of History Websites: is an award-winning portal
created for history teachers, students, and general history
enthusiasts. It contains annotated links to over 1000 history
web sites as well links to hundreds of quality K-12 history
This is the website companion to the TV channel. It
has many great history resources for students to explore.
Digital History enhances history teaching and research through
an online textbook, extensive reference resources, and interactive
Presents original content on a variety of historical topics.
timelines, history for kids, and featured writers.
Describes world history in interconnecting narratives and
illustrated timelines. You can search for events by theme,
place and year.
committed to enlarging our shared understanding of the mosaic
that is our national identity by providing authoritative
experiences that connect us to our history and our heritage
as Americans and to promoting innovation, research and discovery
World Factbook: Lists population, government,
military, and economic information for nations
recognized by the United States.
Provides country and regional graphs and descriptive statistics
based on geography, military, economy, crime, education,
| Nobelprize.org has a unique way of introducing the Nobel Prizes that goes
beyond the mere presentation of facts. These introductions,
aptly called "Educational", are made in the form of games,
experiments, and simulated environments ready to be explored
You Should Know: provides information about
world leaders and the lands they lead or rule.
Science Information Gateway:
a huge directory of high-quality Internet resources relevant
to social science education and research.
Archive: This site explores the complex history
surrounding the invention of the atomic bomb - a crucial
turning point for all mankind.
with History: distinguished
men and women from all over the world talk about their lives
and their work. Unedited video interviews span the globe
and include discussion of political, economic, military,
legal, cultural, and social issues shaping our world.
is the online destination of A&E.s popular, award-winning
documentary series, Biography , and the new digital network,
The Biography Channel.
& Politics Out Loud: A searchable archive
of politically significant audio materials created for scholars,
teachers, and students.
the Modern World: Making the Modern World brings
you powerful stories about science and invention from the
eighteenth century to today. It explains the development
and the global spread of modern industrial society and its
effects on all our lives.
Geographic Online: A world leader in geography,
cartography and exploration.
Earth: Offers maps and satellite images for
complex or pinpointed regional searches.
Wide Panorama: The World Wide Panorama , 180
VR panoramas from 40 countries, all taken on the Equinox,
March 20, 2004.
Space Imaging , the world's largest provider of Earth information
and Earth imagery.
of WWII Memorials: Mickael Therer, panorama
photographer from Belgium invited VR Photographers to make
panoramas from World War II memorials and landmarks.
Atlas: a world atlas of facts flags and maps
including every continent, country,
dependency, exotic destination, island, major city, ocean,
National Geographic's redesigned online atlas gives you
the world—your way. Find nearly any place on Earth, and
view it by population, climate, and much more. Plus, browse
antique maps, find country facts, or plan your next outdoor
adventure with our trail maps.
contains full color physical maps, political maps as well
as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.
The Art and Science of Fifteenth Century Navigation
& Clark (PBS): Companion site to the Ken
Burns film, ' Lewis and Clark
: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery.' Information
on the explorers, expedition journals...
& Clark - Mapping the West:
Virtual exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute.
Lewis & Clark: Discovering Lewis &
Clark is a hyperhistory in progress. It is enhanced
by at least one new interpretive episode each month, employing
a variety of multmedia techniques. It focuses on issues,
values and visions relating to the Lewis & Clark Expedition.
(PBS): The Evolution project's goals
are to heighten understanding of evolution and how it works,
to dispel common misunderstandings, to illuminate why it
is relevant to our lives, to improve its teaching, to encourage
a national dialogue, and to prompt participation in all
aspects of the project.
Institute for War & Peace Reporting strengthens
local journalism in areas of conflict. By training reporters,
facilitating dialogue and providing reliable information,
it supports peace, democracy and development in societies
undergoing crisis and change.
of Our Time:
Highlights a variety of American women of the twentieth
century, their works, and accomplishments.
Witness to History:
First hand accounts, illustrated with vintage photos,
original radio broadcasts.
Parks Service: Charged with the trust of preserving
the natural resources of America.
Century of Warfare:
An extensive list of high quality Internet resources covering
20th century American wars.
National Council on Economic Education
(NCEE) is a nationwide network that leads in promoting
economic literacy with students and their teachers. to
help student think and choose responsibly as consumers,
savers, investors, citizens, members of the workforce,
and effective participants in a global economy.
A premier source of classroom tested, Internet-based economic
lesson materials for K-12 teachers and their students.
Reserve Education: Here you can find links
to instructional materials and tools that can increase your
understanding of the
Federal Reserve, economics and financial education.
- Why do civilizations fall?: Explore the fall of civilizations
through four examples: the ancient Maya, Mesopotamia, the
Anasazi, and the medieval African empires of Mali and Songhai.
A nice site for students and parents about investing in
A virtual museum about money in civilization, from antiquity
to the present. Very well done clever format.
All Adds Up: A very clever multimedia site
teaching Personal Finance issues: credit card, buying a
car, and more.
This site holds a diverse and deep selection of resources
related to sociology.
A collection of links to psychology teaching resources.
Web-based interactive tutorials on various areas such as
classical conditioning, social decision making, and emotion.
Bridges: Short, adaptable
lesson plans and activities that build cross-cultural awareness,
respect, and communication in your classroom. Lessons are
flexible, easy to use, and standards-based.
|| Civilizations: Civilizations is a
web site that tends to explore human history using a multidimensional
picture of the world where you control the timeline. You
can check on the changes across time in any area of the
world, zooming in on particular aspects that interest you.
web-based program that helps turn high school students into
savvy consumers without putting them to sleep.
for Tomorrow: In this high-tech approach to
teaching, economics teachers will find a wide range of excellent
resources. The context provides an exciting backdrop
to the teaching of economics.
& Dollars: The
site stresses money management looking at the equation between
what is earned, what is spent and what is saved.
Frontline : Companion
web site to the investigative journalism series. Contains
extended interviews, video, teacher's resources, and additional
materials related to show content.
is an expanding scientific project presenting 3,000 years
of world history with an interactive combination of lifelines,
timelines, and maps.
Directory: This site will link students to
all known news resources online. A great place to start
with news investigation
Extra: PBS TV series companion… teachers and
students will find a wide range of lesson plans and resources
that assist in getting a better understanding of the issues
and events taking place around the world.
|| Newseum: The world's first interactive
museum of news — the Newseum — opened in Arlington , Va. , in 1997. Its mission
was simple: to help the public and the news media understand
one another better.
Times Learning Network: Provides teachers with
lesson plans relating to language arts and other aspects
associated with a newspaper.
outstanding collection of audio documentaries, speeches,
debates, oral histories, conference sessions, commentaries,
archival audio sources, and other oral history resources.
Valley of the Shadow: Explore two communities
(one in the South and one in the North) during the Civil
Change Project: The
Landscape Change Program,
at the University of Vermont, is a virtual collection of
images that documents 200 years of Vermont's changing face.
Learning resources are also available associated with using
with Historic Places
(TwHP) uses properties listed in the National Park Service's
National Register of Historic Places to enliven history,
social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects. TwHP
has created a variety of products and activities that help
teachers bring historic places into the classroom.
History Links: This site lists online resources
relating to a variety of historical topics pertaining to
Vermont. It is part of the Vermont Historical Society
Website... which holds other great educational resources.