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A Teacher’s Guide to Civics Education on the Web

SOCIAL STUDIES BLOGS

Adventures in History
Civil War Memory
Don’t Just Put a Movie On
Everyday Politics
History Teacher’s Attic
The History Channel This Is Not
History Is Elementary
HistoryTech
Mr. D’s Neighborhood
Outside the Cave
Social Studies and History Teacher’s Blog
Speaking of History
Synthesizing Education
Teaching the Civil War With Technology
TeachPaperless
US Government Teacher Blog
US History Teacher
World History Blog

ONE-STOP SHOPPING

ABA Public Ed
American Studies at the University of Virginia
American Studies Association
Annenberg Classroom: Resources for Excellent Civics Education
Best of History Websites
Civics Online
Crossroads
Digital History
First Amendment Schools
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

GovSpot
History Matters
Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms
HistoryTeacher
Jack Miller Center
National Center for History in Schools
National Council for the Social Studies
Social Studies Central
Teaching History
Western Civilization Webography Project
World History Sources

GOVERNMENT SITES

American Memory
Citizens’ Almanac
Classrooms to Courtrooms
Digital Vaults
Docs Teach
NEH EDSITEment
Federal Resources for Education Excellence
Google Search for the Federal Government
Library of Congress
National Archives
National Park Service Teaching with Historic Places
National Park Service Teaching with Museum Collections
Object of History
Smithsonian Education
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
THOMAS
U.S. Census American Factfinder
U.S. Senate Historical Office
We the People: an initiative of the National Endowment for Humanities

LESSON PLANS

K-12
American Centuries
American Heritage Education Foundation
American Revolution Center Searchable Database
Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Congress Link
Constitution Day
EASE History
Ed Helper
NEH EDSITEment History and Social Studies
History Matters Web-based assignments
[email protected]
Library of Congress Learning Page
Library of Congress Teaching With Primary Sources
National Archives Teaching With Documents
National Constitution Center
PBS Teachers Social Studies
Schools of California Online Resources for Education
Teachable Moment
Teacher Serve
Teacher Vision
Thirteen Ed Online

Elementary
America’s History in the Making
Balancing Three Branches at Once: Our System of Checks and Balances
Congress for Kids
Education World Lesson Archives

Middle School to High School
Colonial Williamsburg
Constitutional Rights Foundation
Exploring U.S. History
Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History
Historical Thinking Matters
Probing the Past: VA and MD Probate Inventories
New York Times Lesson Plans
Teaching American History
Teaching History
Young American Heroes

PRIMARY SOURCES

General
Historical Text Archive
Avalon Project
Internet Archive
Internet History Sourcebook
Open Library
Perseus Digital Library
Project Gutenberg
Repositories of Primary Sources
Talking History
University of Virginia E-Text Library

American
African American History Month
The Alexis de Tocqueville Tour
Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary Library
Bethlehem Digital History Project
Children in Urban America
Explore PA History
First Federal Congress Project
Footnote
Founding.com
Gilder Lehrman Collection
History and Politics Out Loud
The Lincoln Institute
Making of America
NPR Lost and Found Sound
Picture History
What So Proudly We Hail

Key Documents
Bill of Rights
Constitution of the United States
Constitution Facts
Declaration of Independence
Federalist Papers
Madison’s Notes on the Constitutional Debates
Milestone Documents
Our Documents

Presidents
American Presidency: A Glorious Burden
American Presidency Project
America Radio Works
Miller Center for Public Affairs

Newspapers
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
History Buff
Rag Linen

Pictures and Videos
PBS American Experience
PBS American Field Guide
Pics4Learning
New York Public Library Pictures Collection
Smithsonian Image Gallery

Popular Culture
Authentic History Center
HarpWeek
Indivisible: Stories of American Community
Newcomers to New York City
Popular Songs for American History
Sidelights

MEDIA

American Film Company
American Heritage
BackStory Radio
CSPAN Classroom
History Channel
History News Network
Smithsonian Magazine

PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARIES

Herbert Hoover Library
Franklin D. Roosevelt Library
Harry S. Truman Library
Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
John F. Kennedy Library
Lyndon B. Johnson Library
Richard Nixon Library
Gerald R. Ford Library
Jimmy Carter Library
Ronald Reagan Library
George H. W. Bush Library
William J. Clinton Library
George W. Bush Library

GAMES AND OTHER DIVERSIONS

American History
1628: Across the Continent
At Home in the Heartland
Bill of Rights Golf
Colonial Williamsburg Games
Deadwood Illustrated
Decisions in American History
Do History
Google Earth Tours for U.S. History
Go West With Lewis & Clark
Historical Simulations
Historical Tweets
History Detective Kids
History Mystery
Jamestown Online Adventure
Immigrant Rights Through History
Making of America Quiz
NationStates
OOPS Virtual Field Trip
PatriotCast: Tweeting the Revolution
Puzzled by the Past
Quoting the Founders
Tour Colonial Williamsburg
Underground Railroad
Westward Ho! Travel West on a Wagon Train
Who Wants to Marry a Founding Father?
World War II: The Homefront Simulation
You Are the Historian!

U.S. Government
American Democracy Television
Community Plan It
iCivics
History of Government Play
Interactive Constitution
National Budget Simulation
National Student/Parent Mock Election
Naturalization Self-Test
Play the News
ReDistricting Game
Road to the Capitol

TEACHING TOOLS

4Teachers
Copyright FriendlyWiki
Curriki
FindLaw
Free Technology For Teachers
Google for Educators
How Our Laws Are Made Poster
Primary Access
Senate Floor Procedures
TeacherTube
Teach the First Amendment
Timeline Builder

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

American Center for Educators Online
Ashbrook Center Summer Institutes
The Center for the Constitution at James Madison’s Montpelier
Center for Civic Education We the People: Professional Development
Center of Civic Education Project Citizen
Close Up Washington DC
Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute
Colonial Williamsburg Teaching American History Conferences
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Hillsdale College Center for Teacher Excellence
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
Presidential Academy for American History & Civics
Dept. of Ed. Teaching American History Grant

PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS

BeingAnAmerican.org
Congressional Academy for American History & Civics
AEI Summer Institute
Hertog Political Studies Program


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