A production of the Center for New Media and History, History Matters is a fantastic online resource for history teachers and students. Contains lesson plans, syllabi, links, and exhibits.
The Library of Congress
This superb site for American history contains primary and secondary documents, exhibits, map collections, photographs, sound recordings and motion pictures.
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
This site includes: a U.S. history e-textbook; over 400 annotated documents, primary sources on slavery, Mexican American and Native American history; U.S. political and social history; classroom handouts, chronologies, and glossaries. One very unique feature, the site's Ask the Hyper Historian, allows readers to pose questions to professional historians.
Best of History Web Sites
Best of History Web Sites lists and ranks the most outstanding history-oriented resources available online in a diverse range of categories. Sites are rated for usefulness and accuracy. Best of History Web Sites is an invaluable and time saving tool for teachers. Not to be missed!
The Schools of California Online Resources for Educators (SCORE) Web site is a terrific resource for both teachers and students. The site contains reviews of education and history-related web sites, lesson plans, maps, and more.
African American World (PBS)
This site explores the variety and complexity of the African American experience. Multiple categories include: arts, history, politics, people, and television. In the history category you'll find plentiful information on slavery, the Harlem Renaissance, military history, the Civil Rights movement and speeches and other historical documents.
The West (PBS)
This Web site is a supplement to Ken Burn's documentary. Includes a timeline, glossary, biographies, a photo gallery, maps, documents, and much more.
Shaping San Francisco
This interesting site, created by Bay Area writers and historians, presents a "hidden history" of San Francisco. The site's Encyclozine presents the following topic areas: Labor, African American, Women, Ecology, Women, Transit, Gay, and Literary.
Andrew J. Russell and the Building of the Transcontinental Railroad
Uncover the history behind the building of the Transcontinental Railroad and practice visual literacy skills, using the online Picture This tool to closely examine historical photographs from the Oakland Museum of California's Andrew J. Russell Collection.
Myth & Reality: The California Gold Rush and Its Legacy
Developed by the Oakland Museum of California, this on-line curriculum provides units for grades four, five, eight and eleven that explore one of the defining events of our country's history - the California Gold Rush. This on-line version contains lessons excerpted from the Museum's more extensive printed curriculum by the same name.
Lesson Plans and Resources for Social Studies Teachers
Dr. Marty Levine, Professor Emeritus of Secondary Education, California State University, Northridge (CSUN), has gathered lesson plans and resources from the Internet which social studies educators will find very worthwhile and valuable for teaching.
Electronic versions of the content standards adopted by the California State Board of Education.
National Standards for History, Economics, Civics, and Geography at this web site by the National Center for History in the Schools.