Last Updated: Apr 7, 2016
Based on a list compiled by Finding Dulcinea Staff.
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- PBS Learning: Election Central
It's an election year and PBS has created tools, resources, and creative solutions to help you understand the various facets of the political process.
- Library of Congress
is a great source to find historical documents, photos, art, maps, audio and video, artifacts and other items. The American Memory section organizes items based on topics, time periods and places of American history. The World Digital Library, a cooperative project with UNESCO, includes rare documents from around the world.
- National Archives
has a massive collection of material on U.S. history that can sometimes be overwhelming to search through. The Resources for National History Day Research page guides students on where to find material in the archives.
has a wide range of resources for students from its various programs. The most useful is likely the companion Web sites for the American Experience documentary series examining important events and people in American history. Each site includes resources such as descriptions of the events, biographies of key figures, primary source documents, interactive maps and transcripts of the film. Also visit the American Masters series for biographies of historical figures.
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- Smithsonian Institution
has a wide variety of exhibitions and collections on American history and culture. It also offers lesson plans searchable by grade level, type of resource and historical topic.
- GPO: Ben's Guide to Government
In West Essex, we use Noodletools as a tool to create parenthetical citations and a List of Works Cited.