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Best 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 resources. The History Channel:  This is the website companion to the TV channel.  It has many great history resources for students to explore.
Digital History: Digital History enhances history teaching and research through primary sources,
an online textbook, extensive reference resources, and interactive content.
History (BBC): Presents original content on a variety of historical topics. Includes games,
timelines, history for kids, and featured writers.
History World: Describes world history in interconnecting narratives and illustrated timelines. You can search for events by theme, place and year. Smithsonian Institute: 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 in science.
CIA World Factbook: Lists population, government, military, and economic information for nations
recognized by the United States.
NationMaster: Provides country and regional graphs and descriptive statistics based on geography, military, economy, crime, education, and transportation.
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 and discovered. Who You Should Know: provides information about world leaders and the lands they lead or rule.
Social Science Information Gateway: a huge directory of high-quality Internet resources relevant to social science education and research. Atomic Archive: This site explores the complex history surrounding the invention of the atomic bomb - a crucial turning point for all mankind.
Conversations 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. Biography: is the online destination of A&E.s popular, award-winning documentary series, Biography , and the new digital network, The Biography Channel.
History & Politics Out Loud: A searchable archive of politically significant audio materials created for scholars, teachers, and students. Making 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.
National Geographic Online: A world leader in geography, cartography and exploration. Google Earth: Offers maps and satellite images for complex or pinpointed regional searches.
The World Wide Panorama: The World Wide Panorama , 180 VR panoramas from 40 countries, all taken on the Equinox, March 20, 2004. Space Imaging: Space Imaging , the world's largest provider of Earth information and Earth imagery.
Panoramas of WWII Memorials: Mickael Therer, panorama photographer from Belgium invited VR Photographers to make panoramas from World War II memorials and landmarks. World Atlas: a world atlas of facts flags and maps including every continent, country,
dependency, exotic destination, island, major city, ocean, province...
MapMachine: 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. Atlapedia: contains full color physical maps, political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.
Latitude: The Art and Science of Fifteenth Century Navigation Lewis & 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...
Lewis & Clark - Mapping the West: Virtual exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute. Discovering 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.
Evolution (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. The 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.
Women of Our Time: Highlights a variety of American women of the twentieth century, their works, and accomplishments.

Eye Witness to History:  First hand accounts, illustrated with vintage photos, original radio broadcasts.

National Parks Service: Charged with the trust of preserving the natural resources of America. A Century of Warfare: An extensive list of high quality Internet resources covering 20th century American wars.

The 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.

EconEdLink: A premier source of classroom tested, Internet-based economic lesson materials for K-12 teachers and their students.
Federal 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.
Collapse - 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.
Young Investor: A nice site for students and parents about investing in their future. Money Museum: A virtual museum about money in civilization, from antiquity to the present. Very well done clever format.
It All Adds Up: A very clever multimedia site teaching Personal Finance issues: credit card, buying a car, and more. A Sociological Tour: This site holds a diverse and deep selection of resources related to sociology.
American Psychological Society: A collection of links to psychology teaching resources. PsychSim 4.0: Web-based interactive tutorials on various areas such as classical conditioning, social decision making, and emotion.
Building 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.
Consumer Jungle: a web-based program that helps turn high school students into savvy consumers without putting them to sleep. Economics 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.
Sense & Dollars: The site stresses money management looking at the equation between what is earned, what is spent and what is saved. PBS Frontline : Companion web site to the investigative journalism series. Contains extended interviews, video, teacher's resources, and additional materials related to show content.
Hyper History: HyperHistory is an expanding scientific project presenting 3,000 years of world history with an interactive combination of lifelines, timelines, and maps. News Directory: This site will link students to all known news resources online. A great place to start with news investigation
NewsHour 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.
NY Times Learning Network: Provides teachers with lesson plans relating to language arts and other aspects associated with a newspaper. Talking History: provides outstanding collection of audio documentaries, speeches, debates, oral histories, conference sessions, commentaries, archival audio sources, and other oral history resources.
The Valley of the Shadow: Explore two communities (one in the South and one in the North) during the Civil War. (VT) Landscapes 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 these images.
Teaching 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. Vermont 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.
 
 
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