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Audio / Speeches / Music
American Rhetoric: Online Speech Bank
Atomic Platters: Cold War Music
Depression Era Music
Dust Bowl Music: Woody Guthrie
Educational Rap Music
Father Coughlin Speaks to the Nation: “Somebody Must be Blamed”
Harlem Renaissance: Multimedia Resource
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum: Audio Collection
History in Song
History Matters: Oral History Online
International Lyrics Playground
Library of Congress: Lyrical Legacy: 400 Years of American Song and Poetry
Library of Congress: Voices from the Dust Bowl
Library of Congress: Voices of Civil Rights
Old Time Radio Programs
Parlor Songs: Popular Sheet Music from the 1800’s to the 1920’s
Popular Songs in American History: 16th – 19th Centuries
Songs About Historical Events
Songs for Teaching
Songs of the Great Depression
The Great Depression in Music
Vincent Voice Library
Voices Across Time: American History Through Music
Will The Circle Be Unbroken?: An Audio History of the Civil Rights Movement
World War II Propaganda, Cartoons, Film, Music, & Art

Citing Documents
MLA Secondary Citation Maker

Games / Activities
U.S. Citizenship Test
Current Events:
Current Events Quiz
Economics of Pro Team Sports: Peanuts & Crackerjacks
Game Node: Run Your Own Business
Hot Shot Business
Rich Kid, Smart Kid: Financial Games
The Bailout Game
Where in the World and What in the World is Money Game
Freedom in America:
Freedom of Religion Quiz
Geography Games
GeoNet Game

Growth of a Nation: Animated Atlas

Quia Geography Games
Test Your Geography Knowledge

U.S. capitals, cities, rivers, lakes, and land features

Miscellaneous Social Studies Games, Quizzes and Activities:

BrainPOP (movies, games, and activities)

Educational Games, Logic Puzzles, and Quizzes

Fun Social Studies

History Mysteries Game (by Scholastic)

Lots of Great Quizzes on Tons of Topics!

Order in the Court!

Recycle City: Dumptown Game

Social Studies Games (maps, history, the world, 50 states, U.S. Presidents, flags)

Social Studies Games from

Social Studies Games from

Survey: What are the rights of teens?

The Fin, Fur, and Feather Bureau of Investigation

You Be the Historian

National Geographic:

Games from National Geographic Kids

GeoBee Challenge

National Geographic Interactive

National Geographic Map Machine

Underground Railroad

On This Day:
Find out what happened on this day in history!
Library of Congress

New York Times


The Renaissance Connection

Revolutionary War:

Mr. Berlin's Revolutionary War...and Beyond Quiz

Revolutionary War Game


Digital Game-Based Learning

Education and Learning Games

Educational Simulations

History Games

Virtual Learning: 
25 Best Sims and Games for the Classroom
U.S. Presidents:

United States Presidents and Geography Drill

Historical Topics
Charles Lindbergh:
Charles Lindbergh: An American Aviator
Civil Rights:
Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement
Huey P. Newton and the Black Panther Party
Library of Congress: “With an Even Hand”; Brown v. Board at Fifty
NAACP Historical Timeline
Teaching Jim Crow
Civil War:
Civil War Weapons, Navy, Spies, Technology, & Medicine
Cold War:
Cold War Propaganda
Gulag: Soviet Forced Labor Camps and the Struggle for Freedom
The Berlin Blockade
U.S. National Archives: The Cold War
Eli Whitney:
Impact of Eli Whitney’s Cotton Gin on U.S. Society
Wessels Living History Farm
George Washington:
George Washington: A National Treasure

Politipia: The Land of Custom Made Government
Great Depression:
Great Depression Links
New Deal Network
New York Times: Looking Back at the Crash of ‘29
PBS: Surviving the Dust Bowl
The Great Depression and the Arts
Harry Truman:
Upset! Truman’s Whistle Stop Campaign Remembered
A Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust
Holocaust Links
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Immigration Resources
PBS: They Made America
Indian Wars:
Chivington (Sand Creek) Massacre: A Closer Look
Latin American Studies:
Latin American Studies
19th & Early 20th Century Labor Prints
A Teaching American History Project of the Oakland Unified School District
America Past and Present Online
American Presidency Project
Archiving Early America: Your Window to Early America
BBC: Europe’s Changing Borders
Best of History Websites
Discovery Education: Social Studies
Have Fun with History
Historical Pins, Posters, Bumper Stickers and Pamphlets
History Matters: Annotated History Links

Independence Day Quiz 
Library of Congress: American Memory
Library of Congress: Manuscript Reading Room
Library of Congress: Themed Resources for Teachers
Library of Congress: Top Treasures Gallery
Mr. Leahy’s Class – The American Revolution
National Museum of American History
Schmoop History
Smithsonian Education
Teaching with Historic Places
The Authentic History Center
The Gilder Lehman Institute for American History
The History Place
The History Place: U.S. Troops in Action
The National Archives and Records Administration
Wars & World History
Oregon and Mormon Trails:
Mormon Trail, Oregon Trail and the National Road
The Mormons and Nauvoo, Illinois
The Oregon Trail
Roaring 20’s:
A Guide to the Roaring 20’s
Slavery and Sharecroppers:
Library of Congress: Cotton Pickers
Supreme Court:
Landmark Cases of the U.S. Supreme Court
Library of Congress: Veterans History Project
Women’s Rights:
Library of Congress: American Women
World War II:
German Propaganda Archive
Japanese American Internment
World War II Poster Collection
World War II: Prelude, Conduct and Aftermath of the War
World War II: War Crimes Trials
Vietnam War:
NPR: Gulf of Tonkin’s Phantom Attack

Kids Sites

About the White House
Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Buddy Project: Social Studies Links for Kids
Congress for Kids
Interactive Social Studies Websites
Kids Sites: History
Social Studies for Kids

Lessons / Materials

Graphic Organizers
Library of Congress: Using Primary Sources
PBS Teachers 
Scholastic: Teacher Resources
Sites for Teachers
Social Studies Websites for Teachers
The Civil War: The South Secedes (Teaching Manual)


A Photo Essay on the Great Depression

Bonus Army Photographs

Civil War to the Present: Photo Gallery

Great Depression Pictures

Harlem Renaissance: Multimedia Resource

Indian Boarding School Photo Gallery

New York Public Library: Digital Gallery

The Russian Front 1941-1945: As seen through the camera lens of German soldiers

U.S. National Archive: Pictures of World War II

World War II Propaganda, Cartoons, Film, Music, & Art

Political Cartoons

Analyzing the Purpose and Meaning of Political Cartoons

Cartoon Analysis Worksheet

Cartoons of Bill “Whitey” Sanders (LBJ to GWB)

Cartoons of the 1940’s

Herblock’s History: Political Cartoons from the Crash to the Millennium

It’s No Laughing Matter: Analyzing Political Cartoons

Waiting for the New Deal: Political Cartoons

World War II Propaganda, Cartoons, Film, Music, & Art


BBC History: Animations Interactive

SMARTBoard Lesson Resources

Library of Congress: Webcasts

The Multimedia Library’s QuickTime VR Website List

Whitehouse Podcasts

Teaching Strategies / Pedagogy

Applying Brain Science to Teaching and Learning
History Thinking Matters
National Council for the Social Studies
Operation Public Education
Reading Quest: Reading Strategies for Social Studies
Smithsonian Source: Resources for Teaching American History
Thinkfinity: Literacy, Education and Technology

Video / Film / Television

Ambrose Video 2.0 – Streaming Video
Discovery Education:
Harlem Renaissance: Multimedia Resource
Historical, Contemporary and Vintage Stock Footage
Historical Films in Chronological Order
History in Film
History News Network
How Stuff Works
PBS Video Database: The Civil War
Schoolhouse Rock
September 11 Television Archive
Televised Debate History
Whitehouse: Live Streams
Whitehouse: Video
World War II Propaganda, Cartoons, Film, Music, & Art
YouTube: Bugs Bunny World War II Bond Drive
YouTube: Duck and Cover (Bert the Turtle)
YouTube: Fall of the Berlin Wall
YouTube: President Richard Nixon - Address Announcing Resignation
YouTube: Richard Nixon’s “I’m Not a Crook” Press Conference