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Links specifically related to the themes of this grant program
What is past is prologue - William Shakespeare
American Revolution French Revolution Haitian Revolution
Women's Movement Abolition Movement Labor Movement
Civil Rights    
Links to other great history and education sites
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other - John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Frequently Requested Sites Museums & Historical Societies Libraries
Education Links & Resources Historic Preservation & Landmarks Media
Vermont Schools Often Overlooked History Fun Facts 
Link Suggestions History Clubs and Events  


American Revolution " is yet to be decided whether the Revolution must ultimately be considered as a blessing or a curse: a blessing or a curse, not to the present age alone, for with our fate will the destiny of unborn millions be involved." - George Washington, Newburgh (NY), 1783

PBS: Liberty!  The American Revolution (teacher's guide, game, extensive bibliography and other resources)

Archiving Early America ("a unique array of primary source material from 18th Century America" - games, newspapers, portraits and more)

Teaching With Historic Places (National Park Service)

American Revolution (Wikipedia)

Virtual Marching Tour of the American Revolution - The Philadelphia Campaign 1777

Join the Revolution (Education World's Kid-friendly site about the American Revolution)


French Revolution "The consequences of things are not always proportionate to the apparent magnitude of those events that have produced them. Thus the American Revolution, from which little was expected, produced much; but the French Revolution, from which much was expected, produced little." - Charles Caleb Colton

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity - Exploring the French Revolution (includes images and songs of the revolution)

The French Revolution (Encarta)

The French Revolution (Wikipedia)

The French Revolution (timeline, biographies, multi-media)

PBS - Marie Antoinette and the French Revolution


Haitian Revolution "But the prejudice of race alone blinded the American people for the debt they owed to the desperate courage of 500,000 Haitian Negros who would not be enslaved." - Henry Adams, Historian

The Haitian Revolution (University of Albany, SUNY)

The Haitian Revolution (Wikipedia)

The Louverture Project Haitian History Resource (includes letters, proclamations and other source material)

The Haitian Revolution and the Forging of America

The Toussaint Louverture Historical Society


Womens' Movement

"Men—their rights and nothing more. Women—their rights and nothing less.  Principle, not Policy. Justice, not favors." - Susan B. Anthony

First Wave Feminism (Wikipedia overview)

PBS: Not For Ourselves Alone - The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony (fantastic multi-media interactive site!)  click on "explore the women's movement" 

Seneca Falls Convention

Seneca Falls Convention Portraits

Declaration of Sentiments (text of declaration plus links to information on many of those who signed the document) 

Stanton's Address (Seneca Falls Convention)

American Treasures of the Library of Congress (views of actual clippings from Elizabeth Cady Stanton's scrapbook)

National Women's Hall of Fame

National Organization for Women (NOW)

Second Wave Feminism (Wikipedia overview)

Gloria Steinem (Wikipedia)

National Women's Studies Association

Third Wave Feminism (Wikipedia overview) - current feminist issues and action

National Council of Women's Organizations


Abolition Movement "I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other." -  Harriet Tubman

Notable Opponents of Slavery (Wikipedia)

American Anti-Slavery and Civil Rights Timeline

Historic Documents (key documents to be familiar with)

PBS - Africans in America (4 parts - each with historical narrative, resource bank and teacher guide)

Social Studies for Kids - The Underground Railroad

National Geographic - The Underground Railroad (interactive site)

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

National Park Service - Aboard the Underground Railroad, Historic Sites

Excerpts from Slave Narratives

American Visionaries: Frederick Douglas (includes virtual tour of Douglass home)

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman Home (Historic Site in Auburn New York)

Uncle Tom's Cabin & American Culture: Abolition 1830-1850 (archived texts and images)

John Brown's Farm - Elba, NY


Labor Movement "Oh, you can't scare me, I'm sticking to the union, I'm sticking to the union 'til the day I die."
From the song Union Maid by Woody Guthrie

Labor Movement (Wikipedia)

Labor Songs

United Farm Workers History

PBS: The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers' Struggle

United Steelworkers
Major Milestones -
Early History -

United Auto Workers (Wikipedia)

United Auto Workers - 70 Years of Solidarity

List of Strikes (Wikipedia)

The Flint Sit Down Strike (including the strategic roles of black workers and women)

The Lawrence Textile Strike ("Bread and Roses Strike")

1913 Miner's Strike,1607,7-160-15481_19271_19357-156714--,00.html

Child Labor in America


"Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has and it never will"- Frederick Douglas

"Every generation needs a new revolution"
-Thomas Jefferson

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Civil Rights Movement Timeline

National Civil Rights Museum

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (online resources and archives) the Civil Rights Coalition for the 21st Century 

Affirmative Action (Wikipedia overview)


Civil Rights Movement - Over 50 articles written by experts who continually update and add new content 



Frequently Requested Sites "The past does not repeat itself, but it sure does rhyme" - Mark Twain

Castleton State College Library

National History Club

Vermont Alliance for Social Studies

Vermont Geographic Alliance

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Primary Documents - 100 Milestone Documents of American History


Vermont Schools "The function of the historian is neither to love the past nor to emancipate himself from the past, but to master and understand it as the key to the understanding of the present." - E.H. Carr

Castleton State College

Christ the King School

State of Vermont Department of Education

Supervisory Union Districts Directory

Public School & Technical Center Directory

Colleges and Universities



"The reflections and histories of men and women  throughout the world are contained in books.... America's greatness is not only recorded in books, but it is also dependent upon each and every citizen being able to utilize public libraries." - Terence Cooke 

Vermont Automated Libraries System at the Vermont Department of Libraries

The Library of Congress (the ultimate on-line library with words pictures & sound)


Historical Societies
"History is concerned with time, space, and change. It is concerned with the unique person, with the unique event, and with their combination." - James C. Malin, "The Historian and the Individual," in Essays on Individuality  


Historical Societies 

Vermont Historical Society On-Line

Museums - Vermont Museums

Lake Champlain Quadricentennial - 2009 marks the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s arrival on Lake Champlain and his exploration of its surroundings More on events and activities including International Academic Symposium July 2-5, 2009

National - United States Museum Directory

Smithsonian Institute

National Constitution Center

National Women's History Museum

Ellis Island Immigration Museum


Historic Preservation


"Our trade is preserving the real historic place, in real time, for this and future generations to see and experience—to get a 'charge,' if you will. That experience and a thousand others like it—different in scale or purpose—are the true value of historic preservation. They transform past into present, and present into future—giving context to ideas and anchorage to  experience." -Robert G. Stanton, director, National Park Service

National Trust for Historic Preservation

The Preservation Trust of Vermont

Vermont Division for Historic Preservation

National Historic Landmarks



Links & Resources
"The value of history is, indeed, not scientific but moral: by liberalizing the mind, by deepening the sympathies, by fortifying the will, it enables us to control, not society, but ourselves -- a much more important thing; it prepares us to live more humanely in the present and to meet rather than to foretell the future."  - Carl Becker

Government Resources

National Park Service Vermont History Page

US Department of State - History Education and Culture

US Department of Education

Library of Congress American Memory Learning Page

No Child Left Behind - Desktop Reference

National Organizations

National Council for History Education 

Social Studies.Org (National Council for the Social Studies)

National Coalition for History
Washington, D.C.-based non-profit educational organization providing leadership in history-related advocacy, serving as the profession's national voice, and acting as a clearinghouse of news and information

Resource Centers 
(lesson plans, resources, links, teaching tips, interactive sites)

Castleton State College American History Research Guide

Hot Chalk
HotChalk is a learning environment for K-12 teachers, students and parents that includes a learning management system (LMS), a rich library of teacher-contributed lesson plans, premium digital content like NBC News video, and professional development for teachers in a Web-based environment.

Valley Quest
Award-winning, place-based education program that uses treasure hunts to celebrate community, natural history, cultural sites, stories and special places.

Teachers Count
Non-profit organization dedicated to raising the status of the teaching profession and providing resources to the education community.  Includes CelebriTeachers, providing recognition for K-12 teachers who have earned distinction in their field. If a teacher you know has recently won an award or received press coverage for excellence in teaching, we want to hear about it.

The History Cooperative

Best of History Web Sites

The Education Index (a guide to education related sites on the web)

Education World

Modern History Source Book

Librarian's Index to the Internet - History

Scholastic - Free tools and resources for your classroom - Huge list of links for educators

Discovery Channel School - For parents, teachers and students


Often Overlooked
"Only when lions have historians will hunters cease to be heroes" - -- African proverb

"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." --Aldous Huxley, 

Abenaki Tribe (links to history, language, maps and more)

Asian Nation - History of Asians in America

Black History Activities - Exploring African American History on the Web

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

National Women's History Project

Native Web - Resources for Indigenous Cultures Around the World

300 Women Who Changed the World (Encyclopedia Britannica)



"Most of us spend too much time on the last 24 hours and too little on the last 6000 years." - Will Durant


The History Channel

PBS History

PBS - The New Americans Immigrant Contributions (Teacher Guide)

PBS - Ancestors in the Americas (Asian Americans)


The Atlantic Online - "The Top Most Influential Figures in American History


Vermont Historical Society has two publications available to members 


Fun Facts "The only thing new in the world is the history you don't know." - Harry S.Truman

Vermont "Firsts"

America's Story (Great interactive site from Library of Congress)

The Political Graveyard (comprehensive source of US Political Biography)

Virtual Vermont 


"A historian should yield himself to his subject, become immersed in the place and period of his choice, standing apart from it now and then for a fresh view." - Samuel Eliot Morison

"A nation that forgets its past can function no better than an individual with amnesia."  - David McCullough

National History Club
The National History Club was created in March 2002 to help promote the reading, writing, discussion, and enjoyment of history among secondary students and their teachers.

Vermont History Expo

National History Day


Link Suggestions "History is just one damned thing after another." - Winston Churchill

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