United States

America's Story
Especially designed for grades 2 - 8 this site offers an excellent introduction to the vast collections of the Library of Congress on all things American.

An American Time Capsule
Thousands of primary source items from the Library of Congress

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Ben Franklin, our countries first librarian, helps to illustrate the responsibilities of each branch of government and the rights of citizens. Organized by grade level the site also offers a section for parents and teachers as well as additional learning resources on the web

The Border
History and culture of the Texas/Mexican border by PBS

Civil War Map Review
Race the clock to identify the states in existence during the U.S. Civil War. 

Civil War Map Review II
Race another clock to identify the states in existence during the U.S. Civil War.

Colonial Boston
"Use this interactive map to explore colonial Boston and the geographic and human-made features of the Shawmut Peninsula in 1723"

Colonial Williamsburg
Explore life in Colonial Williamsburg.

Review the legislative process, track legislation, or view historic documents.

Constitution Review
  Drag the powers to the correct branch
     Branches of Government
     Checks and balances
        Branch Powers
     SORTIFY Drag each power/right into the correctly labeled bin.

Cotton Production/Slavery
‚Äčaps 1860

Declaration of Independence

Explorers A-Z

History and Politics Out Loud
Searchable archive of politically significant audio materials

Immigration to the United States
Tour Ellis Island and learn about three immigrants by Scholastic.com

Mapping Two Centuries of Immigration to the U.S.

Lewis and Clark

Faced with the same choices the Corps of Discovery had to make, will you make it to the Pacific?

Mission USA
Walk in the shoes of those who strove for freedom from British mercantilism and slavery.  

National Park Service
Page for links to specific parks and highlights of special parks
Puzzle. Use mouse to move state to location. What states are missing? 
Click on the state named. From Maine to Delaware

Click on the state named. Which are missing? 

State capitals quizlet 

State capitals sort into Yes I know/No I don’t know stacks

Oregon Trail
Everything about the Oregon Trail and its history

Patriot Spy
Become a Patriot spy sneaking through the streets of Boston.  Along the way you'll learn about the conflict between loyalists and revolutionaries.

Plimoth Plantation
Talk like a pilgrim. Learn about the first settlers and the village in 1627

Political Typology
Take the survey to see where you land on the political spectrum

Sing along to the lyrics of the School House Rock version.

Racial Injustice in America
Interactive timeline 1610-2010

Robber Barons and Captains of Industry
Though a century has passed since the heyday of the great industrialists and financiers, debate continues: were these men captains of industry, without whom this country could not have taken its place as a great industrial power, or were they robber barons, limiting healthy competition and robbing from the poor to benefit the rich? Links to many sites provided.

Salem Witch Trials
Could you have survived the witchcraft hysteria?  Check out the National Geographic Society's interactive program.

Explore the sharecropping cycle.
Capital Cities ID game
State ID game: Click on the correct state

State Identification Game
Click on the correct state when prompted.

State Identification Game 2nd Version
Click on the correct state name of highlighted state.

States Quiz
Race the clock as you click on the correct state.

Understanding Prejudice
Explore the causes and consequences of prejudice

What happened today in history?
Learn about events in U.S. history from the Library of Congress

Women on 20s.
Learn about the campaign to change the face of U.S. paper currency.

Learn more about the man who played a key role in the success of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.