Educational Service Unit #8
History Curriculum Links
American Memory (Library of Congress)
Biographical Dictionary is an online biographical dictionary that covers more than 28,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day.
From Revolution to Reconstruction Now updated well into the 20th century.
Holocaust Pictures Exhibit This site is home to dozens of World War II photographs related to the Holocaust. Some pictures are not suitable for viewing by younger students, so visit the site before pointing your students to it.
The Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology Ancient Egyptian sites and artifacts.
Labyrinth A World Wide Web server for Medieval Studies, sponsored by Georgetown University.
Lesson Plans & Teaching Strategies for Social Studies This site connects to many good social studies lesson plans.
Metropolitan Museum of Art This is an interactive museum. It features many collections that span 5,000 years and emcompasses cultures from all over the world.
National Geographic Online This site is full of content-rich online articles, maps, geography quizes, and more. You can chat with Society photographers, writers, and artists. You can even exchange ideas with the leading scientific minds of our time.
Nebraska Department of Education's Social Science Resources Homepage This site contains lesson plans that connect with the themes of Nebraska's social studies frameworks.
NCSS Online: The Information Source for Social Studies Education This site contains excellent units for middle school students on the Holocaust and women's suffrage in the United States.
Rabbit in the Moon: Mayan Glyphs and Architecture Tour a Mayan palace and a pyramid and learn the Mayan syllabary.
RETANet, Resources for Teaching About the Americas This site has accessible resources and curriculum materials about Latin America, the Spanish Caribbean, and the U.S. Southwest. There are more than 65 lesson plans dealing with culture studies, a searchable annotated database of resource materials, and an archive of photographs of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Selected Civil War Photographs This site contains 1,118 photographs which include scenes of military personnel, preparations for battle, battle after-effects, and portraits of Confederate officers, Union officers, and enlisted men.
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Pictures and text describing the mysteries of the seven wonders.
US Army Vietnam Combat Art This site also includes non-war paintings, drawings, combat art documents, and news articles.
World Art Treasures This site is divided into a series of programs, each one focusing upon a particular artist or artistic period. Program subjects include Botticelli, Vermeer, gardens of the Renaissance, Roman portraits, and the ancient art of Egypt and China.
Information Sharing Demonstration
THOMAS This site provides full text of federal legislation files and the Congressional Record.
USA Counties 1996 Here you can "unearth" geographic and raw Census data about every single U.S. state and county in the United States. Click on the map of the U.S. and zoom in as close as a county or as far away as a state.
Vote Smart This site lists candidates' voting records and biographies in a simple, easy-to-read format. It also has lots of good information for students on the inner workings of the U.S. Government (How does a bill become a law anyway?)