History

 

General History

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Ben Franklin is your guide to Our Nation, Our Government, Your Neighborhood, Symbols of the U.S. Government and even some games.

Eyewitness to History
Your ringside seat to history - from the Ancient World to the present. History through the eyes of those who lived it. Videos, articles, photographs, even a chance to see what happened in history this month.

Food Timeline
Ever wonder what foods the Vikings ate when they set off to explore the new world? How Thomas Jefferson made his ice cream? What the pioneers cooked along the Oregon Trail? Who invented the potato chip...and why? Welcome to the Food Timeline!

Freedom-A History of Us
Come along on an exciting journey through Joy Hakim's story of freedom in America. Explore a webisode and see why the promise of freedom has attracted millions of people from all over the world to come to America. Hear for yourself why generations of men, women, and children have lived for, sacrificed for, and died for that freedom. It is a story that is still unfolding today. It is your story too.

History for Kids
This site has everything from timelines to games.  Find out what it was like for kids growing up during times of war.

NOVA Online-Medieval Siege
Learn about Life in a Castle and Medieval Arms Race, then build an online trebuchet.

Women's History Month
Learn about women taking the lead to save our planet.


Ancient History

Ancient Egypt
Around 5000 years ago the ancient Egyptians established an extraordinary and enduring civilisation. Enter their world. Take the Pyramid Challenge and visit the many galleries of photos.

Ancient Greece
Learn all about Corinth, Athens, and Olympia, plus the sights, sounds and everyday life in Ancient Greece.

On This Day in History 

Visit these websites to find out what happened on any day in history. Many have timelines, the New York Times site even has the headlines from that day.

American Memory's Today in History

dMarie Time Capsule

440 International

New York Times Learning Network

This Day in History from the History Channel
Select any day in history and this site can tell you what happened in General Interest, the Civil War, the Old West, Entertainment and more. You can also search the site by keyword to find the information you need on any subject.


United States & United States History

America on the Move (Games)
Try out these games based on transportation themes. From matching types of vehicles to assembling your own photo album, you can develop a better understanding of how transportation affected the growth of America.

American Flags
The evolution of the flag.

America's Story
Discover the stories of America's past. Meet famous people and see and hear photographs and sound recordings from America's past.

The Chisolm Trail Heritage Center
Take a look at the map of the famous Chisolm trail that wound it's way from Texas to Abilene, Kansas. Many a cowboy rose this trail and some even left graffiti behind. Photos of the graffiti and of the trail are here for viewing.

Class Brain.com
If you're writing a state report, this is the place to go first. Lots of great information on all fifty states and Washington D.C..

Colonial Hall.com
The biographies of America's Founding Fathers.

Colonial Williamsburg-Kids Zone
Have fun exploring the seaside willage of Williamsburg. You;ll find exhibits and lots of games.

D-Day, American Experience
This PBS site is full of interesting letters, photos, maps, timelines and more. Do you know what the paratroopers carried in their 70 pound packs? Find out here.

The Democracy Project
Your guide to governments, politics, election day, voting and more. Make your own e-cards.

Fact Finder Kids Corner
Learn about the U.S. Census, get facts about your state, and have fun with quiz questions.

Gold Rush History
Whether you need to know about Sutter's Mill, the Bear Flag Revolt or the Donner Party, it's all here.

Historic American Recipes
All of the recipes are from classic American cookbooks. make Oysters Rockefller, Apple Pie, Indian Meal Pudding, or learn how to roast a whole pig.

Kids.gov
Welcome to Kids.gov. Find links to government and other kids' sites. Explore, learn, and have fun!

Lewis and Clark Mapping the West
These days, you can fly across the United States in six hours. Even if you have to take a car, you can do it in six days.But imagine what it would have been like two hundred years ago, when Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and the other members of the Corps of Discovery traveled 3,700 miles from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean in non-motorized boats, on horseback, and on foot with no reliable map and hostile Indians.

Our White House
Important information to know about the history and traditions of our nation.

Presidents of the United States
In this resource you will find background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included.

Shotgun's Home of the American Civil War
From the blood soaked plains of Manassas, to the smoke filled skies of Atlanta, and finally to the tear filled eyes at Appomattox. For four of the bloodiest years in the history of this Republic the war raged. It started as Yanks and Rebs, it ended as "Americans!!" Civil War battles, biographies, medicine, essays and letters.

Stately Knowledge
These web pages will help you find out the basic facts of any state in the Union, including Washington, D.C. Need to know the capital of Alabama? Want to know which hockey teams are in California? How about the size of Montana? All that information is here - and more!

Wayback
United States history for kids.