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U.S. State and Territory Online Encyclopedias

This collection of free, authoritative source information about the history, politics, geography, and culture of the states of Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia and the territories of Puerto Rico and Guam; updated regularly to ensure that they are accurate and accessible. The editors are continually adding new entries, photographs, and maps so check back frequently to see what's new. New states and territories will be added when they become available.

SEXTO DE PRIMARIA — Geografía

Libro de Texto de SEXTO DE PRIMARIA — Geografía

From the Secretaría de Educación Pública (México), a searchable and downloadable online textbook on geography, including cultural geography such as human migration and world economy, as well as research assignments. Intermediate students.

Quinto de Primaria Historia

Libro de Texto de QUINTO DE PRIMARIA — Historia

From the Secretaría de Educación Pública (México), a searchable and downloadable online textbook on history (mostly Mexican history), including timelines, text, visuals, questionnaires, self-evaluation. Intermediate through advanced students and native-speaking students.

Libro de Geografía Universal

Libro de Texto de QUINTO DE PRIMARIA — Geografía

From the Secretaría de Educación Pública (México), a searchable and downloadable online textbook on world geography, including the oceans, the continents, world capitals, mountain ranges, water bodies, among many others. The textbook is rich in visual resources. Intermediate students.

Dirección General de Culturas Populares

La diversidad cultural de México

From the Dirección General de Culturas Populares, this site contains a wealth of factual information about the multitude of indigenous cultures of Mexico and their wider significance. Intermediate through advanced students.

U.S. Map

U.S. State and Territory Online Encyclopedias

This collection of free, authoritative source information about the history, politics, geography, and culture of some of the states and the territories.

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York

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When Worlds Collide

This PBS website looks at how the Old and New Worlds mixed after Columbus landed on Hispaniola in 1492. The 90-minute documentary and website trace milestone events during the 16th century and illustrates how both the New World and the Old were radically transformed by contact. The extensive resources for teachers and students include a timeline, scholarly essays and lesson plans.

 

U.S.–Mexican War

This PBS site tells the dramatic story of a war in which Mexico lost almost half of its national territory to the United States. This national Emmy Award-winning documentary series explores the events surrounding the conflict between two neighboring nations struggling for land, power and identity. NOTE: there is also a Spanish version.