held.
This website contains the on-line versions of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress as part of the Country Studies/Area Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S.Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
This site has a vast wealth of resources from lesson plans, to the American Memory collection to the Veterans History Project. There are international resources with country studies, places in the news and portals to the world. Most of the databases are searchable and containtons of primary sources. Use it often.
United States Naval Observatory Library
It offers three basic ways to navigate via links in a vertical navigational window on the left, via text links at the bottom of the page, or via links surrounding the attractive image of the Greek muse Urania. The library is in the process of scanning its historical photo collection. More than 800 of the 5,000+ photos and glass plates have been scanned so far. Use the box provided to search the collection
U.S. Supreme Court Multimedia visit this site to find out about the Justices, cases, court
cases, and what is on the docket for the Supreme Court.
Abraham Lincoln: Discovering the man...the president
Excellent site on Abraham Lincoln and his wife Mary Todd Lincoln.
Excellent site for student researchers, young and old, as well as history teachers.
EAA's Countdown to Kitty Hawk
The Experimental Aircraft Association, along with Ford Motor Company, are the official sponsors of the official re-enactment flight to take place at The Wright Brothers National Memorial at
Kitty Hawk, NC this December 17 100 years to the day that the Wrights first flew. The site offers a look at the 1903 machine as well as the 2003 recreation, making it an interesting place for students to do some investigating and speculating.
Wright Brothers Aero plane Company
Although this busy site has no specific educator's segment, your students involved in research papers might find it a useful resource for information on the Wrights and their achievements.
The many links provide solid information, time lines, drawings, and photographs.There's even a link to Wright Trivia; where one can learn about Old Mom,the Wright youngsters' pet cat. Other
links allow students to hear music of the era, such as the 1903 hit St. Louis Rag. The site,although a bit cluttered-seeming, offers a one-stop portal to all things Wright
The Wright Stuff
Part of the Public Broadcasting System's American Experience series, the program focused on the events leading up to the Wright's historic flight it as well as events following (it wasn't until 1908 that the magnitude of their accomplishment became widely appreciated). The site offers afull transcript of the program, which could serve as the basis for astudent project. There are speaking parts for various historians andmuseum curators. Older students might enjoy the challenge of re-creatingthe broadcast and perhaps enhancing their presentation with photos andother materials available at some of the other Web sites mentioned inthis tour
The Wright Brothers
Henry Ford acquired and had moved to his museum's Greenfield Village both the Wright's cycle shop and their Dayton home. The museum's Web site offers a simple but informative page on the Wrights and a link to a page listing Wright-related Books for Children, Books for Adults, and Places to Visit. Educators might also want to visit the museum homepage, click on Explore &
Learn and then under Smart Fun click on Your Place in Time to access a fascinating timeline of 20th Century events.Although it is not specific to the Wright Brothers, it will help students
place the Wrights in a historical perspective. There are also some excellent lesson activities dealing with life in America not only in that first decade of the century but in succeeding decades.Teachers of history may find this a valuable resource
To Fly is Everything
Virtual museum covering the invention of the airplane Don't miss the Digital Library which offers reprints of period thinking, such as the 1901 Is the Air Ship Coming article which suggested that before man could fly hewould have to first "discover the nature of luminiferous ether and the
cause of gravitation." There's also a gallery of period film footage and still photographs, including one of the Philips 1904 Multiplane anunsuccessful design that resembles a Venetian blind with wheels andpropeller. Lots of resources here for the innovative/creative student
First Amendment Schools: Educating for Freedom and Responsibility, co-sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and the First Amendment Center
A national initiative designed to transform how schools model and teach the rights and responsibilities of citizenship that frame civic life in our democracy. Curious about how well your
school lives up to the First Amendment? Interested in learning more about how to model and apply First Amendment rights and responsibilities throughout your school community? There are a number of first steps you can take to strengthen the civic mission of education.
Excellent site for World history topics, currently covers Prehistory, Africa, China, Egypt, Greece, Aztec, Mayan and more.
Discovery, Exploration, Colonies & Revolution
Great site to find maps timelines and other links for teachers and students of American History.
Multimeda resource of American Speeches.
WAR OF 1812
KEY EVENTS OF war 1812
WAR OF 1812
WAR of 1812
PBS VIETNAM WAR
Vietnam War Pictorial
Vietnam War Bibliography
Bibliography lists more than 4,000 items, with direct links to the texts of several hundred articles
and books that are available online.
America's Longest war
Vietnam War stories
More than 500 original war stories from Vietnam Vets
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
USA website is dedicated to honoring those who died in the Vietnam War. Since it first went
online in 1996 it has evolved into something more. It is now also a placeof healing for those affected by one of the most divisive wars in ournation's history.
Vietnam War History, major battles and statistics, Collectables
and Vietnam War Picture galleries
Thisdatabase contains 141,212 records. Last Update: October 2004Thisdatabase has been established to assist researchers interested ininvestigating the U.S. Government documents
pertaining to U.S. military personnel listed as unaccounted for as of December 1991.
Presentshistorical materials from Abraham Lincoln's Illinois years (1830-1861),including Lincoln's writings and speeches, as well as other materialsilluminating antebellum Illinois
Thishistory resource is perfect for teachers. Create your own time linesbased on a variety of historical events and civilizations. All topicsare organized in themes and can be mixed and matched.
Welcome to the Summaries of legislation website
Hereyou will find clear and concise summaries of EU legislation in allpolicy areas. Simply click on the subject of your choice and accessuser-friendly explanations of legislation concerning that subject!
The DRINKING GOURD
NASA THE DRINKING GOURD
Table of contents page UC Davis
William Still Underground Railroad
Railroad Maps Collection 1828-1900
American Memory Collection Library of Congress
LEONARDO DA VINCI'S NOTEBOOKS
Searchand analyze the Leonardo Da Vinci's Notebooks. Da Vinci's Notebookscontain thoughts, ideas, and tips from this amazing thinker. TheNotebooks are over 1,500 pages filled with all sorts of information.It's not a page-turning novel, but a fascinating glimpse into the mindof one of history's great figures. The text is extremely useful in asearchable format
Great aerial photos, history of the Druids etc.
Theterm Earth Mysteries,coined in the early 1970s, is today used todescribe a multi-disciplined or 'holistic' approach to the study ofancient sites and landscapes.
CITY AND TOWN INFO
CityTownInfo.com is the easy way to find info on thousands of US cities and towns
The UNITED NATIONS IS 60
University Michigans website houses the United nations Documents.
Constitution of the United States
Browse,2002 Edition & Supplements The 2002 Edition & 2004 Supplementof The Constitution of the United States of America, Analysis &Interpretation are now available in PDF format on GPO Access. Preparedby the Library of Congress, this document contains an annotatedConstitution and analysis of cases decided by the Supreme Court of theUnited States.
Created and hosted by the Independence Hall Asso. of Philadelphia. Great site for biographies and historic materials and data.
Great Books Index.
Thislook at sixteenth-century Spanish explorers and the Native Americanempires they encountered and ultimately destroyed features Pizarro,Cabeza de Vaca, Orellana, and Cortes.
BEN FRANKLIN PORTAL
Thisnew tool is a comprehensive one-stop site for searching Franklin's ownwritings and a selectively curated collection of tens of thousands ofWeb pages related solely to him. Befitting
Franklin's leadership inestablishing the country's first public library, the site is free andaccessible to anyone with an internet connection.
Enter your zip code and Write Your Reps! Contact Federal, State or Local Officials and tell them what's on your mind
Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is one of
the great memoirs of former slave
History of Supreme Court
Companionwebsite to the upcoming PBS series about the history, character, dramaof our nation's highest court. Includes essays, images, interactiveexercises and more.
American Women through time
Thissite offers two approaches for the study of specific time periods inAmerican women's history." First, a timeline and second, a collection ofresearch resources.
Great visual site.
Gallery of downloadable images from space of numerous ancient sites.
Making of American
Cornell University's Journal collection, great primary sources.
THE ART ZONE
National Art Gallery Great resource for all teachers with lessons and online
interactive games etc.
TheLibrary of Congress asks students to look at the motivations of communities who traveled west during the 19th-century, as well as the obstacles they encountered, the dangers between settlers and natives,and the regulations of the U.S. government. Students are given theopportunity interpret first-person narratives and select a role florin-depth study; examples include: a gold miner, fur trader, pioneerfamily, Native American, or explorer.
INDIAN BOARDING SCHOOLS
The Library of Congress offers the young a chance to discover the forced acculturation of Native Americans through government-run boarding schools. In the late 19th-century, countless Native
American kids were shipped off to live in these schools with the mission of changing their traditions and customs. The site asks students to closely question such efforts through the use photos, letters, reports, interviews, and other primary documents
A treasury of World's Fairs Art and Architecture.
MY WONDERFUL WORLD by the National Geographic Society where
students can go to learn more about the globe.
Searchable, from the national archives in England
JIM CROW History
takes the viewer on a tour of the struggles of a people to transcend oppression.
Produced by the Library of Congress
Resourceswith more of a business focus, start browsing at globalEDGE, from theCenter for International Business Education and Research at MichiganState University. The Country Insights section offers currentinformation on the business climate, news, history, political structure,economic landscape, and relevant statistical data are provided in aregion and country-specific format, covering 197 countries.
From Revolution to reconstruction and what happened afterwards
Biographies from American history.
The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide
variety of material related to World War I, including photographs, documents,newspapers, films, sheet music, and sound recordings. This guide compiles links to World War I resources
throughout the Library of Congress Web site. In addition, this guide provides links to external Web sites focusing on World War I and a bibliography containing selections for both general and younger readers.
African-American expressions of writing, music, and art during the 1920s and 1930s are well represented in the vast collections of the Library of Congress. This guide presents the Library's
resources as well as links to external Web sites on the Harlem Renaissance and a bibliography.
The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles
houses European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and European and American photographs.
Muse du Louvre
Explore the works on display, taking a thematic or cross-departmental approach
A Brush with History: Paintings from the National Portrait Gallery
Features 66 paintings of Americans, including works by some of the most important portrait painters the nation has produced
Philadelphia Museum of Art: Collections
Explore its renowned collections, acclaimed special exhibitions, and enriching programs.
Maps made for printing by National geographic
WORLD WAR II
Thisdigital library is a project of Southern Methodist University's (SMU)Central University Libraries. The organization of the site encouragesbrowsing; you can browse all documents via
an alphabetical titlelist, or jump right to a special collection of (fascinating) PocketGuides to foreign nations prepared during the war for U.S. servicemen.Note that the icons on the home page are derived from a manual issued bythe United States Office of Civilian Defense in 1941.
The New 7 wonders of the world!
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The brilliant ideas network, bringing you video discourse, discussion and debate on politics, technology, business and culture.
British Library online gallery of great books
Each book or manuscript on the Turning the Pages site is accompanied by a short scholarly essay that explains the work's significance and elaborates on its history. There is a virtual
magnifier, which resembles one made of conventional glass, that you can slide over the pages to get a closer look at details, and, in some cases, an audio component is also included.
Discovering American Women's History online
This database provides access to digital collections of primary sources(photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States. These diverse collections range from Ancestral Pueblo pottery to Katrina Thomas's photographs of ethnic weddings from the late 20th century.
Online textbook by the University of Houston