(last modified : 28/08/05 )
Thanks to let me know if you find a dead link
The US :
Classes in America
For nearly 60 years Alistair Cooke broadcast his British perspective of American life in Letter from America.
archives and audio transcripts
quizzes, word searches, crosswords about geography,
history,government,biographies, the American flag...
The capital is given, find the state (game)
The Boston tea party and revolution in the air.
Los Angeles webquest
including visits to a theme park, gossip about the stars, a look at the
issue of Ebonics, the linguistic diversity of the African American
community. Also a visit to the Tarpits and the 'hard-boiled' detective
With Suzanne Vega and lots of historical fact and lore.
New york blackout
The Thirteen British Colonies (PDF file) ; Trails to the West (PDF file) ; The United States in 1860 ; Washington, D.C. (PDF file) ; United States: Capitals ; United States: Climate ; United States: Political and Physical
USA State Map and Quiz Printouts
A history game : a day in the life of ...
How would your life be the same or different compared to today? See how you would survive a day in the life of one of these nineteenth-century boys and girls.
an African-American Boy(ca.1865) a Frontier Girl (ca.1860) a Native American Boy (ca.1855) an Irish Immigrant Boy (ca.1850) an Upper-class Girl (ca.1875)
Best of History Web Sites is a portal created for students, history educators, and general history
Put together by the Library of congress this is a really great site!
(famous people, explore the states, find out about Americans' favourite sports
and hobbies,, jump back in time, see hear and sing ) knowledge along with
some quizzes and games.
at children so the texts are written in a fairly simple language.
The History Place
Very rich and well illustrated,
The History Place grants permission to use photos and texts in offline school reports.
The westward expansion
of a Nation is a free, ten minute movie which depicts the geographic
history of the United States from the beginning of the nation to fifty
states. Geographic elements are interactive, as is the timeline.
Read an interview with a Pearl Harbor survivor
to Roosevelt's famous request for a declaration of war
Pioneers and the Wild West
Women Pioneers in American Memory
Wild Wide West*
test your knowledge with a quiz
Cuban and Puerto Rican immigration
Two immigrant stories
an audio slideshow comparing the lives of a Mexican illegal immigrant and a Greek immigrant (American nightmare vs American dream)
New york : the Melting Pot
Copyright free images
The New Yorker
offers some very interesting articles
Robert Fisk in the Independent
My favourite reporter on the subject :
More than 120 national and international newspaper front pages from Sept. 12, 2001,
is it like to be an Arab American in NY since the 11th september 2002
Break the cycle of violence
flash animation to reflect on the vicious circle of violence
Get your war on
Online comics (black humour)
Just War - or a Just War? Op-Ed by Jimmy Carter
Black Peoples of the Americas: Slavery and the Civil Rights Movement
interactive exercises (chronology, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X)
a very good worksheet for your students to work from by Christine Reymond
Dr. Martin Luther King Day (Third Monday in January)
all sorts of activities.
another very rich site
(a reproducible Pictorial Depiction of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life)
I have a dream ...
Video/audio of the ‘I have a dream’ speech.
From the BBC’s On this Day section, a report on the ‘I have a dream speech’ written immediately after it was delivered.
(review of books about:Harriet Jacobs, Harriet Tubman, and Rosa Parks. )
Cartoons related to her death
study aide for the Autobiography of Malcolm X
The official website
About how the Africans in the American south met,survived,and sometimes triumphed over slavery
The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas:A Visual Record
Voices From the Days of Slavery:
The History of Jim Crow
American Indians poupulation in the US
US President Proves How Difficult English Really Is! ...
About the Amish
Frequently asked questions answered:
a reading comprehension exercise on the history of Route 66
American folktales, Native American myths and
legends, Tall Tales, weather folklore and ghost stories from each and every one of the 50
United States. You can read about all sorts of famous characters like Paul Bunyan,
Pecos Bill, Jesse James, Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, and many more
links to information about popular culture, cultural history, and fads in the United States during the 20th century. Browsable by decade or by topic, such as movies, popular music, and television.
a webquest on the period
A visual journey
This photographic exhibition examines themes from the 1960s counterculture.
The language of politics
History of the US elections
The Bush in 30 Seconds ad contest
more serious ...
The main Web sites of announced candidates for the Democratic and Republican nominations
The Obama in 30 seconds contest
Speech + transcript
Presidents of the USA