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American Journeys provides eyewitness accounts of North American exploration, from the Vikings in Canada (1000) to the diaries of mountain men (1800). Read the words of ship captains, fur traders...  (Institute of Museum and Library Services)
Spanish Treasure Fleets of 1715 and 1733: Disasters Strike at Sea discusses Spain's search for gold and silver in the New World (1500s-1700s) and its "treasure fleet system," which was intended to protect its treasure-laden ships from being seized by...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Smithsonian Source: Colonial America offers primary sources and tools for using them in the classroom. Watch an anthropologist examine skeletons for clues to daily life in Jamestown. Find lessons on the Boston Massacre...  (Smithsonian Institution)
TeachingHistory.org provides lessons, teaching guides, best practices, and other resources for teaching history. See videos on "what is historical thinking," teaching history in elementary school, and...  (TeachingHistory.org, supported by Department of Education)
Religion and the Founding of the American Republic examines the role religion played in the founding of the American colonies, in the shaping of early American life and politics, and in forming the American Republic...  (Library of Congress)
Salem Witchcraft Papers: Transcription and Archival Project introduces the infamous Salem Witch Trials of 1692 and presents information on other aspects of the history of Danvers (formerly Salem Village), Massachusetts. The website features...  (University of Virginia, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
History Matters is a gateway to web resources and threaded discussions for high school and college teachers of U.S. history survey courses. It presents first-person narratives about the experiences of...  (George Mason University, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Our Documents features 100 milestone documents in U.S. history. Each week, the website highlights 3 documents. Speeches, treaties, Supreme Court cases, patent designs, and Constitutional...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Benjamin Franklin explores Franklin's life as a writer, inventor, diplomat, businessman, musician, scientist, humorist, civic leader, international celebrity, abolitionist, and genius. It includes...  (Twin Cities Public Television, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Vistas: Visual Culture in Spanish America, 1520-1820 examines colonial-era Spanish America -- a region that covered much of the Americas, extending from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Primary...  (Smith College, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Raid on Deerfield: the Many Stories of 1704 tells the story that began when 300 French and Native allies invaded the English settlement of Deerfield, MA. They captured 112 Deerfield men, women, and children, whom they marched...  (Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association (PVMA), supported by Multiple Agencies)
The Elizabeth Murray Project looks at the eventful life of Elizabeth Murray as a window into the world of revolutionary America. Murray was a shopkeeper in 18th-century Boston (selling imported British fashions)...  (California State University, Long Beach, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Savannah, Georgia: The Lasting Legacy of Colonial City Planning describes the establishing of Georgia as a colony in America and the design of the settlement. When a friend in jail for debt died there, General James Oglethorpe, a member of the...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
The Joseph Bellamy House: The Great Awakening in Puritan New England examines the life and times of the Reverend Joseph Bellamy (1719-1790), a preacher, author, and educator in New England. At the age of 20, Bellamy became the minister in Bethlehem...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Waterford, Virginia: From Mill Town to National Historic Landmark tells the story of a village west of Washington, D.C. In 1733, Amos Janney purchased 400 acres along Catoctin Creek and built a mill for grinding flour and sawing wood. As fellow...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Virtual Jamestown provides an open doorway to explore the history of the Jamestown settlement. The site features historical documents including laws, census data, contracts, state papers, maps...  (University of Virginia, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania: A Moravian Settlement in Colonial America looks at this area (along the Lehigh River) that became the center of industry and community for Moravians, a Protestant group that migrated to colonial America seeking opportunity and...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
The American Revolution and Its Era: Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies, 1750-1789 features more than 2,000 items, many with distinct coloration and annotations. Cartographers can compare multiple editions, states, and impressions of several of the most important...  (Library of Congress)
Saugus Iron Works: Life and Work at an Early American Industrial Site examines life and work at the first successful integrated ironmaking plant in colonial America (from 1646 until 1668, 10 miles north of Boston)...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
The Atlantic World: America and the Netherlands explores the history of the Dutch in America. Topics include Henry Hudson, New Netherland, New Amsterdam, the sale of Manhattan, Native Americans and the Dutch, slavery in New...  (Library of Congress)
Jamestown, Quebec, Santa Fe: Three North American Beginnings commemorates the 400th anniversary of these three lasting settlements founded in North America between 1607-1609. See rare European and Native American artifacts. Learn about the...  (National Museum of American History, supported by Smithsonian Institution)
Frederica: An 18th-Century Planned Community recounts British efforts to establish Georgia as a utopia in the American wilderness (1730s) and to fortify the colony against Spanish encroachment, in part through the creation of a...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
When Rice Was King concentrates on Georgetown County, South Carolina, where rice, rather than cotton, was the principal commercial product. The site contains maps, readings, photos, drawings, as well as...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
American History and Art from New England invites students to explore the history of New England and Massachusetts during three turns of the centuries: 1680-1720 (Colonial); 1780-1820 (Federal); and 1880-1920 (Progressive and...  (Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Making Friends with Franklin introduces students to the world of Ben Franklin and other "natural philosophers" at a time when the word "science" had not yet entered our language. Portraits of Franklin's...  (Smithsonian Institution)
Jamestown Journey marks the 400th anniversary of the founding of the first permanent English settlement in America (at Jamestown in Virginia in 1607). Lesson plans examine the perspectives and...  (Multiple Agencies)

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