Social Studies Pathfinders

History General Sites

History Animated: Animated maps of the American Civil War, the American Revolutionary War, World War II Eurpoe and The War in the Pacific.

History World: Histories, Time lines and more.

National Archives: The National Archives preserves and provides access to the records of the Federal Government including the Constitution, the Declaration of Indpendance, and the Bill of Rights; as wellas slave ship manifests and the Emancipation Proclamation; captured German records and the Japanese surrender documents from World War II; journals of polar expeditions and photographs of Dust Bowl farmers; Indian treaties making transitory promises; and a richly bound document bearing the bold signature “Bonaparte”—the Louisiana Purchase Treaty that doubled the territory of the young republic.

DocsTeach at the National Archives: Thousands of primary source documents to bring the past to life as classroom teaching tools from the billions preserved at the National Archives. Use the search field to find written documents, images, maps, charts, graphs, audio and video in an ever-expanding collection that spans the course of American history.

Library of Congress American Memory Project: Primary documents from American history. A little hard to search, but a great place for primary sources including photographs, letters, telegraphs and more.

Africa Sites (Ms. Pierce’s classes)

Country Reports: Dimond has a subscription to this resource. See library staff for passwords.

PBS Explore Africa

BBC News Africa Information: Scroll down to Country Profiles

CIA World Fact Book: Up-to-date information on countries of the world.

World Atlas

Forbes 40 Most Famous People from Africa

African Empire Timelines 

Links from Stanford University

Human Rights

Amnesty International: search by country or by topic.

Human Rights Watch: Information on human rights around the world organized by region or topic.

US Department of State Human Rights Reports: view by year, then by country or region.

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights: list of human rights issues.

OPIC (Opposing Viewpoints in Context) database: See bookmark or Dimond Libray staff for log-in information.

United Nations Human Rights page: Links to articles, thematic issues, and more.


Political Cartoon Index