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General



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

This site contains American history resources that cover US political history, native American history, and more.

http://www.historyworld.net/

A great resource to learn about the history of the world, including online timelines and quizzes.


http://www.glencoe.com/sec/socialstudies/index.html

A content rich resource that ties into the McGraw Hill Companies publications.
All content may be accessed according to state.
Recommended for middle school and secondary level students.

Geography


http://www.studenthandouts.com/american-history/

Provides American History course materials such as outlines, puzzle worksheets, lesson plans and complete projects with grading rubrics.

Take a Road Trip
Grades 4-8
http://www.pershing.k12.nv.us/elementary/Math%20Road%20Trip.htm


http://go.hrw.com/atlas/norm_htm/world.htm

This World Atlas Online resource represents a selection of maps to use with your interactive whiteboard.
Recommended for use at all grade levels.

Economics


Trade game http://nobelprize.org/educational_games/economics/

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Geography.htm

This website provides interactive map games that will give students a mental map of the world’s continents, countries, and landscapes.


American History


This site provides many resources to help kids understand basic economic principles, money, and banking.
http://www.kathimitchell.com/econ.htm

A great resource for interactive American history games, listed chronologically by historical topic.
http://www.abookintime.com/history-games/american-history-games.html

An interactive learning site for kids to learn about the US government.
http://interactivesites.weebly.com/us-government.html

Could you have graduated from High School in 1885?
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/quizzes/highschool_test.cfm

This site provides free games and activities for kids surrounding the Industrial Revolution.
http://www.wartgames.com/themes/industrialrevolution.html

This page provides games and activities on the Ancient World from archeology to ancient cultures.
http://www.abookintime.com/history-games/ancient-world-games.html

This page provides interactive sites for education on the Civil War.
http://interactivesites.weebly.com/civil-war.html

America Becomes a World Power
http://www.quia.com/rr/132165.html

US Presidents
http://www.quia.com/jq/87756.html

American Revolution- Places
http://www.quia.com/jg/66325.html

This page is an interactive WW1 timeline
https://www.theworldwar.org/explore/interactive-wwi-timeline

American Revolution- Bill of Rights
http://www.quia.com/jg/396265.html

Digital Background- A site that offers lesson plans/activities/etc. all in US History. The site is primarily analyzing visual documents and discussing the significance. Excellent links are provided.
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/browse/digblack/

Great Depression


Great Depression and New Deal (tons of resources) http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/revision/usadepression.shtml
Using photographs from this time
http://history1900s.about.com/library/photos/blyindexdepression.htm

More photographs
http://newdeal.feri.org/classrm/partr1.htm

Photo Essay
http://newdeal.feri.org/classrm/partr1.htm

Photograph Questions
http://newdeal.feri.org/classrm/partr1.htm

Magpipe Sings the Great Depression
http://newdeal.feri.org/classrm/partr1.htm

Dear Mrs. Roosevelt
http://newdeal.feri.org/eleanor/index.htm

This site provides educational articles for teachers & students as well as provides interactive games for kids surrounding World War II.
http://www.ducksters.com/history/world_war_ii/


This site provides interactive maps to assist students learning about the enormous scope and impact of the Holocaust.

https://www.ushmm.org/learn/mapping-initiatives/holocaust-history-animated-maps


Assessments
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/mwh/usa/

Site that offers four lesson plans that focus on the American way of life and not as much of the policies. The lessons are currently not written for a whiteboard but could easily be transferred for easy viewing. Great resources are provided.
The Great Depression and the Arts

Several links to sites that offer information on African-Americans during this time, women, students, labor, and many more. A great site for additional information.
Great Depression Features (New Deal Network)


Government


Electoral College Quia
http://www.quia.com/mc/495025.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvsADU2OOWM
Comical video on the government’s power in the US

War in Iraq- Current Events and/or Government


The famous question is, “When will I ever have to know this?” Helping students see the relevance is a vital and key step in teaching history. Therefore, when teaching about history, why not relate the past to current events. This section will provide activities/information on relating WWII to current events.

Voices on Genocide- an interview with the co-founder of the Harvard Darfur Action group. Can be played on RealPlayer, ITunes, etc.
VOICES ON GENOCIDE PREVENTION


Nobel Peace Prize – 20th Century Wars http://nobelprize.org/educational_games/peace/

      • American conflicts listed with an additional site to go into
http://americanhistory.si.edu/militaryhistory/exhibition/flash.html

Interactive Game with videos, text, quizzes, etc.
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/historyofus/

Live Camera shots, real pictures of the canal, history, etc.
http://www.learnnc.org/bestweb/pancanal


Medieval History Games


Review
http://www.quia.com/jg/396265.html

Asian Middle Ages Chronology
http://www.quia.com/jg/396265.html

Asian Middle Ages People, Places, and Things
http://www.quia.com/jg/396265.html

Destroy the Castle (math link)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostempires/trebuchet/destroy.html


Ancient History Games


Gladiator- Dressed to Kill (have 60 seconds to dress a gladiator for battle.. will you choose the correct items?)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/romans/launch_gms_gladiator.shtml

Housesteads Fort- Virtual tour (may need to download VRML but BBC has step-by-step instructions on how to do this)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/romans/launch_vt_housesteads.shtml

Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii in 79AD (good webquest and/or homework activity) Scavenger Hunt
http://www.quia.com/servlets/quia.activities.common.ActivityPlayer?AP_rand=326386572&AP_activityType=13&AP_urlId=5641&AP_continuePlay=true&id=5641

Seven wonders of the Ancient World (4 different games)
http://www.quia.com/jg/115463.html

Pyramid Builder (very detailed- great for middle school) Keeps you interested
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/launch_gms_pyramid_builder.shtml

Death in Rome- Site that you use your detective skills to unravel the events behind a mysterious death.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/romans/launch_gms_deathrome.shtml


Civil War

Site offers lots of images of life during the Civil War
http://www.cr.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/gettex/index.htm

Images, timeline, and a movie
http://americanhistory.si.edu/militaryhistory/exhibition/flash.html


Interactive plantation home that allows the viewers to navigate through. Excellent!
http://www.slaveryinamerica.org/whats_new.htm

Songs and Poetry
http://www.civilwarpoetry.org/

Detailed Interactive Site on Civil War
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/historyofus/web06/segment1.html


WWI


Animated Map- The Western Front 1914-1918
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/launch_ani_western_front.shtml

Animated Map- Battle of Somme
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/launch_ani_somme_map.shtml

WWI Quia Quiz (games)
http://www.quia.com/jg/413542.html


WWII


Between the Wars Vocabulary
http://www.quia.com/jfc/117884.html

Animated Map- The Burma Campaign
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/launch_ani_burma_campaign.shtml

Animated Map- The Fall of France
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/launch_ani_fall_france_campaign.shtml

Additional posters that could be enlarged for the whiteboard are provided on this site.
Produce_For_Victory



Holocaust


A very sensitive unit of study for many teachers and students. It is imperative that it is discussed and taught with great care and respect. Provided for you are links of highly reputable sites.

The Chamber of the Holocaust- a virtual field trip to a museum that is dedicated to those who perished and those who survived the Holocaust. Viewings are memorials that were designed throughout Europe.
Chamber- Holocaust

Survivors- this site has links to hear stories from survivors during the Holocaust. You need RealPlayer to hear the stories.
The Holocaust: A Tragic Legacy - The Survivors

Audio Gallery- The immediacy of hearing someone's voice is a direct and personal experience. Some of the audio recordings tell of incidents related in the texts of the Survivors Stories. Other recordings expand on the stories with additional anecdotes, and with songs and with prayers. A verbatim transcription is provided to help the listener understand the speaker and a translation is provided when a foreign language is spoken
Holocaust Survivors: Audio Gallery


Concentration Camps


Concentration Camps- a map shows the concentration cams throughout Europe
Concentration Camps

A virtual tour of Auschwitz through either QuickTime or Flash. (two different tours)
Virtual Tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp


Photography


Using images to teach and discuss history has a strong impact on all of us. The following sites have photographs that could be used to have open discussions and/or lessons.

A site with tons of links to photographs of the Holocaust.
Holocaust Survivors: Photo Gallery

Holocaust survivors share their stories as well as their personal photographs. The site gives background information on the survivor as well as letters, stories, and pictures.
Holocaust Survivors: Survivor Stories

          • Please see current events section for sites on the crisis in Darfur for a correlation of history and current events.

Cold War


Excellent revision notes in collapsible format - revise key points and click to reveal essential notes
http://www.johndclare.net/cold_war_revision.htm

At the bottom of the site are several interactive revision diagrams. Each heading offers suggested answers
http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/revision/superpower.shtml

Halfway down the page you can find an audible speech made by JFK during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
http://www.historywiz.com/coldwar.htm

Site has 18 connections to maps, information, etc on topics all related to the Cold War. After most sections is a multiple choice test with immediate feedback.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/mwh/ir2/index.shtml

This is a site that takes you to a map of Europe. The great thing about it is that you can click on a certain portion of the map and magnify that section
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/europe/europe_ref_2000.jpg

The World Gazetteer provides a comprehensive set of population data and related statistics
http://www.world-gazetteer.com/

Duck Shot Game- multiple choice quiz
http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/games/duckshoot/coldwar.htm

Another multiple choice quiz
http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/games/penaltyshootout/coldwar.htm

Another game
http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/games/fling/coldwar/

Word search with vocabulary related to the Cold War
http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/quizzes/wordsearch/cold_wordsearch.html

“Give Me a Ten Dollar Bill”
http://thefilter.blogs.com/thefilter/2004/06/ten_dollars_tha.html

Interpretation of the letter
http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1184419

Official letter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:FCR_to_FDR_letter_complete.jpg

Match-Up quizzes available. Main sections include:
Ipact of War, Superpower relations (related to the Cold War)
http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/quizzes/matchup/

Extensive revision lesson providing revision diagrams to complete together with revision quizzes
http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/lessons/coldwar/index.htm


Russia (Czars)


Mapping of Russia 1914-1917- Students can fill in the correct bubbles with the appropriate information
http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/lessons/russia/russia19141917.shtml

Follow-up song with a writing activity.
U2 | Sunday Bloody Sunday lyrics
Sunday Bloody Sunday (song) - Info

Alexander I- Cloze activity that is interactive with your board. Have students come to the board to fill in the missing words.
Alexander I

Online Quiz- Russia and Its Neighbors- (geography)
Russia (Geography) quiz

The following sites are interactive games that quiz your class on Russia/Czars.
The Russian Revolution - Hoop Shoot

Russia 1918 - 1941 - Penalty Shootout


Interdisciplinary Connections


Russia/Soviet Union (1917-1954)
http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/revision/russia.shtml