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US History

             History Lab

                        www.sites.google.com/site/thehistorylab/

                        -links for US and World History, Civics and Gov’t

                        -digital tools like blogs, photos, podcasts, videos and websites

            EBSCOhost

                        www.ebscohost.com

-access to multiple databases that can be searched at the same time or individually

            American Heritage Magazine

                        www.americanheritage.com

                        -links to magazine articles and issues about history, invention, events, etc, spanning

                         60 years

                        -can subscribe to actual magazine, but no subscription needed to view online

            History.net (Magazine Article Locator)

                        www.historynet.com/history-article-topic-locator

                        -links grouped by topic to various magazine articles

            Time Magazine Archive

                        www.time.com/time/archive/

                        -search for topics in Time magazine archives

                        -option to search by date and subject

            Zinn Project: Teaching a People’s History

                        http://zinnedproject.org

                        -teaching materials sorted by theme or time period

                        -free to use, but you have to register to download PDF materials

            Footnote.com: The Place for Historical Docs Online

                        www.footnote.com/

                        -basic membership is free

                        -search and upload historical images

            America: A Narrative History

                        www.wwnorton.com/college/history/america8/full/historytours.aspx

                        -history tours through Google Earth

                        -free to download tours, eBooks available to purchase

 

World History

             Conflict History

                        www.conflicthistory.com

                        -use timeline to browse through time periods and learn about armed conflicts

                        -requires Adobe 10 or higher

            International World History Project

                        http://history-world.org

                        -full text documents available for search

                        -free eBooks

                        -history quizzes

            Voice of the Shuttle

                        http://vos.ucsb.edu/browse.asp?id=2713

                        -links to general history resources

                        -can search by region/subject

            Encyclopedia of the Revolutions of 1848

                        www.ohio.edu/chastain/contents.htm

                        -collection of essays written about various 1848 revolutions

            Catholic Encyclopedia

                        www.newadvent.org/cathen/

                        -alphabetical list of articles and info about Catholicism

            Have Fun with History

                        www.havefunwithhistory.com/index.html

                        -videos and activities for American History

            Internet Modern History Sourcebook

                        www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook.html

                        -links grouped by subject to other sites pertaining to the same subject

            Animated Atlas of African History

                        www.brown.edu/Research/AAAH/map.htm

                        -map of Africa with timeline and color coded map

                        -details land ownership from 1879-2002

           

            Interactive Timeline: America on the Sidelines

                        http://teachingamericanhistory.org/neh/interactives/neutrality

                        -interactive site allowing students to select a war campaign, read info and

           select a course of action

            Macrohistory and World Report

                        www.fsmitha.com

                        -grouped by century

                        -links to articles, etc pertaining to various centuries/subjects

            World History Archives

                        www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/

                        -Google search bar provided to search Archives and web

                        -documents grouped by subject

            Library of Congress Country Studies

                        http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/

                        -select a country to study

                        -goes to page with links to articles about that country

            Department of State Background Notes

                        www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/

                        -click a country to see facts and info

                        -click subjects at the top to go to other information/subjects

            CIA World Factbook

                        https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

-maps, flags, country comparisons

                        -select a continent to go to specific info

            WebChron: Historical and Cross Cultural Chronologies

                        www.thenagain.info/WebChron/

                        -chronology of regions/religions     

                        -click graphics to go to region; further chronology available in each setion/country

            Hitler and the Holocaust

                        www.teacheroz.com/hitler.htm

                        -primary documents about Hitler and WW2

                        -timelines, terminology, maps, etc

            Hyper History Online

                        www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/History_n2/a.html

                        -over 2,000 files on world history grouped by subject, then subdivided by time period

            Hardcore History Archive

                        www.dancarlin.com/disp.php/hharchive

                        -podcasts about varioud historical subjects, such as the Roman Republic, globalization                                and WW2

            Books Should Be Free: History

                        www.bookshouldbefree.com/genre/History

                        -free audio books

                        -download in mp3, iPod or iTunes format

            TimeMaps Atlas of World History

                        www.timemaps.com

                        -world map and timeline

            World History Compass

                        www.worldhistorycompass.com

                        -grouped by region to information about countries

            World History Sources

                        http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/whmfinding.php

                        -click “go” to view links about regions/timperiods

            BBC History

                        www.bbc.co.uk/history/

            Costumer’s Manifesto

                        www.costumes.org/History/100pages/18thlinks.htm

                        -links to different subjects regarding dress styles throughout history

            Crusades Timeline

                        http://timelines.com/topics/the-crusades

                        -timeline of Crusades

                        -more info available within each entry

            Timelines.com

                        http://timelines.com/

                        -grouped by subject

                        -click to access other timelines

            World War II Interactive Map

                        www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/interactives

                        -videos, photos, audio about historical events

 

Art Pathfinder

             Artcyclopedia

                        www.artcyclopedia.com

                        -search by artist, work, museum, art movements

            Artchive

                        www.artchive.com/ftp_site.htm

                        -select an art movement to see artists/works in that period

            SmartHistory

                        http://smarthistory.org/

                        -timeline of art periods with info about artists and works

            Art History Resources on the Web

                        http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHLinks.html

                        -art grouped by time period and region     

                        -museum info by country

            CFGA: A Virtual Art Museum

                        http://cgfa.acropolisinc.com/

                        -search by artist through search bar or list

            Masters of Photography

                        http://masters-of-photography.com/

                        -click on photographer’s name to see photos, articles and resources

            Museum of Online Museums

                        www.coudal.com/moom/

                        -links to online museums

            Timeline of Art History

                        www.metmuseum.org/toah/intro/atr/06sm.htm

                        -art movements by region

            Web Gallery of Art

                        www.wga.hu/index1.html

                        -search by artist, date or alphabetically; select artist to view works

            WebMuseum: Artist’s Index

                        www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/

                        -select artist to view bio and works

 

Primary Sources

             Digital Vaults

                        www.digitalvaults.org/

                        -interactive National Archives “shuffle” or search to find specific documents or subjects

                        -REALLY cool!

            History Engine

                        http://historyengine.richmond.edu/search/basic

                        -search for subjects to view essay/articles with citations and primary documents

            American History and Gov’t Hotlist

                        www.fi.edu/learn/hotlists/government.php

                        -hot topics like WW1, Civil War, Oregon Trail, etc,

            American Hypertexts

                        http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/hypertex.html

                        -alphabetical listing of authors and links to selected works

            Library of Congress: American Memory

                        http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/browse/

                        -various topics that lead to essays and photos about that subject

            Chronology of US Historical Documents

                        www.law.ou.edu/hist/

                        -links to historical documents

                        -grouped by time period

            Civil War Newspapers Harper’s Weekly

                        www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/the-civil-war.htm

                        -weekly publications of Harper’s Weekly during the Civil War

                        -info on slavery, generals, medicine, etc

            Conversations with History

                        http://conversations.berkeley.edu/

                        -podcasts and videos of conversations with notable figures

             Digital History

                        www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/

                        -digital resources including documents, timeline, and textbooks

            Documenting the American South

                        http://docsouth.unc.edu

                        -primary resources about the South

            Ellis Island

                        www.ellisisland.org

                        -free passenger search, by name or by ship

            Smithsonian Institution

                        www.si.edu/About/SiteMap

 

Social Issues

             Pro Con

                        www.procon.org/

                        -40 lists of pros and cons on controversial issues

            Internet Public Library

                        www.ipl.org/div/subject/

                        -resources by subject

            Debatabase

                        www.idebate.org/index.php

                        -online debates for students

                        -includes other related websites and books

            Gallup

                        www.gallup.com/Home.aspx

-online polls, articles and stats

            O’Keefe Library Hot Paper Topics

                        http://library.sau.edu/bestinfo/Hot/hotindex.htm

                        -list of hot topics with connecting links

            Argus Clearinghouse

                        www.clearinghouse.net

                        -documents and info about civil rights cases in the US

            CNN Hot Topics

                        www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/

            Culture Shock

                        www.pbs.org/wgbh/cultureshock/

                        -promotes understanding of the arts and controversy

            Documents in the News

                        www.lib.umich.edu/government-documents-center/explore/browse/documents-in-the-news/250/search/

                        -articles about current events

            Frontline

                        www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/

                        -online and on air news site

            Human Rights Watch

                        www.hrw.org

                        -news and media about human rights

            National Issues Forum

                        www.nifi.org

                        -public forums to discuss issues; info about locating/starting forums in your community

             One World

                        http://us.oneworld.net/

                        -understanding global problems to promote action; includes videos and articles

            Opinion/Editorials

                        http://headlinespot.com/opinion/oped/

                        -collection of links to variety of newspaper editorials

 

Nations and Travel

             Library of Congress Country Studies

                        http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/

                        -description and analysis of countries

            Atlapedia

                        www.atlapedia.com/

                        -full color maps (physical and political), key facts and stats

            BBC Country Profiles

                        http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/country_profiles/default.stm

                        -search by country or territory

                        -includes audio and video clips from BBC

            World Statesmen

                        www.worldstatesmen.org/

                        -index of leaders of nations and territories

            InfoNation

                        http://cyberschoolbus.un.org/infonation3/ie&nn4.html

                        -compare nations by category and/or statistic

            Ethnologue

                        www.ethnologue.com/web.asp

                        -languages of the world

            Country Reports

                        www.countryreports.org/

                        -click continent to view countries, click country to view info

            The Economist: Country Briefings

                        www.economist.com/countries/

                        -economic briefings by country

            Amnesty International

                        www.amnesty.org/en/library/aireport

                        -news, videos, press releases, etc

                        -search AI library by country, issue, subject

            Lonely Planet’s Destinations

                        www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations

                        -travel information, history, tips by continent

            World History Teaching and Learning Resources

                        http://free.ed.gov/subjects.cfm?subject_id=22&toplvl-12&res_feature_request=0

                        -resources from federal agencies about world history, grouped by region

            CNN Travel

                        www.cnn.com/TRAVEL/

            Concierge

                        www.concierge.com/travelguide

            Frommer’s

                        www.frommers.com/destinations/

                        -trip ideas, tips, hotels, etc

             Geographia

                        www.geographia.com/

                        -destinations by region, travel info by country

            Planet Rider

                        www.planetrider.com

                        -destinations, activities, maps

            PlanetWare

                        www.planetware.com

                        -compare travel sites, search popular locations

            Exchange Rate

                        www.exchangerate.com

                        -currency converter, local banking info

            Oanda

                        www.oanda.com/currency/converter

                        -currency converter

           

College Search

             College Board Matchmaker

                        http://collegesearch.collegeboard.com/search/index.jsp

                        -create a free account to make college list or save searches

                        -search by location, major, price, etc; look at college’s profile   

            College Toolkit

                        www.collegetoolkit.com

                        -create free account to start

                        -find scholarships, compare loans, etc.

            US News College Personality Quiz

                        www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2008/08/21/college-personality-quiz-part-1-enthusiasm

                        -quiz to determine what type of college is right for you

            US News Best Colleges

                        http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges

                        -ranking of colleges

            College Net

                        http://cnsearch.collegenet.com/cgi-bin/CN/ZDispatch?pageName=.cnsearch.custom.index_html

                        -search for colleges by type, size, state, etc.

            College View

                        www.collegeview.com/collegesearch/index.jsp

                        -view/search by location, majors, size, campus, tuition, etc.

 

American Revolution

             Shmoop American Revolution

                        www.shmoop.com/american-revolution

                        -stats, quotes, photos, sources, teaching materials

 

World News

            Paperboy

                        www.thepaperboy.com/index.cfm

                        -search newspapers by country, state, popular papers

            Internet Public Library Online Newspapers

                        www.ipl.org/div/news

                        -browse US and World News by state/region

            Watching America

                        http://watchingamerica.com/News/

                        -American news from an international point of view

            NewsLink

                        http://newslink.org

                        -newspapers, radio/TV, magazines, and foreign news sources

            Newseum

                        www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/

                        -front pages from over 800 newspapers worldwide

            Newsy

                        www.newsy.com/

                        -news in video form

            All You Can Read

                        http://allyoucanread.com/

                        -US local newspapers by state and major US city newspapers

 

Literary Criticisms

            Shmoop Literature

                        www.shmoop.com/literature/

                        -online “cliff notes” style info about literary works

            Literary History

                        www.literaryhistory.com/

                        -index to authors and works

            Literary Index

                        www.vanderbilt.edu/AnS/english/flackcj/LitIndex.html

                        -collection of literary resources

            Literary Resources on the Net

                        http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Lit/

                        -works grouped by period

            LitLinks

                        http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/litlinks/Pages/Main.aspx

                        -bios and links categorized by author

 

Mythology

            World Myths and Legends in Art

                        www.artsmia.org/world-myths/

                        -art and classical works grouped by culture and theme

                        -compare and contrast work

            Odyssey Online

                        www.carlos.emory.edu/ODYSSEY/GREECE/home.html

                        -modern connections to Greece

                        -architecture, democracy, cities, etc

            Bulfinch’s Encyclopedia of Mythology

                        www.bartleby.com/181/

                        -stories of gods and heroes

            Chinese Myths and Fantasies

                        www.chinavista.com/experience/myth/myth.html

                        -Chinese myths, art, festivals, etc

            Classical Myths

                        http://web.uvic.ca/grs/department_files/classical_myth/index.html

                        -ancient sources and links to helpful sites

            Encyclopedia Mythica

                        www.pantheon.org/mythica.html

                        -search by area/region to find myths

                        -includes folklore like King Arthur

            Indian Mythology

                        http://indianmythology.com/finish/

                        -stories, temples, galleries about Indian myths

            Theoi Greek Mythology

                        www.theoi.com/

                        -mythology in literature and art

                        -grouped by theme (giants, gods/goddesses, creature, etc)

            Godchecker

                        www.godchecker.com/

                        -guide to the gods of various cultures, includes Christian saints

           

Psychology

            NOAH: Brain and Nervous Systems

                        www.noah-health.org/en/bns/Basics.html

                        -analysis of brain, skull, etc.

            Psych Central

                        http://psychcentral.com/resources

                        -grouped by subject-mental health and psychology related

            The Brain

                        http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/sagittal.html

                        -color coded brain “map” with descriptions of what each part does

            Inner Body

                        www.innerbody.com/

                        -enter site and choose a system to explore further

            Seeing, Hearing, Smelling the World

                        www.hhmi.org/senses

                        -articles, research about the senses

 

Biography

            Biographical Dictionary

                        www.s9.com

                        -search for people and read bios

                        -features recent bios, birthdays, and in the news

            SweetSearch Biographies

                        www.sweetsearch.com/biographies

                        -grouped by categories, recent birthday bios

                        -tips on how to write a bio   

            Biography

                        www.biography.com/

                        -biographies, in the news bios, info about Bio channel shows

            National Obituary Archive

                        www.arrangeonline.com/

                        -online obituaries, search by city and state

            Who2

                        www.who2.com/

                        -find famous people fast!

            The American Presidency Project

                        www.presidency.ucsb.edu/

                        -over 88,000 documents about the Presidency

            The Presidents

                        www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/

                        -presidents by name and order

                        -links to first ladies, etc.

            Presidents of US

                        www.presidentsusa.net/

                        -50 subjects about presidents, select presidents by name

            Presidents

                        http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/P/

                        -index of presidents; contains speeches, writings, bios, etc

            White House

                        www.whitehouse.gov

                        -the White House official site

            How the Presidents Stack Up

                        http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/info-presapp0605-31.html

                        -presidential job approval ratings

 

            John and Abigail Adams

                        www.masshist.org/digitaladams/aea/letter/

                        -correspondence between John and Abigail Adams

            FDR Library and Museum

                        www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/

           

Animals

             Encyclopedia of Life

                        www.eol.org/

                        -pages for every organism

            ARKive

                        www.arkive.org

                        -images and info about endangered species

            Wildlife

                        www.nwf.org/Wildlife.aspx

                        -researching wildlife, ways to help endangered species

            Sierra Club

                        www.sierraclub.org/habitat/

                        -info on wildlife and climate change

             Conservation

                        www.epa.gov/highschool/conservation.htm

                        -links and pages to conservation, pollution, natural resources, etc.

            San Diego Zoo

                        www.sandiegozoo.org

            Audubon

                        http://audubon2.org/watchlist/viewWatchlist.jsp

                        -watchlist of endangered animals

 

Explorers

             Conquistadors

                        www.pbs.org/conquistadors/

                        -click on conquistadors to learn more

            Rare Map Collection

                        www.libs.uga.edu/darchive/hargrett/maps/colamer.html

                        -rare and old maps (really cool)

            David Rumsey Historical Maps

                        www.davidrumsey.com/

                        -over 25,000 maps

 

World War I

             BBC News

                        http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/special_report/1998/10/98/world_war_i/197437.stm

                        -letters and photos

            First World War

                        www.firstworldwar.com/

                        -letters, pictures, diaries for WWI

            PBS-The Great War

                        www.pbs.org/greatwar/

                        -glossary, resources, timeline

 

Middle Ages

          

            Anglo-Saxon England

                        www.britainexpress.com/History/dark_ages_index.htm

                        -pages about churches, daily life, food, etc.

            Middle Ages Sitemap

                        www.middle-ages.org.uk/middle-ages-sitemap.htm

                        -weapons, religion, Crusades, food

            Medieval Timeline

                        www.timeref.com/

            End of Middle Ages

                        www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/endmiddle/

                        -tutorial about Middle Ages

 

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