Museums and Sites

The Guide to Historic Richmond – Contains links to historic places and Civil War sites in Central Virginia
Virginia Association of Museums – Guide to Virginia Museums and Landmarks
Monticello – The home of Thomas Jefferson
The Museum of the Confederacy – Museum complex includes the restored White House of the Confederacy
Mount Vernon – George Washington’s estate and gardens
Colonial Williamsburg – The historic colonial capital of Virginia


The Lee Family Digital Archive – Lee Family Papers project
The Society of the Lees of Virginia – Provides information on the contributions of generations of Lees to our country’s history
Historical Text Archive – Provides original material, links to other sites, and electronic reprints of books organized by geography and topics
Archiving Early America – Contains primary source material from eighteenth-century America
The History Net – Contains articles on American and World History
The History Channel Contains online exhibits, classroom materials, and links to recommended history sites
The History Place Contains online exhibits, opinion essays, a “Homework Help” section, historic photographs, and a “Speech of the Week”
American Treasures of the Library of Congress – The “American Treasures of the Library of Congress” exhibition is open to the public in Washington, D.C. This online version of the exhibition will provide a cumulative record of many items that have been on display in Washington


The National Archives: the Digital Classroom – Primary sources, activities, lesson plans and training for educators and students
Technology and Learning – Contains resources and information on using technology in the classroom
Too Cool School House Educational Site of the Week – Contains reviews of many great educational sites
Baxter’s EduNET – A curriculum based resource allowing students to use the tools of technology and the Internet to gain valuable information
The Children’s Literature Web Guide – Internet resources related to books for children and young adults
Lesson Plans and Resources for Social Studies Teachers – Contains lessons and links to internet resources for teachers
The National Council for Social Studies – Site features teaching resources, professional development activities, publications, news, and internet resources
The Children’s Book Council – Information about children’s literature and book publishing
In Congress Assembled: Continuity and Change in the Governing of the United States – A teaching unit on the Constitution, Congress, and current events using documents from THOMAS and the Documents of the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, an American Memory collection at the National Digital Library of the Library of Congress