History and Civics

The CIA World Factbook provides basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, environment, communications, transportation, military, terrorism, and transnational issues of 266 world entities.

Try historyview.org, where you can visit the Roman Colosseum, and the King Tut Museum, or even witness the first day of the American Revolution.

Take a virtual field trip to Ellis Island or explore the exhibits at the National WWII Museum.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has an online Holocaust Encyclopedia and searchable collections.

The Digital Public Library of America pulls from digital archives all over the country. Need to find Primary Sources? Search or browse the Primary Source Sets, which include teaching guides for class use.

Voices of Democracy focuses on the great speeches and debates of US History. It has authenticated speech texts, scholarly articles with critical analyses of those speeches, and curriculum materials for students at all levels. 

The National Archives not only hosts America’s Founding Documents but also features a section called Founders Online, which contains searchable documents from the 7 major shapers of the United States.

Learn about the text, history, and meaning of the U.S. Constitution from leading scholars of diverse legal and philosophical perspectives with Interactive Constitution