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Would you like to incorporate more historical materials into your classroom? American Memory is a wonderful digital collection that could be used in all subject areas. American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the […]

Over the last few years, Stuff You Missed in History Class has built a vast library of irresistible, 10-20 minute discussions of historical events, taking care to separate fact from fiction.

Reading Like a Historian features 75 lessons that span the whole of history of the United States. The activities focus on analyzing primary sources and drawing conclusions about a central historical issue.

After delighting young readers for more than 40 years in newspapers across the country, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library has published digital archives of The Mini Page’s more than 2,000 issues dating from 1969 through 2007.

Newspaper Map is an amazing overview of how news is being published — and by extension, how history is being written — by connecting literally thousands of newspapers from around the world on a single interactive map.

The Wayback Machine let’s you view every incarnation of your favorite website, from its inception through the present day.

Google has partnered with Yad Vashem to further digitize and index its extensive archive of Holocaust photographs and documents.

At History for Music Lovers, popular songs are transformed into history lessons with a humorous twist. Topics like The Black Plague (sung to Gwen Stefani) and the French Revolution (Lady Gaga) are featured in this collection of homemade videos by two Hawaii teachers.

Gone are the days when teachers have to rely on the limited selection of paper-bound “readers” for supplementary material like primary documents or scholarly articles. There’s a plethora of sources on the web, and Google’s specialized searches make it easier than ever to find what you want.

This Day, a website by Nikon, is a beautifully rendered look into historical events that happened in the past on the day you visit the site.