Updated 08/26/08

SOCIAL STUDIES

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
4 Little Girls: Civil Rights Museum
African American History
African Americans in the Sciences
African American History through the Arts
African American Warriors
Africans in America
Resources from the PBS series includes documents, essays, and teacher's resources.
AUAA - Affirmative Action Timeline
The Amistad Case
Slaves rebel and take over the Amistad
Black Facts On-Line
Black History: Exploring African-American Issues on the Web
Black History Links
Black History Month Booklist
Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords
The story of the black press in America from PBS.
Deep in the Bush Where People Rarely Ever Go and discover a potpourri of stories, recipes. Make sure you visit the African Folk Tales and enjoy the tradional folk tales passed down by word of mouth from generation to generation.
Don't Wanna Slave No More: African-American Choices in the American Revolution  This PBS site can go with the video documentary but has four lesson plans that stand on their own (including original source material).
Frederick Douglass: American Visionary National Parks Service site about the early father of the Civil Rights Movement, Frederick Douglass.
Frederick Douglass Papers
Great Day in Harlem
Meet Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Maxine Sullivan and Lester Young at a Great Day in Harlem.
Harlem, 1900-1940: An African-American Community  Developed by the New York Public Library, this site includes an exhibit, archival photographs, timeline, and resources for teachers that include lessons to go with the photographs.
Harlem: Mecca of the New Negro  Survey Graphic was a social work magazine of the 1920's. This site includes the entire edition of the magazine for March, 1925 which was focused on what is now termed the Harlem Renaissance. An outstanding source for primary materials.
The Harlem Renaissance  From Encyclopaedia Britannica, this site celebrates the intellectual creativity that blossomed in the African-American community in Harlem during the 1920s.
Pathfinder Celebrates Black History--Contents Page
Jackie Robinson and Other Baseball Highlights 1860 -1960
  A Library of Congress exhibition. Great Original Source photographs. Well written background information.
Malcolm X Links
Martin Luther King, Jr. (Life Magazine)
Martin Luther King, Jr. (Seattle Times) 
Martin Luther King Jr. Scavenger Hunt
Photo tour of the Civil Rights Movement
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project Includes a number of full-text primary documents (including the "I Have a Dream" speech and the "I've Been To The Mountaintop" sermon), a general biography, a chronology of King's life, and more.
Martin Luther King Speech
National Civil Rights Museum
Pocantico's Tribute to Black History Month
Take the African American History Challenge
and learn about the important African Americans in History.
The African American Mosaic
Tour the National Civil Rights Museum
in Tennessee and learn all about the people and events of the 1950's and 1960's that shaped out present.

WOMEN'S HISTORY
4000 Years of Women in Science  - biographies, photographs and other references.
A Celebration of Women Writers - The Celebration of Women Writers recognizes the contributions of women writers throughout history.
American Women's History- A Research Guide
Children's Encyclopedia of Women
Distinguished Women of the Past and Present
 - biographies of women who contributed to our culture in many different ways. There are writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers and others.
Encyclopedia of Women's History  - a women's history encyclopedia created by and for K-12 students.
First Ladies - Grolier's Encyclopedia
Gifts of Speech
Visit the Gifts of Speech and read the text of speeches made by famous women such as Maya Angelou and Ellen Hancock.
History of the Suffrage Movement From PBS, Origins through to Fight for Ratification:
What Did You Do In The War Grandma? An oral history of Rhode Island Women during World War II written by high school students at South Kingstown High School.
http://www.yahooligans.com/Around_the_World/History/Women_s_History/ Check out Yahooligans Latest Women's History Links
http://www.education-world.com/a_special/women_history99.shtml
International Museum of Women
International Women's Air & Space Museum
- learn about women who took to the skies.
National Museum of Women's History
National Museum of Women in the Arts
National Women's Hall of Fame
Quiz about Women in History
  from the National Women's History Project
Susan B. Anthony House Museum and National Landmark - lots of information on this pioneer of U.S. women's rights.
White House - First Ladies  Read about the first ladies of the past the current first lady.
Women in America, 1820 to 1842
Women's History Month Collaborative Encyclopedia
Women's History - The Quest for Equality
- from World Book Encyclopedia. Outlines the rise of the women's movement and includes biographies of important women trailblazers.
Women's History Resources
Women of the West Museum
Learn about the role of women in the American West
The Women's Museum: An Institute for the Future
Women's Suffrage
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1830-1930
An excellent collection of primary source documents.
Women of the West Museum
Woman Suffrage and the 19th Ammendment
A National Archives resource including primary documents and lessons.

INDUSTRIALIZATION
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A Cartoons of the Gilded Age
and Progressive Era

History of American Sweatshops 1820 - Present
Smithsonian's National Museum of American History creates a virtual exhibit that is packed with data hidden in pictures and charts. Brings the history to the present sweatshop dilema.

WORLD WAR I
World War One from the BBC
First World War Encyclopedia
Help with Worldwar1.com site - Biographies needed
The Great War Society
Wars of the United States
World War I - Trenches on the Web
World War I Document Archive
The Zimmerman Telegram   

ELLIS ISLAND & IMMIGRATION:
Ellis Island Website 
American Immigration A page done by 10th grade students on the history of immigration to the United States.
Christmas on Ellis Island - 1908
Christmas on Ellis Island in 1908, from the California Museum of Photography, and Univ. of California.
Ellis Island Photographs (California Museum of Photography)
History Channel Ellis Island
An exhibit from the History Channel, putting you into the shoes of an immigrant coming through Ellis Island. Arrive on the boat and select an audio clip of an immigrant. With Timeline, Heritage, Gateway, etc.
How the Other Half Lives (Jacob Riis)
Lower East Side Tenement Museum (New York City)
On the Lower East Side 
Observations of Life in Lower Manhattan at the Turn of the Century

 

Sounds of the 20th Century

1910's
Child Labor in America 1908-1912 High quality photographs of children dwarfed by the adult work world.
John D. Rockefeller & Standard Oil
The Richest Man in the World: Andrew Carnegie
TR, The Story of Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt: Icon of the American Century
The National Portrait Gallery presents this visual biography of Theodore Roosevelt, focused on his adult life and political career, 1882-1919.
http://www.yahoo.com/Arts/Humanities/History/Maritime_History/Ships/Titanic/
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Carpathia/homepage.htm
U.S. Labor and Industrial History Audio Project
 Contains a few Real Audio files of famous Labor Speeches at the bottom of the front page. Begins with speeches from a recent labor convention.

1920's
Famous Trials, "Tennessee vs. John Scopes," The Influenza 1918
PBS series companion includes teacher's guide and descriptions of the Flu that killed more Americans than the Civil War.
Harlem: Mecca of the New Negro  Survey Graphic was a social work magazine of the 1920's. This site includes the entire edition of the magazine for March, 1925 which was focused on what is now termed the Harlem Renaissance. An outstanding source for primary materials.
The Harlem Renaissance 
From Encyclopaedia Britannica, this site celebrates the intellectual creativity that blossomed in the African-American community in Harlem during the 1920s.
Harlem, 1900-1940: An African-American Community 
Developed by the New York Public Library, this site includes an exhibit, archival photographs, timeline, and resources for teachers that include lessons to go with the photographs.
History of Radio Archive
The Kellogg-Briand Pact, 1929
Monkey Trials"
Prohibition in the US
Radio Days 
A site dedicated to preserving the culture of old time radio.
Red Scare: An Image Database 
Contains 137 photographs and political cartoons that illustrate US political history from 1918 to 1920.
The Silent Comedy Quicktime Cavalcade 
Classics of slapstick in short film clips.
Woman Suffrage and the 19th Ammendment
A National Archives resource including primary documents and lessons.
White Sox Baseball Scandal
Women's Suffrage

1930's
Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart
The Black Blizzard of Kansas (Dustbowl)
of the 1930's. Read the stories of the survivors.
FDR Library: via National Archives
Hoover Dam: Lonely Lands Made Fruitfu
l   The story of one of the massive federal works projects of the depression. Includes slide shows (requires Flash 2).FDR Political Cartoons Political cartoons from the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Hindenburg Disaster
Legacies of the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles
The exhibit is a unique study source for sports, photography, and the life and times of the 1930s.
Life History Manuscripts from the Folklore Project, WPA Federal Writer's Project

Lindbergh Trial
New Deal Network
Riding The Rails

Surviving The Dustbowl    Includes eyewitness accounts, Real Audio interviews, and a teachers' guide.
Voices From The Dustbowl  The American Memory project from the Library of Congress now has web access to songs and pictures from the migrant camps of 1940-41. Requires Real Audio to listen to the songs.
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1830-1930 An excellent collection of primary source documents.
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/timeline/depwwii/depwar.html The Great Depression and World War II

WORLD WAR II
A-Bomb WWW Museum ~ June,1995
Anne Frank House
Take a trip to the Netherlands to see where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis.
Anne Frank - short Biography
Anne Frank Timeline
Attack at Pearl Harbor
Atomic Bomb WWW Museum
Cybrary of the Holocaust
December 7: Today in History
from the Library of Congress
Enola Gay Perspectives
Germany History Site
German U-Boat Tour

Guts And Glory  PBS' American Experience companion site examines D-Day and the Battle of The Bulge. Includes first person accounts.
The History Net - Where History Lives on the Web
Holocaust
The Holocaust, A Teacher's Guide/
Site rich with links to information about the Holocaust
Holocaust-Jewish Students Japanese American Exhibit and Access Project  A very well designed exhibit and archive mainly centered on the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
Online Research Center(JSOURCE)
US Holocaust Memorial Museum
The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience
http://gi.grolier.com/wwii/wwii_mainpage.html
Good World War II site from Grolier, definitive collection of World War II historical materials on.
The Nizkor Project An extensive clearinghouse of information related to the Holocaust.
Normandy, 1944  Encyclopedia Britannica's free multimedia treatment of the largest invasion of all time.
Nuremberg War Crimes Trials Documents
Okinawa: The American Years, 1945-1972
  A site dedicated to this sometimes forgotten battle in the Pacific during World War II and the long occupation thereafter.
Pearl Harbor Remembered
Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbo: USS Arizona Memorial

Posters on the Homefront  National Museum of American History's virtual exhibit.
Powers of Persuasion: Posters on the Homefront
Powers of Persuasion: Poster Art from World War II

Radio in 1941
Rise of Hitler
Revelations from the Russian Archives
Simon Wiesenthal Center
Wars of the United States
The Way We Won: 
America's Economic Breakthrough During World War II A four page article by historian Doris Kearns Goodwin.
What did you do in the War, Grandma?  An excellent oral history project created by High School seniors in Rhode Island.
Worldwar2.com Coming Soon
World War II Archive
Links to many World War II sites from Mississippi State University.
World War II Documents
World War II Primary Source Materials
  From Nazi-Soviet relations to the Pearl Harbor hearings, this site contains thousands of full-text government documents related to the war.
World War II Poster Database  Over 300 full color original posters.
World War II Sounds and Pictures
World War II Texts and Links
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/timeline/depwwii/depwar.html The Great Depression and World War II

1950's
Korean War Project
Martin Luther King, Jr. (Life Magazine)
Martin Luther King, Jr. (Seattle Times)
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project
Includes a number of full-text primary documents (including the "I Have a Dream" speech and the "I've Been To The Mountaintop" sermon), a general biography, a chronology of King's life, and more.
Senator Joseph McCarthy
Voices of the Civil Rights Era
Whistlestop.org
On line resource for history on the President Harry S. Truman

1960's
20th Century Events - 1960's
Abridged History of the United States
The Almost Great Society - 1960's
America During the 60's from Stonehill College
American History Links
An Outline of American History
Outline of American History: Decades of Change
Automotive History: 1960's
Baby Boomer Headquarters - the Sixties
Berlin and the Two Germanies, 1945-1989
Britannica.com
The British Invasion
Chris Dewitt's Berlin Wall Page
  A scholar of the Berlin Wall makes a very informative web site.
Civil Rights Movement: A Photo Tour
Students visiting this site will find a selection of photo pages from the national Civil Rights movement and events in the Seattle area.
CIA Bay of Pigs Internal Report 
Recently declassified.
Cold War International ColdWar Policies 1945-1991
ColdWar: Soviet Perspectives
ColdWar, Soviet and Related The Cuban Missile Crisis
Text of over 250 related documents (with supplemental Editorial Notes), including memorandums, telegrams, and personal messages between the US and Soviet leaders.
The Cuban Missile Crisis Home Page
The Cuban Missile Crisis - Audio Materials from the Kennedy White House
Secretly recorded conversations made by John F. Kennedy during his presidency.
Election, 1960
Encarta.com
The History Channel
The History Channel - 1960
History Documents
History Project
LBJ in the Oval Office:
Audio copies of conversations with President Johnson on the Vietnam War
Kennedy-Nixon Debates
Kennedy, Reagan and The Berlin Wall 
The National Archives well developed site includes original source materials on these famous Cold War speeches.
John F. Kennedy Assassination- (1963)
Martin Luther King, Jr. (Life Magazine)
Martin Luther King, Jr. (Seattle Times)
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project
Includes a number of full-text primary documents (including the "I Have a Dream" speech and the "I've Been To The Mountaintop" sermon), a general biography, a chronology of King's life, and more.
Martin Luther King Jr.: Life Pictures
Library of Congress: Search 1960's
Life Archives- 1969
Life Pictures
Powerful Days in Black & White  photo journey of the Civil Rights Movement 
Selective Service System what would your lottery number have been?
Selma: Demonstrations in Dixie  Describes the momentous events of the summer of '65 in Alabama. Excellent pictures/text. Includes lyrics to popular protest songs,  a photo archive, and updates on some of the marchers.
Sixties
The Sixties MusicVirtual Reference - Historical Facts
The Sixties Project and Viet Nam Generation
The Tonkin Gulf Incident Documents Voices of the Civil Rights Era
The U2 Incident Documents
Timeline 1960's
US History Since 1960
The Whole World is Watching: An Oral History of 1968
High School students interviewed Rhode Islanders about their recollections of the year 1968. With references to the Vietnam war, civil rights, assassinations, and personal experiences, the interviews document a tumultuous era in U.S. history. The site include summaries, transcripts, RealAudio, selected quotes, and reference material.
Yahoo.com
Try a search using the word "sixties"

1970's
Apollo XIII_fact
http://www.herald.com/archive/watergate/
http://www.abcnews.com/sections/us/watergate/watergate_timeline.html
Kent State Riots
Patty Hearst - Kidnapped
Richard Nixon Audio Library
Richard Nixon Video Library
Watergate 25 - from the Washington Post
CNN -Watergate
Automotive History: 1970
Life Pictures
Timeline 1970's
20th Century History - 1970's
Watergate 25 years-The Washington Post
When Nixon met Elvis 

VIETNAM WAR
Unarmed and Under Fire: An Oral History of Female Vietnam Veterans
http://www.yahoo.com/Arts/Humanities/History/20th_Century/Vietnam_War/
http://www.bev.net/computer/htmlhelp/vietnam.html
Vietnam from the Indiana Teaching & Learning Center
Vietnam Veterans Memorials
Vietnam War in Pictures
Vietnam: Stories Since the War
  An on-going documentation of the effects of the war written in short stories. Myriad viewpoints presented. A companion site to the PBS P.O.V. series.
Vietnam War history page
Vietnam: A Webquest
  A webquest is an online guided lesson that sends students out onto the web to find answers. This one is an examination of the U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
The Wars for Viet Nam: 1945-1975 from Vassar College
The Wars for Vietnam: 1945-1975
Wars of the United States

1980's
Kennedy, Reagan and The Berlin Wall
  The National Archives well developed site includes original source materials on these famous Cold War speeches.

Challenger
http://www.cwru.edu/affil/wwwethics/boisjoly/RB1-0.html
http://www.cwru.edu/affil/wwwethics/boisjoly/MTI_memo1.html
Rogers-Commission/table-of-contents.html
http://www.fas.org/spp/51L.html
Chernobyl
http://tqd.advanced.org/3426/
http://www.uilondon.org/chernidx.htm
http://www.uic.com.au/nip22.htm

1990's
Gulf Link
Gulf War Syndrome

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