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P = Appropriate for PreK aged youth
E = Appropriate for Elementary aged youth
M = Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
T = For parents, teachers & caregivers
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U.S. History - General  
Searchasaurus
If you're at home, grab your library card and discover cool things about history. (You will be asked to enter your barcode no. - then pick the icon for Searchasaurus.) If you are inside the library, click here. For earlier elementary grades
Kids Search
History is one of the focuses of this site. If you're at home, you'll need your library barcode no. After you enter it, pick the icon for Kids Search. If you are inside the library, click here. For later elementary grades
African American History
Very large collection of African American history links to a wide range of cultural and historical African American concerns.
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African-American Mosaic
A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black history and Culture. Includes reproductions of original documents, personal stories, and ex-slave narratives. Part of the Library of Congress online exhibitions collections.
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American Memory
Primary documents and historical materials available on the web from the Library of Congress. Find out about Women's Suffrage; do a virtual jigsaw puzzle; take guided tours through the site.
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Black History
This outstanding Black History site offers a full range of activities and was created to support students as they explore topics related to Black history and African American issues. Try the Black History treasure hunt.
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage!
Scholastic offers activities and resources for teachers to help students discover the contributions and rich cultures of Hispanics in the United States, with special activities for Hispanic Heritage Month.
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Explore DC.org
Produced by WETA (DC's public broadcasting station), this searchable database offers information and visuals about our nation's capital.
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The History Place
Information on U.S. and world history
 
Hyper History
A timeline approach to presenting historical information
 
Info USA
Designed for foreign audiences as a source of basic info on U.S. government, politics, economy, trade, media, science and technology, arts, culture, geography and travel. Contains easy access to overview of U.S. History, documents, speeches, symbols and holidays.
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Library of Congress presents America's Story from America's Library
The Library of Congress puts the story back in history through images of primary source documents, prints, photographs, maps, recordings and other materials from the past. Along with the fascinating information about people, places and things of interest to kids of all ages, there are songs to listen to, a Krazy Kat cartoon to watch, a scavenger hunter and other fun things to do.
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National Archives & Records Administration
Information on recent and historical government documents. The "Document of the Day" is updated daily. Documents can be viewed close up and printed. Also includes a variety of online exhibits and access to archival databases. Includes a FAQ section and a visit to the National Archives where the viewer can click on a map and see photos of rooms in the National Archives.
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Native American Sites on the Web
An extensive list of home pages of Native tribes, with those maintained by the tribe itself flagged with a drum icon. Maintained by a mixed-blood Mohawk, urban Indian who is also a librarian at the University of Pittsburgh.
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Native Web
A series of links on nations, peoples, and geographic locations developed by a collective group. Their resource enter is organized by subject, nations, and geography.
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New Perspectives on the West
The truth about the West is far more complicated, and much more compelling, than generally known. Visit this web site and explore the many aspects of the West.
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Smithsonian: National Museum of the American Indian
Part of the Smithsonian Institution, this museum is devoted to the protection and study of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans.
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U.S. Mint for Kids
H.I.P. Pocket Change is a fun, dynamic, and educational web site developed by the U.S. Mint. Students can learn about U.S. history, coins, and the U.S. Mint. Activities include games, timelines, and teacher lesson plans.
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Webrangers
Historical activities from the National Park Service
Welcome to WestWeb
An outstanding, topically organized web site about the study of the American West. Links to dozens of sites on the study of the West.
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The White House
Find out about the histories of the White House itself and pets in the White House. Write an e-mail message to the President, and more!
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U.S. History - Pre-Colonial through 1865  
1492: An Ongoing Voyage: Columbus
This Library of Congress exhibition examines the first contacts between Native American people and European explorers, conquerors and settlers from 1492 to 1600.
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The American Civil War
Learn about American Civil War battles, life stories of important participants, re-enactments, and more.
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Archiving Early America: Historic Documents from 18th Century America
The main focus is primary source material displayed digitally. A unique array of original newspapers, maps, and writings come to life on your screen just as they appeared to our forbears more than 200 years ago. There is information about the documents as well.
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Caleb Johnson's Mayflower Web Pages
This site is the merging of two fields: genealogy and history. It includes detailed information on history, passengers, and documents of the Mayflower. Also contains pictures and bibliographies.

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California's Untold Stories: Gold Rush
Presented by the Oakland Museum of California, this site offers an interactive learning experience for elementary level children through adults to experience and educate themselves about this important period in American history.
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The Civil War Net
This is a very large collection of well-organized links to people, battles, and documents, including letters and diaries of those connected to the Civil War. Also includes reenactment photos and links to many original phots.
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Civil War Women
Opportunities to read diaries, documents, and letters revealing women's lives and experiences during the Civil War. Includes links to great historical photos.
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CivilWar@Smithsonian
This site provides information about many aspects of the American Civil War based upon artifacts from the Smithsonian's collections. Clicking on the dotted square icon at the top of each subject area page allows access to images of selected items along with insights into the featured documents, photos, and artifacts of the era.
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Colonial Williamsburg
Visit Colonial Williamsburg and see life in a Virginia colony of 250 years ago. Includes a large educational section on Colonial America.
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Exploring Maryland's Roots
Learn about Maryland's pre-colonial and early colonial history through this interactive site.
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Go West Across America with Lewis and Clark
Join Lewis and Clark as a private on this interactive journey. "Did you know" and "Journal" icons can be clicked for additional information.
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Lewis and Clark Expedition
This web site expands upon every aspect of the PBS film, providing a wealth of biographical and historical information about the time and the major and minor participants in the trip. In addition, leading historical experts will share their thoughts about the meaning of the expedition and its relevance to 21st century America. Finally, in an interactive tale, you'll have an opportunity to play the roles of Lewis and Clark yourself.
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Liberty's Kids
This site offers information and games about the history of the American Revolution.
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The Oregon Trail
The story of the trail and those who traveled it. A compendium on the great western journey. Includes great stories in the Fantastic Facts section. Related to the PBS program on the Oregon Trail.
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Shades of Gray
This site details the commercialization process of Stone Mountain Park, formerly a memorial to leaders of the Confederacy during the American Civil War.
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Underground Railroad (National Geographic)
You are a slave in the South before the Civil War. Should you risk escape with Harriet Tubman's help through the Underground Railroad to Canada? Now you must choose.
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Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War
This is the gateway into the story of the Civil War as seen by the people of two communities in the Great Valley of the United States: Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and Augusta County, Virginia. This project weaves together the histories of these two places, separated by a few hundred miles and the Mason-Dixon Line.
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Virtual Reality Tours of the Historical, Scientific, and Cultural Sites of Philadephia
This site, presented by the Gilbert Spruance Elementary School, takes you on a virtual tour of Philadelphia, our nation's first capital.
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U.S. History - Post Civil War  
African-American Mosaic
A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black history and Culture. Includes reproductions of original documents, personal stories, and ex-slave narratives. Part of the Library of Congress online exhibitions collections.
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Chetro Keti Great Kiva, Southwestern United States Project
This site presents a 3-D reconstruction of a Great Kiva, an architectural feature found in many prehistoric Anasazi communities in the Southwestern United States.
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Harlem: 1900-1940
Based on an exhibit at the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, this site features photographs, commentary, a timeline and resources.
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Lower East Side Tenements Virtual Tour
Take a virtual tour of 97 Orchard Street, a typical tenement house of nineteenth century New York.
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National Civil Rights Museum
Take a virtual tour of the Civil Rights Movement.
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is America's national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves as this country's memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust. Includes online exhibits of art and photos.
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"Votes for Women" Suffrage Pictures 1850-1920
Part of the American Memory exhibit at the Library of Congress
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What Did You Do in the War, Grandma? An Oral History of Rhode Island Women during World War II
Written by students in the Honors English Program at South Kingstown (R.I.) High School
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Women's History
A guide to the Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) Library and Internet Resources. This is a "links" site.
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World History  
The Ancient Greek World
Welcome to a partial presentation, in digital form, of a real-life exhibit on ancient Greek life using artifacts and photographs to help illustrate aspects of that life.
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ArabNet: Arab Countries
This is an important online resource about the Arab world in the Middle East and North Africa. It presents information on Arab art, homes, economics, history , and even the A-Z of camels.
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Castles on the Web
A beautifully designed and carefully researched site by Ted Monk. A great "Castles for Kids" section.
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The Food Timeline
From water and salt to tear-free onions, food has played a big role throughout history.
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Hercules : Greece's Great Hero
This is part of the scholarly Perseus Project at Tufts University, but useful to grasp the place of Hercules in myth and history.
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Hyper History
A timeline approach to presenting historical information
 
Ice Treasures of the Inca
This offers an interactive journey with climber Johan Reinhard to find the great treasures of the Inca. You can follow the step-by-step journey of discovery.
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Labyrinth
The Labyrinth is a global information network providing free, organized access to electronic resources in medieval studies through a Web server at Georgetown University. The Labyrinth's easy-to-use menus and hypertext links provide automatic connections to databases, services, and electronic texts on other servers around the world.
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Learning about the Holocaust
Produced for the National Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D. C., this site includes sections of teaching about the holocaust, children and the holocaust, Nazi rule, and the rise and fall of National Socialism in Germany, 1933-1945.
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Life in Ancient Egypt
The Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has acquired Egyptian artifacts since its founding and now holds about 2,500 ancient Egyptian artifacts. The most significant of these objects, more than 600 of them, are displayed in the Walton Hall of Ancient Egypt, including daily life and funerary practices with some photographs.
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RMS Titanic. Destination...Cyberspace
The Titanic departed from Southampton, England, on her first and only voyage Wednesday, April 10, 1912. This site combines eyewitness accounts with paintings of the mighty ship.
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Secrets of the Lost Empires: Medieval Siege
Learn about life in medieval castles and how to operate a catapult. For upper elementary and middle school students.
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Slaves' Stories
Meet four Africans who were taken into slavery in the year 1780. Woodcuts, paintings, and photographs of period artifacts bring their struggles to life for today's youth.
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The Theban Mapping Project
An interactive atlas with commentary and photos of the monuments in Thebes, particularly in the Valley of the Kings.
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This Day in History
Select a date in history and learn what happened in that day's headlines. Participants can narrow their focus to specific dates in Automotive, Civil War, Cold War, Crime, Entertainment, Literary, Old West, Vietnam War, Wall Street, and World War II history. Check out the "What Happened on Your Birthday?" feature.
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Titanic Historical Society
In the totally unexpected location far from the ocean in landlocked Western Massachusetts in the Henry's Jewelry Building, this unique, privately-owned display is dedicated to the ill-fated liner and open to the public during the owner's regular business hours. This site includes a wide range of information on the Titanic.
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Women in World History
Interactive site full of information and resources about women's experiences throughout history. For teachers, teenagers, parents, and history buffs.
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Peace and Conflict Studies  
TeachPeaceNow
This site's mission is to promote attitudes and behavior which encourage nonviolent conflict resolution, respect for human rights, intercultural understanding and tolerance.
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History Museums  
Salem (Mass.) Witch Museum
Useful since kids study this area of history. "Haunted Happenings," a commercial part of the exhibits, is very neat.
 
Smithsonian: National Museum of the American Indian
Part of the Smithsonian Institution, this museum is devoted to the protection and study of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans.
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