School Improvement in Maryland
Bookmarks to Useful Sites
Social Studies
HSA - U.S. History Links
General
Colonial Period
Revolutionary Era
Westward Expansion
Civil War Era
Populist Era
Progressive Era
World War I
Depression/New Deal
World War II
Japanese Internment
Korean War
Vietnam
1960s
1970s
Cold War
Individuals
AP US History Resources
Maryland History
Institutions/Programs
General
http://gi.grolier.com/presidents/preshome.html
Grolier's encyclopedia of the American Presidency
http://americanhistory.si.edu/presidency/home.html
Smithsonian Institute's On-line exhibit of the presidency called "The Glorious Burden"
http://www.archives.gov/digital_classroom/teaching_with_documents.html#modern_america
National Archives site with primary sources and lesson plans on how to use them
http://www.contemplator.com/america/index.html
Popular songs in American History
http://www.gliah.uh.edu/documents/documents_p1.cfm
Primary sources from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
http://memory.loc.gov/
Digital library from the Library of Congress. Includes lesson plans.
http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/avalon.htm
Primary sources grouped into historical eras.
http://www.nationalhistoryday.org/
Links to primary resources for both World History and US
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/
Primary source documents from the National Security Archive
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/features/immig/immigration_set1.html
A great resource for teachers and their students. This site is divided into four periods Settlement, The Growing Nation, The Great Surge, and Immigration Today.
http://oyez.nwu.edu/
Historic Supreme Court Cases
http://foia.fbi.gov/foiaindex.htm
Primary sources from FBI files
http://www.ourdocuments.gov/
Landmark American History documents (GW's initiative)
http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/D/index.htm
Primary documents related to American history from the 1400s to present day.
http://www.foia.ucia.gov/search.asp
Primary sources from CIA files
http://dewey.chs.chico.k12.ca.us/decsg.html
20th Century History Sources
http://www.ashp.cuny.edu/video.html
American Social History Project
http://www.hpol.org/
History and Politics Out Loud- Speeches from American History
http://www.americanstrategy.org/home.html
Links to the collections of several dozen Federal Agencies
http://www.uidaho.edu/special-collections/Other.Repositories.html
Repository of primary source collections
http://courses.history.ohio-state.edu/history563/links.htm
Links for US History, 1877-1917
http://www.kentlaw.edu/ilhs/curricul.htm
Comprehensive labor history site, includes primary sources
http://www.historyplace.com/specials/portraits/presidents/index.html
The History Place's Presidential Portraits
http://www.historyplace.com/specials/sounds-prez/index.html
The History Place's Sounds of the Presidents- real audio of historic presidential moments
http://www.bergen.org/AAST/Projects/Immigration/
A site constructed by two 10th grade students takes a serious look at immigration from 1607 to the present. Various sections deal with the reasons of immigration
http://www.ellisisland.org/
This is the home page of one of America's most well known landmarks, Ellis Island. Visit the historic "Wall of Honor."
http://www.nps.gov/stli/mainmenu.htm
This web site provides information on the Statue of Liberty and how if has become the symbol of freedom.
http://www.ourdocuments.gov/
Site contains 100 "milestone" documents in U.S. History and information about the National History Day Competition.
http://odur.let.rug.nl/%7Eusa/index.htm
From Revolution to Reconstruction: A Hypertext on American History
http://www.chs.org/
Connecticut Historical Society
http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi
America's Story from the Library of Congress- includes biographies as well as social studies activities for kids
http://airlines.afriqonline.com/
A History of Commercial Aviation
http://www.jewish-history.com/Default.htm
Jewish American History
http://webcorp.com/video/nixon/
Audio Clips from History

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Colonial Period
http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/colonial.htm
A great index of hyperlinks to information about life in the Colonial period.
http://www.plimoth.org/
Many links in this site from an electronic field trip to current information about the area.
http://pilgrims.net/plymouth/
Compare the past and present of Plymouth, Massachusetts on this interactive web site. Students can link to the Plymouth Plantation and take a tour of the Colonial town.
http://members.aol.com/calebj/mayflower.html
There are carefully documented narratives such as "Girls on the Mayflower". Full text coverage of several historical documents regarding the people on board and their descendants provides worthwhile teaching material.
http://www.history.org/
Teachers can use this a good site to gather lesson plans about Colonial Williamsburg. This site also doubles as a virtual field trip. There are also many student focused lessons include.
http://earlyamerica.com/review/winter96/index.html
This is a superb quarterly magazine that features historical articles.
http://www.tolatsga.org/Compacts.html
Your class can select from a long list of native peoples to study. They can study individuals or tribes and their location.
http://personal.pitnet.net/primarysources/
Primary Source Documents Pertaining to Colonial American History
http://etext.virginia.edu/users/deetz/
Plymouth Colony Archive
http://law.vanderbilt.edu/library/research/colonial.html
Research Guide on Colonial Laws, Cases, History and Early Court Records of the United States.
http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/states/statech.htm
The Avalon Project at Yale Law University: Colonial Charters, Grants, and Related Documents.
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/
Primary Source Documents pertaining to the Salem Witch Trials
http://www.pbs.org/williamsburg/backdraft/
Backdraft: Colonial Fire Engines

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Revolutionary Era
http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/revolution/index.html
The History Place's collection of American Revolution information
http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/revolution/wash-pix/gallery.htm
The History Place's collection on George Washington
http://www.georgewashington.si.edu/kids/teacherguide.html
George Washington: A National Treasure
http://www.ushistory.org/valleyforge/washington/index.html
Historic Valley Forge- includes transcripts of primary sources
http://www.pbs.org/georgewashington/
The companion site to PBS's "Rediscovering George Washington"
http://www.mountvernon.org/
This website gives the students text and photos of life on Mount Vernon. A good site for students to learn about America's first President and his plantation.
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/jefferson/
Thomas Jefferson Digital Archive
http://members.tripod.com/~txscv/revolt.htm
Students can take a colorful tour through time by viewing the flags that have represented us over time. This important symbol can tell the story of history through its appearance.
http://sln.fi.edu/franklin/rotten.html
This is a great web site for elementary students to study one of first great American heroes and all his accomplishments.
http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/D/1751-1775/BOSTON~1/ANON.HTM
In 1849, an eyewitness account of the Boston Massacre was published.
http://lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/declara/declara1.html
A transcript of Thomas Jefferson's original rough draft of the Declaration of Independence and an 1826 letter declining to attend the fiftieth anniversary of the document.
http://www.ushistory.org/libertybell/index.html
Few symbols of American history are as well-known as the Liberty Bell. Good site for lessons and activities regarding American symbols
http://earlyamerica.com/
Primary source materials including original newspapers, maps, and writings.
http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/revolution/
This site is organized in chronological order of events that lead up to the American Revolution and those that followed.
http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/index.html
The American flag and Betsy Ross are the focus of this richly historic site.
http://www.constitution.org/bcp/colright.htm
An online text of the "Declaration of Colonial Rights: Resolutions of the First Continental Congress, October 14, 1774.

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Westward Expansion
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/donner/
This is a fantastic online cooperative learning activity that uses the content of the Donner Party tragedy on the Oregon Trail to teach the skills of historical research.
http://www.isu.edu/~trinmich/Oregontrail.html
This is an introduction to the Oregon Trail for elementary students. Students can read about the life on the trail and complete the activities.
http://www.homepages.dsu.edu/jankej/oldwest/oldwest.htm
This site links to a number of sites that revolves around the life of a cowboy in the old west.
http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/inside/index.html
This is a great site that links to many other related topics. Students can read about the men on the trip and their goals. Other links will lead students to information on Native American tribes complete with primary documents.
http://lewisandclarktrail.com/
The Lewis and Clark Trail
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/lewisandclark/
National Geographic's Interactive Journey with Lewis and Clark
http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/
Companion site to Ken Burn's film on Lewis and Clark
http://ngeorgia.com/history/nghisttt.html
This site contains the history of the Cherokee Indians and their historic march. Students can follow the movement and the effects on the people.
http://cherokeehistory.com/
The history of the Cherokee Nation.
http://www.csusm.edu/nadp/
Primary source materials about Native American policy in the 19th century.
http://nativeamericanrhymes.com/index.htm
Native American Rhymes

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Civil War Era
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/malhome.html
Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress
http://jeffersondavis.rice.edu/index.cfm
Jefferson Davis Papers
http://www.nhc.rtp.nc.us/pds/triumphnationalism/triumphnationalism.htm
The Triumph of Nationalism/ The House Dividing- Lesson plans which use primary sources
http://www.historyplace.com/lincoln/index.html
The History Place's collection on Abraham Lincoln
http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln.html
This is an excellent resource that is devoted entirely to our 16th President. The section on Lincoln's thinking is particularly insightful.
http://www.historyplace.com/civilwar/index.html
This site is organized around a timeline to help students understand the sequence of events leading up to the Civil War and following the war. Some links provide more information.
http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/vshadow/diary.html
Three first-person accounts from Civil War participants can be accessed here.
http://www.civilwarletters.com/home.html
Letters written by Newton Robert Scott, Private, Company A, of the 36th Infantry, Iowa Volunteers are included in the fascinating archive. These letters give a detailed look into life in the Union Army camps.
http://www.civil-war.net/
This site provides links to many primary documents including letters, pictures and unit information.
http://www.civilwarletters.com/home.html
Civil War Letters
http://users.erols.com/kfraser/
Great site for students to get a different perspective of the war through music, poems and song lyrics.
http://www.gettysburg.com/
Set up to make browsing as a visitor or a historian easy. This site contains an excellent summary of the battle.
http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/rr_gateway/research_guides/history/civwar.shtml
A hyperlink index of Civil War era sources from 1830s to 1890s.
http://www.stowecenter.org/
Harriett Beecher Stowe Center- Great primary source documents from the Abolitionist movement
http://www.library.miami.edu/archives/shedd/index.htm
Civil War Papers of a New Hampshire Soldier
http://www.lostmuseum.cuny.edu/
The Lost Museum: P.T. Barnum's American Museum

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Populist Era
http://www.populist.com/Populist.Reader.html
The Populist Reader
http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Workshop/4275/index.html
Black Populism in the South
http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/seminar/unit8/home.htm
The Election of 1896: The Grand Alignment

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Progressive Era
http://www.history.ohio-state.edu/projects/uscartoons/GAPECartoons.htm
Political Cartoons about the Progressive Era.
http://www2.h-net.msu.edu/~shgape/internet/index.html
List of links about the Progressive Era
http://prohibition.history.ohio-state.edu/
History of temperance and prohibition
http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/trianglefire/default.html
The Triangle Shirt Waist Fire
http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/childlabor/
Photography of Lewis Hine
http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/207_hine.html
Library of Congress' Lewis Hine Collection
http://www.boondocksnet.com/labor/index.html
Site on the campaign to end child labor
http://140.190.128.190/History/contents.html
Observations on living and working in the Lower East Side of New York City
http://www.chicagohistory.org/dramas/overview/over.htm
The Dramas of Haymarket
http://www.inform.umd.edu/HIST/Gompers/web1.html
The Samuel Gomper's Papers: A History of American Labor

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World War I
http://www.lib.byu.edu/~rdh/wwi/
WWI document archive
http://www.worldwar1.com/
Trenches on the Web- an internet history of the Great War
http://www.ibiscom.com/w1frm.htm
An Eyewitness History to World War One
http://www.ww1-propaganda-cards.com/index.html
Propaganda Postcards from World War One

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Depression/New Deal
http://www.geocities.com/mb_williams/hooverpapers/
Herbert Hoover's "Depression" papers
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/wpaposters/wpahome.html
Posters from the WPA
http://digital.library.arizona.edu/cowpuncher/
Little Cowpuncher: Rural School Newspaper from Arizona written by Anglo and Mexican American children from 1932-1943
http://www.mhric.org/fdr/fdr.html
FDR's Fireside Chats
http://newdeal.feri.org/texts/index.htm
The New Deal Document Library
http://www.arts.unimelb.edu.au/amu/ucr/student/1997/Yee/1929.htm
Overview of the 1929 Stock Market Crash
http://otal.umd.edu/~vg/
The story of Greenbelt, MD- a planned community created as a part of the New Deal
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/wpaintro/wpahome.html
Some 2,900 documents provide a glimpse of the life and work of men and women from various occupations and geographical regions from 1936 to 1940 as part of the Folklore Project.

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World War II
http://www.teacheroz.com/wwii.htm
WWII site that contains primary sources, statistics, etc.
http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/pearlharbor/
National Geographic's Remembering Pearl Harbor
http://www.openstore.com/posters/index.html
This site includes 26 patriotic posters that were commissioned by various agencies of the U.S. government.
http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/
FDR Library
http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/pacificwar/index.html
The History Place's collection of the War in the Pacific
http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/einstein/index.php
Einstein exhibit at Smithsonian, primary source documents
http://hypertextbook.com/eworld/einstein.shtml#first
Einstein's letters to FDR
http://www.trumanlibrary.org/educatio.htm
Project Whistle stop has primary sources and lesson plans from the Truman Library.
http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/speccoll/dspolitic/Frame.htm
Political cartoons of Dr. Seuss
http://www.theaha.org/Projects/GIRoundtable/index.html
AHA Project on World War II Propaganda Pamphlets
http://www.dannen.com/decision/index.html
Decision to drop the Bomb Website
http://www.marshallfoundation.org/
George C. Marshall Foundation

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Japanese Internment
http://www.si.edu/postal/far/
No Forwarding Address Required: Letters from children in a Japanese Internment Camp
http://www.sfmuseum.org/war/evactxt.html
Articles from the San Francisco News in 1942 about the Japanese Internment
http://jarda.cdlib.org/
Japanese American Relocation Digital Library
http://americanhistory.si.edu/perfectunion/experience/
A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution
http://rs6.loc.gov/ammem/aamhtml/aamhome.html
Suffering a Great Injustice: Ansel Adams Pictures of the Japanese Internment Lesson Plan with Primary Sources
http://www.lib.washington.edu/exhibits/harmony/
Japanese American Exhibit
http://www.pbs.org/itvs/conscience/index.html
Conscience and the Constitution: The Story of Japanese American Internees who refused to be drafted

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Korean War
http://korea50.army.mil/welcome.shtml
50th Anniversary Commemoration Site

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Vietnam
http://vietnam.vassar.edu/
Vietnam War primary and secondary sources
http://www.vwip.org/vwiphome.html
Vietnam War Internet Project
http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/oralhistory/
Vietnam War Oral History Project
http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/vietnam/index.html
The History Place's Collection on the Vietnam War
http://www.viewthewall.com/
View the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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1960s
http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/apollo11/index.html
The History Place's collection on Apollo 11
http://www.historyplace.com/kennedy/gallery.htm
The History Place's collection on John F. Kennedy

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1970s
http://www.jimmycarterlibrary.org/education/panama/index.phtml
Lesson plans from the Jimmy Carter library, topics include the Panama Canal.

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Cold War
http://cwihp.si.edu/
Cold War International History Project- contains primary sources
http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cold.war/
CNN's Cold War Site

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Individuals
http://www.io.com/~gibbonsb/mencken.html
H.L. Mencken page
http://www.alberteinstein.info/
Albert Einstein Archives

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AP US History Resources
http://www.historyteacher.net/2000DBQsMainPage.htm
Teacher created page with DBQ's.
http://www.lawrence.org/edlinks/dbq/dbq.htm
Links to DBQ web sites
http://www.historyteacher.net/APUSH-Course/APUSH_Weblinks-MainPage.htm
Links to primary sources and websites by era
http://us.history.wisc.edu/hist102/index.html
American History 102- excellent links & lecture notes on U.S. History 1865- Present

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Maryland History
http://www.intandem.com/NewPrideSite/MD/MD_Home.html
Lesson plans from the Pride of Baltimore
http://www.dnr.state.md.us/irc/boc.html
African Americans in the Chesapeake Bay Region
Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR)
Site of Maryland State government documents including COMAR, Code of Maryland Regulations.
http://www.gunstonhall.com/probate/wdmdxxpr.htm
18th Century inventories of Maryland households that border the Potomac River.
http://www.mdhs.org/library/Z24Index.html
Maryland Historical Society's Image Collection.
http://mdroots.thinkport.org/default_flash.asp
Maryland Public Television's site "Exploring Maryland's Roots"
http://www.mdkidspage.org/history.html
Maryland History for Kids
http://aacounty.thinkport.org/
MPT's "Story of Anne Arundel County"
http://frederick.thinkport.org/
MPT's "Frederick County- A Crossroads of History"

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Institutions/Programs:
http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/
Maryland State Archives
http://www.mdhs.org/index.html
Maryland Historical Society
http://ncwhs.oah.org/index.htm
National Collaborative for Women's History Sites
http://www.civilwar.org/library_and_classroom.htm
Civil War Trust
http://www.loc.gov/folklife/vets/
Veteran's History Project