Websites

The following websites have been approved for use in the classroom by EDSITEment. Browse websites by subject area.

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We’re always looking to expand our suite of recommended websites. If you would like to submit a website, please review our website nomination guidelines first.

History & Social Studies

Wessels Living History Farm

This site is a story about the spirit of American agriculture. The physical site includes a house that David Wessels and his brother lived in for a period of time when they moved to town.

History & Social Studies

West Virginia Encyclopedia

This collection of free, authoritative source information about the history, politics, geography, and culture of the state of West Virginia is updated regularly to ensure that its contents are accurate and accessible. The editors are continually adding new entries, photographs, and maps so check back frequently to see what's new.

Art & Culture

Western History: The Photography Collection

Created through the joint efforts of the Western History/Geneology Department of the Denver Public Library and the Colorado Historical Society, this site is an archive of more than one million images documenting the history of Colorado and the American West.

Art & Culture

What So Proudly We Hail: The Meaning of America Curriculum

Through the use of stories, speeches, and songs, this site seeks to educate hearts and minds about American ideals, American identity and national character, and the virtues and aspirations of our civic life. A ten lesson curriculum is included which covers the following topics: National Identity and Why It Matters, Freedom and Individuality, Equality, Enterprise and Commerce, Freedom and Religion, Law Abidingness, Self Command, Courage and Self-Sacrifice, and Compassion.

Art & Culture

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

History & Social Studies

WhiteHouseTapes.org

Between 1940 and 1973, six American presidents from both political parties secretly recorded just under 5,000 hours of conversations. This site is designed as a service to the research community by making freely available all of the presidential recordings, along with relevant research materials, so that scholars, teachers, students, and the public can hear and use these remarkable tapes for themselves.