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American History

Jump Back in Time
Listen to America's Story: The founding of a new nation, the war that tore our country in two, the great war that shook the world, and the voyage to the moon.

African-Americans in History
See the vital role that African-Americans have played in shaping America's history and culture; from Booker T. Washington to Colin Powell.

African-American History
Explore current and past African American issues such as slavery, the million-man march, and discrimination.

PBS Way Back When
Remember when camping out of your car was a vacation, or when Miami Beach was an avocado farm? Neither do I, but some people do.

Not for Ourselves Alone
If you could write the Bill of Rights what would they be? See what other kids had to say. Also learn about the day in the life of an African-American, a Native American, an Irish Immigrant and more.

History Detectives Kids
The History Detective Kids Web site is designed to help kids explore and solve history mysteries. The interactive content in this site provides you with everything you need to know to become a History Detective and investigate a question or topic from start to finish.

Plimoth for Kids
Learn about life in 17th century Plimoth as both the Pilgrims and the Indians lived. Discover the games they played, the food they ate, how they talked, and more.

Smithsonian Institution
The famous Smithsonian Institution has some information for you! From the moon to the presidents, learn about the United States of America’s history and the treasures the Smithsonian holds.

Texas History

Handbook of Texas Online
The Handbook of Texas Online is an encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association.

Texas Beyond History: Kids
A special portion of the Texas Beyond History (TBH) site just for kids! TBH is a public education service of the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin, in partnership with 16 other organizations.

Texas Tides
An online database of primary resources, a provider of cultural content and virtual expeditions, and a collaborative community of teachers and professionals committed to enriching education for all students.