An electronic exhibit consisting of a collection of letters between soldiers and their families. Organized by enlisting, comforts of home, love, combat and the end of the war. Broad coverage from the American Revolution to the Iraq War. Letters convey the humanistic aspect of war and can be used as an excellent teaching tool. Audio files are also available for the classroom. This is a great teaching tool and offesr a way to alter the medium of learning.
Thomas Jefferson Papers; and Thomas Jefferson Digital Archive
Collections of Thomas Jefferson’s papers that detail many aspects of life in colonial America. A timeline of the life of Jefferson is available. Links to outside sources are available for any information that is not on the site itself. Easy to use and navigate. A great resource for teachers and high school students. Perfect for researchers who now have access to primary source letters.
Biography and timeline of the life of Thomas Jefferson. Includes education resources for both teachers and students.
George Washington: A National Treasure
A historic tour of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. A traveling exhibition that goes cross country to share the experience of the nations first President. Website includes links to the portrait itself, the life of George Washington and a special section devoted to kids.
www.history.org Colonial Williamsburg
The official site for Colonial Williamsburg, the site is classroom accessible with a section designated for teacher resources. Introduction into 18th century Anglo-America, with different areas to explore on the site. http://memory.loc.gov/learn/features/timeline/amrev/amrev.html
The American Revolution and Its Era: Maps and Charts of North America 1750-1789
A collection of maps and charts that examine the era of the American Revolution. Contains upwards of 2,000 maps and charts. Explanations on how to interpret the data and details on the material are provided.
Collection of primary source documents from speeches to political cartoons. Eyewitness accounts to the Boston Massacre, the Petition to the King, and images of colonial currency are among the collection.
The Avalon Project - 18th Century Documents - 1700-1799
Documents from law, history and diplomacy from the 18th century.
Web links to information on the American Revolution, primary sources and web links to specific information on people, places and events of the era.
From Colonies to Revolution: Discovery, Exploration, Colonies & Revolution
A collection of sites that examine early American history up to the American Revolution. Timelines, maps, and primary source documents are seen. Look at colonial daily life, causes, life of a soldier and more about the American Revolution. Interesting look at women and minorities during the era.
The American Revolution: "The Web's-Best Student, Teacher and Parent Reference Resource
An extensive collection of links that include teacher guides, historic websites and information pertaining to the American Revolution. Videos, photos, and primary sources of the time can be viewed.
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/continental/ - Documents from the Revolution and Constitutional eras, specifically, from the American Memory Project
http://www.earlyamericanimages.com/ - Early American Images website--a great source of images from the beginnings of America, which are often hard to find, which are useful in making vodcasts (video podcasts)