The History Place

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Resource:The History Place
Provider:The History Place
Summary:Age Range: 9-18 (Grades 4-12, with parental supervision). At this site, you'll find fact-based information on American and World history presented in a variety of ways.
Description:This free, advertising-supported website was developed by historian Phillip Gavin. There are timelines, in-depth text, photo galleries, primary source documents, and real audio clips to enhance learning.

When you get to the site you'll see the "Main Exhibits" featured that include topics such as:

  • American Revolution
  • U.S. Civil War
  • 20tth Century Topics
  • World War II
  • Vietnam War
  • Presidents of the United States

Click on any topic to access the content. Use the menu on the left side of the screen to access featured selections such as:

  • Photo of the Week - See a photo and read the caption.

  • Speech of the Week - Read the text of an important speech, and hear an audio clip.

  • This Month In History - Peruse monthly calendars that list historical events that occurred on each day.

  • Points of View - Read commentary on various historical events from different perspectives.

  • Tourism Guide - This is pretty cool! Find out places of historical importance that you can visit in the U.S. and throughout the world!

  • Movie Reviews - Read reviews of movies that have historical or political themes. Find out which ones are based more on fiction than truth.

  • Personal Histories - Read real-life adventures and first-person accounts of historical moments.

  • Something Different - Fun! Explore this cache of historical songs, bloopers and blunders of politicians, fascinating trivia, slide shows and virtual tours.

  • And more!

This site has lots of great content - it's just organized a little haphazardly. Bookmark it, as you'll want to return several times to see it all.
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Subjects:Social Studies
Teaching Methods:Online Interactive
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