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The British Museum sponsors this wonderful website on Ancient Greece. There are 10 chapters—or sections that include: Daily Life, Festivals & Games, Gods & Goddesses, Athens and The Acropolis. Each of the chapters uses the same format to deliver the info using multimedia: story, explore and challenge. There is a ‘staff room’ where K-12 teachers will find resources, tools and advice on how to integrate the content into classroom activities.
In the First Person
This site has primary source documents(diaries, letters and oral histories). Sponsored by Alexander Street Press, there is an index to nearly 4,000 collections that are searchable by keyword. It also has pointers to thousands of audio and video clips and tens of thousands of bibliographic records. For K-12 folks.
This web site includes a 3-D reconstruction of Tutankhamen’s tomb as it was when it was discovered...and other historic references covering 5000 years of Egyptian civilization and culture. Interactive features, high-resolution imagery, animations, virtual environments, remote cameras and 3-D models are included to provide students with a pyramid of resources. There is a ‘context navigator’ which displays the complex relationships between objects, places and personalities. The Egyptian Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage (with the help of IMB) spent three years on this site.
American President: An Online Reference Resource
The University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs is a leading institution for the study of the American presidency. On this web site students will find essays on each U.S. president before, during and after his term in office(as well as essays on the First Lady and cabinet members during each president’s term in office). Has audio recordings by presidents and the ongoing Presidential Oral History project.
Best of History Web Sites
This is the ‘mother ship’ of history web sites. It is a portal containing annotated web links to more than 1,000 educational sites on all types of history—ancient history, art history, oral history and more. This site was created by The Center for Teaching History with Technology. Has links to hundreds of high-quality K-12 history lesson plans, teacher guides, activities, games, quizzes and more. Even the best sites for historical games and animations are covered.
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Presidents: Life Portraits
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Popular Demand: Portraits of the Presidents and First
The By Popular Demand: Portraits of the Presidents and First Ladies, 1789 - Present, collection contains an Illustrated reference aid with 156 portraits depicting every American president and most first ladies.
Read about everything from the Boston Tea Party to the battle of Yorktown at Liberty! American Revolution, created by PBS. You'll find more histories and timelines at USHistory.org. Check out the games section to test your knowledge of war heroes. Visit the History Place's American Revolution site to find more links about this war.
The Civil War
The United States Civil War Center is an academic site that promotes study of the war by exploring perspectives from people of all walks of life and academic disciplines. For personal stories and photographs of the generals, check out the Civil War Homepage. A complete timeline of the battles, set to the music of the Civil War, can be found at the Civil War Site. History Net's Civil War Times Illustrated has collected a plethora of interesting facts and profiles of the characters and battles of this conflict. The American Civil War Homepage has hundreds of links to sites covering many aspects of the conflict, from the music of the era to regimental histories.
World War I
Trenches on the Web provides an Internet history of this massive conflict. The site has a reference library to guide visitors to various topics. PBS Online has teamed up with the BBC and the Imperial War Museum of London to explain World War I and examine its effects on the world today at The Great War. For an in-depth look at the war's paper trail, including treaties and personal accounts, check out the World War I Documents Page.
World War II
Encarta takes visitors on a step-by-step journey through the events leading up the WWII, its history and repercussions. The individual stories of the heroes and their experiences are especially moving. World War II Aces highlights the fighter pilots of this conflict.
The Korean War
The Korean War Project strives to provide a history of the war through words and pictures. The Department of Defense commemorates American involvement in the conflict with the Korean War 50th Anniversary Home Page. Read a chronology of events and a listing of Medal of Honor recipients. KoreanWar.net is dedicated to teaching people about the "Forgotten War." The "50 Years Ago" series of articles describes events of the war by week.
The Vietnam War
One of the most controversial events in American history, the Vietnam War is a fascinating and important event that still influences public opinion and policy today. Investigating the Vietnam War offers a large collection of sites that take visitors inside the conflict. The site's introduction page offers a comprehensive look at the war, and the historian section serves up facts and figures. And Edwin E. Moise's bibliography is broken down by battle, personnel, cultural and economic issues, weapons and the events leading up to the war. PBS produced American Experience/Vietnam, which includes a timeline and profiles of key people in the war.
The Gulf War
Eleven female combat soldiers died in the Gulf War, an event that is still fresh in the minds of many. The Gulf War Site offers updates on where the conflict and its proposed resolutions stand now, as well as a summary of the war and why it occurred. Desert-Storm.com honors the people who served in the war by chronicling the conflict and remembering its casualties. It also helps veterans stay in contact with fellow soldiers. One question still swirling around the Gulf War is whether some soldiers may suffer medical complications. Gulf Link offers more insight into what medical side effects veterans may suffer from and what they can do about them.
Areas of actual conflict.
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