Department Information

Randi Storch, Department Chair
Old Main, Room 212-B
Phone: 607-753-2723
Fax: 607-753-5598
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General U.S. History

A Chronology of U.S. Historical Documents.

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 History

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.

Digital History

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 South

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 Excellence

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.

History Matters

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 Association

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 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)

The National Archives hosts online exhibits and Teachers' Resources, which provide you material for lesson plans.

National Park Service

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.