U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission

This website, established to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers’ flight, has a “comprehensive collection of outstanding educational essays, multimedia and links regarding the history of flight.”

Cave of Lascaux

Sponsored by the French Ministry of Culture, the site contains captivating images and information about the cave of Lascaux. Links included are to other archaeological sites, the history of the discovery of the cave, and interactive exercises for teachers and students.

CampSilos: The Grout Museum Excursion

Activities designed to help students understand, interpret and appreciate the story of immigration to the Midwest.

C-SPAN Classroom

Video clips on the three branches of government and the Constitution, accompanied by discussion questions for the classroom.

Building Community: Medieval Technology and American History

Collection of short essays and scholarship on early Americans’ transport and subsequent use of Old World technologies in building up America.

Building Big

The site brings bridges, skyscrapers, tunnels, and dams to the Internet for those who want to learn more about man-made giants that fill our communities. It features introductions to the engineering of structures, interactive engineering labs, building designs challenges, a databank of large structures, and interviews with engineers.

St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow detail

Bucknell Russian Studies Department

Bucknell's Russian Studies Department hosts a multi-layered reference on the history, culture, and language of the Russian people. Click on "Resources" to learn more.

British Academy

The United Kingdom's National Academy for the humanities and social sciences. It is designed to inspire, recognize, and support excellence in the humanities and social sciences, throughout the UK and internationally, and to champion their role and value.

Brief Timeline of American Literature and Events

A comprehensive timeline on American history from the mid-17th century through 1920, as well as a robust listing of American literary movements.

Deatail of Japanese woodblock of a ship from Perry's fleet

Black Ships & Samurai: Commodore Perry and the Opening of Japan

An MIT open courseware unit on how Japanese artists visualized the arrival and effects of Commodore Perry's fleet in 1853.