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resources by subject areas
- These resources are primarily targeting 6-12 grade students,
as per the California State subject area frameworks. They were
selected to support research, resources and inquiry for teachers,
students & parents. They represent a reference work in
(Welcome from the curator)
- Let art be your student's window into the past. Here is
the opening page of the WebMuseum, with links to the nearest
mirror sites, listings of new exhibitions and the links to
its full index. Imagine a virtual museum that not only
contains the artist's work, but info about the period and
Women's History Project
- "History looks different when the contributions of woman
are included." The National Women's History Project shares
their resources to support your classroom for all
of the Holocaust
- Educational projects and reources for teaching qbout the
Holocaust. This site includes an extensive range of
resources and links.
studies virtual library
- A primary source of links to Medieval Studies. Includes
links to other primary link sources.
Do Maps Show
- Another excellent USGS learning web program, this
grade 5-8 activity gives thumbnail sketches of the
different types of maps, with a simple teacher's guide to
introduce them and connect them to learning about their
relationship to humans and environment.
- The History
- An excellent resource for classroom support,
particularly by using the TV listings search feature by
topic. Its only limit is that you can only search for the
current month, making long term planning difficult.
- Retanet Home
- This Latin American data base, from the University of
New Mexico, for secondary educators includes lessons plans
and curricular materials about Latin America, the Spanish
Caribbean and the U.S. Southwest.
pages in the US
- Extremely diverse and fruitful list of resources. These
include Spanish language magazines, famous Hispanics in
History and more
- La Revista Cultural en espanol publicada mensualmente en
Baltimore, Maryland. The Governor of Maryland's 1993 Award
winner, it is a Hispanic Cultural magazine published monthly
in the Spanish language. It is meant for the community &
teachers of Spanish
Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
- Info regarding. the Fed Reserve & economy, the
entire Beige Book; economic education materials, selected
national & regional data; text of publications;
connection to its research dept. & info about bank
supervision & regulation. [courtesy of Kristeen
Historical Text Archive
- Don Mabry presents a massive archive supported by
Mississippi State University exploring every imaginable
historical text online. Very extensive and easy to use.
- The Index of
Resources for Historians
- The University of Kansas has assembled a massive Social
Science Internet index of linkages, listed alphabetically.
Although not annotated, the titles seem self explanatory.
There is no search or query tool.
- The WWW Virtual
- The VL is the oldest catalog of the web, started by Tim
Berners-Lee, the creator of the web itself. Unlike
commercial catalogs, it is run by a loose confederation of
volunteers, who compile pages of key links for particular
areas in which they are expert; even though it isn't the
biggest index of the web, the VL pages are widely recognised
as being amongst the highest-quality guides to particular
sections of the web.
Oyez, Oyez Oyez:
- Info about about major constitutional cases heard by the
Supreme Court, with details about the questions and
opinions. Includes digital recordings of the proceedings
[requires real audio]. There are hundreds of cases
here. This page allows you to search by case or issue.
Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
- Info regarding. the Fed Reserve andeconomy, the entire
Beige Book; economic education materials, selected national
& regional data; text of publications; connection to its
research department and info about bank supervision and
regulation. [courtesy of Kristeen Bullwinkle]
House Home Page
- As THOMAS is to the Legislative Branch, this home page
is to the Executive Branch. In addition, it links to Fed
World and to other branches of government. Be sure to visit
the Acrobat reader linked map of Washington DC.
- Yes-this is the place: major exhibits, as well as access
to the major publications and online materials and
- Legislative Information on the Internet, particularly
focusing on the 104th and 105th Congress; includes email
addresses of the members of Congress
Research with Thomas
- Clark University provides a step by step guide of how to
do legislative research with THOMAS. It walks you through
the process of finding & identifying the bill's title,
sponsors, intent, status, voters, id numbers, etc. Excellent
National Archives Document Service
- CLIO is an information system that combines vast
collections of information available from the National
Archives & Records Administration. Email support for
queries and searches; genealogy records. In particular,
visit the On-Line Exhibition.
Information Network Home Page
- The national technical information service's
[FedWorld] goal is to provide a one-stop location
for the public to locate, order and have delivered, US
Publications and World Fact Book
- Includes the 1998 World and intelligence fact book,
maps, cia publications, key members of government globally,
plus an extensive keyword search feature. Terrific for
- Exceptionally up to date, this non-partisian page links
us to most state and federal elections info, as well as
tracking the performance of over 13,000 political
- The National
- A service of the National Journal and the American
Political Network, it is a leading web site for political
news, resources & involvement. It includes a political
almanac, daily voting booth on national issues, campaign
news & much more. In-depth articles. Membership is
- All you would expect and more from the premier news
networkÐand it is becoming more net friendly, including
daily news updates, CNN specials, especially for education
and well linked features section
Electronic Town Hall
- Playful, informative; choose from choices of current
political news and commentary to reminiscences and old comic
strips to polls and commercial items.
- Republican National Committee -- this well
constructed home page has excellent politically related
links, with all the bells and whistles
Democratic National Committee Online
- The official Democratic Party web site is your source
for information on America's oldest and greatest political
party. Content is updated daily.
- All that you would expect, from activist issues and news
groups to current and past issues of the Mother Jones
- The home page of the AFL-CIO with information on labor
issues, press releases, policy statements, don't buy lists,
News On-line and links to other related union &
- The Greenpeace operations center: links to all their
international campaigns, as well as to other environmental
- The Peace Corps
- Information regarding the Peace Corps' background,
history, and programs, as well as how to become a
- American Civil Liberties
- The ACLU is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, 275,000-member
public interest organization devoted exclusively to
protecting the basic civil liberties of all Americans, and
extending them to groups that have traditionally been denied
- ACLU Student
- The ACLU focuses on both college and high school youth
and issues here.
(China and Japan)
- What was it like to be a participant in WWI
- Check the Medieval art section for glimpses of life of
the times. This is just a place to start for a truly
fabulous on-line collection of art work.
- The African Studies Program at the University of
Pennsylvania. It includes a direct feeds from Africa,
KÐ12 Africa Guides, country specific pages, Black
African net resources and a keyword search feature.
- Archeology -
- Archnet provides access to Archeological resources
available on the Internet. Information is categorized by
geographic region and subject.
- Great links for educators, especially Spanish teachers,
Spanish students or Spanish speakers. The Spanish links
includes links to magazines, newspapers, countries and
regions, education, food/recipes, music/art & personal
- This is an encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, magic
and more. The more includes bibliographies, its own local
search engine and a place to submit your own articles for
- Flags of
- Using both internal search engines and an alphabetical
index, this contains every flag of the world's country and
states, plus many imaginary ones. Most of the sites come
with image, some text and related links. Very speedy
- Internet Archive of Text and Documents:
- The Internet Archive of Texts and Documents is a
creation of faculty and students in the History
Department of Hanover College [Indiana]. The
principal goal of the Archive is to make primary texts
and secondary sources on the internet available to
students and faculty for use in history and humanity
War I: 1914 - 1918
- From Oxford University, this section gives some very
basic information about World War I with emphasis on the
perspectives shared throughout British society.
First World War
- From The Spartacus Internet Encyclopedia, With a clear
index, this site provides a great deal of information
regarding Great Britain and WWI.
- World War I
- From Brigham Young University's site, this archive of
primary documents from World War I is international in
scope, easy to use and includes lots of images.
Speak: Recordings from World War I and the 1920's
- From the Library of Congress American Memory exhibit,
the Nation's Forum Collection consists of fifty-nine sound
recordings of speeches by American leaders at the turn of
the century. The speeches focus on issues and events
surrounding the First World War and the subsequent
presidential election of 1920.
- The Great
- From PBS Online, this interactive gallery will allow you
to follow the changing face of eastern Europe during many of
the critical events of the Great War. Excellent maps.
- World War I -
Trenches on the Web
- A member of the HistoryChannel.com Affiliate Program ,
this site presents an internet history of the Great War.
to the Great War
- Assembled in Holland, this page provides links and
information for many aspects of WWI, including Internment
camps, the war from many different nations view, many
personal pages, magazines and more.
Primary Sources in the Classroom - World War I
- From the The Alabama Department of Archives and History
is an excellent set of 5 lessons, each with 8 to 12 primary
source documents to assist in telling the story. Topics
cover the power of the press, the formation of the selective
service, Black Alabamians, the homefront preparation and
support of the action. Particularly good info on the range
of views prevalent in Alabama, at the time.
- WWI Pictures and Artwork: Three sites that contain
wonderful images are from the:
Index of Swedish WWW Resources
The Provincial Museum of Alberta: Poster
War: Allied Propaganda Art of WWI
DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
- Adopted by UN General Assembly Resolution 217A (III) of
10 December 1948
- The on-line human rights website
- Human Rights
- French Revolution
Internet scavenger hunt questions
- provides a quick look and background build-up of the status
of several of the cultures of Europe and the Americas before
[click here to download the
scavenger hunt as a MS Word file]
- outline and table discussing a number of the considerations
that led certain regions towards colonization and
Renaissance Art Scavenger Hunt
- A question sheet combines a search of the textbook
[pages 40-44] and the Internet to begin an
understanding of how Renaissance values became reflected in the
art it produced.
- What inspired the Renaissance
Library of Congress Vatican Exhibits Main Hall
- This Library of Congress exhibit has it all: manuscripts,
art, history, from Rome to China and back. From the collections
and journals of pilgrims, priest and scholars through the
- A World Wide Web Server for Medieval Studies, sponsored by
Georgetown University. An extensive and very organized set of
links and resources for everything about the European Medieval
period. Includes bibliographies and research sites.
and Public Health in Renaissance Europe
- Focus is the Italian Plague of 1348 ("Black Death")
Age of Enlightenment
- From the French Ministry of Culture we have the Age of
Enlightenment shown through paintings from the national
museums. The sight includes a historical background, short
genealogy and paintings.
- A simple listing of Charlemagne's ancestors and progeny,
from Clovis (420 CE) to Charles Martel (676 CE) to Charles the
Great (742 CE) and on
- Coordinated by the Nat'l Museum of Denmark and the N.Y.
Archeological Trust; home page links to Viking History, with a
particular focus on the years 800Ð1100 CE; includes brief
text histories, rune FTP's, photos and Viking MUD's.
- The Viking Network Web
- A nice introduction to the Vikings, with maps and brief
capsules about many parts of their history, invasions and
everyday life. These pages are primarily aimed at pupils,
teachers and librarians in primary & secondary schools who
want to more about The Vikings or interested in taking part in
- Contains 325 images from the Sistine Chapel, 250+ from
Vatican City. Well organized. Also includes links to the
Vatican and Pope and Catholic churches around the world. Art is
an excellent way to provide a snapshot into lifetimes of the
- The Galileo
- The Galileo Project is a hypertext source of info on the
life and work of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) and the science of
his time. This not only includes timelines, maps, his patrons,
an extensive bibliography, but also student activities, work
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
- Several of these wonders were built by
the Greeks or in the cities created by Alexander. Nice articles
Mythology Gods - Olympians
- A listing, with links and images, to the
main gods of Greece.
- From Tufts University, This site
provides the history of the Olympics, a tour of Olympia and
stories of ancient Olympic athletes.
- Rachel Cerami and Cristie Stafford found
a terrific site on myths and fables. Organized by chapters.
Look at chapters 15 - 33, in particular, for items related to
- Rachel Cerami and Cristie Stafford
another found a terrific site on myths and fables. It is an
encyclopedia on mythology, folklore and legend. Arranged
Ancient World Cultures
- A wonderful set of links on Ancient
Greece, set up in a timeline, including images; the focus is
philosophy, architecture and art
Ancient Greek World - Daily Life Index
- From the University of Pennsylvania,
this site has images and brief articles about Greek religion,
the economy, the Olympics, and daily life in ancient Greece,
with a short section Women's Life and Female Goddesses
- Part of the University of Evansville
ARGOS, this presents links to Alexander the Great's battles and
the Great Homepage
- From Williams College, a series of short
articles and images about Alexander's life and conquests.
- From the History of Civilization class
at Boise State University, comes a series of short articles on
- This site, maintained by Laurel Bowman,
puts you just two clicks away from images of each of the gods.
Decide on the god or goddess you are seeking then click on
their name, then on one of the image choices.
- Encarta article
of the Conquests of Alexander the Great
- Great links and pictures. Includes
everything: Conquests and battles PLUS special sections on two
of his cities [Egypt and Mesopotamia]. Also a section
on the Hellenistic Era.
the Great History Project Home Page
- Another great Alexander page: battles,
timelines, PLUS special articles on the effects of Alexander
[overall, in Egypt and in Syria].
Ancient Greece Index
- This site includes articles on Alexander
the Great, the Acropolis, Aristotle, art, astronomy, Athens,
Euclid, Gods, Homer [and the Illiad], Alexandria,
mathematics, the olympics, plato, Pythagorius, science and
more. A must see!
- Short article on the origin or the
games, the first events with a timeline of Olympic milestones,
from 776BC to 394 AD.
of the Hellenistic World
- Good information on the Ancient Greek
world, that includes links to the Olypics, the Temple of Zeus,
The Altar of Poseidon, and other wonderful 3D models of ancient
Greek sites and stadiums.
of the Olympic Games
- A very good one-page article on the
history of the ancient games.
- Several very good images of greek
ceramic art, but not too much explanation.
- Many excellent images of ancient greek
sculpture, with brief explanations.
Route of Odysseus
- This site from the University of Oregon provides some
wonderful graphics, including this map from Homer's time.
to Places on Map
on the Travel's of Odysseus
- This thinkquest site has a nice series
of pages regarding the travels of Homer's Odysseus
- Perseus Project
- From Tufts University, this is a digital library on Ancient
Greece and Rome. An easy index includes art and archeology,
texts and teaching tools. Includes mailing lists for teachers
and beginning Greek.
The French Revolution
French Revolution 1789-1792
- Contains a superb linked timeline; each date goes to a
clear site with at least one related image. In addition, there
is a biography section that contains all the major players for
6 of the key events, with bios and pictures for person.
- NetActivities: The
- Move your mouse over the picture and explore the different
sights that are displayed, then clcik on 'start here' to test
- McDougal Littell's NetActivities: links
- Paris, March 1793 [The
- This web site discusses the counter-revolution with
excellent biographies, many of the decrees and press reports of
the time, some maps, timelines, any pictures and a summary of
activities in both Paris and the VENDEE REGION.
- WEB MUSEUM: Paris: Revolution
and restoration (1740-1860): France
- View the art and images of the period.
- The French Revolution timeline
- A timeline of the Revolution from 1789 - 1799
French Revolution home page
- A collection of links and essays to the French Revolution.
It includes bibliographies, essays of many of the leading
figures, pictures and images, and the text ofmany of the French
Revolution writings and pamphlets.
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
Declaration of the Rights of Woman and of the Citizen
com: Results for French Revolution
- From Encyclopedia.com gives excellent overview of the
French Revoution, with links to all the key figures and events,
as well as links to pictures and images of the Revolution.
The Industrial Revolution
Modern History Sourcebook
- This Fordham University project provides us with excellent
links, text and essays in a simple outline format from very
general to very specific
Inventors and Inventions
- The Smithsonian brings some of the American inventions
since the patent office opened in 1790. Nice images and brief
- I N N
O V A T I O N: Revolutionary Changes in Industry
- From W. Rodgers, Ph.D, of the Learning Associates, we have
an excellent overview of the beginnings and developing
applications of many of the inventions of the Industrial
revolution, from the steam engine, to the gas engine,
electricity, oil and steel technology to aviation and robotics.
Their overview has an exceptional set of related links built
- Short article on the Industrial Revolution with a few
Studies on The Industrial Revolution
- from the History Department of the University of Hong
Great info, lectures, tables and statistics
- This page is a project of the University Scholars
Industrial Revolutions class, fall 1998, at Washington and Lee
University in Lexington, VA.
The works: pictures, essays, debates and definitions about and
for the the Industrial Revolution
Revolution primary source documents
- The History department of Hanover College provides several
primary source document links
of Economic Thought
- The McMaster University Archive for the History of Economic
includes both primary texts, studies of those texts and of
their authors. For our immediate needs, it includes materials
fro m Adam Smith, Toynbee, Marx and Malthus.
- From Hartwick College, we have a quick article, graphic and
in Achebe's World
- Discussions about contemporary women from Achebe's
Berlin Imperialist Conference, 1884-5
- The European powers began showing a renewed interest in
Africa. Their meetings resulted in the Berlin Act of 1885,
which divided up the continent to suit their own interests.
- He successfully defended Ethiopia from the Italian
aggression. This article gives some background to this period
Boer War [1899-1902]
- "1999 marks the centenary of the Anglo-Boer War, which
devastated the land for three years, pitting British troops
against Boer commandos - with African fighters on both
[Be sure to visit the here
for images of the Anglo-Boer War.]
An Ongoing Voyage
- This exhibit focuses on the cultures of the Early Americas,
the Mediterranean World of the 15th & 16th centuries,
Christopher Columbus: man and myth, and the European claims in the
History of the Incas:
- their achievements, geography and history
- Join the team as they spend six weeks exploring Mesoamerica,
searching for clues to the ancient Maya civilization and for
secrets of the rainforest. Exquisite graphics and Maps of Mayan
ruins, hieroglyphs, etc. plus newsletter, on-line interactive
dialogue, CNN broadcast support.
- 1491 Internet
scavenger hunt questions
- provides a quick look and background build-up of the status of
several of the cultures of Europe and the Americas before
[click here to download the
scavenger hunt as a MS Word file]
- Retanet Home Page
- This Latin American data base, from the University of New
Mexico, for secondary educators includes lessons plans and
curricular materials about Latin America, the Spanish Caribbean
and the U.. Southwest.
- Asia (China and
Celebrated Chinese Women
- As I have western schoolbooks on the history of China, I
always wondered at the almost complete lack of mention of
women. Well, not anymore. With exquisite art & articulate
text, we have this site. It has completed 40 of the 100 stories
to date. Must see!!
Heroes of Regions of the World
- Created by author and historian, Lyn Reese, this site contains
biographies of 10 Asian women who are considered central figures
in an event or a period. They are "heroic" because of their
abilities, achievements or qualities that helped define the age in
which they lived.
- outline and table discussing a number of the considerations
that led certain regions towards colonization and imperialism.
Two images of Zheng
He's treasure ship that compare the sizes of China ['s
ships to those of Columbus
World of the Forbidden City
This Oakland Museum of CA exhibit, Secret World of the
Forbidden City: Splendors from China's Imperial Palace allows a
rare glimpse of the opulence and historical heritage of the
Chinese imperial court under the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911).
- History, how to use and one to practice with.
Celebration of the Silk Road
- An excellent and extensive 6th or 7th grade simulation unit
and lessons on the Silk Road, complete with handouts, charts
and an extensive linked bibliography. Created by Gail Desler,
Pleasant Valley Middle School, Placerville, Ca
- Kites: histories, events and detailed instructions-a very
comprehensive set of kite related links.
- Internet Archive of Text and Documents:
- The Internet Archive of Texts and Documents is a creation
of faculty and students in the History Department of Hanover
College [Indiana]. The principal goal of the Archive is
to make primary texts and secondary sources on the internet
available to students and faculty for use in history and
If you should have additions to these links, that you have used in
your classrooms, please forward your contribution to Barry
[last updated: 4 December, 2001 ]