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[ Kids/Teens ] - Discover the stories of America's past. Meet amazing Americans from the past and present, explore the states, and read about everyday life.
American Experience: Mount Rushmore
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - An interactive look at how this enormous monument was built and who built it.
American Indian Kids
[ Kids ] - History of Native Americans for kids, ages 6-10. Emphasizes Indian family and village lifestyles.
American Memory from the Library of Congress
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Gateway to source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States.
The American Pageant Notes
[ Mature Teens ] - Notes based on the US History text book, "The American Pageant."
A Biography of America
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Includes key events, maps, video transcripts, and related links for each era in American history.
[ Kids ] - This celebration of life in the 1700s tells all about life in Colonial America. Includes interviews, games, video excerpts, photographs, and other activities.
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Experience Colonial Life by exploring the trades, politics, and other aspects of 18th-century living. Browse the Colonial Dateline highlighting events from 1750-1783.
Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Archives
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - View photos, videos, and documents about the history of the different ethnic groups and cultures that have lived in the Northwest.
Early Cultures: Pre-European Peoples of Wisconsin
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Explores the history of the people who lived in Wisconsin and the Mississippi River Valley before the European settlers arrived.
Exploring Maryland's Roots
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Explore the shores, build a plantation, and meet the people of early Maryland in this interactive website by Maryland Public Television.
Federal Writers' Project
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Excerpts from interviews with about a dozen men and women who weathered the Great Depression and the difficult years of the 1930s.
Freedom: A History of US
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - A PBS series with sixteen "webisodes" about freedom in the United States, and dangers to freedom in the nation's history.
From Revolution to Reconstruction
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Contains outlines related to American history and culture, primary source materials, essays, biographies and presidential information.
The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Provides information and documents about steamships including brochures, passenger lists, and immigration documents.
Gold Rush! California's Untold Stories
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - An interactive online tour of exhibitions at the Oakland Museum of California.
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Provides an overview of American History from colonial times through the Reagan years. Some chapters include interactive quizzes.
The Jamestown Online Adventure
[ Kids/Teens ] - A virtual history lesson where you find yourself landing in the New World and making all the decisions needed to found the Jamestown colony.
[ Kids/Teens ] - Interactive electronic field trip to re-live Lewis and Clark's journey across the American West. Explore, watch, listen, and keep a journal.
Mom's Historical Costumes
[ Kids/Teens ] - A theatrical middle-school social studies teacher models her over a dozen costumes relating to various periods of American history. Includes colonial garb, multicultural, and military dress.
NARA Exhibit Hall
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Features historic documents from the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Learn all about Nebraska's history and its geography.
New Perspectives on The West
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Provides an illustrated introduction to the people, places, and events for which America's western frontier is known. From PBS.
Old Sturbridge Village
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - The museum re-creates the daily work activities and community celebrations of a rural 19th-century town in authentic living history fashion.
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - This web site is based on the award-winning documentary film from PBS. Read about the history of the trail and see the historic sites located along the trail.
PBS - American Experience
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Collection of features on a range of people and events in American history, from Hawaii's last queen to Joe DiMaggio. Companion to the PBS history series.
[ Kids/Teens ] - Information about pioneers, wagon trains, and life on the trail in the United States in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
The Population of Vermont
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - The history of the Indian tribes, early settlers, and more recent immigrants to Vermont. With a county map.
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Traces slavery in America from its earliest origins to post-Emancipation. Includes links to primary sources and personal slave accounts.
Slavery in New England
[ Kids/Teens ] - Interactive site designed to help middle school students understand the condition of African slaves in New England.
Southern Oral History Program
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Interviews of more than 4,000 men and women, from mill workers to civil rights leaders to future presidents of the United States, by the students and faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
[ Kids ] - Leads kids on a virtual tour of historical places throughout Ohio. From the Ohio Historical Society.
Timeline of Events: 1750-1939
[ Kids/Teens ] - Highlights major events in United States history.
Today in History
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Each day, an event from American history is illustrated by digitized items from the Library of Congress American Memory historic collections.
U.S. History from 1890 to 1950
[ Kids/Teens ] - Student-created timeline places 30 major events in historical context. Also includes essays and short profiles of Thomas Edison and Norman Rockwell.
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Discover the roots of slavery, follow the life of a slave and witness a slave auction through the eyes of characters including a slave, auctioneer, buyer and seller.
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - A virtual tour to historic places.
USA Encyclopedia: 1840-1960
[ Teens ] - A look at the history of the United States from a British perspective.
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Learn about Native American tribes, who lived in the Missouri river in the area that is now known as North and South Dakota. Features photos of original dig sites, people, and the earth lodge. Page also offers walk through tours [Requires Shockwave Plugin].
You Wouldn't Want to Sail on the Whaling Ship Essex
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - An illustrated site that tells the dramatic story of the sinking of the whaling ship Essex.
Zoot Suit Riots
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Learn about the controversy surrounding the Zoot Suit Riots in Los Angeles, 1942. From PBS.
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