This site has the top one hundred documents from U.S.
History. Although the site is
not searchable by subject, documents are presented in chronological order.
This site is hosted by the National Archives and Records
site for locating primary source materials of all sorts regarding life in
the United States. Sponsored by the Library of Congress this site has both
lesson plans using primary sources as well as fully searchable databases
of extensive collections of photos, music, manuscripts, newspaper
articles, etc. Also has a
“This Day in History” section that usually features two different
events with pictures and text for each day.
digital library of primary source material from the antebellum through
reconstruction period in U.S. History.
Contains more than 50,000 separate documents, many of them text.
Lehrman Digital History
This site is excellent for U.S. History.
It has a search engine, interactive history, reference room
(articles, court cases, documents, films, maps, music, speeches,
timelines, websites, etc.), and resources by periods (exploration to the
present) and topics (education, family, film, labor, legal, Science &
Technology, slavery, women, etc.)
prepared lessons based on using primary source materials for
U.S. History. Divided
by themes, units/lessons include teachers guides.
Some link to literature as well.
Digital Classroom (teacher resource –US)
developed lessons to assist teachers in using primary source
documents as part of their classroom materials.
Some lessons are single lessons based around one event
and others contain several days worth of material.
Sponsored by NARA.