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- Smithsonian National
Museum of American History: Within These Walls Two hundred years' worth of American
history all in one house. Learn what a single-family dwelling can tell us
about what life was like during five different periods of American history: the
colonial era, the Revolutionary era, the Civil War era, the late nineteenth
century, and World War II. Learn a brief family history of the five families
who lived in this house throughout the span of years, find out what the house
itself can tell historians about the neighborhood, the changes in the house,
and when the house was built. You can learn how to do research on the house you
live in. There are several resources for further research, including resources
for teachers to extend the information on this interesting site.
- Egyptian History
- EasyFunSchool's History Lessons and Activities
- Learner.org Interactives:
(Grades 9-12) Explore the collapse of four ancient
- Middle Ages
(Grades 9-12) Discover what it was like to live
during the Middle Ages.
- Renaissance (Grades 9-12) Join us as we explore the Renaissance and
discover the forces that drove this rebirth in Europe, and in Italy in
- United States
History Map (Grades 5-8) With a map as your
guide, trace the growth and settlement of the United States.
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- Google Apps Lesson Plan: Cold War Hot Spots
- Best of History Websites/ Cold War Era
- Instructional videos about history, American Civics, Economics can be found for free at khanacademy.org
- More than 80K-12 Lesson Plans/resources
- Are You Typical - This is an amazing video full of statics that really make you think about our place in the world
- BBC History
- The Teacher's Guide Social Studies Lesson Plans (2-12)
- World Atlas - Explore Your World
- World Atlas: Maps and Geography of the World
- The World Quiz Test Your Geography Knowledge- The World (Oceans and Continents)
- World Maps and Geography Games
- West Virginia Encyclopedia
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Patriotism and Nationalism
Forms of Government
Freedom Rides and Civil Rights
United States Presidents Unit - Units are listed alphabetically according to the name of the President.
Three Branches of Government
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