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Digital History

Digital History, from the University of Huston, provides a very rich and in-depth look at American History. You can search by era, topic or resource type. Resources include essays, primary documents, and musical recordings. Digital History contains primary source documents in both English and Spanish for Hispanic history. This site goes beyond the standard fare…  learn more

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Digital History Reader

The Digital History Reader is a content- and inquiry-based for teaching European and American history with illustrative, multi-media downloads.  learn more

Help Teaching: Online Self-Paced Social Studies Lessons

Our social studies lessons are designed to help students learn geography, U.S. history, world history, and traits of government, as well as help students build the critical thinking skills they need to experience success with any social studies curriculum. Lessons without a video source noted are text and image-based, similar to what students would find in a textbook. All lessons also include practice questions to use for pre-assessment and practice, as well as links to longer, more formal tests and worksheets to assess what students have learned.  learn more

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History Channel

The History Channel offers a wide range of resources and videos. One area of special interest is the Famous Speeches page, with audio clips on everything from Amelia Earhart on Women in Flight to a Titanic Survivor's Eyewitness Account, George Wallace on Desegregation to Nancy Reagan Introduces "Just Say No" Campaign. The History Channel provides…  learn more

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Library of Congress: America's Story

America's Story, published by the Library of Congress, posts significant historical events by person, state, and time. A good jumping-off point to in-depth exploration. America's Story is a LOC portal site for students. If you think break-dancing is a new invention, then click on "Join America at Play," where you'll see a film of an…  learn more

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The Explorations of Lewis and Clark

Because computers can track and remember different points of view and alternative decisions so much more easily than people, we find this feature more frequently on the Web than we would in hard copy. For example, in conjunction with its special television programs PBS and General Motors have mounted a Web site, devoted to the…  learn more