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Scrolls from the Dead Sea: The Ancient Library of Qumran and Modern Scholarship is an exhibition of the famous scrolls, accompanied by discussion of their historical context. It also features historical information on the Qumran community where they originated...  (Library of Congress)
Country Studies/Area Handbooks presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world. It...  (Library of Congress)
African Voices explores the diversity of Africa's cultures and their influence on work, family, and community. Sculptures, textiles, interviews, proverbs, prayers, folk tales, and songs are included...  (National Museum of Natural History, supported by Smithsonian Institution)
World Factbook provides in-depth country profiles with information on geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues. It includes maps of...  (Central Intelligence Agency)
Heritage: Civilization and the Jews is the website for the PBS series by the same name. The website provides a description and lesson for each of the nine episodes, an historical time line, and more...  (WNET, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Teaching About the Holocaust offers teachers an online workshop, teaching guide, chronology, personal histories, lessons, and other publications for teaching about the Holocaust. Online learning activities and...  (Holocaust Memorial Museum)
Holocaust Encyclopedia weaves photos, narratives, and historical footage into a web presentation on more than 20 Holocaust topics, including antisemitism, pogroms, the Third Reich, the "final solution," the...  (Holocaust Memorial Museum)
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)
World History Matters offers guides and strategies for analyzing images, maps, newspapers, and other primary sources. Case studies (written by teachers) discuss the teaching of 16 primary sources, from...  (Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms offers lesson plans built around historically important maps on 18 topics: Columbus's world (1482), an Indian map of the Southeast (1721), Captain Cook and Hawaii (1778), "Nouvelle...  (Newberry Library, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Islamic Manuscripts from Mali showcases 22 manuscripts from Timbuktu and the surrounding regions of Mali and West Africa, enabling students to understand the rich culture and society of the region. Especially...  (Library of Congress)
Cultures and History of the Americas features 50 highlights from rare books, maps, paintings, and artifacts. The exhibit explores pre-Columbian cultures of Central America and the Caribbean, encounters between Europeans...  (Library of Congress)
Portals to the World is a starting point for studying other countries and parts of the world. Learn about the culture, economy, geography, government, history, languages, politics, religions, and other...  (Library of Congress)
Holocaust Memorial Museum: For Students offers multimedia exhibits filled with artifacts and photos that help students learn about the Holocaust. Topics include Kristallnacht, the St. Louis ocean liner, the rescue of the...  (Holocaust Memorial Museum)
Ancient Mesopotamia: This History, Our History explores the everyday lives of people who lived thousands of years ago in the area now called Iraq. Learn about the "cradle of civilization" through lessons and artifacts organized...  (University of Chicago, supported by Institute of Museum and Library Services)
Travelers in the Middle East Archive focuses on Western interactions with the Middle East, particularly travels to Egypt during the 19th and early 20th centuries. It features texts (such as travel narratives), photos and...  (TIMEA, supported by Institute of Museum and Library Services)
Online Workshop: Teaching About the Holocaust provides videos from workshops on teaching about the Holocaust. Videos include historical photos and text...  (Holocaust Memorial Museum)
Huntington Archive of Buddhist and Related Art contains nearly 300,000 slides and photos of Asian art and architecture. Materials are predominantly Buddhist but include Hindu, Jain, Islamic, and other works (dating back to 2500...  (Ohio State University, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
The Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt invites us to examine a coffin, sarcophagus, and statues while listening to experts explain the significance of these and other objects found in the tombs of Egyptian rulers. Explore...  (National Gallery of Art)
Ancient Near East and the Mediterranean World displays deteriorated research materials relating to the history, art, and archaeology of the ancient Near East and the ancient Mediterranean world. Most of the materials were...  (University of Chicago, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Perseus Project: Digital Library on Ancient Greek and Roman Culture is an evolving digital library for the study of the ancient world. The website offers information on art and archeology, provides texts and translations, a historical overview, essays...  (Tufts University, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Around the World in the 1890s: Photographs from the World's Transportation Commission, 1894-1896 makes available for viewing the nearly nine hundred images of modes of transportation taken by American photographer William Henry Jackson in North Africa, Asia, Australia, and...  (Library of Congress)
NY High School Regents Exam Prep Center helps high school students meet the New York State Regents requirements in mathematics, science, and social studies. The site, developed by a team of Oswego County (NY) teachers...  (NY Regents Exam Prep Center, supported by Department of Education)
The Luso-Hispanic World In Maps includes maps created back to the early 16th century, when exploration and new discoveries brought the need for improved information about the world. The maps, most of which are hand...  (Library of Congress)
Art and Life in Africa Project describes material that has been developed for a CD-ROM being produced at the University of Iowa. Links to further resources on the web have been added...  (University of Iowa, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Calendars Through the Ages looks at the astronomical basis of calendars, the history of our (Gregorian) calendar, and when various countries moved from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar. Learn about Leap...  (, supported by National Institute of Standards and Technology)
Cuneiform Tablets: From the Reign of Gudea of Lagash to Shalmanassar III presents clay tablets, cones, and brick fragments inscribed using the ancient writing system known as cuneiform. The Sumerians invented this writing system, which uses a wedge-shaped...  (Library of Congress)
Around the World in 1896 is a lesson in which students take a trip around the world in 1896 using an online collection of 900 images. The collection includes photos of railroads, elephants, camels, horses...  (Library of Congress)
Azoria Project: Excavation of an Early Iron Age-Archaic Town in Eastern Crete, Greece represents an excavation of an Early Iron Age and Archaic (ca. 1200-480 B.C.) site on the island of Crete in the Greek Aegean. The project examines how this urban settlement developed...  (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Dresden: Treasures from the Saxon State Library is an exhibit of books, manuscripts, and paintings of Saxony, a region of Germany that played a pivotal role in the Renaissance and Reformation in Europe...  (Library of Congress)
Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative represents efforts of an international group of Assyriologists, museum curators, and historians of science to make available the form and content of cuneiform tablets dating from the...  (Multiple Agencies)

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