History


Colonial House
//http://www.pbs.org/wnet/colonialhouse/// In 2004 a group of 26 American and English volunteers spent four months living on the wilderness coast of Maine under circumstances that replicated that of 17th Century colonists in the area. The section entitled 1628 Across the Continent gives a well-rounded overview of the state of European settlement in North America and the West Indies during that year.

1607 Journey to Jamestown [3-10]
http://www.kidsandhistory.com/1607/thebeginning.html
1607 Journey to Jamestown tkes students on a voyage back through time as they get a feel for what it might have been like to sail across the Atlantic in the early 17th and establish a colony in the New World.

North Carolina Postcards
http://www.lib.unc.edu/dc/nc_post/ North Carolina Postcards concetrates on one function to digitize the postcard collection of the Wilson Library at the Uiversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. This collection includes over 12,000 North Carolina-related postcards dating from 1898 to the present.

The Sport of Life and Death: Meso-american Ballgame
http://www.ballgame.org/
This site focuses on the ancient sport practiced by the Aztecs, Maya, and other Mesoamerican civilizations. In the process it provides a broad exposure to the diversity of cultures present in the region from 1500 B.C. to 1517 A.D.

Digital History [6-12]
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/
When entering the Digital History Web site students must be prepared to be immersed in American History. This is a staggering collection of information, images, and multimedia resources, and even includes a 400 page online textbook. Example of topics include The World before 1492, The Puritans, The Alamo, Indian Removal, Children of the Civil Warm and the Japanese Internment. There are 35 of these units currently available or under development.

Virtual Underground Railroad
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/railroad/index.html
This is a link to the National Geopgraphic's virtual Underground Railroad.

Life as a Slave
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bhistory/underground_railroad/plantation.htm

Virtual Tour of Frederick Douglass ' Home
Provided by the National Park Service.
http://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/douglass/houseTour.html

King Padibasetet's Tomb: The Virtual Egytian Museum
http://www.virtual-egyptian-museum.org/
The Senruset Collection represented here was assembled from European private collections and is not on display for the public except through The Virtual Egyptian Museum. A series of photographs are included for each artifact, including shots from multiple perspectives and close-ups that reveal extensive detail.

National Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 - October 15
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/hispanic/americas.htm
This site provides great activities for the classroom to inform students about the Hispanic Culture.

Asian Pacific Heritage Month
http://www.factmonster.com/spot/asianhistory1.html
Fun and interesting facts for students to learn in the month of May.
http://www.coedu.usf.edu/culture/Maps/Asia.htm
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/asian-american/

Scholastic Celebrates African-American History Month
http://teacher.scholastic.com/africanamericanheritage/
Black History
http://www.madisonvoices.com/africanamericanhistory/

Access Islam
http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/accessislam/lesson.html
Ten multimedia lessons about Islamic holidays, traditions, and cultures, from Ramadan to the Quran.