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America's Story from America's Library
An interactive website that incorporates games and multiple media formats with primary sources and information to encourage kids to learn about American history (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: Library of Congress
American Centuries: View from New England
A large American history library of full of primary resources, curricula, and interactive activities that will inspire students to learn about the 1700's, 1800's, and 1900's. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: Memorial Hall Museum
Baldy Editorial Cartoons, 1946-1982, 1997: The Clifford H. Baldowski Collection at the Richard B. Russell Library
A digital database of approximately 2,500 cartoons from the Clifford H. Baldowski collection. A political cartoonist, known by the pen-name "Baldy," he depicted the local, national and international news of his day. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Russell Library at the University of Georgia and Digital Library of Georgia
Campfire Stories with George Catlin
Discover the American Indians of the 1830s through the writings and artwork of George Catlin. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Smithsonian Institution American Art Museum
ClassBrain.com
ClassBrain.com is an education website designed for kids, parents, and teachers. Each section is tailored to fit the informational needs and skill levels of the various age groups through adjustments to navigation, reading levels, and age appropriate... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: ClassBrain.com
Encyclopedia Smithsonian
The Encyclopedia Smithsonian provides “answers to frequently asked questions about the extensive collections of the Smithsonian Museums and links to resources on subjects from Anthropology to Zoology.”Many teachers suggest Encyclopedia... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: Smithsonian Institution
Franklin Institute Educational Hotlists
Organized lists of quality Web resources that are useful in teaching students about science. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: Franklin Institute
Great American Landmarks Adventure
Travel back through time with the help of Roxie Munro to a prehistoric cave, to a Shaker village, to the Octagon House, and many more great American landmarks. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: National Park Service Heritage Preservation Service
Joy2Learn
This innovative website brings free, interactive e-presentations in the areas of theater arts, music, dance and visual arts. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Monticello: The Home of Thomas Jefferson
Besides information related to planning a trip to the famous house, this site offers educators and students a variety of resources. First, new at the site is the Monticello Explorer which provides a self-guided tour of the plantation or of the house and... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: Thomas Jefferson Foundation
National Agricultural Library
The USDA sponsored site is a library of resources related to "everything" agriculture. Food, nutrition, crops, animal husbandry, research technology, art to name a few of the topics that can be accessed from links on the site. User friendly and easy to navigate. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: National Agricultural Library
The National Gallery of Art
This premier national art museum's website features online exhibits and information about artists, in-depth select European and American paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, and graphic arts. The website includes multimedia and podcast presentations of some... (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: National Gallery of Art
Naval Historical Center
American history through the lens of the United States Navy. Find information about America's wars from the Revolution through Desert Shield. Also includes a Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships and insight into the traditions of naval service. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: U.S. Navy
NEFSC Historical Page
Contains answers to frequently asked questions about fish and oceanography including fish images and artwork. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Northeast Fisheries Science Center
The New Deal Network
Sponsored by the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute (FERI), this website includes multiple resources on a variety of the United States Great Depression of the 1930s that includes articles, speeches, photographs, letters, lesson plans, and many other... (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute
The Nineteenth Century in Print - Periodicals
This collection presents twenty-three popular periodicals of the nineteenth century. They include literary and political magazines, as well as Scientific American, Manufacturer and Builder, and Garden and Forest: A Journal of Horticulture, Landscape Art, and... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Library of Congress
NOAA Photo Library
An image collection that encompasses polar region to polar region and much of the World's oceans and captures NOAA's work as they chase tornadoes, fly into hurricanes, battle stormy seas, tag turtles and whales, take scientific readings at the South Pole,... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: NOAA
North By South
Culture, traditions, history and impact of the communities resulting from the 1900-1960 African-American migrations from south to north. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: Kenyon College
North Carolina Museum of History Education Resources
Locate articles, timelines, online resources, teaching aids, workshops, and more for teaching and learning about North Carolina history. Lessons are searchable by resource types, topic, or North Carolina curriculum standards. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: The North Carolina Museum of History
The NYPL Picture Collection Online
More than 30,000 digitized images from books, magazine, newspapers, original photographs, prints, and postcards from the 1700s through 1925. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: The New York Public Library