The Learning Page - The Library of Congress

The Library of Congress' front door to more than 100 American Memory collections. Here is a teacher's-eye-view of over 7 million historical documents, photographs, maps, films, and audio recordings. You will find lessons, features, activities, and tips and tricks for using these collections in your classroom.

Teaching with Historic Places uses properties listed in the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects. TwHP has created a variety of products and activities that help teachers bring historic places into the classroom.

U.S. Department of Education

This site is huge and tries to be quite comprehensive. To avoid a case of information overload, you may want to check out the "Teacher's Guide to the Department of Education" before you delve into the specialized information, research materials, and library resources found here.

Also, check out the resources pages:
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

More than 30 Federal agencies formed a working group to make hundreds of federally supported education resources available at this web site.

[The Constitution][Government][U.S. History]

Smithsonian Education : History and Technology lesson plans

The Educator's Reference Desk

The Educator's Reference Desk builds on over a quarter century of experience providing high-quality resources and services to the education community.

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

An independent, private, nonprofit organization working to improve teaching and learning in America's schools.

Discovery Education provides engaging digital resources to schools and homes with the goal of making educators more effective, increasing student achievement, and connecting classrooms and families to a world of learning.

EDSITEment contains a variety of links to other websites and references to resources available through government, nonprofit, and commercial entities.

The National Endowment for the Humanities which also brings Picturing America, an exciting new initiative from the National Endowment for the Humanities, brings masterpieces of American art into classrooms and libraries nationwide. Through this innovative program, students and citizens will gain a deeper appreciation of our country’s history and character through the study and understanding of its art.

Best of History Web Sites is an award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1000 history web sites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more.

The Center for Teaching History with Technology is a resource created to help K-12 history and social studies teachers incorporate technology effectively into their courses. Find resources for history and social studies lesson plans, activities, projects, games, and quizzes that use technology. Explore inquiry-based lessons, activities, and projects. Learn about new and emerging technologies such as blogs, podcasts, wikis, ipods, and online social networks. and explore innnovative ways of integrating them into the curriculum. Find out how others are using technology in the classroom.

TeAch-nology - The Art and Science of Teaching with Technology® - represents a vision of teaching in a world driven by technology. Our mission to provide services designed to support educators' in effectively incorporating technology in teaching and learning. Our goal is two-fold: to provide a reservoir of online resources for educators to access at any time and to provide effective tools for designing instruction that are time and energy saving.

History Teacher Net : American History and Government

AcademicInfo is an online education resource center with extensive subject guides and distance learning information. Our mission is to provide free, independent and accurate information and resources for prospective and current students (and other researchers).

AcademicInfo was founded in 1998 by Mike Madin, a librarian coordinator, and is now maintained by multiple contributors. Additional help, feedback and suggestions are always appreciated.

Education World

This free site offers educators information helpful to engage students creatively, connect with other like-minded professionals or advance careers. In fact, Education World is the largest educational search engine and resource on the Internet. You'll find more than 50,000 links to education related sites, columns written by education experts, sample lesson plans, and curriculum ideas.

Global Schoolhouse

This site seeks to link the community and the classroom. GSH, sponsored by Microsoft and MCI, offers classroom-tested ideas and lesson plans covering all aspects of teaching, such as planning and preparing courses, presenting material and motivating students, integrating technology into the classroom, giving and getting feedback on learning. It's a rich compendium of useful resources.

The 50 States: Capital Cities and Information Links

Ray Weber's classified, annotated list of over 1300 sites to information specific to each state, including links to state homepages, symbols, flags, maps, constitutions, representatives, birds, flowers, trees, songs, and much more.

United States History Maps

This is a great resource. For this time period you can get maps such as: Native American groups in the East or West, Exploration and Settlement Before 1675. This site is provided by the University of Texas at Austin.