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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.

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Anne Frank House

The Anne Frank House in the center of Amsterdam was the hiding place where Anne Frank wrote her famous diary during World War Two. Excellent Holocaust and World War Two resource.

American Studies at the University of Virginia

The site is a repository of scholarly concentrations on such humanities topics as the 1930s, cultural maps, American literature, avant-garde and postmodern art exhibitions, and the U.S. Capitol building as an American icon. The site houses hypertexts of several American authors, including: Harriet Jacobs, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, and Harriet Beecher Stowe.

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American President

A wealth of information about the history of the American Presidency, including an archive of essays, images, speeches, and presidential recordings.

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American Presidency Project

Archive containing over 77,000 documents related to the study of the Presidency. “Today in History” feature highlights a Presidential address or event.

American Memory Project (Library of Congress)

Archival resources for exploring many aspects of American history and culture.

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American Journeys

Digitized texts, primary sources, and images charting eyewitness experiences and accounts of exploration in North America, from the Vikings to the pioneers.

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ArchNet

A virtual library of images and field data for art and architectural history, social studies, archaeological study, and environmental history.

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BackStory with the American History Guys

A public radio program and podcast from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities that puts current events into a historical perspective. Listen live, stream on your device, and explore the site's rich archive for your classroom.

American Collection: An Educator's Site

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.