Saturday, September 15, 2012

Six Great History Sites

Whether you're a history buff or a student (or parent of a student) looking for online materials to supplement your study of history, the following websites deliver an engaging, informative online experience...
  1. The Library of Congress' American Memory site is a great resource for written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.
  2. BBC: History offers an impressive array of exhibitions, activities, games, photo galleries and other resources. Major categories include: Ancient History, British History, World Wars, Historic Figures, Hands on History, History for Kids and On This Day.
  3. Mission U.S. immerses playsers in U.S. history via free, interactive online games. There are currently 2 missions (For Crown or Colony? and Flight to Freedom), with plans for additional missions in 2013 and 2014.
  4. The National Archives' Eyewitness site uses original documents and historic photos to present famous events and eras throughout history, including the "Bloody Sunday" march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama; the view from the Apollo 8; and the reunification of Germany.
  5. This Day in History, from the History Channel, provides a daily snapshot of historical events and people across a variety of areas (historical events, music, literature, etc.). You can view the calendar and choose a particular date of interest and/or sign up to receive a daily e-mail update.
  6. is a free resource where, using an interactive historical timeline, can watch associated television documentaries and videos. Currently the focus is on Britain and the American West.
~ Alison -- Electronic Resources Librarian

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