Explore China's Forbidden City with twenty-five year old Alison.
Biographies of Famous People
Brief biographies of famous people in modern history.
Collapse: Why Do Civilizations Fail?
This site offers an opportunity for you to explore the collapse of four ancient civilizations. You'll learn what happens when a society collapses and how archaeologists find and interpret evidence. You can visit the Maya city of Copán and search for clues to its collapse. You can also try your hand at "garbage-ology" and study what trash can tell us about a society.
An online series from the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress. The political, economic, social, and national security systems of over 85 countries are detailed.
Students can begin to use primary source documents at this site. It offers easy links to related articles like: "An Eyewitness to the Gold Discovery," "Dramatic Impact of the Gold Discovery," "Gold Rush and Anti-Chinese Race Hatred," and a series of Gold Rush chronologies
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence:
This site offers historical documents, scientific experiments, mathematical challenges, famous paintings, and other tools for teachers & students. Thousands of topics can be searched -- from the Civil War, the Constitution, to the Amistad Case. Resources can also be viewed in 12 subject areas.
Students will find immense amounts of information on a number of countries and places. This is a lot of information for history, political science, culture and area studies, and geography teachers and students.
Reliable, primary source historical documentation is available at the History Channel. Archives of great speeches and the This Day In History section are useful features.
A treasure trove for students working on a history report: pictures of famous battles, eyewitness accounts, interviews, personality profiles, and more. The site covers World History and American History.
The History Place
The History Place features stories on topics of interest to students of history. Highlights include a photo-history of John F. Kennedy, Child Labor in America, Past presidential impeachments, among other topics.
Based in Israel, this site offers primary source documents, quotes from survivors statistics and study guides.
The Museum has produced materials that can be used to learn more about the Holocaust. Some of these are directed at particularly at teachers, but most are of general interest.
Historical documents, sounds, geography, battle maps will bring history alive
Museum of Tolerance
This Holocaust resource includes frequently asked questions, a glossary, a timeline, articles, and 200 original photographs. The Courage to Remember online exhibit includes a resource guide for teachers.
National Geographic for Kids
This site features stories and news. The site is highly attractive. Visit the online zoo and wrestle a Siberian tiger. Participate in the geoquiz.
NativeWeb is a very organized selection of Native American sites. The indexed and searchable database contains hundreds of links concerning Native, Aboriginal, and Indigenous internet resources on all seven continents.
South Carolina Historical Society
From online exhibits to catalogues, the historical society provides excellent material for students to research South Carolina History. You may research your town, county or city at this site. Genealogical information is also available.
The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War
Two communities, one Northern and one Southern, experience the American Civil War. The project offers an archive of thousands of sources for the period before, during, and after the Civil War for Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin Country, Pennsylvania. Sources include newspapers, letters, diaries, photographs, maps, church records, population census, agricultural census, and military records. Students can explore every dimension of the conflict and write their own histories, reconstructing the life stories of women, African Americans, farmers, politicians, soldiers, and families.
Welcome to the White House
Don’t miss the White House Tour for Children.
Who Killed William Robinson?
Hosted by the University of Victoria History Department, this site explores "Who Killed William Robinson?" That is just the first of the questions you may ask of this web site. "How did he live?" is another. In the documents that follow there is a rich social history of the Blacks, Aboriginal People, Kanakas (Hawaiians) and Whites of many national backgrounds, from Azorian Portugese to the British colonial elite, who settled Salt Spring Island. Their stories tell us much about the settlement of British Columbia, Canada and to a degree, the United States. They tell about settlement, the importance of land, the dispossession of aboriginal people, about justice, racism, family life, religion -- the full gamut of life in the colony.
The Whole World Was Watching
High School students interviewed Rhode Islanders about their recollections of the year 1968. With references to the Vietnam war, civil rights, assassinations, and personal experiences, the interviews document 1968.