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Best U.S. History Websites for Students
Humanize history by getting students to unearth the real remains -- from the mundane to the magnificent -- of United States history. By curating and contextualizing text, audio, and images, these websites aim for accessibility, giving students tons of content likely to touch on topics they care about. There are websites with vast collections of primary source material that can fuel research as well as those with intriguing lesson plans and activities for creating great units. Many sites also push past dominant narratives, highlighting the essential contributions and perspectives of people from historically marginalized or systemically silenced groups.
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Powerful stories and media centralize African-American history
Lessons, activities, artifacts, artfully presented by the Smithsonian
Critically acclaimed documentaries repackaged meaningfully for classrooms
Organized digital library features piles of useful primary resources
Stellar history website, gateway to cool PD and scholarship
High-quality resources and activities offer an in-depth study
High-quality, document-based lessons spark stellar historical inquiry
Archival site is a treasure trove for New Deal researchers