. http://www.nara.gov/education/teaching/teaching.html

This site is sponsored by the National Archives of the United States and offers a selection of themes / units on American history. Most of them have visual resources (posters, docs) as well as lessons and activities that correspond with them. Among those listed are: the Armistad Case, War Posters of World War Two, Emancipation and military service; Black soldiers in the Civil War, Women’s suffrage and the 19th Amendment, and the United States recognition of Israel.


2. http://www.ashp.cuny.edu/tresources.html

The site is run by the American Social History Project (ASHP) and is basically an indexed site offered a variety of resources. The index includes subjects like consumer culture, periodic history, science, and leisure. As well, the ASHP also sponsors a chat group for teachers to share information as well as a conference held every year. The site is updated regularly with new information.  


3. http://historymatters.gmu.edu/browse/wwwhistory/

This site is a collaborative effort between the American Social History Project, City University of New York and George Mason University. It filters and systematically reviews all the links they use. They also provide a detailed summary as to what the link is and what is has to offer. All the sites are rated.

 

4. http://twi.classroom.com/americanhistory/712/

An indexed web site that offers links based on themes and topics in American history. Among the themes are; causes of the Revolutionary War, Slavery, Lewis and Clark Expedition, and the Vietnam War. Most of the links are to universities or to government agencies although some appear to be companies or professional web providers.

 

5. http://www.emporia.edu/socsci/journal/link_am.htm

This is a great site. It offers a plethora of links for not only American history but also for military, world and holocaust history as well. The links are for government documents, lesson plans, government departments, and museums. This is a one stop shopping web site!

 

6. www.womenshistory.about.com

This site includes notable women in U.S. history/women’s movements/links to historical resources in women and politics and the law

 

7. www.falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/asia.htm

This is a subsection of the Internet School Library Media Center. It contains history/literature/biographies of Asian-Americans e.g. Interactive Chinese American History: Immigration, Anti-Chinese Violence, Communities, women, children (U.C. Berkeley)

 

8. www.usinfo.state.gov/usa/blackhis/

U.S. Department of State – International Information Programs – Gateway To African American history – includes relevant current policies and facts, and publications on historical episodes e.g. The Amistad Revolt, The Civil Rights Movement…

 

9. www.nhmccd.edu/contracts/lrc/kc/decades50.html

Kingwood College Library, American Cultural History – 1950-1959 – This site includes links and descriptions of important historic/cultural events e.g. 1955 Rosa Parks, 1956 Dr. James Salk (polio vaccine) and links

 

10. www.militaryhistory.about.com/

Pretty much what it sounds like. Some good links to sites with maps/descriptions of battles/strategies.

 

11. http://americanhistory.about.com/mbody.htm
            This is an excellent information resource site containing comprehensive coverage of topics in American History. This site is useful for both student and teacher. This site DOES NOT contain lesson plans.

 

12. http://usinfo.state.gov/usa/infousa/facts/history/toc.htm
            This is an excellent information resource site containing comprehensive coverage of topics in American History. This site is useful for both student and teacher. This site DOES NOT contain lesson plans.

13. http://www.ku.edu/carrie/docs/amdocs_index.html
            This site contains in excess of 300 primary source documents originating during the period from the 15th-20th century; 20th century documents are organised according to subject. Nearly every document is preceded by a concisely worded annotation, which provides context. This site is useful for both student and teacher. This site DOES NOT contain lesson plans.

14. http://www.historychannel.com/speeches/index.html
            This site offers a wide selection of historically significant speeches. Each of the speeches is an audio clip requiring real player to access. Written transcripts are NOT provided.

15. http://www.pbs.org/greatspeeches/
            This site offers a wide selection of historically significant speeches written during the period from 1900-1990. In addition, there are a number of other useful features including lesson plan ideas for how to integrate speech writing into the classroom.

 

16. http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/ushis.html

The Discovery web site provides lesson plans for a variety of topics in American History. One lesson plan that fits into the Ontario curriculum revolves around the causes of the American Revolution. For the specific lesson, see the link below.

 

17. http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/revwar1/

This is a lesson plan aimed at understanding the causes of the American Revolution. It is primarily geared toward grades 6-8 but can be adapted for older students by assigning the students the task of locating more poems/songs written by the rebelling colonists and of performing oral interpretations of their finds.

 

18. http://www.educatingjane.com/Women/womenLP.htm

The site examines American History through the struggle of women. Specifically, one lesson plan involves how women forced their way in the body politic through the Seneca Falls Convention that challenged long held beliefs and prejudices.

For the specific lesson see the link below. 

 

19.http://encarta.msn.com/alexandria/templates/lessonFull.asp?page=231&lvstart=K&lvend=12&subject=Social+Science&source=%2D99

 

20. http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/ROHO/ohonline/suffragists.html

This site has recorded and provided interviews with twelve leaders and participants in the women’s suffrage movement in the United states.

 

21. http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday

            The New York Times has a site that lists off what significant moment has happened on each calendar day of the year. It would be good way to start the class everyday. 

 

22. http://education.ucdavis.edu/NEW/STC/lesson/socstud/railroad/contents.htm

Although this page is no longer updated, it still has a lot of useful links to primary resources regarding the Underground Railway in the United States.

 

23. http://www.saddleback.cc.ca.us/div/la/neh/ushist.htm#planone

The site concerns itself with the Native experience in the United States. It has two lesson plans that are geared toward a post-secondary level, but can be easily adapted to a secondary level.

 

24. http://www.byu.edu/moa/education/LessonPlans/Dixon/Lessonplan3.html

This site outlines a lesson plan for understanding the historical perspective that we have had of the Native Americans. It begins with a painting by a Native, to bring the concept of perspective into the class.

 

25. http://sorrel.humboldt.edu/~go1/kellogg/Chrono.html

This site provides a chronology of the relationship between the U.S. government and the Indian Nations. There are numerous links within the text that provide further information on each topic.