The Civil War In Pictures, Part 1: The Places Last year marked the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War, a milestone commemorated by The Atlantic in a special issue (now available online). Although photography was still in its infancy, war correspondents produced thousands of images, bringing the harsh realities of the frontlines to those on the home front in a new and visceral way. As brother fought brother and the nation's future grew uncertain, the public appetite for information was fed by these images from the trenches, rivers, farms, and cities that became fields of battle. Today's collection is part 1 of 3, covering the places of the Civil War: the battleships, prisons, hospitals, urban centers, and rural pastures where history was made. Tomorrow's installment features some of the people involved in the conflict, and on Friday I'll be sharing some of the amazing three-dimensional stereographs of the war. Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose: A March, 1863 photo of the USS Essex.
U.S. History: Free streaming history videos & activities Over the Top - A First World War Free Online Adventure Game Introduction Over the Top is an interactive adventure game that allows YOU to experience life in the trenches during the First World War. As a young Canadian soldier stationed somewhere along the Western Front in the late Fall of 1916, you will live through some of the excitement, despair, brutality and sheer horror of trench warfare. Over the Top is based on the real-life experiences of Canadians who lived and died in the trenches during the First World War. Part history and part adventure story, Over the Top is divided into sections. Throughout the story, you will come across many words and expressions that were quite common at the time. Your goal in Over the Top is the same as that of thousands of Canadians who served in the trenches during the First World War: merely to survive. So pick up your rifle, put on your helmet and get ready for a truly unique experience! *Flash Player version 6 required Best viewed at 800x600 resolution Low-Graphics Version Virtual Museum of Canada.
Lesson Plans History American Government High School - USHistorySite.com North Carolina History: A Digital Textbook - LEARN NC Primary sources, multimedia, readings, and lesson plans to tell the many stories of North Carolina's past. Replace your textbook — or enhance your teaching with selections. Get started Sampler An overview with samples of the kinds of readings, primary sources, and multimedia available. Educator’s Guides Best practices, process guides, worksheets, and other resources for teaching with the digital textbook. Explore by era Precolonial (to 1600) Natural history, American Indians before contact, the Lost Colony, and the Columbian Exchange. Colonial (1600–1763) Migration, government, religion, and daily life from the first successful English colonies to the eve of the Revolution. Revolution (1763–1789) The Regulators, the resistance to Great Britain, the War for Independence, and the creation of new governments. Early National (1789–1836) Politics, society, and culture from the 1790s to the 1830s, including education, reform, and the growth of slavery. Antebellum (1836–1860) Civil War (1860–1876)
History for Kids | Teaching Social Studies | Social Studies for Kids Archiving Early America: Primary Source Material from 18th Century America Free Readers: African-American History The following free readers on African-American History are for grades 4 - 6.