American History

American History Web Sites

Colonies

PMS Library Website – Ed1stop includes Grolier Online (America the Beautiful), World Books Online and Discovery Streaming.

http://www.piedmont.k12.ca.us/pms/Library.html

ABC-CLIO American History
http://www.americanhistory.abc-clio.com/

Colonial America 1600-1775 K12 Resources
http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/colonial.htm

13 Originals: Founding the American Colonies
http://www.timepage.org/spl/13colony.html

Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Colonial North America
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook07.html

Class Wikis

http://13coloniesa.wikispaces.com

http://13coloniesb.wikispaces.com

http://13coloniesc.wikispaces.com

http://13coloniesd.wikispaces.com

http://13coloniese.wikispaces.com

http://13coloniesf.wikispaces.com

http://13coloniesg.wikispaces.com

General

ABC-CLIO American History – http://www.americanhistory.abc-clio.com/

Think Tank http://thinktank.4teachers.org/

History/Social Science Score (Select grade level 8; units 5c and 6) http://www.rims.k12.ca.us/SCORE/

Digital History http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/

Influenza 1918 http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/influenza/

The Great Pandemic of 1918: State by State� http://www.pandemicflu.gov/general/greatpandemic.html

All American Girls Professional Baseball League http://www.aagpbl.org/

History Works http://www.historyworksohio.org/index.cfm (Includes primary sources and images around six core themes.� Click on “core themes” to see a variety of information on topics in American history.� Click on “resources” to go directly to primary source documents and images.)

Putting American History Online Pathfinders http://www.cusd.com/calonline/tah/default3.htm (Click on Pathfinders.)

Child Labor in America http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/lessons/98/labor/plan.html

Document Library http://www.teachingamericanhistory.org/library/ (a list of letters, speeches, documents, web sites, books, and articles on significant people and events in American political thought and history)

Orphan Trains http://www.kidskonnect.com/OrphanTrains/OrphanTrainsHome.html

Museum of the City of San Francisco (Includes Chinese Americans, Gold Rush, Earthquake and Fire of 1906, Earthquake of 1989, Golden Gate and Bay Bridges and more) http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist1/index0.html

San Francisco Exploratorium Faultline:  The Great Shake:  San Francisco 1906 http://www.exploratorium.edu/faultline/great/1906/1906_2.html

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936-1938

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/snhtml/

Ancestors in the Americas (Asian Americans) http://www.cetel.org/

Children of the Camps (Japanese American Internment)

http://www.pbs.org/childofcamp/history

The History Place: Child Labor 1908-1912: Photographs of Lewis W. Hine

http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/childlabor/

The Great Chicago Fire and the Web of Memory http://www.chicagohistory.org/fire/

Women in Military Service http://www.womensmemorial.org

Salem Witchcraft Trials

http://etext.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/

The Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Industrial Revolution. http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook14.html

The Evolution of the Conservation Movement http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amrvhtml/conshome.html

Chinatown Resource Guide http://www.pbs.org/kqed/chinatown/resourceguide/index.html

442nd Regimental Combat Team http://www.goforbroke.org/ (Japanese American soldiers in WWII)

The Triangle Factory Fire http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/trianglefire/

20th Century History by the Decades (from Chico High School) http://dewey.chs.chico.k12.ca.us/decsg.html

Primary Sources

Amdocs: Documents for the Study of American History http://www.ukans.edu/carrie/docs/amdocs_index.html

American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/

Smithsonian American Art Museum http://nmaa-ryder.si.edu/

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration: Exhibit Hall http://www.archives.gov/exhibit_hall/index.html

www.ourdocuments.gov Includes 100 milestone documents of American history.

The Civil Rights Documentation Project (African Americans) http://www.congresslink.org/civilrights/index.htm (especially good information about the laws that were passed)

Family Economics in 1900 (Chicago Public Library) http://www.chipublib.org/004chicago/1900/fam.html

Updated 09/22/08