If you're studying U.S. history, this site is enormously helpful: Interactive United States History Maps. For each section, you follow along the tutorial (Click "next" on the bottom right of the page.) and then test your knowledge. Whether you're studying early colonization, Native American territories, westward expansion, or geographical features of the states, this site has a lot to offer.
Digitalvaults.orgis a site full of documents and artifacts from the National Archives. It's organization may seem strange at first, but after you explore it a little, you'll find it could totally change the way you research American history. After the opening page loads, look for the menu at the bottom. You can enter a search in multiple ways, create your own collections, follow or build "pathways" (these are neat), and even create your own poster or movie. Have fun exploring the archives!
Geronimo in 1887, photo from the archives
Who are the most important people in ancient history? The people in the timeline below are considered "iconic," which means they're probably recognized by most people. Click on a name to learn more about the person.
The amazing reading room you see above is in the British Museum. What a great place to visit! Currently, the museum is collecting items for an online timeline, found at the BBC History of the World site. You've probably never seen a timeline like this one; it lets you move in and out of a "time tunnel." Collectors, schools, and museums all around the world are contributing and the museum would like you to add something, too! Go to the "add an object" page to learn how to contribute to this fantastic collection and be a part of the biggest historical collection ever!
The Smithsonian Museum has a wonderful collection and display about history on the Atlantic Ocean. It covers everything from Columbus to pirates to modern mariners. Start your tour at the introduction page.
Do you think of newspapers as history? In Washinton D.C. is the "Newseum," where news that's become history is on display. For a video to explain this, click here.