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National Museums Scotland — Kids

National Museums Scotland — Kids

“Journey into the heart of Ancient Egypt, build a plane and explore the mysteries of the Lewis Chessmen.”
Subject: Our World–History & People; Our World–The Ancient World–Ancient Italy (Rome); Math And Science–Air & Space–Airplanes & Aircraft; Our World–The Ancient World–Ancient Egypt; Our World–The Ancient World–Ancient Europe; Art, Music & Museums–Music; Our World–Europe–United Kingdom (includes England And Scotland); Math And Science–Animals–Insects, Arachnids & Worms

America by Air

America by Air

Learn about flying in the United States from “the early years” to “The Heydey of Propeller Airlines” to “The Jet Age.”
Subject: Math And Science–Transportation; Our World–North America–USA–History & People

Women Pioneers in American Memory

Women Pioneers in American Memory

Learn about the pioneering women who helped make American history by settling the Western frontier, fighting for equal rights for all, and working at non-traditional jobs.
Subject: Our World–North America–USA–History & People; Our World–History & People–Women In History

WVtravel4kids.com

WVtravel4kids.com

Learn about great places to go and things to do in West Virginia. Also learn a little about the state and play some games.
Subject: Fun Stuff–Puzzles; Our World–North America–USA–History & People; Our World–North America–USA–50 States–R-W–West Virgina; Fun Stuff–Games & Activities

Four Faces of Pocahontas

Four Faces of Pocahontas

Learn more about this legendary Native American woman. This page gives information about Pocahontas, including details about her rescue of John Smith, her kidnapping, and her later life.
Subject: Our World–North America–USA–History & People

Understanding Slavery

Understanding Slavery

“Learn about the history of slavery around the world. Follow the journey of one man who was enslaved in both Africa and the United States. Then, travel back in time to Richmond, Virginia in 1845 to witness a slave auction. Along the way, you’ll learn just how pervasive the institution of slavery was in the United States and how it differed from sla …
Subject: Our World–History & People

A Journey to a New Land

A Journey to a New Land

How did people first travel to the Americas 12,000 years ago? Did they cross the Bering Land Bridge or come in boats down the Pacific Coast? Ponder this and learn about the ice age and some animals that are now extinct.
Subject: Our World–North America–USA–Native Americans; Our World–North America–USA–History & People

BBC Wales: Iron Age Celts

BBC Wales: Iron Age Celts

Live a day in the life of a Celtic family in Wales during the prehistoric Iron Age in which metalwork was used to craft tools and weaponry. Watch cartoons, play games, and make crafts while learning about the early Celtic people, their culture, and beliefs during this important period in ancient history.
Subject: Our World–History & People; Our World–Our World Resources For Parents & Teachers; Our World–The Ancient World

The Civil War for Fifth Graders

The Civil War for Fifth Graders

Learn the basics about the American Civil War from this well-organized, outline-style website. Authored by a fifth grade elementary school teacher, the site contains references and other reliable source information for use is school projects.
Subject: Our World–History & People; Our World–Our World Resources For Parents & Teachers

NSF Scrub Club

NSF Scrub Club

Join the Scrub Club as they fight Influenza Enzo, Bac(teria) and other dirty, germy villains. The site features webisodes, games, downloads and more.
Subject: Health–Health Resources For Teachers & Parents; Math And Science–History & People; Health–Hygiene

Go West Across America With Lewis & Clark

Go West Across America With Lewis & Clark

“Wild rivers. Rugged mountains. An unknown continent to explore. This legendary American expedition will face them all. And they need your help on this incredible adventure.”
Subject: Our World–North America–USA–History & People; Our World–North America–USA–50 States–R-W–Utah; Our World–North America–USA–50 States–N-P–Oklahoma

Virtual Marching Tour of the American Revolution

Virtual Marching Tour of the American Revolution

This site covers the Philadelphia Campaign of 1777, including the March to Brandywine, the Battle of Brandywine, the Battle of the Clouds, the Paoli Massacre, the March to Germantown, and the Battle of Germantown. It also has information on Fort Mifflin, Valley Forge, and the British in Philadelphia.
Subject: Our World–Our World Virtual Field Trips; Our World–North America–USA–History & People; Our World–North America–USA–50 States–N-P–Pennsylvania

Exploring Maryland’s Roots

Exploring Maryland’s Roots

Explore Maryland???s roots at this engaging site: investigate the buildings of a Woodland Indian village; travel as an indentured servant from London to the new colony; hear passages from a colonist???s diary; and solve the mystery of the three coffins.
Subject: Our World–North America–USA–50 States–L-M–Maryland; Our World–North America–USA–History & People

U-505 Submarine at the Museum of Science and Industry

U-505 Submarine at the Museum of Science and Industry

Explore a German U-505 submarine that was captured during World War II. Play the interactive games and take a virtual tour to learn about submarine technology and history of the war.
Subject: Our World–Our World Virtual Field Trips; Math And Science–Math And Science Virtual Field Trips; Art, Music & Museums–Art, Music & Museums Virtual Field Trips; Our World–North America–USA–History & People; Math And Science–Technology & Industry–Military

The World of Benjamin Franklin

The World of Benjamin Franklin

Check out this great website from the Franklin Institute with lots of fun facts and a Quick Time movie. Be sure to click on the Franklin FAQ! (Frequently Asked Questions)
Subject: Our World–History & People–Inventions And Inventors; Our World–North America–USA–History & People

Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery

Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery

Learn about the history behind one of America’s greatest expeditions. Lead the expedition through an interactive story, read about the Native American tribes who inhabited the area before the arrival of Lewis and Clark, and read journals written by the Corps of Discovery as they made their way into the wild west!
Subject: Our World–North America–USA–Native Americans; Our World–North America–USA–History & People

Vietnam Online

Vietnam Online

“The Vietnam War was the longest and most unpopular war in which Americans ever fought.” Learn about the events of the war, who was who, and read reflections written by people who were there.
Subject: Our World–North America–USA–History & People; Math And Science–Technology & Industry–Military

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson was the 3rd President of the United States. Learn about his life and deeds in this exhibit from the Library of Congress.
Subject: Our World–North America–USA–Presidents & The White House; Our World–North America–USA–History & People

Summer Vacation

Summer Vacation

How did people spend their summer vacations in times past? Learn about the history of summer camps, road trips, and how Miami Beach was created.
Subject: Our World–Our World Virtual Field Trips; Our World–North America–USA–History & People

SmartFun Online

SmartFun Online

Here, students can explore an interactive timeline, go on a Model T road trip, find out what it was like to live under enslavement, investigate the lives of a colonial family, and more. Materials for teachers (including lesson plans) are also included.
Subject: Our World–North America–USA–History & People

Technology in 1900

Technology in 1900

What was technology like 100 years ago? Find out on this site, where you can read about the first telephone operators, early race cars, and music video 1900s style.
Subject: Our World–North America–USA–History & People; Math And Science–History & People

Pomp: The True Story of the Baby on the Sacagawea Dollar

Pomp: The True Story of the Baby on the Sacagawea Dollar

“He’s cute, he’s sleepy, and he’s in your pocket. He’s Pomp, the napping little baby on the new Sacagawea dollar coin.” Read about Pomp’s amazing life in six chapters.
Subject: Our World–North America–USA–History & People; Our World–North America–Native Americans; Reading Zone–Advanced Reading

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad

“You are a slave. Your body, your time, your very breath belong to a farmer in 1850s Maryland. Six long days a week you tend his fields and make him rich. You have never tasted freedom. You never expect to. And yet . . . your soul lights up when you hear whispers of attempted escape. Freedom means a hard, dangerous trek. Do you try it?”
Subject: Our World–Our World Resources For Parents & Teachers; Our World–North America–USA–History & People; Our World–North America–USA–USA Resources For Parents & Teachers

Pocahontas Myth

Pocahontas Myth

This page offers another look at the stories about Pocahontas. The Powhatan tribe responds to the Disney version by explaining how the animated movie differs from historical fact.
Subject: Our World–North America–USA–History & People

Today in History: December 7

Today in History: December 7

Learn more about the date which will live in infamy. This page gives information about the telegraph announcing the United States’ attack on Pearl Harbor, Roosevelt’s address to Congress, and other important details. Lots of links to other sites about Pearl Harbor, too.
Subject: Our World–North America–USA–History & People

American Treasures of the Library of Congress

American Treasures of the Library of Congress

What is a treasure? This site is a collection of the treasures from the U.S. Library of Congress’s collections, including letters from Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin and the original lyrics to “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”. It documents an exhibit that is on display at the Library in Washington, D.C., but if you can’t go to Washington to …
Subject: Our World–North America–USA–History & People

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail

Enjoy the adventure of the Oregon Trail, the historical pathway to the state of Oregon and the entire western United States. Created by the authors of “The Oregon Trail,” a television documentary that appeared on PBS.
Subject: Our World–North America–USA–50 States–N-P–Oregon; Our World–North America–USA–History & People

National Park Service: The Great American Landmarks Adventure

National Park Service: The Great American Landmarks Adventure

Print out and color drawings of 43 U.S. National Historic Landmarks while learning about their history.
Subject: Fun Stuff–Arts & Crafts–Coloring; Our World–North America–USA–History & People; Our World–North America–United States; Art, Music & Museums–Buildings & Cities (Architecture)

Salem: Witchcraft Hysteria

Salem: Witchcraft Hysteria

Learn about the famous witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts in this interactive history story from National Geographic.
Subject: Our World–North America–USA–History & People; Our World–North America–USA–50 States–L-M–Massachusetts

Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Guide to Black History

Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Guide to Black History

Explore this guide to Black History and find biographies, historical timelines, and information on hundreds of topics including civil rights, African and African American literature, art, music, architecture, and sports. A collection of audio, video, and images is included.
Subject: Our World–Africa; Our World–North America–USA–History & People

Harvest of History

Harvest of History

Explore this New York village from 1845 and learn about food production in the past and present. Then make your own video using the photos and video clips you collect. Authentic diary entries, maps, and newspaper ads are included.
Subject: Our World–North America–USA–History & People

Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg

“Colonial Williamsburg is the world’s largest outdoor living history museum, located in Williamsburg, Virginia, about 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., USA.” This website captures the history and information of Williamsburg through educational resources, electronic field trips, teacher resources, and lesson plans. It also provides reference and …
Subject: Our World–Our World Virtual Field Trips; Our World–North America–USA–History & People; Our World–North America–USA–USA Resources For Parents & Teachers

Ben Franklin: Glimpses of the Man

Ben Franklin: Glimpses of the Man

Did you know that Ben Franklin was a weatherman as well as an accomplished musician? Find out all about this famous American at this site. Teachers can find classroom resources as well.
Subject: Our World–History & People–Inventions And Inventors; Our World–Our World Resources For Parents & Teachers; Our World–North America–USA–History & People; Our World–North America–USA–USA Resources For Parents & Teachers

The Electric Franklin

The Electric Franklin

“A cornucopia of Ben Franklin. Source material, original historical fiction, his kite, his Philadelphia, his Autobiography, plus games, videos, 360?? panoramas and much more!”
Subject: Our World–North America–USA–History & People

Abraham Lincoln Research Site

Abraham Lincoln Research Site

Did you know that Lincoln had a dog named Fido and that Lincoln’s sons kept goats in the White House? Learn dozens of facts about Lincoln at this site, including information about his childhood, his famous speeches, his favorite poems and more. There are also many links to other sites about Lincoln.
Subject: Our World–North America–USA–Presidents & The White House; Our World–North America–USA–History & People

Africans in America

Africans in America

Learn all about the history of Africans in America at this educational site. It is a great resource for any type of report on American history from the 1400s to the mid-1800s.
Subject: Our World–North America–USA–History & People; Our World–North America–USA–USA Resources For Parents & Teachers

Celebrating America’s Freedoms

Celebrating America’s Freedoms

Learn about the origins of such American holidays as Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day. You can find out about how the words of the Pledge of Allegiance have changed over the years or learn about the national cemeteries. This site looks at some of the U.S.’s most important symbols and observances. Suggestions for teaching activities are also includ …
Subject: Our World–North America–USA–History & People; Our World–North America–USA–USA Resources For Parents & Teachers

History Buff’s Home Page

History Buff’s Home Page

“Press coverage of events in American history. Includes a searchable library with the categories Civil War, Baseball, Engravings, Journalism Hoaxes, Old West including Billy the Kid, Jesse James, Crime figures such as Bonnie & Clyde, Lizzie Borden and more than a dozen other categories. The Presidential Library includes the inaugural addresses of …
Subject: Our World–North America–USA–History & People

Houdini

Houdini

This site presents a complete biography of Houdini and includes many photographs of the magician, some of his stunts, and many other subjects.
Subject: Our World–North America–USA–History & People

Learning Page of the Library of Congress

Learning Page of the Library of Congress

Pathfinders guide you through American Memories. Lots of photos of Americans and even some games where they turn photos into puzzles you can play with.
Subject: Our World–North America–USA–Government; Our World–North America–USA–History & People

Irish Potato Famine

Irish Potato Famine

Click your way through the animated village, workhouse, school, and dock to learn about life in Ireland during the potato famine, which occurred from 1845 ??? 1848.
Subject: Our World–History & People; Our World–Europe–Ireland

Kids??? Zone ??? Royalty

Kids??? Zone ??? Royalty

Learn facts about members of the current Royal Family and past Kings and Queens on this site. You can also paint a picture and look at photos of the Royal Family.
Subject: Our World–History & People; Our World–Europe–United Kingdom (includes England And Scotland)

Lemelson-MIT: Invention Dimension

Lemelson-MIT: Invention Dimension

Look up inventors by their name or look up inventions by subject area (Medicine & Healthcare, Consumer Products, Transportation, Energy & Environment, and Computing & Telecommunications). This site also has games and quizzes and an Inventor’s Handbook.
Subject: Our World–History & People–Inventions And Inventors

Civil War for Kids

Civil War for Kids

This is a site put together by a Special Education class at Pontico Hills School in Sleepy Hollow, New York. Among its many resources, the site includes a timeline of the Civil War, biographies of the Civil War leaders, and activities for students. Very nicely done!
Subject: Our World–History & People

Zoom Inventors and Inventions

Zoom Inventors and Inventions

Learn all about inventors and inventions throughout history. A wide variety of topics are covered here, including clothing, communication, food, medicine, science and industry, transportation, and the underseas. There are also lists of women inventors, African-American inventors, and inventors and inventions from several different countries.
Subject: Our World–History & People–Inventions And Inventors; Math And Science–History & People

Calendars through the Ages

Calendars through the Ages

Did you know that the calendar you use every day is a tool that’s gone through many changes over thousands of years? Learn more about various calendars, including Islamic, Jewish, Christian, Chinese, Myan, French, and more.
Subject: Our World–History & People; Math And Science

Chris De Wiff’s Berlin Wall Web Page

Chris De Wiff’s Berlin Wall Web Page

Chris De Witt’s Berlin Wall Web Pages guides visitors on a virtual tour of Berlin’s history. Here, visitors can view photos of Berlin’s past and present. There are also several essays on the web site for students interested in the fall of Communism and Berlin’s divided past.
Subject: Our World–Our World Virtual Field Trips; Our World–History & People; Our World–Europe–Germany

Kids’ Castles

Kids’ Castles

“The home page has an aerial view of the castle. Clicking on a part of the view takes you to that part of the castle. You will find out about the people that lived there and what they did. Sometimes there will also be more information about an aspect of castle life, a game to play or puzzle to solve, or something YOU can do to add to the fun of Kid …
Subject: Our World–History & People; Computers And The Internet–Online Games

Spectrum Biography Library

Spectrum Biography Library

“Biographies of people throughout history and people in the news.” Portraits are included. People covered include: Clara Barton, the Bronte Sisters, Elizabeth Browning, Julius Caesar, Cesar Chavez, Aaron Copeland, Jacques Cousteau, Charles Dickens, Wyatt Earp, Thomas Edison, King Edward VIII, Henry Ford, Benjamin Franklin, Harry Houdini, Scott Jopl …
Subject: Our World–History & People–Dictionaries And Encyclopedias

Discoverers Web

Discoverers Web

Find out about all kinds of explorers from all over the world. This site provides links to information about discovers long ago and today. Learn more about the Vikings, Christopher Columbus, and much, much more.
Subject: Our World–History & People

Edo Japan, A Virtual Tour

Edo Japan, A Virtual Tour

“Edo is the ancient name for Tokyo. During the reign of the Tokugawa Shoguns, Japan’s emperor reigned in secluded majesty at the imperial capital in Kyoto; however, the true center of power, government, the economy and social life was Edo, where the Shogun lived and ruled the country. For most people in Japan, Edo is more than just a historical c …
Subject: Our World–Our World Virtual Field Trips; Our World–History & People; Our World–Asia–Japan

PeaceKids.net

PeaceKids.net

Are you a kid who cares about our world? Are you concerned about the environment or the homeless? Do you want to do something about it? Kids can make a difference. Thanks to the People for Peace organization, you can find out how.
Subject: Our World–History & People; Reading Zone–Short Stories