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1492: An Ongoing Voyage
Who lived in the before 1492? How did contact with the Europeans affect them? What was really like? Find the answers to questions like these and many more at this Library of Congress site.

The 1900 House
Did you know that having a bathroom in your house in 1900 was something only the wealthy could afford? Take a tour of this 1900 house and see what home life was like through the eyes of a family who actually lived in it.

America's Story
Take a fun and educational look at the stories of America's past, brought to you by the Library of Congress, the largest library in the world.

At Home in the Heartland
Explore family life in from 1700 to the present. Real-life stories about the people who lived there give this site a very personal touch.

Collapse - Why do Civilizations Fall?
Throughout history, civilizations have gone through periods of growth and decline. This site explores the collapse of four ancient societies and lets you search for clues and come to your own conclusions as to why the Maya fell.

Color Me Egypt
A history of complete with pictures from a coloring contest, games, stories, poems, and more.

Daily Life in Ancient Civilizations
Life in ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and China. Includes lesson plans and information about other cultures.

A historic look at a large collection of fire-fighting equipment and memorabilia from across the and around the world.

The First Thanksgiving
This attractive site from Scholastic lets you "discover pilgrim life as if you were there." You can meet the passengers and crew of the Mayflower, see how the Pilgrims and Wampanoag lived, view a picture time line, play the Thanksgiving Cyber-Challenge, and more.

Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century
In 1900, life was a constant struggle. 100 years later, the world was a healthier, safer, and more productive place, due to the hard work of engineers and scientists. From electrification, to the automobile, to computers, learn how engineering has changed and improved our lives.

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
The history of Harriet Tubman, who led 300 slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Includes quiz, timeline, pictures and more.

The History of Labor Day
Over 100 years ago, the first Labor Day was observed. This PBS web site explains how the holiday was born, and how it's celebrated today.

The History of Thanksgiving
This History Channel site describes what the pilgrims may have really eaten at the "First Thanksgiving," and explores other myths. "Interviews" with pilgrims Myles Standish and Ellinor Billington are also included.

HyperHistory Online
People, history, events, and maps are presented through an easy-to-use graphical time-line. This excellent site contains over 1,600 files covering 3,000 years of world history.

The Library of Congress
Historic articles, documents, photographs, movies, maps and sound recordings. A great source for a look at America's history.

Mark Millmore's Ancient Egypt
Learn about the ancient pyramids, find out how to write your name using hieroglyphs, discover the secrets behind Egyptian mathematics, and more at this informative site.

Maya Adventure
Highlights science activities and information related to ancient and modern Maya culture. Interactive 'Start Your Adventure' activity.
This fascinating site chronicles the history of the Mayflower and its journey to Cod. It contains historical information on the "first" Thanksgiving, Pilgrim religious beliefs, and even criminal histories of some Pilgrims.

National Women's History Project
Learn about National Women's History Month, test your Women's History I.Q., and check out the many included links where you can learn more about women in history.

Odyssey Online
Explores ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman cultures. Includes museum objects, puzzles, games, worksheets, more.

Plimoth Plantation
A living history museum set in 1627 where you can learn about how the Pilgrims lived, their voyage to the World, the first Thanksgiving, and much more.

Pyramids - The Inside Story
Who built the Pyramids? How old are they? You can get answers to questions like these and explore the Pyramids of Egypt at this excellent PBS/NOVA site. Some sections of the site require the QuickTime plug-in.

The Real Story of the Ancient Olympic Games
How closely do we recreate the atmosphere of the original Olympic games in our Olympics today? Were the ancient games better than ours? More about sports and less about money? More fair and square? Visit this site and decide for yourself!

The Revolutionaries
Valley, (home of!), is a well-known oasis of technical innovation. This site interviews such famous 'overachievers' such as Steve Wozniak (Apple), Nolan Bushnell (Atari), and 16 others, to find out how they turned their budding ideas into reality, changing the world for the rest of us in the process.

Selected Civil War Photographs
A historic time line of the American Civil War is illustrated by an outstanding collection of 1,118 photographs taken between 1861 and 1865.

The Seven Wonders of the World
Take a virtual tour of the seven wonders of the world and and learn about The Temple of Artemis, The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, The Great Pyramid, The Lighthouse of Alexandria plus three others.

Triumph of the Nerds
Take a look at the history of computers and some of the "nerds" who contributed to their existence, play a game of "Guess the Computer" to see how much nerd potential you have, read the detailed transcripts from the TV program that this site is based on, and more.