Main site for people interested in this yearly history competition
Collections of digitized primary sources
Interactive news museum
This innovative website is a free, cross-disciplinary classroom resource featuring interactive timelines, archival videos and downloadable historic front pages through our lenses of historical connections, media literacy and civics. Comprehensive yet flexible lesson plans are designed for middle, high school and college teachers and students.
Old radio shows and news
100 milestone documents in American history
Digital copies of political cartoons throughout history
Over 300 sound recordings
The South Carolina Digital Newspaper Program (SCDNP) at the University of South Carolina Libraries is one of many state programs participating in the National Digital Newspaper Program, a national effort to preserve America's historical newspapers. SCDNP digitizes historic South Carolina newspapers and facilitates their free access in the full-text searchable newspaper database.
ASCD's list of resources for teaching critical approaches to social studies content
Travel tools, travel quizzes, education, geography. That pretty much sums up Vacations.info. Thye've traveled a lot and hope to teach people about the world before going on a trip.
· Explore the Gilder Lehrman Collection, anarchive of more than 60,000 important historical documents from US history,most of them never published. This link features videos of lectures by more than 250 eminent historians that can be searched by topic.
USC’s South Caroliniana Library’s WPA Photograph Collection includes over 1,000 photographs from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s of places and people all over the state. A collection of photographs documenting homes, schools, colleges, churches, streets, landscapes, murals, artwork, and other aspects of South Carolina life, these images were collected by photographers hired as part of Federal Writers' Project. The Federal Writer's Project was created in 1935 as part of the United States Work Progress Administration to provide employment for various white-collar workers such as historians, teachers, and writers.
This link to our State Department of Education provides the following information: African Americans and the Palmetto State, National Registry of Historic Places Celebrates African American History, National Humanity Center Toolbox Library, Africans in America, African Voices, Teaching American History in South Carolina, A Teacher's Guide to African American Historic Places in South Carolina (including Teaching Activities and Lesson Plans, Places to Visit and Internet Resources, Standard Indicator Index, Time Period Index, Alphabetical Index, Subject Index)
Famous speeches both as recordings and as written transcripts
History and political documents
Recollections of Hawaii's people
The Choices Program develops curricula (designed for high school but may be adapted for middle school) on current and historical international issues and their materials place special emphasis on the importance of educating students in their participatory role as citizens.
The Choices Program provides a number of teaching tools for use with Choices resources in the classroom. They include free teaching activities (especially see Teaching with the News-tab on the left), graphic organizers, assessment tools, videos of scholars answering questions about history.*
Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.
Maps and statistics about countries around the world
The result of a three year state-led collaborative effort, the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards was developed to serve two audiences: for states to upgrade their state social studies standards and for practitioners — local school districts, schools, teachers and curriculum writers — to strengthen their social studies programs. Its objectives are to a) enhance the rigor of the social studies disciplines; b) build critical thinking, problem solving, and participatory skills to become engaged citizens; and c) align academic programs to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies.
Cybrary Man's Educational Web Sites for Social Studies - The internet catalogue for students, teachers, administrators & parents.
Over 20,000 relevant links personally selected by an educator/author with over 30 years of experience.
Eyewitness accounts of historical events
Primary sources daring from ancient to modern times
Presidential speeches and announcements
Project domain historical texts
USC’s South Caroliniana Library has begun making all of their rare and invaluable maps available online - a collection of 134 priceless maps, which can be browsed by date.