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Japanese American Digital Archive

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 6/11/2008

A core component of the California Digital Library, the Online Archive of California (OAC) is a digital information resource that facilitates and provides access to materials such as manuscripts, photographs, and works of art held in libraries, mu...


Japanese American Documentary Collection, National Museum of American History

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 6/11/2008

The collections of the American History Archives Center complement the Museum's artifacts and are used for scholarly research, exhibitions, journalism, documentary productions, school programs, and other research and educational activities.


Japanese American National Museum

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 6/11/2008

The mission of the Japanese American National Museum is to make known the Japanese American experience as an integral part of our nation's heritage in order to improve understanding and appreciation for America's ethnic and cultural diversity.


Join America at Play

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 10/23/2008

Discover America's favorite pastimes, sports and hobbies through the use of brief articles, images, video and audio clips, trivia questions and an interactive game entitled "Batter Up." Students will gain a unique perspective of American hist...


Legacies: Collecting America's History at the Smithsonian

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 10/17/2009

This resource allows students to browse the two hundred and fifty artifacts included in the Legacies: Collecting Americas History at the Smithsonian  collection. It also includes descriptions of each artifac...


Lewis and Clark Mapping the West

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link, Reference Materials
Date Posted: 6/17/2009

Cartography and the making of maps is the focus of this online exhibiiton. This site features online access to Lewis and Clark maps and other primary sources, and provides related activities and lesson plans. Students will learn the art of map mak...


Lewis and Clark: The National Bicentennial Exhibition

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 6/17/2009

This website, produced by the Missouri Historical Society, was produced to coincide with a traveling exhibition celebrating the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark exhibition.  Students can explore the entire journey of Lewis and Clark and th...


Library of Congress

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 6/11/2008

The Library of Congress, established in 1800 serves as the research arm of Congress and is recognized as the national library of the United States. Its collections comprise the world's most comprehensive record of human creativity and knowledge. O...


Lincoln at 200

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 8/7/2009

This website, produced by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Chicago History Museum, is part of the bicentennial celebration of the birth of Abraham Lincoln.  The site features 2 exhibitions about Lincoln and searchable data...


Looking Back on Brown vs. Board of Education

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 9/11/2008

This National Public Radio Website about the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court Ruling is a great resource for both students and teachers.  The website contains audio excerpts from various NPR programming on the topic of segregation i...

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