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 Animaps

Create and view beautifully informative animated maps, for free!

 DiscoveryVR

Travel the world from the edge of your seat. Download the Discovery VR app and immerse yourself in exciting virtual reality stories. Learn the different ways you can enjoy VR content below.

 EDCITEment

The best of humanities on the web.

 ePals

Connect, communicate and collaborate with classrooms around the world.

Gilder Lehrman Institute

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History a nonprofit organization devoted to the improvement of history education.

 Google Cultural Institute

The Google Cultural Institute brings together millions of artifacts from multiple partners, with the stories that bring them to life, in a virtual museum.

Google Lit Trips

Free downloadable files that mark the journeys of characters from famous literature on the surface of Google Earth; at each location along the journey are place-marks with pop-up windows containing resources including relevant media, discussion starters, and links to supplementary information.

Historical Thinking Matters

A website focused on key topics in U.S. history, designed to teach students how to critically read primary sources and how to critique and construct historical narratives. 

How to Use the Internet for Reseach

This website focuses on key topics in U.S. history that are designed to teach students how to critically read primary sources and how to critique and construct historical narratives.

Library of Congress

Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

 Lit2Go

Lit2Go is a free online collection of historical documents, stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format which can also be downloaded as PDF and printed.

National Archives

Original resources for primary source documents.

National Geographic Education

Lessons and other teaching resources dedicated to exploring our planet, protecting wildlife and habitats, and helping assure that students in K-12 are geographically literate.

Newsela

Current events for students. Community members can publish their own articles, share other interesting links they've found, and participate in spirited debates about anything and everything that's happening in the world at any given moment.

 NEWSEUMed

Free learning tools on media literacy and our First Amendment freedoms.

Newsvine

With most news sites offering a one-way stream of mainstream articles chosen by staff editors, Newsvine puts its users in charge. Community members can publish their own articles, share other interesting links they've found, and participate in spirited debates about anything and everything that's happening in the world at any given moment.

OpenCulture

Bringing together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. Free K12 resources include audiobooks, eBooks, video lessons and more.

 Pen Pal Schools

Get to know people from all over the globe while developing reading and writing skills in world's largest project-based learning community.

 Smithsonian History Explorer

History Explorer's resources focus on learning history by "reading" objects for the stories they hold about the nation and its many peoples. Learning activities feature artifacts selected from over 3 million items in the Museum's collections, and draw on the expertise of the Museum's renowned curatorial staff.

Smithsonian Learning Lab

Smithsonian's Learning Lab gives everyone with a desire to learn the opportunity to explore the Smithsonian's rich resources anytime, anywhere.

 Statistics in Schools

The Statistics in Schools program provides resources for teaching and learning with real life data. Explore the site for standards-aligned, classroom-ready activities.

The Avalon Project

Primary source documents for global History teachers broken down by time period from Yale Law School.

TimeToast

Build timelines in minutes and share them on the web. Create historical timelines of important events, or build a timeline of your year. It's all up to you and your imagination.

TN History for Kids

Tennessee History for Kids is a non-profit organization that was created so teachers and students have a place to go to learn about Tennessee History.

Wonderopolis

A daily-updated website where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery.

Youth Leadership Initiative

Youth Leadership - The number one site for Civics Teachers.

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