George Washington Birthplace
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & GardensIncludes many resources such as an image gallery and electronic trading cards.
The Washington Monument – National Park Service Page
The Papers of George WashingtonLetters written to Washington as well as letters and documents written by him will eventually be published in the complete edition that will consist of approximately 90 volumes. Forty-four volumes are now finished.
Happy Birthday George – Smithsonian Institute
George Washington – Information and resources from Colonial Williamsburg
Abraham Lincoln – The History PlacePhotos, words and timeline.
Abraham Lincon Research Site – Lots of interesting things here including several odd items like the description of the 1901 exhumation of Lincoln’s coffin.
The Time of the LincolnsThe film Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided and this companion Web site, The Time of the Lincolns, offer insights into topics in American history including women’s rights, slavery, abolition, politics and partisanship, the growth of the industrial economy, and the Civil War. You can use part or all of the film, or delve into the rich resources available on this Web site to learn more, either in a classroom or on your own.
Ford’s Theater National Historic Site – Explore this site and discover some of the motivations behind the tragic assasination of Abraham Lincoln and its impact on a nation trying to heal.
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace - National Historic Site
Lincoln’s Boyhood Home – National Historic Site
Lincoln Memorial – The Lincoln Memorial was built to resemble a Greek temple. It has 36 Doric columns, one for each state at the time of Lincoln’s death. A sculpture by Daniel Chester French of a seated Lincoln is in the center of the memorial chamber.
Abraham Lincoln Online – Lots of info and links.
Short Biography of Abraham Lincoln
Mudpie Meets George Washington – comic strip
A Quarter and a Penny – Poem
Who is That? – Can you identify these presidential portraits with just one clue?
Presdent’s Day Activities – Lots of different ideas and crafts including several log cabin ideas.
Activities and Crafts for President’s Day – More interesting craft ideas including log cabins and a wind sock.
Coloring Pages, Printer Goodies & Crafts
White House Abraham Lincoln Coloring Page
Everyone can study Black History Month – Multi-Generational Programming By Karen L. Simonetti
Celebrate Black History – From the Learning Network, this is a group of assorted links for teachers and parents.
Slaves and conductors of the Underground Railroad – Learn why and how slaves escaped from their owners using the underground railroad, and who ran the underground railroad. Lots of online resources and activities.
Black History at InfoPlease – History & timeline, special features, fun stuff, and other resources
Black History Month from Biography.com – Lots of biographies, a “Who Am I?” interactive quiz, teacher resources (created to accompany History Channel programming), and videos
The African-American Mosaic – A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture; taken from an exhibit of the same name.
Black Scientists and Inventors – excellent resource page detailing specific inventors from Infoplease.com
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute – The website of the Civil Rights Museum includes a virtual tour of the museum as well as teacher resources.
Digital History – Children in History – “Young people were involved in all the crucial episodes of American history: They sailed with Columbus; served as go-betweens for English colonists and Indians; toiled as indentured servants; were kidnapped into slavery; fought in the Revolution and the Civil War; labored in coal mines and factories; and stood at the forefront of the Civil Rights movement. Many young people recorded their experiences in diaries, personal letters, and memoirs.”
The Underground Railroad – You are a slave. “Your body, your time, your very breath belong to a farmer in 1850s Maryland. Six long days a week you tend his fields and make him rich. You have never tasted freedom. You never expect to. And yet . . . your soul lights up when you hear whispers of attempted escape. Freedom means a hard, dangerous trek. Do you try it?”
Black History Past to Present – People all over the United States and the world have posted information on the Internet that relates to Black history and African-American heritage. This Webquest asks several questions and each website listed holds the answer to one of the questions.
Sampling African America – “Sometimes when studying a topic hard, it’s not that the topic is especially difficult or complex; but that you don’t feel personally connected to it. It doesn’t reach you emotionally, you might not care about it, or you might feel it doesn’t touch your life. If you have any of these feelings about the study of Black history, we encourage you to try this Subject Sampler. Instead of learning a lot of facts on the subject, a Sampler gets you personally connected to the topic. We want you to find something about it that interests you. Each of the activities asks you to make a commitment about what you like, believe, or feel. We think that once you care about a subject, it will be easier to learn about it.”
Tuskegee Tragedy – CONTENT WARNING – This webquest covers the topic of the medical experimetation done by Tuskegee University and the Public Health Service on African American men from 1932 to 1972. Because of the nature of the topic, discretion should used in determining if it is appropriate for your children. “Imagine that you’re a poor person living during hard economic times. Your government offers you free medical care. Sounds good. But what if the real reason you’re approached is because you have a disease. But instead of giving you medical care, the doctors are really just watching what happens when this disease goes untreated. Suppose a miracle then happens and a treatment is found for your disease. Instead of giving you the new medicine, the doctors continue the experiment of watching the disease go untreated.”
The African-American Mosaic – A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History & Culture
Activities and Lessons – From Teacher Views. Grade 3.
African American World for Kids – From PBS.
Preschool Black History Theme – Early childhood education Black history activities and lesson plans for teachers of preschool children. You’ll find action rhymes, songs, art and crafts, a game, a skit and even a rap song in this theme that enhances curriculum and celebrates the contributions of African-Americans.
Black History Month in the UK – Scientists – Use to celebrate Black History Month (October) or adapt to inspire for any occasion!
PIONEERS, Inc. – PIONEERS, Inc., a subsidiary of the Hiram and Celia Ray Foundation, is a non-profit organization specializing in the research of Black Scientists and Inventors and dedicated to the preservation of Black American history and culture.
Famous Black Inventors – Famous black inventors – a database list of African American patent holders and individual biographies of African American inventors. Black History month and the historic contributions of black scientists and engineers. African American women in technology. From About.com