Listed below are a number of links to major resource websites
for American history and culture.
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
federal government website for teachers and students that
links to a number of useful history and culture resources
predominantly, but not exclusively American. Some subculture
resources also identified. More resources added regularly.
The Archival Research Catalog (ARC)
This is a searchable database of the cornerstone documents
of our government. It has more than 100,000 digitized copies
of the National Archives most popular and significant manuscripts,
photographs, maps, drawings and other documents. (National
Archives and Records Administration)
Contains a collection of websites and lesson plans for teachers
in the areas of arts and culture, literature and language
arts, foreign language, history and social studies
The Constitution Community Project
The Constitution Community is a partnership between classroom
teachers and education specialists from the National Archives
and Records Administration. The lesson plans encourage the
analysis of primary source documents, and are arranged according
to historical era.
American Memory from the Library of Congress
Incredible collection of primary source materials, including
photographs, manuscripts, maps, and audio recordings dating
back to 1490.
PBS American Experience Online
Browse the archives of American Experience films, web sites,
and teachers' guides to explore the past.
American Social History Project
Based at the CUNY Graduate Center, the ASHP produces print,
video, and multimedia materials about the men and women who
bullt America. The History Matters Project (http://historymatters.gmu.edu/)
serves as a gateway to excellent resources for teaching U.S.
An annotated list of hundreds of web sites on U.S. History
searchable by topic and time period. Also developed and maintained
by the ASHP.
This is a resource for foreign audiences seeking information
about American society, politics, and culture. Search from
general overviews to more specific topics in each category.
American Popular Culture
This site provides resources for critical analysis of popular
culture in the United States.