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AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP TEST
http://www.factmonster.com/quizzes/citizenship1/1.html


AMERICAN HISTORY: GROWTH OF A NATION
Take an online trip through American History
http://www.animatedatlas.com/movie2.html


NATIONAL CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL STUDIES
Educational information, lessons, activities. Learn where the founding Fathers got their ideas for sound government and how a return to these ideas can solve our nations problems today. 
http://www.nccs.net/



CONSTITUTION SOCIETY
This site aims to eventually provide almost everything one needs to accurately decide what is and is not constitutional in most situations, and what applicable constitutions require one to do.
http://www.constitution.org/


HANOVER HISTORICAL TEXTS PROJECT 
In 1995, the History Department and Hanover students initiated the Hanover Historical Texts Project. The Project's principal aim is to make primary texts readily available to students and faculty for use in history and humanities courses. 
http://history.hanover.edu/project.html 


OUR DOCUMENTS:
The Our Documents initiative is a cooperative effort among National History Day, The National Archives and Records Administration, and USA Freedom Corps.To help us think, talk and teach about the rights and responsibilities of citizens in our democracy, we invite you to explore 100 milestone documents of American history. These documents reflect our diversity and our unity, our past and our future, and mostly our commitment as a nation to continue to strive to "form a more perfect union."
http://www.ourdocuments.gov/index.php?flash=true&


WHITE HOUSE & PRESIDENTS HISTORY
Current and past president histories, white house history, etc... If you go to the homepage, there are links to current briefs, news, and government structure.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/history/


LIBRARY OF CONGRESS - ORIGINAL SOURCES LIBRARY
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/primarysourcesets/constitution/


LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PRINTS AND PHOTOS FROM HISTORY
http://www.loc.gov/pictures/


LIBRARY OF CONGRESS HISTORY LESSON PLANS 
http://www.myloc.gov/Education/Pages/Default.aspx


America Memory
The Library of Congress site provides photos, documents, motion
pictures, maps, and sound recordings.
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html

50 States
Links to all the fifty states.
http://www.50states.com/

Biographies
http://www.biography.com/

Core Documents of US History
Bill of Rights, Constitution, Federalist Papers, and other documents.
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/coredocs.html

Gilder Lehrman Institute
"The Institute maintains this website to serve as a portal for
American history on the Web; to offer high-quality educational
material for teachers, students, historians, and the public"
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/teachers/modules.html

The History Place
Information on U.S. history, World War II, Holocaust, and world
history can be found here.
http://www.historyplace.com/

Hyperhistory Online
A timeline of 3,000 years is given by categories.
http://www.hyperhistory.com/

National Archives and Records Administration
A good source for primary documents.
http://www.archives.gov/index.html

Outline Maps
http://www.eduplace.com/ss/maps/

PBS History
Companion information to PBS programs.
http://www.pbs.org/history/

Public Agenda
Guides to current topics.
http://www.publicagenda.org/issues/issuehome.cfm

AlternaTime Timelines
A collection of timeline for history, science, art, literature, and
popular culture.
http://www3.canisius.edu/~emeryg/time.html

US Census Bureau
Based on the 2000 census data, tables, maps, statistics for counties
and states can be found here.
http://factfinder.census.gov/

United States Historical Census Browser
"The data presented here describe the population and economy of U.S.
states and counties from 1790 to 1960."
http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/collections/stats/histcensus/

African American History

African American Mosaic Exhibition
This is a Library of Congress site.
http://www.lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/african/intro.html

Black History
This site, created by Tom March, is for grades 4-12.
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/BHM/index.html

Black History Month – Gale Group
Topics such as biographies and activities are listed on the sidebar.
http://www.galegroup.com/free_resources/bhm/index.htm

Black History Month - InfoPlease
http://www.infoplease.com/spot/bhm1.html

Celebrate Black History Month – History Channel
Scroll down to the bottom of the page for Black History Month Study
Guides.
http://www.history.com/minisites/blackhistory/

Gateway to African American History
Links to sites from literature to biographies from the US Dept. of
State.
http://usinfo.state.gov/scv/history_geography_and_population/populatio
n_and_diversity/african_americans/African_American_History_Month.html

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Source: NewspaperARCHIVE.com
"In honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and upcoming Black
History
month, a free newspaper archive of 50,000 newspaper pages about Dr.
King has
been released on MartinLutherKingJrArchive.com...The website is a
free service
of NewspaperARCHIVE.com and contains original stories about the
Montgomery bus boycott, the 'I Have A Dream' speech, details about
King's assassination on
April 4, 1968, along with thousands of other headlines detailing
Martin Luther
King Jr.'s life and work."
http://www.newspaperarchive.com//

Colonial America

Salem Witch Museum
http://www.salemwitchmuseum.com/

Salem Witch Trials
http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/SALEM.HTM

Decades

American Cultural History (Decades)
This guide to the decades is created by the reference librarians at
Kingwood College (Texas).
http://kclibrary.nhmccd.edu/decades.html

AdFlip: The world's largest archives of classic print ads.
Ads can be searched by year and subject.
http://www.adflip.com/

The History Channel
This site on the decades gives information on each year of a decade.
http://www.history.com/

New Deal Network
This site is devoted to the New Deal, life in the 1930's, and the
Great Depression.
http://newdeal.feri.org/

20th Century History by the Decades
A very thorough list of sites from the Chico High School Library.
http://melvil.chicousd.org/decsg.html

Time Capsule
Type in a date and find news and sports headlines, songs, average
income and prices.
http://dmarie.com/timecap/

Holocaust

Reflections on the Holocaust
http://www.school.eb.com/holocaust

The Cybrary of the Holocaust
Information has been gathered on this site so that people will
remember what happened during the Holocaust. Pictures and maps of the
camps are included.
http://www.remember.org/

The History Place
http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/holocaust/timeline.html

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
http://www.ushmm.org/


Middle Ages/Renaissance

Internet Medieval Sourcebook
Scholarly information on the Middle Ages.
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook.html

Knights, Chivalry, and Tournaments Resource Library
Brian Price's award winning sites provides an abundance of
information on knights and chivalry.
http://www.chronique.com/

Middle Ages: What was it Like to Live in the Middle Ages?
This site is part of the Annenberg/CPB Project and explores everyday
life in the Middle Ages.
http://www.learner.org/interactives/middleages/feudal.html

Sir Clisto Severword's Tome of Adventure and Knowledge
This site opens to a table of contents that lists topics. Specific
information can also be searched.
http://www.sirclisto.com/table.html

Presidents

Abraham Lincoln Online
A variety of information such as documents; frequently asked
questions; historical places; and educational links on the historical
Lincoln is provided by this non-profit organization.
http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln.html

American Presidents: Life Portraits
C-Span has produced an attractive and informative web site that
highlights the personal stories of presidents.
http://www.americanpresidents.org/

George Washington
http://www.mountvernon.org/learn/meet_george/index.cfm/ss/21/

George Washington: A National Treasure
http://georgewashington.si.edu/

POTUS Presidents of the United States
"In this resource you will find background information, election
results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest
on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical
documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are
also included to enrich this site." http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/

President
This award winning site gives information on the presidents, their
libraries, and first ladies.
http://www.ibiblio.org/lia/president/

Presidents of the United States (White House)
http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/


U.S. Government

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
Biographical information is given on congressional representatives
since 1774. Representatives can be searched by state.
http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp

Congress Link – About Government
Great links to government and political sites can be found on this
site created by The Dirksen Congressional Center.
http://www.aboutgovernment.org/

Constitution of the United States of America
At the bottom of the page click on to the "search the Constitution"
to find specific keywords in the documents.
http://www.law.emory.edu/index.php?id=3080

Core Documents of U.S. Democracy
An electronic collection of basic Federal Government documents.
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/coredocs.html

FBI
The official FBI web site.
http://www.fbi.gov/

Firstgov
This government site is designed so that the public can easily locate
needed information.
http://www.usa.gov/

GovEngine
"The premiere federal, state and local directory of official
government and court web sites."
http://www.govengine.com/

Govspot
A collection of the most commonly searched government sites.
http://www.govspot.com/

National Constitution Center
http://www.constitutioncenter.org/

Project Vote Smart
Find information on elected officials and on candidates running for
an office.
http://www.votesmart.org/

The Supreme Court of the United States
If you need information on Supreme Court, this is the place to go.
http://www.supremecourtus.gov/

Thomas Registry
This site includes the full text of the Congressional Record, pending
legislation, and email addresses of congressional members.
http://thomas.loc.gov/

White House
http://www.whitehouse.gov/

Women's History

Female Mathematicians
Women can be search alphabetically or by chronologically.
http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Indexes/Women.html

History of Women's Suffrage in America
Historical information on the suffrage movement from the History
Channel.
http://www.history.com/

National Women's Hall of Fame
http://www.greatwomen.org/women.php

National Women`s History Project
This is a good place to begin research on women especially with the
links to other sites.
http://www.nwhp.org/

Women of the Century
Search by decade, achievement, or name.
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schooladventures/womenofthecentur
y/index.html

Women's History from Surf Report
"…..we celebrate women with sites that cover their history and
accomplishments. These sites can be used by students all year round
to find information on some of the important people who are often
left out of the history books."
http://explore.ecb.org/education/surf_report?subject=75


World Cultures

AskAsia
You will information on the Asian countries including the cultures.
http://www.askasia.org/

Bureau of Consular Affairs - Travel
State Department travel information includes important information on
countries for citizens traveling outside the US.
http://travel.state.gov/

CIA Fact Book
Information on all the countries can be found here.
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

Country Studies
The Dept. of the Army's Country Studies provides valuable information
on many countries.
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html

Excite Travel
Information can be found here that will be useful for World Cultures
assignments.
http://travel.excite.com/excite-travel/index.jhtml?PG=home&SEC=feat

Expedia
Travel site recommended for the travel assignments.
http://www.expedia.com/Default.asp

United Nations Cyber School Bus
Country and city profiles, statistics, and photographs are some of
the information available. This site is geared to students.
http://cyberschoolbus.un.org/infonation/index.asp

World War II

The Avalone Project at the Yale Law School – World War II
This is a searchable collection of primary sources on World War II.
http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/wwii/wwii.htm

Battle of the Atlantic
http://www.mariner.org/atlantic/

D-Day
This PBS website provides firsthand experiences of those involved in
D-Day.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/dday/

Guts and Glory
D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge are the focus of this PBS site.





The History Place: World War Two in Europe



The HistoryNet Archives: World War II

Background information on events from World War II can be found on
this page. Only a few articles are highlighted on the opening page.
At the top of the page, click on "Additional Articles" for the
complete list.



Normandy: 1944



Second World War Encyclopedia

This British site is nicely organized with topics often given as
class assignments. Scroll down for the list of topics.





World War II - BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/war/wwtwo/

Battles, maps, photographs, and much more is included.





World War II

http://www.library.northwestern.edu/govpub/collections/wwii-posters/background.html



Poster Collection



You can locate your legislators in order to contact them about issues
that concern you at:
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/yourleg.html

 

BIOGRAPHIES
http://www.biography.com/classroom/




PRESIDENT LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY
In celebration of Lincoln’s 200th birthday
http://lincolncottage.wordpress.com/


THOMAS JEFFERSON
Trustworthy information on Thomas Jefferson and his world by Monticello researchers and respected Jefferson scholars.
http://wiki.monticello.org/mediawiki/index.php/Thomas_Jefferson_Encyclopedia


HISTORY OF AMERICA THROUGH PICTURES
http://edsitement.neh.gov/


PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
http://media.causes.com/604250?p_id=42563578


INVESTIGATING THE FIRST THANKSGIVING (Virtual Field Trip - You Are The Historian)
http://www.plimoth.org/education/olc/index_js2.html

THANKSGIVING
stories, recipes, turkey facts & quiz
http://home.aristotle.net/thanksgiving/


TOCQUEVILLE'S AMERICA
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/DETOC/TOUR/home.html


THOMAS JEFFERSON'S MONTICELLO
http://www.monticello.org/



GEORGE WASHINGTON'S MT VERNON
http://www.mountvernon.org/


ELLIS ISLAND
http://www.history.com/minisites/ellis-island/


WESTVILLE 1850'S TOUR
Westville is an outdoor history museum which depicts an 1850 west Georgia village. experience a community in the twenty-first century similar to the ones in which our ancestors lived in the middle of the nineteenth century. See where the antebellum townspeople worshipped, voted, and went to school. Westville has over thirty authentically restored and furnished pre-Civil War buildings: houses, stores, workshops, churches, school, and courthouse. In fact, it has all the ingredients of a functioning town.
http://www.westville.org/virtualtour.htm


OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE
New England life from 1790-1840. One of the country’s largest living history museums
http://www.osv.org/


REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR 7 December 1941
The Smithsonian
http://www.historyexplorer.si.edu/artifacts/resource.asp?id=764

http://www.historyexplorer.si.edu/search/resource.asp?id=3758


Read Write Think Writing Pearl Harbor exercises
(provide educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials.)
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/calendar-activities/pearl-harbor-attacked-japanese-20363.html


EdSiteMent Pearl Harbor Lesson plans
(EDSITEment is a partnership among the National Endowment for the Humanities, Verizon Foundation, and the National Trust for the Humanities and is a proud member of the Thinkfinity Consortium of premier educational websites.) 
http://edsitement.neh.gov/curriculum-unit/road-pearl-harbor-united-states-and-east-asia-1915-1941


National Geographic Pearl Harbor Lesson Plans
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/13/g35/legacy.html



ART BY MCNAUGHTON
http://mcnaughtonart.com/artwork/view_zoom?artpiece_id=353


LEVI STRAUSS MUSEUM
History of jeans
http://www.levi-strauss-museum.com/english/levi-strauss.htm

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"Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers." 
- Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 


THE LITERATURE PAGE
The Literature Page is your place to read classic books, plays, stories, poems, essays, and speeches online, brought to you by the creators of The Quotations Page. Our collection currently includes 243 works from 89 authors. We add new titles regularly.
http://www.lib.virginia.edu/digital/collections/text/


THE PERSEUS DIGITAL LIBRARY
Classic literature online
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/collections


LibriVox provides free audiobooks from the public domain. There are several options for listening. The first step is to get the mp3 or ogg files into your own computer.
http://librivox.org/


i.e.
abbreviation of the Latin Id est
Translation: "that is"

e.g.
abbreviation of the English "example given"


PROJECT GUTENBERG
There are over 27,000 free books in the Project Gutenberg
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page


ONLINE LIBRARY OF LIBERTY
The Library is where electronic versions of classic books about individual liberty are stored. These texts go back some 4,000 years and cover the disciplines of economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, political theory, religion, war and peace. They are in a variety of formats - facsimile PDFs so scholars can view the original text, HTML for ease of searching and attractive layout, and text-based PDF EBooks for personal use. The Library also contains bibliographic information about the books as well as other "metadata" about the authors and editors. 
http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=19&Itemid=110


BARTLEBY
online: The Great Books, Harvard Classics, American Heritage, Oxford Shakespeare, Gray's Anatomy, Quotations
http://www.bartleby.com/



UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE LIBRARY
Free web books online. University of Adelaide Library’s collection of Web books. The collection includes classic works of Literature, Philosophy, Science, and History. 
http://etext.library.adelaide.edu.au/




POETRY IN TRANSLATION
This site presents modern high-quality translations of classic texts by famous poets as well as original poetry and critical works.
http://www.tonykline.co.uk/index.html


LAURA INGALLS WILDER HOME & MUSEUM
Wilder family home in Mansfield Missouri, where the Little Books were written
http://www.lauraingallswilderhome.com/


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For C.S. Lewis fans
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CHRONICLES OF NARNIA
Lessons on the Chronicles of Narnia
http://www.thenarniaacademy.org/?ac=g1&gclid=CLuktv2iuJMCFSUqagod92IaCg

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NEWS FROM COLLEGES AROUND THE COUNTRY
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Family History/Genealogy - Record Type
FHREC 71 — Family Records
FHREC 73 — Vital Records
FHREC 76 — Military Records


Family History/Genealogy - Regional and Ethnic
FHFRA 71 — France: Immigrant Origins
FHFRA 72 — France: Vital Records
FHFRA 73 — France: Reading French Handwriting
FHFRA 74 — France: Genealogical Organizations and Periodicals
FHFRA 75 — France: The Internet and French Genealogy
FHFRA 76 — French Research: Paris
FHFRA 77 — French Research: Alsace-Lorraine
FHGER 71 — Germany: Immigrant Origins
FHGER 72 — Germany: U.S. Sources and Surname Changes
FHGER 73 — Germany: Jurisdictions, Gazetteers, and Maps
FHGER 74 — Germany: Reading German Handwriting
FHGER 75 — Germany: Calendars and Feast Days
FHGER 76 — Germany: Vital Records
FHHUG 71 — Huguenot Research
FHSCA 73 — Scandinavia: Jurisdictions, Gazetteers, and Maps
FHSCA 74 — Scandinavia: Reading Gothic Script
FHSCA 75 — Scandinavia: Church Records and Feast Days
FHSCA 76 — Scandinavia: Census Records
FHSCA 77 — Scandinavia: Probate and Other Records


Family Life
FAMLF 71 — Strengthening Marriage and Family: Proclamation Principles and Scholarship
FAMLF 72 — Building a Functional Family: Essential Elements
FAMLF 75 — Dating: Romance and Reason


Family Life--Parenting
PARNT 74 — Rearing Responsible and Righteous Teens in a Wicked World
PARNT 75 — Developing Self-Reliant People


Gardening
GARD 71 — Planning and Preparing Your Garden
GARD 72 — Growing Vegetables, Fruits, and Nuts


History and Government
CIT 70 — The Citizen's Guide to American Politics


Mathematics
MATH 71 — Basic Arithmetic, Part 1
MATH 72 — Basic Arithmetic, Part 2
MATH 73 — Basic Arithmetic, Part 3
MATH 74 — Basic Arithmetic, Part 4


Music
MUSIC 71 — Organ Performance, Level 1, Self-Study
MUSIC 72 — Organ Performance, Level 2, Self-Study


Peoples and Cultures
PCUL 75 — Peoples and Cultures of the Holy Land


Personal and Family Finance
PFIN 70 — Marriott School of Management: Personal Finance
PFIN 75 — Student Finance


Personal Development
ESL 71 — English as a Second Language--Chinese Speakers
PDEV 75 — Self-Discipline
PDEV 76 — Honesty
PDEV 77 — Trust
PDEV 80 — Study Skills


Professional Development
BYUPF 71 — Student Employee Orientation and Training


Recreation
REC 76 — Bowling
REC 77 — Intermediate Swimming


Sciences
SCI 71 — Astronomy: The Solar System and Beyond
SCI 72 — Astronomy: Stars and Constellations


Spelling
SPELL 71 — Contractions, Capitalization, and "ei/ie" Words
SPELL 72 — Word Endings and Plurals
SPELL 73 — Word Pairs

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