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Historical/Political and Social Studies Resources on the Web


African American World

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/aaworld/

African American history and culture

African Studies

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/africa/cuvl/

Electronic resources and research materials on Africa

American Civil War Collections

http://etext.virginia.edu/civilwar/

Primary source materials (letters, diaries and newspapers) on the American Civil War

American Indian History and Related Issues

http://www.csulb.edu/colleges/cla/departments/ais/faculty/trj/

Artwork, photos, video and sound recordings of Native Americans in North America and Indian people of Mexico and Central America

American Women: A Gateway to Library of Congress Resources for the Study of Women’s History and Culture in the United States

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/awhhtml/

Gateway for researchers of American women’s history

American Women’s History: A Research Guide

http://frank.mtsu.edu/~kmiddlet/history/women.html

Citations to print and Internet sources and selected primary source collections

Amnesty International

http://www.amnesty.org/

Human rights organization

Archiving Early America

http://www.earlyamerica.com/

Primary source material from 18th Century America

Asian Pacific American History and Culture

http://www.si.edu/Encyclopedia_SI/History_and_Culture/AsianPacificAmerican_History.htm

Includes Chinese-American Experience, Labor, Civil Rights, Cultural Identity

BBC: Country Profiles

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

History, politics and economic background of countries and territories

BBC: On This Day

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/

Significant and quirky stories broadcast by BBC News since 1950. Includes World War II section

British History Online

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/

Primary and secondary sources for medieval and modern British Isles history

A Chronology of US Historical Documents

http://www.law.ou.edu/hist/

From pre-colonial to present

Digital History

http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/

Primary Sources, Ethnic Voices, For Teachers, Active Learning, Multimedia, Interactive Timeline, Visual History, Virtual Exhibitions, Special Topics, History Reference Room

Digital South Asia Library

http://dsal.uchicago.edu/

Reference Resources, Images, Maps, Statistics, Bibliographies and Union Lists, Indexes, Books and Journals, Other Internet Resources

FactCheck.org – Annenberg Political Fact Check

http://www.factcheck.org/

“Consumer advocate” for voters

Government Web Resources – Library of Congress

http://www.loc.gov/rr/news/extgovd.html

Sources of government information

A Guide to the American Revolution, 1763-1783

http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/revolution/home.html

Digital materials from the Library of Congress

Hawaii.gov

http://www.ehawaii.gov/dakine/index.html

Official Site of the State of Hawaii

Hellenic History on the Internet

http://www.fhw.gr/chronos/en/

Covers all aspects of Hellenic history from prehistory to present

History Explorer

http://americanhistory.si.edu/explorer/

From the NationalMuseum of American History

HyperHistory Online

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

World history with interactive combination of lifelines, timelines and maps

Images of American Political History

http://teachpol.tcnj.edu/amer_pol_hist/

Over 500 public domain images

Korean History Project

http://www.koreanhistoryproject.org/

Chronology of Korea and its Asian neighbors

Making of America

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moagrp/

Primary sources in American social history from antebellum period to reconstruction

National Archives and Records Administration

http://www.archives.gov/

Nation’s record keeper

National Japanese American Historical Society

http://www.nikkeiheritage.org/

History of the Japanese American experience

Organization of American States

http://www.oas.org/

“The Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world.”

State Government Information – Library of Congress

http://www.loc.gov/rr/news/stategov/stategov.html

Links to state government websites

Thomas: U.S. Congress

http://thomas.loc.gov/

Legislative information from the Library of Congress

United Nations

http://www.un.org/

US Government Manual

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/gmanual/index.html

Official handbook of the Federal Government

USA History in Brief

http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/historybrf/index.htm

Overview of US history

USA.gov

http://www.usa.gov/

US Government’s Official web portal

The Victorian Web

http://www.victorianweb.org/

Collection of essays about life and culture

 

Social Studies

Africans in America

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/home.html

Historical narrative, Resource Bank and Teacher’s Guide

The American Presidency

http://americanhistory.si.edu/presidency/home.html

Includes Activities, Teacher Materials and Resources

A Biography of America

http://www.learner.org/biographyofamerica/

Telecourse and video series

Black History

http://www.gale.cengage.com/free_resources/bhm/

Activities, Biographies, Literature, Quiz, Timeline

Mexico for Kids

http://www.elbalero.gob.mx/index_kids.html

History, Government, Biodiversity, Games, News

Mr. Donn’s Ancient History Page

http://ancienthistory.mrdonn.org/index.html

Lesson plans and activities for K -12

Freedom: A History of US

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/historyofus/

Includes Interactive Games, Image Browser

History Guide

http://www.historyguide.org/

For high school and undergrad students

History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web

http://historymatters.gmu.edu/

For high school and college teachers and students

The Learning Page: Especially for Teachers

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

Lesson plans and activities

Student Voices – AnnenbergPublicPolicyCenter

http://www.student-voices.org/

Moderated discussion about government policy and other issues. Includes Student Resources and Teacher Resources

Women in World History

http://womeninworldhistory.com/

Women’s history in a global context

World History for Us All

http://worldhistoryforusall.sdsu.edu/

Curriculum for teaching world history in middle and high schools