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General History Resources

History Sites


  • History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web
  • American President: An Online Reference Resource
  • New York Public Library: Resources for Teachers
  • Virginia Center for Digital History
  • Center for Digital Initiatives
  • BackStory With The American History Guys
  • Stuff You Missed in History (podcast)
    Since 2008, the "Stuff You Missed in History Class" Podcast has aired several times a week from How Stuff Works.
  • The Living Room Candidate
    Television commercials from every presidential election since 1952.
  • The National Archives Experience - activities based on era
  • Children & Youth in History: a world history resource that provides teachers and students with access to sources about young people from the past to the present.
  • PBS Frontline: homepage has a Teacher Center which offers streaming video, downloadable lesson plans and web-exclusive resources to accompany FRONTLINE programs in the classroom.
  • A Guide to Historical Journals
  • Cyberkidz Edutainment PK-5: Educational games that allow children to practice the subjects they learn in elementary school.
  • National Park Services: Teaching with History Places: new resources to support the use of historic places in education.  Consists of authentic remnants of the past, real historic places form both an emotional and intellectual bridge to the past, sparking the interest and curiosity that promotes student learning.