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The Artchive A vast collection of the masterpieces of more than 250 famous artists.
Artcyclopedia View great art from dozens of sites through this virtual guide
Painters and Painting Search for artists' biographies by name or time period and view images of their painting.
The Getty Check out "Explore Art" to "view collections and exhibits online."
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Enjoy looking at and learning about beautiful art. Visit "Explore and Learn" for online exhibits, activities, and to view the daily artwork archive, among many choices available.
National Gallery of Art Visit this site for painting, scultpure and graphic arts from the Middle Ages to the present. A NGAKids area provides activities and a tour of the Sculpture Garden.
Smithsonian American Art Musuem Choose one of several tours.
WebMuseum: Vincent Van Gogh See some of Van Gogh's masterpieces.
American Ballet Theatre Explore the world of ballet.
The Art and Science of Theater Learn how to stage a theatrical production, including finding a script, auditioning actors, building a set, and designing the lighting. Study the history of western theater from the time of ancient Greece to the twentieth century. Find out about authors and their plays which have made an impact on the development of theater.
Essentials of Music Find basic information about classical music: the history, 70 composer biographies, 200 definitions, and audio clips.
New York Philharmonic Kidzone Tour the backstage area and meet conductors, compsers, and performers; study musical instruments, compose music and much more at this fun site.
Giggle Poetry Explore tongue-twisters, fill-in-the-blank poems, talk to poets and enter poetry contests.
Internet School Media Library Center Examine different forms of poetry, Haiku, Limericks, Cinquains. Link to many poetry sites including poetry e-text.
Poets Bookshelf This site features 12 famous poets and information on writing poetry, including a glossary of poetic devices.
Semantic Rhyming Dictionary Enter a word to find its perfect rhymes, partial rhymes, synonyms, definition and more. A thesaurus is also included.
Word Play Practice writing poetry and reading and listening to other poets on Word Play from the BBC.
Writing with Writers Learn about different forms of writing with special help from Scholastic authors: Jack Prelusky, Jon Scieszka, Jane Yolen and more.
Selected Biographies (by last name)
Frederick Douglass An online exhibit from the National Park Service of items owned by Douglass and highlights of his achievements.
Amelia Earhart Information about the famous aviator and her disappearance in English and Spanish.
Edison National Historic Site A biography of Thomas Alva Edison, clips from early kinetoscope movies, a virtual tour of his home and lab, and a list of Edison's patents can be found here.
Einstein: Image and Impact This site from the American Institute of Physics includes events in his life, his thoughts on the world and links to other pages. Audio clips are included.
The Albert Einstein Home Page Created as a school assignment by a high school sophomore, this page includes information about Einstein's life and work and includes a timeline.
Leonardo da Vinci More than an artist, da Vinci was an inventor of many marvelous machines.
Lincoln Online Speeches, books, historical sites, and pictures can be found on this web site about Abraham Lincoln.
Michaelangelo The story of the great artist's life and major works with examples of his paintings, drawings, and sculpture.
George Washington: Life and Times (3-5 grades) Told from his horse's perspective, "GI George", this 5 slide show tells the life of Washington and early American history. Back up on the site for lesson plans.
Biography Links by type
African Americans: The History Makers An oral and video history of African Americans is profiled on this site by area of contribution, including art, business, civics, education, entertainment, law, media, medicine, military, music, politics, religion, science, sports, and style.
Americans Hypertext on American History A collection of profiles from the 17th through the 20th centuries.
Antarctic Exploration This site focuses on expeditions in Antarctica. Individual explorers can be found by clicking on the History button.
European Explorers Resources on the World Wide Web A wonderful site produced by Gander Academy in Newfoundland, it lists explorers by country and provides maps.
Explorers of the Millennium This section of ThinkQuest Junior features The Explorers Hall of Fame includes 29 members. A timeline is also included from 1000 A.D. through the end of the 20th century.
First Ladies Part of the White House Web site, this page contains a biography and portrait of each First Lady.
Infoplease Search by name or category in this almanac of over 30,000 entries.
Inventors Museum Short biographies of inventors from colonial times to the present. You may search by name or invention.
Legends of Tuskegee Stories of the African-American pilots who were trained at Tuskegee Institute and fought during WW II.
National Women's Hall of Fame The Hall of Fame honors American women whose contributions "have been the greatest value for the development of their country."
Oregon Trail A look at the men and women whose explorations and discoveries helped to blaze the trail to the West.
Passsages: A Treasure Trove of North American Exploration Developed by the Nation Library of Canada, this information can be searched alphabetically or chronologically. Short biographies are given of explorers from the time of Columbus through 1905.
Presidential Links This site from Grolier provides links about the first ladies, the presidents and their writings, memorials, and monuments. Election information from 2002 is also a part of this site.
Voyage of Exploration: Discovering New Horizons This ThinkQuest site tracks exploration from 1495 B.C. through Neil Armstrong in 1969. Explorers, expeditions, navigation history, animated maps, as well as a discussion of why we explore are part of this excellent site.
300 Women Who Changed the World This site from Encyclopedia Britannica uses a timeline to highlight important contributions made by women in the history of America. Audio and video clips of speeches and original writings are also included.
Women's History Biographies of more than 100 notable women are part of this site plus a timeline of key events in women's history, important court cases, and links to other information.
History of the Holidays Sections on Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa give interesting backgrounds on these December holidays. Mardi Gras, Ramadan, VJ Day - this site has them all.
April Fools Day
April Fools Day This site gives one version of how this holiday started, how it's celebrated around the world, recipes, silly arts and crafts, games, and clip art.
National Arbor Day Foundation This event has been going strong since 1872 and this web site offers facts on trees, when each state observes the day, and ideas for celebrating.
Armed Forces Day
Armed Forces Day Celebrate the United States military services and learn the history of the day on this Department of Defense site.
Black History Month
African American Mosaic An exhibit from the Library of Congress that includes books, periodicals, prints, photographs, music, film, and recorded sound.
Exploring Amistad Personal accounts, maps and reconstruction photos of the slave cargo ship, Amistad, are included in this excellent site.
John Brown's Holy War A timeline, maps, and biographical information Brown and those sympathetic to his cause are part of this site from PBS.
Juneteenth A holiday celebrating the arrival of the news in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865, that the Emancipation Proclamation had been signed 2 1/2 years earlier.
Hanukat Read the story of Hanukat and the DreiDells
Jewish Outreach Institute Provides the blessings in Hebrew and English , arts, crafts, and the history and traditions of gelt, dreidels, latkes, and more.
Christmas: The Global Celebration This site provides useful and interesting information about how Christmas is celebrated in several different regions of the world, including recipes.
Christmas in Iceland Receive a cybergift from the Yuletide Lads and learn about other Icelandic symbols and customs.
Christmas in Poland How Christmas Eve is celebrated, a Christmas feast, Polish carols, and creche traditions. Send Polish e-cards.
Three Kings Day January 6 is celebrated in Hispanic countries as Los Reyes, Three Kings Day. Learn how this important day is celebrated in Puerto Rico.
Chinese New Year
China Page Examples of Chinese New Year decorations for homes are part of this page from China.
Chinese New Year What's good luck on New Years? What are traditional foods? Should you wash your hair on New Years? This site will tell you.
Columbus Day From the Library of Congress - American Memory - a history of Columbus and his special holiday.
Day of the Dead
Earth Day Presented by The Wilderness Society, this site gives a history of Earth Day and what you can do to help improve the environment.
Earth Day Network Find an Earth Day group in your area or information on environmental issues. Teacher's Corner contains ideas for K-12 projects. Multilingual.
Wilstar Easter The meaning of Lent, Holy Week and Easter is explained. A quiz and coloring pages are also included.
Holidays on the Web Easter symbols, recipes, and greeting cards are available to celebrate the holiday.
Groundhog.org Get your information straight from the official groundhog in Pennsylvania.
Haunted House Finder Find out where the scary places are in your area.
Halloween History The History Channel presents the History of Halloween, Ghost Stories, The Great Pumpkin, and Halloween Around the World.
Halloween Kitchen Goodies from Wanda to make all the ghosts and goblins happy.
Pumpkin Carving Feel creative? Try one of these patterns for a special jack-o-lantern.
Pumpkin Patch Pumpkin recipes, jokes, and the location of pumpkin farms near you.
USA City Links Celebrate America's birthday with a visit to Mount Rushmore, a fireworks display, and the history of the flag and the National Anthem.
Holidays.Net History, fireworks, apple pie, and patriotic music make this a fun place to celebrate the 4th.
The Official Kwanzaa Web Site Read about the origin of the holiday, the seven symbols and the gifts given during Kwanzaa.
Memorial Day This site encourages a return to the true celebration of this holiday.
Mom's Day Fun Make a card or gift, send an e-card or color a picture for Mom.
New Year's Day
Wilstar This family site includes the history, traditions, even the lyrics to Auld Lang Syne. Other holidays are included as well.
World of Faith This CNN site explains the history and celebration of Passover.
Academy of American Poets Find out about poetry-related events in April , search for poets or poetry, and have discussions with other poetry lovers.
U.S. Presidents' Day Online What is Presidents' Day and how can I celebrate online?
Presidents' Day - United in Service An overview of the holiday, along with brief biographies and coloring pages of the presidents. From the official White House site.
Children's Activities for Ramadan Project ideas for young children, information about fasting, plus quizzes about Ramadan and more.
Fact Monster Information about fasting and Eid al-Ritr
Ramadan on the Net Information about Ramadan and the Islamic Faith are part of this site.
St. Patrick's Day
The History of St. Patrick's Day This part of the History Channel's Web site includes a biography of St. Patrick and a brief history of the day as well as general Irish history.
St. Patrick's Day Try the kids' sites part of this page as well as other sections with information about things Irish.
2020 Technology This commercial site provides a short history and recipes for the holiday.
Caleb Johnson's Page Part of a larger site on the Mayflower, this page gives a lot of information about the first Thanksgiving and its history over the years.
Amore on the Net Learn how to make a card to give or one to send on the internet as well as the history of the holiday.
Veterans Day Home Page Games, classroom activities, and information about veterans and VA for teachers and students.
Women's History Month
4000 Years of Women in Science This site seeks to give credit to women scientists who have been overlooked.
Distinguished Women of Past and Present Women writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, entertainers and others can be found on this page along with links to other sites.
Multimedia Sites in Women's History Links to women's history sites that include images, text, video, and sound.
National Museum of Women in the Arts Take a tour or view video clips of women artists of all time periods and nationalities.
The Women's Hall of Fame located in Seneca Falls, New York, hosts this site that includes a Woman of the Month and annual inductees.
Women Veterans A tribute to American women who have served their country during war, both on the battlefront and behind the scenes.
WWWomen: History This metadirectory about women lists sites related to women and women's history in alphabetical order.
AAA Math In addition to the basics, tackle measurement, money, and percentages. Lessons are available on specific topics you'd like to learn more about.
A+ Math Practice math problems or print flash cards, play games, create worksheets, or practice with money on this fun site for K-12.
Ask Dr. Math Here's a great place to go with Math questions.
Coolmath4kids Math can be fun. If you don't believe it try the games on this site.
Mathmagic Enjoy a challenge? Register to be part of a problem solving team for your grade level.
MegaMathematics Experiment and play with math ideas for the elementary child.
Statistics on the Internet High quality source material on everything from economic and crime statistics to current legislation.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Choose "Species" or "Endangered Species" to learn facts about animals in the U.S.
National Audubon Society Select a bird of prey from "Birds and Science" and learn about distribution, habitat, nesting, threats, and conservation efforts.
Penguins Around the World Penguins are grouped by characteristics or geography. Select the one you're interested in studying. Pictures are included.
Raptor Center of the University of Minnesota "Information about Raptors" on this home page will lead to general information about birds of prey. Endangered and threatened raptors are also listed.
Dino Dictionary Basic facts and a comparison of size to man are part of this dictionary.
Dino Russ's Lair Illinois geologist, Russ Jacobson, has put together a great dinosaur page.
Dinosaur/Extinction Why did the dinosaurs become extinct? Follow your dinosaur guide around the site to look at several possible reasons.
Walking with Dinosaurs Choose an era, play games, find out facts, learn what's happening now on this site from the British Broadcasting Company.
Zoom Dinosaurs Online hypertext book about dinosaurs - for all ages and levels.
Endangered Species Information, lists, and organizations about endangered species.
Bugs in the News The "bugs" at this site are seen under the microscope and cause disease.
Insecta Inspecta Created by a junior high honors class, this site give lots of information about a select group of insects, including the Scarab Beetle.
Bat Conservatory All kinds of information about all species of bats is available on this site.
Chem4kids.com Explanations of what chemistry is, how the periodic table is organized, examples of elements, as well as information on biochemistry and other related topics.
Chemical Elements Decide how you want to view the periodic table and then click on individual elements to read their specific information.
Periodic Videos Choose a video for each element on the Periodic Table.
EekoWorld This highly interactive Web site features videos, animations, and activities to encourage eco-friendly behavior. Viedeos of biomes are also included.
eNature.com Guides to plants, animals, habitats, and regions. A good site for tree identification by shape, leaf type or fruits and nuts.
Estuaries What is it and where is it found? Learn about these systems from the Environmental Protection Agency. Global Warming The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has created this animated page to demonstrate Global Warming, the Greenhouse Effect, Climate and Weather and the water cycle.
Leaf Identification Use this site to help identify leaves for your tree report.
Ocean Collection for Kids Select Life in the Oceans, More Ocean Habitats (includes info on estuaries), Mammals in the Ocean, and Ocean Life for kids from this site created by teachers.
Savage Earth Volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis are the focus of this PBS site.
Tree Identification Choose to identify your tree by leaf, fruit, or name.
Volcano World Select an area of the world to see the volcanoes in that region or discover the volcano of the week.
Water Cycle This site explains precipitation, evaporation and transpiration.
Why Do Leaves Change Color? Information about photosynthesis can be found on this site from Arizona State University.
Boreal Forest of Canada The animals and plants that live in the boreal forest of Canada and other regions of the world.
Deserts Part of a site for the Missouri Botanical Garden, it covers types of deserts, plants and animals, what causes deserts, and where deserts are found.
DesertUSA Deserts of the southwestern United States are featured as well as basic desert ecology.
Forest Biomes The three types of forest biomes are explored here; coniferous, deciduous, and rainforests.
Glaciers - The National Snow & Ice Data Center provides glacier facts, the Life of a Glacier, and How a Glacier is formed.
Glaciers - Images, maps, facts are part of this web site from the USGS Water Science School.
Journey into Amazonia PBS's most comprehensive resource on the rainforests of South America.
Living Africa: Sahara Desert Links on this site help you explore the plant and animal life in this area.
Mission: Biome Click on one of the seven biome icons to learn more about each one.
Hurricanes An online guide to hurricane development, tracking and more.
Tsunami Links to tsunami information on the Tsunami Research Program site.
Weather World Explanations of cloud formation, precipitation, the water cycle, and storms are featured on this site from the University of Illinois
Cell Biology This interactive site will label the parts of animal and plant cells and explain mitosis and the cell cycle.
How the Body Works Take a virtual tour of the human body by clicking on a body system.
Open Wide and Trek Inside Examine the mouth - its many purposes, types of teeth, bacteria, decay and diseases.
Museums & Zoos
Birmingham Zoo Type the name of an animal or use the zoo's "Animal Omnibus" to search the zoo site or go to other sites.
Brookfield Zoo Learn about the zoo's animals, plan your visit, and be sure to check out the zoocasts to hear what the animals do after everyone has gone home.
Lincoln Park Zoo Learn about animals at the zoo, special events, and what the zoo is doing to further conservation.
Exploratorium Homepage This Web Site from the Palace of Fine Arts in San Fransisco has over 1000 pages to search for science information.
The Field Museum Visit museum exhibits and check on the progress of Sue - the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Science Sites to Explore
Bill Nye the Science Guy Requires the latest version of Macromedia Shockwave.
Mad Scientist Network Have a question you've always wanted to ask? Try one of the scientists on this site..
Science Fair Project Resource Guide This site will lead you through the process of selecting a topic, doing a project, and crating a fair display.
ZOOM Simple science experiments for in-class projects from PBS Kids and Zoom.
Astronomy Picture of the Day Enjoy the picture for the day and from each day all the way back to June 1995. Select from pictures of the Cosmos, Solar System, Space Technology, People, and the Sky.
About Rainbows What is a rainbow? What makes the colors in the rainbow? The answers to these questions and others along with experiments and further reading are found on this site.
Constellations Select a constellation to learn about the stars in the constellation, their distance from the earth, and Greek myths about the constellation.
Hubble: A View to the Edge of Space Take a tour of this telescope launched in 1989, look at how it communicates with Earth, meet the astronomers and craftspeople who keep it running and view images of the universe captured by the telescope.
The Jason Project Follow the progress of current Jason projects and other scientific research.
NASA's Quest Project Explore the men and women of NASA shuttle flights and design teams, and travel into the solar system and deep space.
The Nine Planets Click on a topic to learn about the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of the planets and moons in our solar system.
The Space Place Printable images of earth and space, space-related and math-related classroom activity articles, plus activities for students.
StarChild A Web site for younger astronomers, there is information on the Universe and Solar System. A very good glossary explains new terms. Pictures can be copied to Word, enlarged and printed.
Star Journey Journey to the stars with National Geographic Online.
Carson Pirie Scott and Company This Louis Sullivan building has many unique architectural features. Current store hours and the web site for the department store are included.
Chicago Links to various sites about Chicago, Il. Official City of Chicago site.
Chicago Avenue Water Tower and Pumping Station Learn about the architect, the design and current hours of this Chicago landmark.
Chicago Historical Society This page on the Society's website hosts help for homework, from Art & Music to the meaning of the Chicago flag, as well as the Encyclopedia of Chicago, a joint venture that offers photos, maps, essays and other historical information.
Great Chicago Fire The pictures, photos, and essays on this site will make you feel you were there.
Marshall Field's History of the architecture and design features of the famous department store as well as store information and web page.
National Register of Historical Places - Chicago This section of the Nation Park Service web site lists many well-known buildings in Chicago.
Soldier Field Pictures, history as well as information about the current renovations.
Learn Illinois A site with information and a quiz about Illinois
State of Illinois Homepage Everything you need to know about Illinois including state symbols, legislative and judicial information and the state's elected officials.
Illinois State Representative Web site of Lee Daniels, state representative from the 46th District.
Illinois State Senator Information about Carole Pankau, state senator from the 23rd District.
Illinois History For Kids Games, stories, and facts about the great state of Illinois, developed by the students of Springfield High.
The Illinois State Historical Society Find out about programs, events, and publications of the Illinois State Historical Society, plus links to other sites of interest.
Illinois State Museum Lots of information on the state of Illinois. Illinois State Symbols Learn more about Illinois official symbols, or play a game with them.
Illiniwek This site gives a history of the Illini and links to information about related Illinois people and places in history, including Kaskaskia and Cahokia.
Illinois in the Civil War Civil war rosters by regiment, the history of Illinois regiments, photos, a scrapbook, and cemetery listings of civil war veterans can all be found on this site.
Places to Visit
Illinois Bureau of Tourism Find out all about Illinois, including places to stay, restaurants, attractions, entertainment and sporting events, current weather conditions, and more. You can even customize your next Illinois vacation with the "Trip Planner" feature.
Nauvoo Take a virtual tour of historic Nauvoo, and discover other points of interest in Illinois Hancock County.
Oak Park Tourist Explore this community in the western suburbs of Chicago, known for its collection of Prairie-style homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (including his home and studio), and as the birthplace of Ernest Hemingway. Peoria Area Visitors Guide The Peoria Area Convention & Visitors Bureau offers a wealth of information here on "how to play in Peoria."
Springfield Official visitor information. Home of Abraham Lincoln and Illinois Route 66.
Visit the Quad Cities Plan a trip to these communities on the banks of the Mississippi with this site, with information on lodging attractions, a calendar of events, and much more.
Fifty States of the United States Facts about the 50 states.
Netstate Search by state, symbol, famous people, geography on this site about the 50 states.
Stately Knowledge All the basic information on each state plus links to other state specific sites.
Washington, D.C. Sightseeing Monuments, museums, and other information.
The White House for Kids Learn about the White House, including their pets.
President Links to photos, files, and exhibits on Presidents and their First Ladies.
Ben's Guide to US Government for Kids Children from K through grade 12 will find basic facts about the United States and its government, such as how a bill becomes law.
Bill of Rights The Bill of Rights and other amendments to the Constitution can be read on this Library of Congress site.
Law for Kids Find out which laws apply to children and read about children who have been chosen as good citizens. President's Cabinet Biographies and the web site for each of the cabinet members and their government department. U.S. Representative Official site of 6th District representative to the United States Congress, Peter Roskam.
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin A biography, what's happening today in the Senate, and a Kids' Page are just some of the parts of this senator's web site.
U.S. Senator Barack Obama Formerly an Illinois State Senator, Mr. Obama was sworn in as a U.S. Senator on January 4, 2005.
U.S. Treasury's Page for Kids Learn about banking, social security and even drug sniffing dogs.
Afghanistan For Kids Learn about the country and its customs from a family who lived there.
Atlapedia Online: Counties A to Z This site will give location, climate, people, religion, languages, history, etc. on countries of the world.
Countries of the World from Information Please Statistics at a glance in a frame on the left and more complete information on the government, history and economics of each country.
The Library of Congress Country Studies Click on any country for its geography, culture, history, economy, flora and fauna, etc.
Mexico for Kids This cool site is full of information about Mexico's history, geography, culture, peoples, and unique animals. The site is available in English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Puerto Rico The culture, symbols, songs, poems and Christmas customs are part of this site about Puerto Rico.
Country Reports.org National anthems, flags, maps, weather, news and nations of the world.
World Fact Book Current facts and statistics from the CIA.
Ancient Egypt Journey to the land of pyramids, mummies and hieroglyphs.
Ancient Egypt Information about hieroglyphics, mummies, pyramids, religion, and people from the Royal Ontario Museum.
The Ancient Egypt Site This comprehensive site covers the history, culture, and language of Egypt.
Ancient Rome Created for Kent School District, this site focuses on the architecture of Ancient Rome; the Colosseum, the Catacombs, Roman baths, Circus Maximus, and the walls of Rome.
Castles A history and extensive explanation of the parts of a medieval castle. A simple diagram is included.
Egypt and the Ancient Near East This is a site created and maintained by the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago and includes sites from around the world.
The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization Loaded with multimedia features, this site includes an excellent timeline of ancient Greek civilization from 1200 B.C. through 337 B.C.
Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology Artifacts, a tour of Egypt and additional Egyptian Sites are part of this site from The University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee.
Middle Ages: What Was It Really Like? The Feudal System, Religion, Homes, Clothing, Health, Arts, Entertainment, and Town Life are subjects explored on this site created by the Annenberg/CPB Channel.
Mythweb Meet the pantheon of Greek mythological gods, heroes, and monsters at this site. The colorful animation make it fun.
Odyssey The Near East, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Africa are all included in this site from Emory University. The people, mythology, daily life, death and burial, writing and archeology of each country are explained and illustrated.
Renaissance: Europe An excellent introduction to the European Renaissance, this site's final segment focuses on Florence and the city's artist guilds.
Roman Clothing A professor from the College of New Rochelle has created this overview of Roman clothing including slaves, workmen, citizens, matrons, magistrates, and military personnel.
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Find out what the 7 wonders are, and learn about them.
Africans in America The site's timeline is divided into four Eras: 1450 to 1865. Visit each Era to learn about the social and cultural developments, as well as prominent historical figures and their contributions.
American Labor History: An Online Study Guide Search by site location or time period for the history of the labor movement.
American Revolution: Prelude to Revolution: 1763 to 1775 A timeline of the Intolerable Acts, including the Sugar and Stamp Acts, and other moves by Britain toward war.
America's Story This site from The Library of Congress will take you to information about American history - time periods, biographies, states, past-times, and music.
Amusements in Colonial New England Games and toys that children played in colonial America.
Archiving Early America Documents from the 18th century as well as video clips featuring Molly Pitcher, Benedict Arnold, and George Washington.
The Atomic Archive Explore the history of the invention of the atomic bomb.
Betsy Ross House Take a virtual tour, discover her role in the history of the American Flag, visit an American Flag Picture Gallery, learn about Flag History and Etiquette and visit other links to flag information.
Civil War Home Page Read biographies, quotations, a timeline and information about regiments and battles.
Colonial Hall You know Washington, Jefferson, Adams and others, find out about the many others who had important roles in the new nation.
Colonial Williamsburg Meet the people, see the places, experience colonial life in Williamsburg, view a timeline and explore links to other sites.
The Emancipation Proclamation This site includes the text and photographs of the actual document, as well as an interview with a former slave.
Eyewitness: The Old West One of the sections on the Eyewitness to History web site, this contains diary entries from those on their way west 1860-1900.
First Ladies of the United States A portrait or photo accompanies a biography of each American First Lady.
From Revolution to Reconstruction Check here for historical information on the United States, or a presidential biography.
Go West Across America with Lewis and Clark Become part of the famous journey when you join the crew.
George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens Information about Washington and a Grounds Tour of Mt. Vernon are part of this official Web site. Essays about Washington and links to other sites are included.
History Place: A Nation Divided An expanded timeline of the Civil War that includes images.
International Exhibitions Great information from the Library of Congress about American history and our ties to other countries over time.
Jamestown Visit historic Jamestown, learn about the archeological discoveries and the Powhatan Indians and enjoy the 400th Anniversity celebration.
Mayflower A good site for primary sources, pilgrim history and a passenger list.
Monticello: The Home of Thomas Jefferson A look at Jefferson's life and his home are covered in detail by this site.
Old Sturbridge Village Step back in time to an old American Village.
An Outline of American History Select the Great Depression or The New Deal from the Outline. Biographies are also available.
Oregon Trail Learn about the difficult journey across the continent.
Presidential Libraries Explore the Presidential Libraries from Herbert Hoover through William Clinton. Visit the web sites, research documents, and view programs about the presidents. Hosted by the National Archives.
Presidents of the United States Select a president and find out about him, his election results, cabinet members and more. Links to biographies and audio and video files are also part of this page at the Internet Public Library.
Today in History Find out what happened today in American History
Trenches on the Web Recommended by Ms. Breslin for information about the Who, What, Where and When of WWI.
The West This web page is based on a PBS production, "The West". The information covers The Reformation in England through 1914. Covers people, events, and places and contains images.
World War I A site from the U.K. on W.W. I which includes battles, weapons, people and other topics.
General History Sites
History ChannelThis T.V. network site provides images, videos, essays, and other useful information to go along with their programs.
National Park Service History about National Parks in America and sites on the National Registry, including Chicago, African-American and Native American cultures, and Women's History.
PBS History Page This site contains sections on Ancient History, Biographies, United States History, World History, and War & Espionage.
Oneida Nation This nation existed before the revolutionary war and saved the soldiers at Valley Forge. Information on Polly Cooper is included.
Native Americans at the National Portrait Gallery Portraits displayed at the Smithsonian and biographical information about each.
Native Americans from Yahoo Kids Links to Native American art, biographies, religion, tribes and nations.
Native Americans of the Wild West Select from information about the society, legends, art, religion and leaders of Native Americans in history.
Virtual Library of American Indians An index of Native American cultural sites on the Internet organized by tribe/nation.
Bureau of Labor Statistics Check out jobs by category: music, math, social studies, science, PE/outdoors, and reading. This site from the Department of Labor will give you an idea of how to prepare, what you might earn, and what the future looks like for jobs in that area.
Job Profiles Read reports from people actually on jobs you might be interested in for the future.