Section: Resources For A Great Classroom Day: History

Directory: New York City History

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Section: History Resources: " History reveals the story of man's past and the progressive development of human society. The human evidence of how man had a determined influence upon history , is found in their expressions of thought, art, culture and politics. History depends on human evidence, not only in annals and chronicles , but in all sorts of forms (monuments, buildings, artifacts, business papers, newspapers, laws, traditions, vital statistics, literature expressing man's philosophy, science and religion.) "

Web Link: Why Teach History? "The student who reads history will unconsciously develop what is the highest value of history: judgment in worldly affairs. This is a permanent good, not because "history repeats" - we can never exactly match past and present situations - but because the "tendency of things" shows an amazing uniformity within any given civilization. As the great historian Burckhardt said of historical knowledge, it is not 'to make us more clever the next time, but wiser for all time.'" -Jacques Barzun, Begin Here
Web Link: Archiving Early America: This is a great resource for early American History. You can find images
of actual historic documents, solve an interactive cross-word puzzle, read the Early American Review, and participate in a "Town Crier" online forum. Wonderful content and pictures!
Web Link: The Great American Landmarks Adventure: Takes you on a fabulous trip through time and space through a series of drawings by Roxie Munro. You'll see 43 National Historic Landmarks and learn about more than 3,000 years of our country's past! Travel has been arranged by Heritage Preservation Services, National Park Service.
Web Link: The History Buff: a nonprofit organization devoted to providing free primary source material for students, teachers, and history buffs. This site focuses primarily on how news of major, and not so major, events in American history were reported in newspapers of the time.
Web Link: The History Channel: Includes both world and US history. A good source for kids, parents, and teachers.
Web Link: AMDOCS: Documents for the Study of American History, (hyperlinks to American history documents, 1492-2005. The University of Kansas.)
Web Link: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture:  It is  part of the New York Public Library system. "In Motion," the online exhibit on the African-American migration experience, is a must.
Web Link: Eyewitness to History
Web Link: Crisis At Fort Sumter: An "interactive historical simulation and decision making program" that allows the user to make decisions just as President Lincoln had to at the beginning of the Civil War. With an explanation of events and advice from the official advisors, the user chooses a course of action based upon the information provided. A fascinating exercise in history, public policy, and the political process.
Web Link: OAH History Teacher Resource Center: Links and information about publications, Resources and Activities for Teachers of History.
Web Link: Education Resources to Learn About Early American History: Colonial Williamsburg supports students, teachers, and educators across the country with rich interactive resources
Web Link: Public Libraries: Search by state for public, state, university, and college libraries. Presidential libraries are here, too.
Web Link: American Studies at the University of Virginia: See the great "America in the 1930s" exhibit, and much more.
Web Link: The Gilder Lehman Institute of American History: This is for Teachers and students. It offers professional development opportunities for educators provides documents and exercises for classroom use.
Web Link: Digital History: This website enhances history teaching and research through primary sources.
Web Link: Documenting The American South: is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to Southern history, literature, and culture. Currently DocSouth includes nine thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs.
Web Link: From Revolution to Reconstruction: The goal of the project was to create a number of pages on the World Wide Web with serious historical content. Since the largest number of students came from the American Studies department the American Revolution was chosen as subject.
Web Link: WWW.VL: History: United States (practically everything you need in getting started with American historical study is here: periods, tools, topics, maps, and research aids.
Web Link: E-History:One hundred and thirty thousand pages of historical content, from Ohio State University.
Web Link: The Great Building Collection: Find your favorite architect's work, or search for a particular building.
Web Link: History Cooperative: A highly regarded nonprofit research resource offering journals and texts for scholars, researchers, and historians. Booker T. Washington's papers are here, free and fully searchable.
Web Link: Exploring U.S. History: offers online teaching modules for a U.S. history survey course covering the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, including topics on indentured servitude, runaway slaves, antebellum popular culture, and
advertisements in modern magazines.
Web Link: Teaching American History:
Web Link: Historical Thinking Matters: is a website focused on key topics in U.S. history, designed to teach students how to critically read primary sources and how to critique and construct historical narratives.
Web Link: Illinois During The Gilded Age: Presents primary source materials which shed light on major theme's in this period's society, politics and culture.
Web Link: The Avalon Project: Documents In Law, History and Diplomacy

Sub Section: Lessons

Web Link: The Antinomian Controversy: University Lesson
Web Link: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919:  Lesson
Web Link: Lincoln and the Outbreak of War, 1861: University Lesson
Web Link: The Debate over the Philippines, 1898-1900: University Lesson
Web Link: Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the "Court Packing" Controversy of 1937: University Lesson
Web Link: The Removal of the Cherokee Nation: University Lesson
Web Link: Understanding Tenement Life: Lesson Plan
Web Link: Miscellaneous Lessons

Sub Section: Selected Articles From the History Teacher (History Cooperative.Org)

Web Link: Responding to the Winds of Change in History Education
Web Link: The Summative Teaching Portfolio and the Reflective Practitioner of History by Frederick D. Drake and Lawrence W. McBride, Illinois State University, Normal   Vol. 34, No. 1  November 2000
Web Link: Reading, Writing, and Critical Viewing: Coordinating Skill Development in History learning by John E.O'Connor, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University, Newark  Vol. 34, No. 2 February 2001
Web Link: Making History on the Web Matter in Your Classroom by Kelly Schrum, Center for History & New Media, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia Vol. 34, No.3  May 2001
Web Link: The Pleasures of Teaching History by James Axtell College of William and Mary Vol. 34, No. 4 August 2001
Web Link: A Decade of Debate: Improving Content and Interest in History Education  by Allan E. Yarema Abilene Christian University May 2002 Vol. 35, No. 3
Web Link: New Tidings for History Education, or Lessons We Should Have learned by Now by Loen Fink; University of Illinois, Chicago February 2001 Vol. 34, No. 2
Web Link: Evaluating Websites for History Teachers: Using History Matters in a Graduate Seminar by Tracey Weis, Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania  May 2001, Vol. 34, No.3

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