General U.S. History
A Chronology of U.S. Historical Documents.http://www.law.ou.edu/hist/
The site, hosted by the University of Oklahoma College of Law, contains important U.S. documents produced from the 17th century until the present.
About American Historyhttp://americanhistory.about.com/
This contains useful summaries, documents, maps and other resources about a wide range of topics in American History. This website is useful for teachers looking for materials for lessons. The webpage is authored by a teacher, Martin H. Kelly, who is currently an Advanced Placement American History curriculum advisor.
This site, developed by the University of Houston and the Chicago Historical Society, uses "new technologies to enhance teaching and research." It includes pages for teachers looking for lesson plans, resources, etc. Teachers may also take virtual tours through different "exhibits." As a unique feature to the website, Digital History offers an online textbook, which covers all units of American history
Documenting the American Southhttp://docsouth.unc.edu/classroom/
This site, from the University of North Carolina, provides lesson plans and other classroom materials for teaching the history of the American South and African Americans. It also provides primary source materials under the link for collections.
Federal Resources for Educational Excellencehttp://www.free.ed.gov
This website offers information, lesson plans, and unit plans for all areas of teaching. It is portal to all teaching and learning resources found at federal agencies. It includes an extensive index of resources on American history.
This site includes interviews with veteran teachers who give many tips and examples, from interpreting documents to relating history to the present, as well as an unbelievable amount of primary sources and documents.
Independence Hall Associationhttp://www.ushistory.org/
The IHA's U.S. History Archives website primarily focuses on Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The site utilizes key events to reveal the history of Philadelphia from the Revolutionary War to present times. Despite its obvious traditional perspective, this IHA website is a useful and interactive tool to learn about and obtain some primary documents on specific people, places, and/or events.
Library of Congress for Teachershttp://www.loc.gov/teachers/
The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help history teachers effectively use the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching.
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)http://www.archives.gov
The National Archives hosts online exhibits and Teachers' Resources, which provide you material for lesson plans.
National Park Servicehttp://www.nps.gov
This website provides a vast amount of material for both students and teachers. The site includes lesson plans, activities, and materials on geographic aspects of U.S. history. The site also provides links to each of the National Parks, including Gettysburg National Military Park and others that have historical significance.
- General U.S. History
- Colonial America
- Civil War Era
- Western Expansion
- The Progressive Era
- World War II
- Korean War
- Civil Rights
- General World History
- World War I
- World War II
- Ancient Civilizations
- Women in World History