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Crash Course

Crash Course is one of the best ways to educate yourself, your classmates, and your family on YouTube!

From courses like Astronomy to US History and Anatomy & Physiology it's got you covered with an awesome variety of AP high school curriculum topics. With various witty hosts at your service, you won't even notice you're getting smarter

Digital History

Using technology to enhance teaching and research. Website features a timeline by history eras, history topics, primary sources, voices, multimedia (stories and music), classroom handouts, lesson plans, quizzes, and exhibitions.

U.S. History: Pre-Columbian to the New Millennium

From Pre-Columbian to the New Millennium. The stories all help to ask the question, "What is an American?"

The National Archives

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. A massive collection of material on U.S. history that can sometimes be overwhelming to search through. The Resources for National History Day Research page guides students on where to find material in the archives.

The Library of Congress

Great source to find historical documents, photos, art, maps, audio and video, artifacts and other items. The American Memory section organizes items based on topics, time periods and places of American history. The World Digital Library, a cooperative project with UNESCO, includes rare documents from around the world.

CIA Factbook

Excellent for World Geography resources for U.S. History middle and high school (some elementary).

Texas State Historical Association

Teacher resources found in the Teaching Texas site include the primary and secondary sources, lesson plans, museum exhibits, and programs. A collection of tools and products available to assist teachers in understanding, communicating, and teaching the newly revised TEKS for 4th and 7th grade.


The purpose of this site is to provide a tool for educators, which brings together in one place the diverse resources for teaching Texas Studies in order to both save time and promote awareness of what is available. Categories of content include: Online primary and secondary sources, lesson plans, student programs, interactive websites and apps, audio-visual materials, and museum exhibits or programs.

Texas Beyond History

The virtual museum of Texas’ cultural heritage. In this virtual museum you will find information on and images of many different aspects of the cultural legacy of Texas, a legacy spanning at least 13,500 years.

The Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian Institution has a wide variety of exhibitions and collections on American history and culture. It also offers lesson plans searchable by grade level, type of resource and historical topic.


EDSITEment offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies.


PBS has a wide range of resources for students from its various programs. The most useful is likely the companion Web sites for the American Experience documentary series examining important events and people in American history. Each site includes resources such as descriptions of the events, biographies of key figures, primary source documents, interactive maps and transcripts of the film. Also visit the American Masters series for biographies of historical figures.

Oyez, Oyez, Oh Yay! Civics Resources for Texas Students and Teachers

Landmark court cases Texas students need to know.

Texas Law-Related Education

The goal of the organization is to provide resources that help teachers inspire and engage their students in the pursuit of civics education.
[Great games for Constitution and Bill of Rights - videos]

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