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Educational Websites

Enchanted Learning

 

Fact Monster U.S.

 

State Facts for Students

 

History is Fun!

 

Lizard Point Geography

Practice memorizing your nations and capitals through games.

Study Island

Students can access their Study Island assignments here.

The History Channel

 

PBS Online

A great source for information on a myriad of historical events and personalities. PBS's assorted and diverse web exhibits supplement their television series and generally include a summary of each episode, interviews (often with sound bites), a timeline, primary sources, a glossary, photos, maps, and links to relevant sites. PBS productions include American Experience, Frontline and People's Century.

WorldAtlas

Outlines of every continent, latitudes, longitudes, oceans, lakes and more.

Games.Co.Za

Test your knowledge of topography here in one of our maps of the world games. Pinpoint the right country, city, state, river or mountain range on the map. Choose from maps of different parts of the world and improve your knowledge of them. Do you need an atlas, or can you do it by heart? 

Learn Out Loud

Learn Out Loud provides an extensive directory of free audio books, lectures, speeches, interviews, and other educational audio and video resources. All of the materials within the directory can be downloaded as mp3 files or streamed online.

USHistory.org

 

The Plymouth Colony Archive Project

This Plymouth Colony Archive presents a collection of fully searchable texts, including: court records, colony laws, seventeenth century journals and memoirs, probate inventories, wills, town plans, maps, and fort plans; research and seminar analyses of numerous topics; biographical profiles of selected colonists; and architectural, archaeological and material culture studies. 

The GILDER LEHRMAN Institute of American History

Discover, explore, and learn about the stories that make up the history of the United States.

Smithsonian Education

Features an interactive "Secrets of the Smithsonian" that teaches about the special collections at the Smithsonian.

Library of Congress

An outstanding and invaluable site for American history and general studies. Contains primary and secondary documents, exhibits, map collections, prints and photographs, sound recordings and motion pictures.

Lewis & Clark: The National Bicentennial Exhibition

The online exhibit has two sections. One is a thematic approach that highlights the content from the main galleries of the exhibit. The other is a map-based journey that follows the expedition and introduces primary sources along the way, including interviews with present-day Native Americans. 

Jamestown Online Adventure

 

DoHistory

DoHistory invites you to explore the process of piecing together the lives of ordinary people in the past. It is an experimental, interactive case study based on the research that went into the book and film A Midwife's Tale, which were both based upon the remarkable 200 year old diary of midwife/healer Martha Ballard.

Digital History

Presents more than 600 documents pertaining to American politics, diplomacy, social history, slavery, Mexican American history, and Native American history, searchable by author, time period, subject, and keyword, and annotated with essays of 300–500 words each. The site offers a full U.S. history textbook and more than 1,500 searchable and briefly annotated links to American history-related sites, including approximately 150 links to historic Supreme Court decisions, 330 links to audio files of historic speeches, and more than 450 links to audio files and transcripts of historians discussing their own books. 

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets 

National Geographic Kids

The go-to resource for all things geographic.

Kids Geo

A  fun, online geography textbook written for kids.

Global Trek

A great site if you’re traveling to another country, or if you just want to travel virtually and learn about other places and cultures. 

Geo Edu

GeoEdu is an atlas and an educational game that helps players learn geography. The game contains more than 100,000 questions and allows players to choose from multiple levels of play. Download required.

Ducksters Geography

Learn more about the countries of the world. Get all sorts of information on any country including a map, a picture of the flag, population and much more. 

50 States

Provides fun facts and other information about all 50 states, as well as U.S. commonwealths and territories. 

Shmoop

- Shmoop offers an excellent collection of fun and lively study guides created by teachers and education experts. The site provides guides to literature, bestselling books, poetry, Shakespeare, U.S. history, civics, music, economics, and more.

The Valley of the Shadow

The Valley of the Shadow depicts two communities, one Northern and one Southern, through the experience of the American Civil War. The project focuses on Augusta County, Virginia and Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and it presents a hypermedia archive of thousands of sources that creates a social history of the coming, fighting, and aftermath of the Civil War.