Homework Help - History
Best of History Web Sites
An award-winning site for both students and teachers, this site indexes and links to over 1000 history sites covering a wide variety of historical eras and events. Most appropriate for grades 6-12.
This Day in History
Produced by the History Channel, find out what happened on your birthday 100 years ago!
An interactive site that explores important moments in U.S. history through virtual tours, testimonials from other children, message boards and more! This site is most appropriate for grade school and early middle school students.
American Memory for the Library of Congress
Contains digital pictures, films, and recordings from the Library of Congress that document important moments in American history.
Civil War for Kids
A site produced by students for students. Includes a timeline, short biographies, information on children during the civil war and more!
This site will take you back to the colonial days. What type of clothing did colonial people wear? What did they eat? What was school like back then? This site will help you answer these questions and more.
A beautiful and comprehensive site. Meet the people, view the places, and experience the music of Colonial Williamsburg.
Salem Witch Trials- Discovery School
Explore this unique moment in American history by learning about the people and times behind the event. Teachers, this site also contains lesson plans and teaching tools.
Archiving Early America
View digital images of important documents such as the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. This site also includes short biographies and images of important figures in early America, and crossword puzzles to test your newfound knowledge.
Pioneer Life in America
What would it have been like to be on a wagon train crossing the prairie? This site, created by two fourth graders, explores the hardships of traveling West. Short biographies of famous pioneers, such as Daniel Boone and Calamity Jane, are also included.
The Gold Rush
Contains a link to classroom resources. Also contains a brief, but informative overview of the Gold Rush.
BBC History for Kids
A fun, interactive site that explores historical eras important to Europe's history. Appropriate for K-5.
KidsClick! World History
Contains a wide variety of links to kid-friendly world history sites.
History for Kids
Contains information on ancient world history written specifically for kids.
Learning About the Holocaust
Produced by the National holocaust Museum, this site includes information for teachers, as well as sections on children and the holocaust, Nazi rule, and the rise and fall of Hitler and the Nazi Party in Germany, 1933-1945. This site is most appropriate for middle school aged children.
From the Children's University of Manchester (UK), this site contains links to information about daily Egyptian life, mummies, hieroglyphics, and fun games!
Build your own trebuchet and try to knock down a castle wall! Explore what life was like in a medieval castle.