Resources on the geography, history, and peoples of the Arctic.
Primary source texts on the antislavery movement as well as podcasts and videos. Accompanied by teachers’ guides.
Over 200,000 objects from North American, Mexican & Central American, South American, African, Asian, and Pacific Ethnographic Collections with images and detailed description, linked to the original catalogue pages, field notebooks, and photographs are available online. (American Museum of Natural History)
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.
Archival resources for exploring many aspects of American history and culture.
An ongoing series of award-winning primetime specials examining the lives, works, and creative processes of America’s most outstanding cultural artists.
A virtual library of images and field data for art and architectural history, social studies, archaeological study, and environmental history.
Highlighting the works of six great authors—Henry James, Langston Hughes, Esmeralda Santiago, James Agee, Willa Cather, and Eudora Welty—the site provides primary and secondary source information. Resources include lesson plans related to each of the authors; links to peer-reviewed websites; and on-line teacher guides.
This website is unique in many design features that facilitate successful use by educators and students. It includes a large library of primary resources, curricula, and interactive student activities; most of them presented in age-appropriate, user-friendly formats.
Explore African art, history, and political and social themes through essays, timelines, and images in this Smithsonian online exhibit.