Links - Scroll down to see the complete list or choose from the categories below

 

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 "...it 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)
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/

Archiving Early America ("a unique array of primary source material from 18th Century America" - games, newspapers, portraits and more)
http://www.earlyamerica.com/

Teaching With Historic Places (National Park Service)
http://www.nps.gov/history/NR/twhp/

American Revolution (Wikipedia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Revolution

USHistory.org 
http://www.ushistory.org/index.html

Virtual Marching Tour of the American Revolution - The Philadelphia Campaign 1777
http://www.ushistory.org/march/index.html

Join the Revolution (Education World's Kid-friendly site about the American Revolution)
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson175.shtml

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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)
http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/

The French Revolution (Encarta)
http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761557826/French_Revolution.html#s1

The French Revolution (Wikipedia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution

The French Revolution (timeline, biographies, multi-media)
http://library.thinkquest.org/C006257/default.shtml

PBS - Marie Antoinette and the French Revolution
http://www.pbs.org/marieantoinette/

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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)
http://www.albany.edu/~js3980/haitian-revolution.html

The Haitian Revolution (Wikipedia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haitian_Revolution

The Louverture Project Haitian History Resource (includes letters, proclamations and other source material)
http://thelouvertureproject.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

The Haitian Revolution and the Forging of America
http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/ht/34.1/thomson.html

The Toussaint Louverture Historical Society
http://toussaintlouverturehs.org/

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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)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First-wave_feminism

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

Seneca Falls Convention
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seneca_Falls_Convention

Seneca Falls Convention Portraits
http://www.npg.si.edu/col/seneca/senfalls1.htm

Declaration of Sentiments (text of declaration plus links to information on many of those who signed the document)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declaration_of_Sentiments 

Stanton's Address (Seneca Falls Convention)
http://www.nps.gov/archive/wori/address.htm

American Treasures of the Library of Congress (views of actual clippings from Elizabeth Cady Stanton's scrapbook)
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trr040.html

National Women's Hall of Fame
http://www.greatwomen.org/home.php

National Organization for Women (NOW)
http://www.now.org/

Second Wave Feminism (Wikipedia overview)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second-wave_feminism

Gloria Steinem (Wikipedia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloria_Steinem

National Women's Studies Association
http://www.nwsa.org/

Third Wave Feminism (Wikipedia overview)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third-wave_feminism

Feminist.com - current feminist issues and action
http://www.feminist.com/

National Council of Women's Organizations
http://www.womensorganizations.org/

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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)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_notable_opponents_of_slavery

American Anti-Slavery and Civil Rights Timeline
http://www.ushistory.org/more/timeline.htm

Historic Documents (key documents to be familiar with)
http://www.ushistory.org/documents/index.html

PBS - Africans in America (4 parts - each with historical narrative, resource bank and teacher guide)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/home.html

Social Studies for Kids - The Underground Railroad
http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/undergroundrailroad.htm

National Geographic - The Underground Railroad (interactive site)
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/99/railroad/index.html

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
http://www.freedomcenter.org/index.html

National Park Service - Aboard the Underground Railroad, Historic Sites
http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/travel/underground/states.htm

Excerpts from Slave Narratives
http://www.vgskole.net/prosjekt/slavrute/primary.htm

American Visionaries: Frederick Douglas (includes virtual tour of Douglass home)
http://www.nps.gov/history/museum/exhibits/douglass/

Harriet Tubman
http://www.nyhistory.com/harriettubman/life.htm

Harriet Tubman
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Tubman

Harriet Tubman Home (Historic Site in Auburn New York)
http://www.nyhistory.com/harriettubman/

Uncle Tom's Cabin & American Culture: Abolition 1830-1850 (archived texts and images)
http://www.iath.virginia.edu/utc/abolitn/abhp.html

John Brown's Farm - Elba, NY
http://www.nyhistory.com/gerritsmith/nelba.htm

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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."
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From the song Union Maid by Woody Guthrie

Labor Movement (Wikipedia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labor_movement

Labor Songs
http://www.labor-studies.org/labor_songs.htm

United Farm Workers History
http://www.ufw.org/_page.php?menu=research&inc=research_history.html

PBS: The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers' Struggle
http://www.pbs.org/itvs/fightfields/cesarchavez1.html

United Steelworkers
Major Milestones - http://www.usw.org/usw/program/content/3779.php
Early History - http://www.steelworkers-usw.org/usw/program/content/217.php

United Auto Workers (Wikipedia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Auto_Workers

United Auto Workers - 70 Years of Solidarity
http://www.uaw.org/History/uaw70years.html

List of Strikes (Wikipedia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_strikes

The Flint Sit Down Strike (including the strategic roles of black workers and women)
http://www.workers.org/2007/us/flint-0308/

The Lawrence Textile Strike ("Bread and Roses Strike")
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_textile_strike

1913 Miner's Strike
http://www.michigan.gov/hal/0,1607,7-160-15481_19271_19357-156714--,00.html

Child Labor in America
http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/childlabor/index.html

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Civil
Rights
"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)
http://www.aclu.org/

Civil Rights Movement Timeline
http://www.infoplease.com/spot/civilrightstimeline1.html

National Civil Rights Museum
http://www.civilrightsmuseum.org/

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (online resources and archives)
http://www.bcri.org/index.html

civilrights.org the Civil Rights Coalition for the 21st Century
http://www.civilrights.org/

BlackHistory.com
http://www.blackhistory.com/ 

Affirmative Action (Wikipedia overview)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affirmative_action

NAACP
http://www.naacp.org/home/index.htm

Civil Rights Movement - Over 50 articles written by experts who continually update and add new content
http://www.civilrightsmovement.co.uk/home.htm 

 

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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
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/index.html

Primary Documents - 100 Milestone Documents of American History
http://www.ourdocuments.gov

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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
http://www.csc.vsc.edu/

Christ the King School
http://www.cksrutland.com/

State of Vermont Department of Education
http://www.state.vt.us/educ/

Supervisory Union Districts Directory
http://www.state.vt.us/educ/new/html/directories/su_sd_A_C.html

Public School & Technical Center Directory
http://www.state.vt.us/educ/new/html/directories/public_schools_A_C.html

Colleges and Universities
http://www.state.vt.us/educ/new/html/directories/postsecondary.html

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Libraries

"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
http://dol.state.vt.us/

The Library of Congress (the ultimate on-line library with words pictures & sound)
http://www.loc.gov/

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Museums 
 
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  

Regional

Historical Societies
http://www.vermonthistory.org/lhs/lhsindex.htm 

Vermont Historical Society On-Line
http://www.vermonthistory.org/index.htm

Museums
http://www.vermonthistory.org/links/museum.htm

MuseumStuff.com - Vermont Museums
http://www.museumstuff.com/museums/usa/vermont/all.html

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

MuseumStuff.com - United States Museum Directory
http://www.museumstuff.com/museums/usa/

Smithsonian Institute
http://www.si.edu

National Constitution Center
www.constitutioncenter.org

National Women's History Museum
http://www.nmwh.org/

Ellis Island Immigration Museum
http://www.ellisisland.com/index.html

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Historic Preservation

Historic
Landmarks

"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
http://www.nationaltrust.org/

The Preservation Trust of Vermont
http://www.ptvermont.org/

Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
http://www.historicvermont.org/

National Historic Landmarks
http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/


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Education
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
http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/centralvermont/vhistory1.htm

US Department of State - History Education and Culture
http://www.state.gov/history/

US Department of Education
http://www.ed.gov/

Library of Congress American Memory Learning Page
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/index.html

No Child Left Behind - Desktop Reference
http://www.ed.gov/admins/lead/account/nclbreference/index.html

National Organizations

National Council for History Education
http://www.history.org/nche/ 

Social Studies.Org (National Council for the Social Studies)
http://www.socialstudies.org

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
http://historycoalition.org/

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

Castleton State College American History Research Guide
http://www.castleton.edu/wikis/library/doku.php?id=american_history

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.
http://www.hotchalk.com/

Valley Quest
Award-winning, place-based education program that uses treasure hunts to celebrate community, natural history, cultural sites, stories and special places.
http://www.vitalcommunities.org/ValleyQuest/ValleyQuest.htm

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.

http://www.teacherscount.org

The History Cooperative
http://www.historycooperative.org/

Best of History Web Sites
http://www.besthistorysites.net/index.shtml

The Education Index (a guide to education related sites on the web)
http://www.educationindex.com/

Education World
http://www.education-world.com

Modern History Source Book
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook.html

Librarian's Index to the Internet - History
http://lii.org/search/file/history

Scholastic - Free tools and resources for your classroom - Huge list of links for educators
http://teacher.scholastic.com/

Discovery Channel School - For parents, teachers and students
http://school.discovery.com/

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Often Overlooked
History
"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)
http://www.native-languages.org/abenaki.htm

Asian Nation - History of Asians in America
http://www.asian-nation.org/first.shtml

Black History Activities - Exploring African American History on the Web
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/BHM/AfroAm.html

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/hispanic/index.htm

National Women's History Project
http://www.nwhp.org/

Native Web - Resources for Indigenous Cultures Around the World
http://www.nativeweb.org/

300 Women Who Changed the World (Encyclopedia Britannica)
http://search.eb.com/women/

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Media

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

Television

The History Channel
http://www.historychannel.com/

PBS History
http://www.pbs.org/history/

PBS - The New Americans Immigrant Contributions (Teacher Guide) 
http://www.pbs.org/newamericans/6.0/html/immcontributions.html

PBS - Ancestors in the Americas (Asian Americans)
http://www.pbs.org/ancestorsintheamericas/

Articles

The Atlantic Online - "The Top Most Influential Figures in American History
http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200612/influentials

Publications

Vermont Historical Society has two publications available to members
http://www.vermonthistory.org/pubs.htm 

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

Vermont "Firsts"
http://www.virtualvermont.com/history/firsts.html

America's Story (Great interactive site from Library of Congress)
http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi

The Political Graveyard (comprehensive source of US Political Biography)
http://politicalgraveyard.com/

Virtual Vermont
http://www.virtualvermont.com/ 

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Clubs
and
Events
"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.
http://nationalhistoryclub.org

Vermont History Expo
http://www.vermonthistory.org/expo/

National History Day
http://www.nationalhistoryday.org

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

Do you know a useful American History web site that's not listed here?  Then send your suggestion to tah@castleton.edu.  We'll periodically review the suggested sites and update this page.   

Please note that not all suggestions can be included or acknowledged. 

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