Museum websites offer students opportunities to pore over the world's priceless collections from the comfort of home or the classroom. These museum and archival websites offer an immense collection of primary and secondary resources for research into the depths of history, culture, and society, both in the U.S. and around the world. Many also feature lesson plans, interactives, and other resources aimed specifically at classrooms, making it easier to connect curriculum to museum artifacts and documents. Teachers should also make sure to check out the opportunities a few sites offer for professional development, or, even better, field trip support if one of these institutions happens to be close to home.
Powerful stories and media centralize African-American history
Lessons, activities, artifacts, artfully presented by the Smithsonian
Virtual tour lets kids explore interactions of humans and our world
Extensive resource collection supports teaching about the Holocaust