History Websites (Grades 6-12)

A Biography of America - A list of American subjects is provided. Each subject has information regarding key events, maps, transcripts, and webography material.

America’s Story from America’s Library - The site was designed especially with young people in mind, but there are great stories for people of all ages, and we hope children and their families will want to explore this site together.

Archiving Early America - Discover a wealth of articles, images and rare archival material to help you understand this country's formative years. Free access to our extensive body of information focuses on primary source material that defined a significant time in America's history.

Best of History Websites - An annotated list of fun history games and animations organized around broad historical periods is provided. Most of these games and animation are aimed at students ages 10-16.

Digital History - This Web site was designed and developed to support the teaching of American History in K-12 schools and colleges and is supported by the College of Education at the University of Houston.

Drop Me Off in Harlem - Discover the themes and works that emerged when creative and intellectual voices intersected during the Harlem Renaissance.

Fact Monster - Fact Monster is a website geared towards children. It is owned by Infoplease and, like the Infoplease site, it contains several reference works under one umbrella, including the Columbia Encyclopedia, Random House Dictionary, an atlas and an almanac. It also features quizzes, flashcards, a homework center and Flash-based games.

History Matters - Designed for high school and college teachers and students. History Matters serves as a gateway to web resources and offers other useful materials for teaching U.S. history.

Hyper History - HyperHistory is an expanding scientific project presenting 3,000 years of world history with an interactive combination of synchronoptic lifelines, timelines, and maps.

National Archives - The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow - Explores segregation from the end of the civil war to the dawn of the modern civil rights movement.


* Note: Game(s) cannot be played on iPads.