Puerto Rico Encyclopedia

This collection of free, authoritative source information about the history, politics, geography, and culture of Puerto Rico is 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.

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Encyclopedia Virginia: Battle of Manassas or Bull Run

The First Battle of Manassas, or Bull Run, fought on July 21, 1861, was the first major battle of the American Civil War (1861–1865). Find out more about this event in the first and ultimate online reference work about Virginia.

Secretaría de Educación Pública (México): Viaje por la historia de México

Secretaría de Educación Pública (México): Viaje por la historia de México

A journey through the history of Mexico with a rich comprehensive survey of Mexican history from Pre-Columbian times to the end of the twentieth century created by the Secretaría de Educación Pública (México). Advanced students. AP recommended.

Museo Nacional de Historia: “¿Te lo dejaron de tarea?”

Museo Nacional de Historia: “¿Te lo dejaron de tarea?”

A homework help site that includes an overview of facts and biographical information on figures of Mexican history. The site is sponsored by the National Museum of History of Mexico, housed at the Chapultepec Castle. Advanced and native-speaking students. AP recommended.

Libro de Texto de SEXTO DE PRIMARIA — Formación Cívica y Ética

Libro de Texto de SEXTO DE PRIMARIA — Formación Cívica y Ética

From the Secretaría de Educación Pública (México), a searchable and downloadable online textbook on civics, good citizenship, values, freedom, peace, and the challenges of modern society, along with illustrations and questionnaires, factsheets, exercises, and self-evaluations. Intermediate through advanced students. Pre-AP recommended.

Libro de Texto de CUARTO DE PRIMARIA — Historia

Libro de Texto de CUARTO DE PRIMARIA — Historia

From the Secretaría de Educación Pública (México), a searchable and downloadable online textbook on history, covering the history of the beginnings of the civilizations that populated the Americas, including visuals, maps and activities, factsheets, exercises. Intermediate through advanced students. Pre-AP and AP recommended.

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Cine con Clase

From the Center for the Liberal Arts (CLA de la Universidad de Virginia/The University of Virginia), an NEH-funded site using films clips to teach Spanish language and culture. Advanced, AP, college level, and older students.

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Young American Heroes: True Stories of Young People in U.S. History

Young American Heroes tells stories of ordinary young people who have done extraordinary things in American history. Visitors can add to the stories already told here. Educators (teachers, parents, home-school learning coaches) can allow their students to use all of the video, graphic novel, and other tools available on the site for creating new story materials. The stories of these young American heroes are told on this website as well as through television programs shown on some PBS stations. This site includes graphic novel versions of the stories, selected videos, graphic novels, and other story materials that other users have created.

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American Icons: A Radio Series from Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen

The NPR radio series focuses on fundamental works in American cultural history featuring one-hour podcasts that span our history: Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, Herman Melville's Moby Dick, the song "Dixie," Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Edith Wharton's novel The House of Mirth, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, I Love Lucy, Elvis, and The Autobiography of Malcolm X.