Library of Congress: Webcasts|
Over the past six years, the Library of Congress has documented several hundred talks, discussions, and conferences that have taken place under its leadership. On this site, visitors have access to all of these talks in their entirety, along with webcasts from the National Book Festival. Visitors can scan through a complete list of all 303 webcasts, or browse a thematic list that organizes the talks into areas such as religion, government and education.
Xpeditions (National Geographics)
Description: Through games, standard-based lesson plans, maps and more, Xpeditions helps integrate the U.S. geography standards into learning-both at home and in the classroom. The lesson plans on this site were written by educators and have been tested in the classroom.
Abraham Lincoln Lesson Plan
Lesson plan explores the decision-making process that precipitated the Civil War.
Exploring and Honoring Sitting Bull and the Sioux
Lesson plan for grades 6–8 and 9–12.
Mummies: Bodies Tell Tales
This Awesome Stories Web site mixes history and science and has enough primary resource material, including photographs, to excite the middle school brain. Topics include Inca mummies, how bodies tell tales, peat bog mummies, iron-age bodies, frozen mummies, Franklin Expedition mummies, Egyptian mummies, and King Tut.
The Valley of the Shadow
Details life in two American communities from John Brown’s raid through the era of reconstruction.
A Journey to a New Land
Follow the journey of the people who arrived in America more than 12,000 years ago. Select by primary, elementary, middle school, secondary, or post-secondary level grade levels.
A lesson plan packet to help students learn about historic Jamestown.
A chronicle of the government’s activities. Lesson plans and classroom activities are located in the Digital Classroom section.
Library of Congress
Site includes exhibitions, American treasures, and digitized historical collections in both audio and visual formats.
National Visionary Leadership Project
Free, Web-accessible repository of nearly 200 video oral histories and roundtables with legendary African Americans.
Organization of American Historians
Links to and information about publications, resources, and activities for teachers of history.
National Center for History in the Schools
Includes national history standards.
Best of History Websites
Links to hundreds of K–12 history lesson plans, teacher guides, activities, games, quizzes, and more.
Teaching History and Geography
Fundamental issues of teaching world history and geography.