These great history websites help make the past and present relevant and accessible to students. There are research resources students can explore including firsthand accounts, images, videos, audio, and scholarly work. Many of these sites feature expertly curated museum and archival collections that help students step into history. Driven by their burning questions about the past, students can use these sites to analyze primary documents, artifacts, historical figures, and significant time periods. Teachers will also find a few picks on this list aimed specifically at them, featuring lesson plans and resources informed by the latest historical research.
Powerful stories and media centralize African-American history
Lessons, activities, artifacts, artfully presented by the Smithsonian
Extensive resource collection supports teaching about the Holocaust
Archival site is a treasure trove for New Deal researchers
High-quality, document-based lessons spark stellar historical inquiry