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Literacy / Literature
  • Inside Mathematics
    • A professional resource for educators passionate about improving students' mathematics learning and performance
  • Mathematics Assessment Project
    • The project designs and develops well-engineered assessment tools to support US schools in implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
Multi-Cultural Resources
  • Ask a Biologist
    • PreK-12th grade biology Life Science resource tool for students, teachers and parents.
  • Bug Guide
    • An online community of naturalists created a knowledge base to share observations of insects, spiders, and other related creatures.
  • I Was Wondering
    • The National Academy of Sciences showcases the accomplishments of contemporary, prominent women scientists.
  • NDSL Science Literacy Maps
    • Science Literacy Maps illustrate connections between concepts as well as how concepts build upon one another across grade levels.
  • Next Generation Science Standards
    • Next Generation Science Standards identifies content and science and engineering practices that all students should learn from kindergarten to high school graduation.
  • San Diego Zoo Kids
    • Zoo animal games,craft ideas, science experiments, zoo jobs and animal cams.
Social Science
  • Academic Info: History
    • Academic Info is a gateway to educational resources; the History Gateway provides links to World History Resources, Country and Regional Histories, Topical Histories, European History, and Additional Sites of Interest.
  • Ask ERIC Virtual Library
    • Produced by the Education Research Information Center (ERIC) this site is an information clearinghouse on 16 specific subject areas. Of special note is its collection of thousands of lesson plans for varied grade levels and subject areas. There is a question-and-answer section and plentiful educational tips and guides.
  • BBC: History
    • BBC's History section offers an impressive array of exhibitions, activities, games, photo galleries and other resources. Major categories include: Ancient History, Archaeology, Church and State, Science and Discovery, Society and Conflict, War and Culture, and Family History. There are also sections entitled Multimedia Room, Historic Figures, Timelines, Programmes, Reading Room, Talk History, For Kids, and History Trails.
  • Center for History and New Media
    • CHNM produces historical works in new media, tests their effectiveness in the classroom, and reflects critically on the success of new media in historical practice. CHNM's resources include a list of "best" web sites, links to syllabi and lesson plans, essays on history and new media, a link to their excellent History Matters web site for U.S. History, and more. Resources are designed to benefit professional historians, high school teachers, and students of history.
  • Commission on Presidential Debates
    • Primary documents of past presidential debates and the major issued discussed.
  • Conversations With History
    • In this UC Berkeley site distinguished men and women from all over the world talk about their lives and their work. They reminisce about their participation in great events, and they share their perspectives on the past and reflect on what the future may hold. Guests include diplomats, statesmen, and soldiers; economists and political analysts; scientists and historians; writers and foreign correspondents; activists and artists.
  • Digital History
    • A great new site that includes: a U.S. history e-textbook; over 400 annotated documents, primary sources on slavery, Mexican American and Native American history, and U.S. political, social, and legal history; short essays on the history of film, ethnicity, private life, and technology; multimedia exhibitions; reference resources that include a searchable database of 1,500 annotated links, classroom handouts, chronologies, glossaries, an audio archive including speeches and book talks by historians, and a visual archive with hundreds of historical maps and images. The site's Ask the HyperHistorian feature allows users to pose questions to professional historians.
  • Economics Resources for K-12 Teachers
    • EcEdWeb is your headquarters for teaching resources for K-12 or pre-college economics. The menus at the top are designed to work the way you work: if you need a lesson or information on a particular concept (e.g. scarcity), start with Concepts.
  • Education Index
    • An annotated guide to the best education-related web sites. Reviews of historical sites are useful and comprehensive, though no distinction is drawn between American and World history. Well organized and reliable
  • eHistory.com
    • The site for history fans, enthusiasts and students, eHistory consists of over 130,000 pages of eHistory.com - the site for history fans, enthusiasts and students. eHistory consists of over 130,000 pages of historical content; 4,500 timeline events; 800 battle outlines; 300 biographies; and thousands historical content; 4,500 timeline events; 800 battle outlines; 300 biographies.
  • Footnotes in History
    • Footnotes to History is an award-winning guide that provides an overview of ephemeral states, micronations, secessionist states, and every other kind of country you never heard of in high school. It features The Atlas of Forgotten Nations as well as links and other resources.
  • Gilder Lehrman
    • History by Era contains our historical content, organized by time period, with resources ranging from essays and videos by award-winning historians to featured primary sources with historical introductions, transcripts, and images. Learn how to navigate the History by Era section here. Additional primary sources in the Gilder Lehrman Collection. Put your own search terms in the box in the left column here and select the filters for era, theme, or object type.
  • History Buff
    • Produced by the Newspaper Collector's Society of America, this site includes press coverage of notable events in American history. It also showcases a President's Library and an Historic Voices Library featuring 12 audio recordings.
  • History Central.com
    • History Central is offered by MultiEducatory, one of the earliest producers of multimedia software.
  • History Channel
    • A companion to the television channel, this commercial site contains a myriad of features and highlights for educators and students alike. Key offerings include: study guides and activities, ideas from teachers, special exhibits, speech archives, discussions, and "This Day in History." Also, try the UK site at www.thehistorychannel.co.uk and student site: www.historystudystop.co.uk
  • History in Focus: What is History?
    • Focus highlights books, reviews and web sites which examine the nature of history and assess the changes in historical method and practice.
  • History Net
    • Offered by the National Historical Society, this well-organized site covers a diverse set of topics in World and American history. Noteworthy features include a picture gallery, archives, links to full-text historical magazines, eyewitness historical accounts, special features and book reviews
  • History Teacher
    • An impressive, award-winning site from a New York high school teacher. Features many research links and curriculum resources for Global Studies, U.S. AP History, US European History, and American History and Government. Also has quizzes, news links, and more.
  • Kathy Schrock''s Guide for Educators
    • Sponsored by the Discovery Channel, this is a well organized and comprehensive guide for educators searching to make the best use of the web. Has good links in history section.
  • McRel
    • The Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McRel) site provides educational resources, including lesson plans and many links to U.S, world, and general history sites.
  • National Council for the Social Studies
    • National Council for the Social Studies offers support for social studies educators. Links are categorized by themes of the Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. Teachers share classroom experiences at the site and on the NCSS listserv.
  • National History Day
    • An organization dedicated to making history come alive for students, the website offers lesson materials, presentations, and media to support curriculum.
  • On This Day
    • Daily historical facts, events, famous birthdays, world history, United States history and music history.
  • Our Shared Past in the Mediterranean:
    • A world History/Studies Curriculum for Educators. Why the Mediterranean? What does a body of water have to teach us about a common human heritage? The teaching resources that collectively comprise “Our Shared Past in the Mediterranean” share a common focus on the idea of World History as a distinctive paradigm for learning about the past and understanding the present. By studying the people, events, and processes that have defined the evolution of human history in a particular region, or, in this case, a space that connects multiple world regions, we learn much more than just isolated facts about culture and society in specific locales. We rather come to understand how broader global forces, trends, and currents of change manifest themselves in particular historical and geographical experiences..
  • PBS Online
    • PBS has a great source for information on a myriad of historical events and personalities. PBS's assorted and diverse web exhibits supplement specific individual television series and generally include a resume of each episode, interviews (often with sound bites), a timeline , a glossary, photos, and links to relevant sites. Categories include American History, World History, History on Television, and Biographies. Go to the PBS Teacher Source for lessons and activities.
  • Scholars'' Guide to WWW
    • An extensive and well-organized guide to using the Web for general academic ends. Has an impressive set of history links.
  • SchoolHistory.co.uk
    • School History is a bountiful online history site that offers huge numbers of freely download-able resources, interactive and entertaining history games and quizzes, interactive online lessons together with comprehensive links to online resources.
    • The Schools of California Online Resources for Educators (SCORE) project is a terrific resource for teachers and students alike. Here you'll find reviews of education and history-related web sites, lesson plans, maps, and much more -- all arranged by grade level and content area. A must see.
  • Smithsonian Education
    • The site is divided simply into three main categories: Educators, Families, and Students. The Educators section is keyword searchable and features lesson plans -- many pertaining to history. The Students section features an interactive "Secrets of the Smithsonian" that teaches about the special collections at the Smithsonian.
  • Social Studies Central
    • Lesson plans, presentation materials, and online resources to support social studies curriculum.
  • Spartacus: History
    • Run by a small educational publishing company, this website provides free online materials for major history curriculum subjects. Visitors can sign up for a free monthly e-mail newsletter covering web reviews and using technology in the history classroom.
  • Stanford History Education Group
    • Social Science curriculum, assessments and projects
  • studentfriends.com
    • This non-profit, teacher-to-teacher site is a guide for high school teachers of world history and geography, although much of the content is suitable for teachers of other social studies subjects as well. Content includes fundamental information about history teaching, resources, a concise alternative textbook and lesson plans.
  • TeacherServe (National Humanities Center)
    • This site is designed to deepen course content by providing convenient access to scholarship tailored to classroom use. TeacherServe consists of a series of instructional guides on important topics in the humanities on the secondary level.
  • Teaching History.org
    • National History Education Clearinghouse
  • The History News Network
    • The HistoryNewsNetwork was created in June 2001 and features articles by historians on both the left and the right who provide historical perspective on current events. HNN exists to provide historians and other experts a national forum in which to educate Americans about important and timely issues, and the only web site on the Internet wholly devoted to this task . HNN is a nonprofit publication run by George Mason University, is updated daily, and averages roughly 1.5 million hits a month. Those of you who have visited the U.S. History landing page in Best of History Web Sites may have noticed that I link to HNN articles in the U.S. History in the Classroom section.
  • The History Place
    • This informative site features worthwhile exhibits (eg. American Revolution, Holocaust, Civil War),special presentations, essays, homework aids, and a guide to historic American areas.
  • Thinkfinity
    • An impressive search engine of reviewed and approved lesson plans, videos, and online resources. Sponsored by the Verizon Foundation, content providers include National Geographic and Smithsonian's History Explorer.
  • This Day in Alternate History
    • A daily calendar of alternate history events.
  • Understanding the World Today
    • Understanding the World Today is supported by The International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication. It features links to free resources about long-term changes in social, political and economic systems. It also links to online history books and lectures. This site also includes several reports about sociodemographic changes in the 20th century, and very long term historical world population and economic changes.
  • Voice of the Shuttle: History Page
    • Part of an extensive guide to humanities resources that provides numerous links to feature sites, teaching resources, electronic journals, course syllabi, and much more
  • World History: HyperHistory
    • Hyper History Online covers 3000 years of history through timelines, lifelines, maps and graphics. Much is under construction but the site holds promise
  • WWW-VL The History Index
    • The Central Catalogue provides direct links to network sites through its index and maintains a large number of files of pointers for countries, periods, and subject for which there is not yet a member site. A diverse and broad site with links to a multitude of topical historical areas. The scope of the listed categories is impressive, but some topics have a longer reach than others. Maintained by Lynn Nelson, Department of History, University of Kansas
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