United States History
General Starting Points
of American History
- Descriptions of early American life through the 20th century.
This site provides a wide range of information including documents.
- Timeline of American history from the earliest days to the present.
America's Historical Documents
- From the National Archives.
Museum of American History
- At the Smithsonian Institution, this site provides an eclectic
look at U.S. history.
- A fairly thorough look at colonial life including history and
- Click on the Almanack to find good information about colonial
- A good overview of the witch trials in Salem and the period leading
up to it.
The American Revolution
History Place - American Revolution
- A straightforward timeline with links to more detail.
- List of links to other web resources, organized by subject.
- Covers the history and background of this expedition and links
to interactive sites.
Civil War Homepage
- Extensive site with links to battles, people, social life and
Civil War Resources
- An extensive list of sites of varying quality.
History: Internet hotlists
- Links to many sites collected by teachers and classes.
- This site from the Library of Congress covers Black History for
the last 500 years.
Americans in History
- Over twenty short biographies of important African
- For upper elementary grades from the Annenberg/CPB Project. Good
information with enough graphics to keep it interesting.
- Click on people or events on the timeline to learn more.
The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies
- An academic
site, written and maintained by medieval scholars for the benefit
of their fellow instructors and serious students.
on the Web
- Descriptions and photos of castles from around the world. Castle
projects are at "Castles for Kids."
Ancient World Civilizations
Life in Ancient Civilizations
- Good basics on daily life in Ancient Greece, Egypt, Rome, India
and China. Stories and games plus homework help.
- Take an online journey to explore Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek
and Roman cultures at this site from Emory university.
Civilizations for Kids
- From Mrs. Mitchell's Virtual School, a teacher's selection of websites
covering ancient China, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Pompeii,
Greece, and more.
- Information focusing on ancient West Africa put together by a
6th grade class.
- Highly interactive, this exploration of the Mayan culture is
from the Science Museum of Minnesota.
- Discussion groups, chat rooms, plus facts and pictures make this
a great site for those fascinated by Ancient Egypt.
- Organized by time periods, this timeline leads to to a wealth
Thanks to all the Sonoma County Children's Librarians
who contributed websites for the homework pages.