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U.S. History Topics » States & Regions » Pennsylvania

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The Valley of the Shadow Project follows two communities, one Northern and one Southern, through their experiences in the American Civil War. This hypermedia archive contains thousands of sources from before, during...  (University of Virginia, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Hopewell Furnace: A Pennsylvania Iron-making Plantation tells the story of one of the 65 small ironworks operating in southeast Pennsylvania during the American Revolution. The Hopewell Furnace, located in forested hills and valleys along...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Gettysburg Battlefield -- Virtual Tour describes with photos and text the three-day battle that marked the turning point in the Civil War. The site gives detailed descriptions of each day of the battle and further texts...  (National Park Service)
A Civil War Soldier in the Wildcat Regiment documents the Civil War experience of this captain in the 105th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers. More than 350 images of correspondence, photos, and other materials are provided...  (Library of Congress)
Independence Hall: International Symbol of Freedom recounts the history of the building in Philadelphia where the Second Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence and where, a decade later, delegates to the...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places) 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...  (, supported by Department of Education) offers stories from Pennsylvania's history, information about the state's regions, and more than 60 lesson plans. (Many are keyed to the state's 1,800 historical markers.) Learn...  (Multiple Agencies)
9-11-01 Remembrance offers firsthand accounts of September 11 by National Park Service employees. It includes interviews and photos from a dozen sites, including the Statue of Liberty, Washington, D.C....  (National Park Service)
Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor features 46 historic places along a 150-mile stretch from Bristol to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, the birthplace of the anthracite coal industry. This National Register of Historic...  (National Park Service)
Run for Your Lives! The Johnstown Flood of 1889 commemorates the most devastating flood in the U.S. in the 19th century. On the wet afternoon of 05/31, 1889, the inhabitants Johnston, Pennsylvania, heard a low rumble that grew to a...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Camp Life: Civil War Collections from Gettysburg features photographs and text from three exhibits: living in a camp, existing day to day, and battling boredom...  (National Park Service)
Allegheny Portage Railroad: Developing Transportation Technology shows the innovative transportation system used in the 1820s-1840s to tow railroad cars up and down the steep slopes of the Allegheny Mountains...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Choices and Commitments: The Soldiers at Gettysburg aims to help students understand the Gettysburg Campaign and the major actions of the armies during each day of the battle, as well as the motives and experiences of several...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
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)
Valley Forge looks at the campsite that marked a turning point in the American Revolution. By 1777, General Washington had suffered more defeats than victories. He sought a winter campsite that...  (National Park Service)
Eisenhower Home Virtual Tour walks students through the house that was the only place President Eisenhower and his wife ever called home. In 1950, the Eisenhowers, looking forward to retirement, purchased the...  (National Park Service)
At a Crossroads: The King of Prussia Inn recounts the history of this inn, built originally as a farmhouse in 1719 at an intersection of two roads northwest of Philadelphia, not far from Valley Forge. The inn provided...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Teacher's Guide to Independence National Historical Park helps teachers plan a trip to see Independence Hall, Congress Hall, Old City Hall, the Liberty Bell, the First and Second Banks of the U.S., Franklin Court, and other historic...  (National Park Service)

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