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(Updated on 03/04/2013)

 

 


Activities Posters
Amazing Americans Presidents
Cartoons Slideshows
Encyclopaedia / Glossary Songs
Immigration Stories
Listening The dollar
Maps  US History
Movies and Animations Videos

 


Related pages :

Ellis Island Immigration
Freedom Presidents'Day
HISTORY of THE UNITED STATES September 11, 2001


 

US History :

  • Picturing US History
    "In this collection of essays, educators from across the country discuss archival images that they have found useful in teaching major themes in U.S. history. If you have a particular image you use in the classroom, we invite you to propose it for our "My Favorite Image" collection."

    (picturinghistory.gc.cuny.edu)

  • The Roaring 20s - PowerPoint Presentation + a Video : The Jazz Age 1920 (honorsushistory.wikispaces.com)

    See The Prohibition

  • American History Timeline : 1780-2010
    with parallel developments in politics, presidents, popular, Native American, planetary, technology, ...

    (animatedatlas.com)
  • LIFE Images Hosted by Google
    "The archive dates back to the 1860s but mostly covers the 20th century with never-before-seen images of any historic topic you can dream up.
    Marilyn Monroe, NASA missions, JFK’s assassination, past Olympics, surfing in the 1960s and on and on are all available for browsing."

    (blogs.denverpost.com)
  • iCue - US History : Videos - Exercises - Games
    (icue.com)

 

  • Picturing America,
    "an exciting new initiative from the National Endowment for the Humanities, brings masterpieces of American art into classrooms and libraries nationwide...
    The nation's artistic heritage-our paintings, sculpture, architecture, fine crafts, and photography-offers unique insights into the character, ideals,
    and aspirations of our country...
    The program uses art as a catalyst for the study of America-the cultural, political, and historical threads woven into our nation's fabric over time."

    + Teachers Resource Book

    + Pictures for Classroom
    (picturingamerica.neh.gov)

 

  • HippoCampus
    brings "high-quality multimedia content provided by top educators
    "
    Subjects :
    American Government
    - Biology - Environmental Science - Religion - US History...
    (hippocampus.org)

 

  • Freedom: A History of US (PBS)
    - with curriculum guides, videos, images, games, and much more.
    "There are sixteen Webisodes  that trace American History from 1765 to 2002..." (Education World)

 

 

  • America on the Move (americanhistory.si.edu)
    "Transportation transformed America. Choose from these three interconnected
    routes to explore how transportation shaped our lives, landscapes, culture, and communities..."
    - with "units on foods & families on the move (1880s), workers and products on the move (1920s), early highways (1930-40s), suburban communities on the move (1950-60s) and the world's people and products on the move (1970-2000). Additionally there are three interactive online games." (Education World)

 

  • The US50 is an extensive guide to history, outdoors, tourism, events and attractions for the fifty states. (theus50.com)

  • Jump back in time - Take a trip to an era in American history. (americaslibrary.gov)
  • History Channel "classroom materials" (historychannel.com)
    - voir aussi "This day in History, Crime History, Literary History, The Great American History Quiz", écouter de nombreux "speeches".


 

  • The great coverups and conspiracies include:
    JFK's Assassination, Adolf Hitler, Big Foot, Marilyn Monroe, Abe Lincoln, Roswell New Mexico, Princess Di, Jimmy Hoffa, Waco Texas,Area 51, Bermuda Triangle, TWA 800,
    and the Lochness Monster.
    (coverups.com)
  • 20th & 21st Century America - (teacheroz.com)
    Comprehensive Sites - Timelines - Primary Documents - Maps, 1900 vs. 2000 -
    Impact of the 20th Century, Planes - Trains - Automobiles, The First 20 Years: 1900-1920,
    World War I, Immigration, The Roaring Twenties, The Turbulent Thirties, World War II,
    The Fight for Civil Rights, 1950 - Present, Various Misc. Topics
  • The History Buff - "Find out how historical events were covered by the press."

 

 

Slideshows :

 

 

Encyclopaedia / Glossary :

  • Explore America - Glossary
    1. The Land and People Before Columbus
    2. The Age of Exploration
    3. Settling the English Colonies
    4. The War for Independence
    5. The Westward Movement
    6. People in the Young Republic
    7. The American People Then and Now

    (ballard-tighe.com)
  • Encyclopaedia of USA History: 1840-1980 :
    American Civil War (262), Political Figures (170), Political Events (62), Slavery (156), Women's Suffrage (116), Business Leaders (54), Scientists (20), Supreme Court Judges (18), Trade Unions (68), Journalists (84), Newspapers & Magazines (36), European Immigration (270), Artists and Illustrators (28), Cartoonists (56), Photographers (50), Novelists & Poets (58), the First World War (86), Crime & Criminals (26), McCarthyism (110), Roosevelt and the New Deal (56), and the Struggle for Civil Rights (246).
    (spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk)

 

  • Second World War Encyclopaedia (spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk) :
    Background to the War; Nazi Germany, Chronology of the War, Political Leaders, European Diplomacy, Major Offensives, British Military Leaders, USA Military Leaders, German Military Leaders, Japanese Military Leaders, The Armed Forces, The Air War, The Resistance, Scientists & Inventors, War at Sea, Resistance in Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, War Artists, Weapons and New Technology.

 

 

Listening :

  • Audio documents about American history: (englishingambier.over-blog.com)
    The Declaration of Independence
    and The Emancipation Proclamation
  • History Channel "classroom materials"
    - voir aussi "This day in History, Crime History, Literary History, The Great American History Quiz", écouter de nombreux "speeches".


 

  • History and Politics Out Loud - (hpol.org)
    "Hear some of the voices of US History:
    Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F.Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr, Richard Nixon and more."

 

 

Movies and Animations :

  • MOVIES (Old Bluejacket's Patriotic Flicks)
    MILITARY & PATRIOTIC MOVIE SELECTIONS -
    NOSTALGIC MOVIE SELECTIONS (Take Me Back to the '60s...) -
    SCENIC MOVIES of AMERICA
    (Beautiful Dixie - The Living Desert - Our National Parks - America, Why I Love Her, narrated by John Wayne...)
  • Toni & Maria - animations FLASH by Bruno Bozzetto (koreus.com)
    - Far West

 

 

  • Growth of a Nation is a free, ten minute movie which depicts the geographic history of the United States from the beginning of the nation to fifty states.
    Geographic elements are interactive (with animated maps), as is the timeline
    ( Narration ) - (animatedatlas.com)

 

 

Stories :

  • Pecos Bill
    "Watch the slideshow, (use the arrow at the bottom). Read the story, watch the videos and play the games."
    Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 

  • LEGENDS OF AMERICA - A Travel Site for the Nostalgic and Historic Minded :
    American History - Ghost Towns - Ghostly Legends - Historic People - Legendary Route 66 -
    Old West Legends - Outlaw Legends - Treasure Tales - Photo Galleries - Travel Destinations... (legendsofamerica)

 

Maps :

  • The provocative maps that tell Britain's history - 19 January 2017
    "Map-making is usually considered a serious, objective endeavour. But these whimsical creations aren’t just fun – they also give surprising insight into the British psyche."

    (BBC)

 

  • Historical maps (US) - PDF - (eduplace.com)

  • Trails to the West - a map (PDF) - (eduplace.com)

  • 20th & 21st Century America - (teacheroz.com)
    Comprehensive Sites - Timelines - Primary Documents -
    Maps, 1900 vs. 2000 - Impact of the 20th Century, Planes - Trains - Automobiles, The First 20 Years: 1900-1920, World War I, Immigration, The Roaring Twenties, The Turbulent Thirties, World War II, The Fight for Civil Rights, 1950 - Present, Various Misc. Topics

 

Presidents :

  • The US Presidents: The First Ten - The Presidents: 11 - 20
    "Find lots of useful information regarding their lives and Presidencies." (about.com)

 

Amazing Americans :

  • Meet Amazing Americans (americaslibrary.gov)
    "Discover the inventors, politicians, performers, activists and other everyday people who made this country what it is today."


 

  • Colonial Hall -
    more than 100 biographies of people who played major roles in the founding of the United States.


 

 

Immigration :

  • 20th & 21st Century America - ((teacheroz.com))
    Comprehensive Sites - Timelines - Primary Documents -
    Maps, 1900 vs. 2000 -
    Impact of the 20th Century, Planes - Trains - Automobiles, The First 20 Years: 1900-1920,
    World War I,
    Immigration, The Roaring Twenties, The Turbulent Thirties, World War II,
    The Fight for Civil Rights, 1950 - Present, Various Misc. Topics

 

 

 

  • America , a song by Neil Diamond (The American Dream)

 

 

 

Activities :

 

 

  • Image Detective -
    "Read an image closely. Think critically about turn of the century America....
    Use this exercise to build students' skills in analyzing historical documents...
    Choose a picture to start :
    Immigration / Growing Cities / Industrialization / The West / Leisure and Amusement / Progressive Reform / Women and Suffrage / Children / World War I
    Method :
    Pose a question - Gather clues - Get background info - Draw a conclusion - See what others think

    (edc.org)

 

 

Cartoons :

 

 

The dollar :

  • What is a dollar worth? - Limited to years from 1913 to 2005
    Example : "What would an item or service purchased in 19?? be worth in 2005 dollars?..."
    (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)

 

Posters :

 

Videos :

 

 

  • Michael Moore's A Brief History of United States of America
    "American film maker and writer Michael Moore offers another view on the history of America and gets us to ask the question is American the "Land of the free and the home of the brave" or the "Land of the slave and the home of the weak"?"

    (YouTube)

 

 

 

 

  • Freedom: A History of US (PBS)
    - with curriculum guides, videos, images, games, and much more.
    "There are sixteen Webisodes  that trace American History from 1765 to 2002..." (Education World)

 

  • I'm the decider - a video by Mark Fiore (markfiore.com)
    - avec utilisation de "UNLESS"