Recommended especially for CBAs by the Washington State Library:
AMDOCS: Documents for the Study of American History
Arranged by historical century, this portal links to primary sources covering history from the 800s to the present.
Archiving Early America
at Archiving Early America, you will discover a wealth of resources - a
unique array of primary source material from 18th Century America.
Scenes and portraits from original newspapers, maps and writings come
to life on your screen just as they appeared to this country's
forebears more than two centuries ago. As you browse through these
pages, you will find it easier to understand the people, places and
events of this significant time in the American experience.
Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History, and Diplomacy
Avalon Project mounts digital documents relevant to the fields of Law,
History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. Includes
constitutions, statutes, treaties, and other primary source documents
from 4000 BCE to the present.
EDSITEment: History and Social Studies Websites
offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching
for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of
literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and
history and social studies. All websites linked to EDSITEment have been
reviewed for content, design, and educational impact in the classroom.
They cover a wide range of humanities subjects, from American history
to literature, world history and culture, language, art, and
archaeology, and have been judged by humanities specialists to be of
high intellectual quality.
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence: Teaching and Learning Resources from Federal Agencies: History and Social Studies
than 1,500 federally supported teaching and learning resources are
included from dozens of federal agencies. New sites are added
regularly. FREE is among the most popular K-12 websites maintained by
the U.S. Department of Education because of the many great resources
being offered by contributing federal agencies.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is a
nonprofit organization supporting the study and love of American
history through a wide range of programs and resources for students,
teachers, scholars, and history enthusiasts throughout the nation. The
Gilder Lehrman Collection, on deposit at the New-York Historical
Society, contains more than 60,000 documents detailing the political
and social history of the United States. The collection's holdings
include manuscript letters, diaries, maps, photographs, printed books
and pamphlets ranging from 1493 through modern times. Also check out
History Now: American History Online.
Historic Video Footage: Multiple Resources
video footage can be a great tool to see what the culture of an era was
really like. More and more historic video footage is being digitized
and made available on the web. The following sites provide excellent
collections of videos that contain historic value:
History.com: U.S. History
and articles covering U.S. history via the History Channel and
History.com. Lots of good audio, video, and multimedia files.
History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web
for high school and college teachers and students of U.S. history
survey courses, this site serves as a gateway to web resources and
offers unique teaching materials, first-person primary documents, and
guides to analyzing historical evidence. We emphasize materials that
focus on the lives of ordinary Americans and actively involve students
in analyzing and interpreting evidence. Also check out their
annotated list of resources
The Library of Congress: American Memory
Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written
and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints,
maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a
digital record of American history and creativity. These materials,
from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions,
chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to
shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and
National Archives: 100 Milestone Documents from the National Archives
linked to Washington State Classroom Based Assessments (CBA)
by grade level as well as historic era, the CBA sample topics on this
web page are linked to the "100 Milestone Documents" located at
www.ourdocuments.gov, which include digitized original documents, typed
transcriptions (for students who have difficulty with handwritten
items), and background information describing the way in which each
document fits into the American experience.
Seattle Public Schools: Social Studies Resources and Useful Links The links to Federal, National, and International resources are especially useful.
Smithsonian American Art Museum: Educational Resources
collections of Civil War photography, American landscapes,
American-Style history posters, and numerous other collections to help
provide a visual history of the United States. Also check out
other Smithsonian Online Exhibitions
University of Washington: Digital Collections
site features materials such as photographs, maps, newspapers, posters,
reports and other media from the University of Washington Libraries,
University of Washington Faculty and Departments, and organizations
that have participated in partner projects with the UW Libraries. The
collections emphasize rare and unique materials.
WWW-VL: History: United States
links to primary sources arranged by era and subject, including
chronological periods (The Gilded Age, Colonial Era, etc) and by decade
through the 20th century.