- Best of History Web Sites: US History
United States History (U.S., American)This site contains an annotated bibliography of the top 5 history sites, plus many others.
Visit Best of History Web Sites for the best United States (American) history web sites -- reviewed and rated
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- History Globe:Flash Game of Jamestown
You are the Captain of the Jamestown Colony: Can you do any better than the real colonists? You will have a copy of the London Company's Instructions to help guide you. Also, you can ask your fellow colonists and the Native Americans for advice. Be careful, though, because some advice is better than others!
- History Now. Interactive History
This is a Quarterly Journal Issue Three, March 2005 is on Immigration Immigrant Rights Throughout History
- Plimoth Plantation (OUTSTANDING for teaching Thanksgiving)
Online Learning Center This is an interactive site to teach about Thanksgiving in a multiculturally appropriate way. See a related site in Netvouz about Teaching Thanksgiving.
- Teaching About Thanksgiving
The Supt. of Public Ed. for the state of Washington encourages teachers to teach Thanksgiving in a culturally more appropriate way. This site is most beneficial for providing a more accurate account of "Thanksgiving"
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- Aboard the Underground Railroad
This website provides a lot of information about the Underground Railroad. Students can click a state and find actual stops on the railroad including photographs. The site also provides information regarding abolitionists. Rec. by Melissa Flores
- AFRO-Americ@: The Black History Museum -- Interactive Exhibits
Welcome to AFRO-Americ@'s Black History Museum This site has multiple resources on Black History. The interactive exhibits do not reflect the quality of some interactive sites. However, there is a lot of good information.
- Choosing Revolution EFT: Electronic Field Trip: “Loyalty or Liberty?”
This is an interactive game called where students are given a role as a slave of a Loyalist. The slave goes on errands and learns different secrets. This site includes music, pop up windows which define vocabulary, pictures, it’s really awesome! It is connected to the Colonial Williamsburg site. They have several “electronic field trips” schools can purchase, but this one is free. Recommended by Lynn Pahl
- History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web (some student prepared sites)
Designed for high school and college teachers and students, History Matters serves as a gateway to web resources and offers other useful materials for teaching
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- Home Front during WWII
This site explores from the English perspective what was going on at home during WWII. See other history links.
- Jamestown Settlement and the "Starving Time" Interactive Textbook entry
This site is a sample of the resources in Beyond Books Interactive Textbooks
- MT KIDS
Lewis and Clark: This site is part of a tourism site for the state of Montana. It has many photographs of the actual placesLewis and Clark visited. It also has some interactive Lewis and Clark games. Recommended for grades 3-5. Recommended by Mary Lynn Buckner
Learn the story behind Montana's most mysterious ghost town and the production Montana made movies.
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- Revolutionary War for Kids
This is a student-friendly website created by a teacher and students from Pocantico Hills School in New York. The site features students’ writing and artwork related to the Revolutionary War. The site is easy to understand and includes a student made time line, interactive cause/effect chart, Match the Country game and Complaints Against George III which would be helpful as assessment tools or for student practice. This site was actually created by an LD classroom. The site is easy to understand, and includes the main ideas, events and people from the Revolutionary War. Recommended by Lynn Pahl
- SECRETS OF THE DEAD . Cases Archive | PBS for JAMESTOWN scrool down
Crime Scene Investigations Meet History, This site provides multiple online interactive lessons that explore the mysteries of historical deaths, for example the deaths in Jamestown. See lessons with team jigsaw applications to explore conflicting theories.
- Students as Historians Cartoons of FDR period
A continuing project of high school history and science classes, this site presents thousands of political cartoons concerning the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
- The American Revolution
This site is linked to many other sites about the American Revolution. Some of the things I found especially interesting were midi files I can download with folk music from the time period, virtual tours of Betsy Ross’ house, actual spy letters, and an activity where kids write their own “spy letters” with invisible ink, a colonial stamp art project and lesson plans for the Revolution. Recommended by Lynn Pahl
- The Oregon Trail
This interactive Oregon Trail Map shows how, where and why pioneers travelled from Missouri to Oregon in 1843. There are graphics for each major stopping point along the trail, along with interesting facts about the various locations and people. The writing is limited and focused in a way that should not be overwhelming for ESL students. Rec. by John Cronfel.
- The U.S.-Mexican War . Interactive Timeline | PBS
This interactive Mexican History Timeline has pictures and videos displaying critical events from 1519 to 2000. The main focus, however, is the key events of the Mexican-American War. It is in both English and Spanish. This is a PBS website that is very professional and loaded with resources. Each event on the timeline also has pop up information boxes that provide concise information about the event.Rec. by John Cronfel
- Underground Railroad--History of Slavery, Pictures, Information
This website should be used by students who are learning about the Underground Railroad. It is interactive and asks students to pretend to be a slave and then make some tough choices. The best aspect is the music and actual photographs. One down side is the large amount of advertisements. Rec. by Melissa Flores
You are a slave in Maryland in the 1800s. Can you escape? Learn what challenges slaves faced in National Geographic's Underground Railroad adventure. Get information, pictures, photographs, biographies, resources, and more.
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- We Made Do - Recalling The Great Depression (HS student project)
"We Made Do" is an on-going project of the students in Mooresville High School in Mooresville, Indiana. The project's focus is on the 1930's, the era of the Great Depression. It contains oral histories, period photographs and e-mailed contributions of viewers who have taken time to share their memories of living in this period of economic upheaval. This page is dedicated to that generation who were forged on the anvil of the Great Depression and then tempered and toughened by the bellows wind of World War II... an era that produced a remarkable group of humankind.
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