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I. Textbook Support
  • United States History: Beginnings to 1914 - textbook's companion website by Holt, Rinehart and Winston

  • American Anthem - textbook's companion website by Holt, Rinehart and Winston

  • Call to Freedom - textbook's companion website by Holt, Rinehart and Winston

  • The Americans - textbook's companion website by McDougal Littell.

  • PBS: Freedom: A History of U.S.
    Based on Joy Hakim's history books for kids, this PBS site explores US history through 16 webisodes that include audio clips, photos, PDF files, timelines, and glossaries and more.

II. General History Websites

  • SCORE > Pages of the Past: History/Social Science Literature

  • Digital History - provides a U.S. history textbook, essays, documents, maps, photos, audio files, and more for teachers and students of American history in schools and colleges.

  • History Matters : Developed by American Social History Project/Center for Media & Learning, City University of New York, and the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University. This site offers a range of resources, including 1000 primary documents in text, image, and audio; an annotated guide to 850 of the best U.S. History websites; guides to using various kinds of online primary sources, such as oral history and maps; and moderated discussions about teaching. Designed for teachers of U.S. History survey courses at high schools and colleges around the world.

  • Best of History Web Sites is a portal created for history teachers, students, and general history enthusiasts

  • Library of Congress : The digital collection of the Library of Congress is growing every week. The collection is especially noteworthy for its inclusion of music, map and photograph resources, as well as text items.

  • Google Web Directory > History : google.com, Excellent directory of sites from the Open Directory project. Sites are classified, annotated and listed in the order of frequency used--giving visitors a glimpse of the most popular sites on a particular topic.

  • PBS History Online : history sites which are companions to broadcast programs These include American Experience, Great American Speeches and more. http://www.pbs.org/history/
    Check out the section American Biographies http://www.pbs.org/history/history_biographies.html

III. OUSD Resources

  • OUSD Urban Dreams Social Studies Lesson Plans - OUSD teachers wrote and published these lesson plans covering many topics including American History.
IV. Other
  • Public Domain Images - for Use in Multimedia Projects and Web Pages
    Many of the images in these collections are in the public domain. Although you may not need to ask permission to use them when publishing on the Web for educational purposes, you still must cite these images unless otherwise notified. If you see any copyright notices on these pages, read them for further instructions

  • Download Online Maps for US and World History