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Junior & Senior High


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A Year in American History Project-Grade 11


What Was There - Uses Google Maps technology to create a virtual time machine that allows users to navigate settings in various towns and cities to see how they appeared in the past.

History Central - Includes timelines, a section devoted to American wars, and the 20th Century Almanac, which gives popular culture and historical information for any given year in the twentieth century.

Eye Witness to History:  20th century - An award-winning website presenting history through the perspective of those who actually lived it - from the ancient world through the 20th century.

Awesome Stories -  primary-source information created to help educators and individuals find original sources located at national archives, libraries, universities, museums, historical societies and government-created web sites.

American Studies:  The 1930's - The University of Virginia hosts this site on the 1930's

Infoplease Almanac - Includes a "Year by Year Chronology: 1900 - 2008, a "This Day in History" section, biographical information on more than 30,000 people, etc.

HistoryNet - Contains daily features, photo galleries and over 5,000 articles originally published in HistoryNet's various magazines, covering almost every period of history.

American Memory - Collections of primary source materials from the Library of Congress.  Includes a "Today in History" section with information on what happened in American history every day of the year.

National Archives - Good source for primary documents from American history

eThemes - This source has links to up-to-date and safe online resources, maintained by the University of Missouri.  For this project, click on the A-Z link, then  D  to get to the list of links to Decade  information.

Archer Audio Archives - Headlines and audio from 1900 - 1999


Additional Sites: (prices, names, language)

History of Postage Rates

Popular Names - The most popular baby names by decade from the 1880's to the 2000's, determined by the Social Security Administration

Consumer Price Index

Food Timeline - Historic food prices

Historical Timeline of Milk - A brief history of cow's milk, from the ancient world to the present

Historical Dictionary of American Slang - Over 2200 slang words with the centuries in which they were first printed

Infoplease Perpetual Calendar - View any month, any year, in the Gregorian calendar

Weather History