Recommended Website: The History Placehttp://www.historyplace.com/
Age Range: About 9 and up (with parental guidance and supervision)
ClickScholar Fran Wisniewski recommended this free (advertising-supported)
website that was developed by historian Phillip Gavin. It contains
fact-based information on American and World history presented in a variety
of ways. There are timelines, in-depth text, photo galleries, primary
source documents, and real audio clips to enhance learning.
When you get to the site you'll see the "Main Exhibits" featured that
include topics such as:
*U.S. Civil War
*World War II and Nazi Germany
*Presidents of the United States
*World History: Irish Potato Famine, WWI, Genocide in the 20th Century,
International History of Slavery, and more.
Click on any topic to access the content.
Note: Sometimes an advertisement will pop up that may be difficult to
bypass. If that happens, use the "back button" to return to the index and
click on the link again - it should alleviate the problem. (This is a minor
annoyance that you'll have to endure occasionally to get to the content. The
good news is that many pages open without any ads at all.)
Use the menu on the left side of the screen to access featured selections
*History Photo of the Week - See a photo and read the caption.
*History Speech of the Week - Read the text of an important speech, and hear
an audio clip.
*This Month In History - Peruse monthly calendars that list historical
events that occurred on each day.
*Points of View - Read commentary on various historical events from
*Tourism Guide - This is pretty cool! Find out places of historical
importance that you can visit in the U.S. and throughout the world!
*Movie Reviews - Read reviews of movies that have historical or political
themes. Find out which ones are based more on fiction than truth.
*Personal Histories - Read real-life adventures and first-person accounts of
*Something Different - Fun! Explore this cache of historical songs, bloopers
and blunders of politicians, fascinating trivia, slide shows and virtual
This site has lots of great content - it's just organized a little
haphazardly. Bookmark it, as you'll want to return several times to see it
Diane Flynn Keith
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