Witnessing US History

American Memory-Library of Congress http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html American 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

America’s Story http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/index.php Easy to understand, fun and interactive timelines and more from the Library of Congress.

*American Experience http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/onlineFilms/ PBS documentary series you can watch on-line on various historical topics.  Or check out their resources.

Avalon http://avalon.law.yale.edu/ Yale Law School’s collection of documents in law,  history, and diplomacy

*CNN SERIES: The Sixties     The Seventies      The Eighties   The Nineties

*Crash Course: US History https://nerdfighteria.info/cat/143

*Documents for the Study of American History http://www.vlib.us/amdocs/ Documents from 800-2009 originally collected by the Kansas Heritage Group.

Ellis Island Foundation http://www.ellisisland.org/ Ellis Island history  and immigration records.

Famous Trials http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/ftrials.htm Sponsored by the University of Missouri –Kansas provideds primary source information about famous historical trials.

FBI Newspaper Archive http://www.fbiarchive.com/ Not easy to navigate.  Use advanced search tab and click on newspaper title not date. May have to register. Good if you know your family member was involved in FBI targeted activities.

Genealogy Resources from MCPL http://www.multcolib.org/ref/gene.html Databases, websites, and other resources local, national, international.

Historic Audio Archives http://matrix.msu.edu/resources/audio.htmlFrom  MATRIX Center, this site offers many links to historic audio clips.

History Heard http://www.historyheard.com/home.html Students post videos created from oral history interviews. See examples of what kind of information and story you can get from your subject. Consider making a video for extra credit?

Holocaust Memorial Museum http://www.ushmm.org/(Click on Education Tab and “for students”). The Museum has identified topic areas for you to consider while studying the Holocaust. An introduction to the topic areas is essential for a sense of the breadth of the history of the Holocaust

Made by History ( Washington Post)  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/made-by-history/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.d9a146a8712a historical analyses to situate the events making headlines in their larger historical context

*National History Day Resources https://www.nhd.org/student-resources Links  provided for students to participate in National History day competition.  Site also includes standards and resources for educators.

*National Public Radio http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1001Internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming. A privately supported, not-for-profit membership organization, NPR serves a growing audience of 27.5 million Americans each week.  oTpics include historic issues and current events.

*National Women’s History Project Resource Center http://www.nwhp.org/resourcecenter/index.phpNHWP Resource Center makes information about women accessible.  The site is kept relevant and easy for students, journalists, and anyone else to use.  NWHP encourages discovering stories about our mothers, grandmothers, and great grandmothers to help us better understand their lives, the challenges they faced, and ultimately, ourselves and our own times.  Check out their links too!

Oregon Historical Society http://www.ohs.org/ If your family member is a long time or native Oregonian you may find what you need here. Click on Education page to find what you need or to see a model of the kind of historical research you are doing.

Oregon Digital Newspapers– http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu historical primary documents- newspapers from around the state archived and presented by University of Oregon

*PBS: The Sixties http://www.pbs.org/opb/thesixties/library/ 

*People’s Century Episodes http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/peoplescentury/episodes/ 

Rights Matter http://www.rightsmatter.org/index.html Historic and current events around the bill of rights including Supreme Court decisions and audio/video of the ordinary people who stood up for our rights. Sponsored by the Bill of Rights Education Project, which is based at the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts.

Smithsonian Kids http://smithsonianeducation.org/students/index.html A rich site especially for students. Links to fun games, new displays and research.

Stately Knowledge http://www.ipl.org/div/stateknow/index.html Essential facts and important links for each state sponsored by the Internet Public Library.

Timeline:  https://timeline.com/

*Virtual Library of American History http://www.vlib.us/amdocs/ 

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