History Through Newspaper Headlines!

September 8th, 2011 by diane Leave a reply »

Hi!  It’s Thursday, September 8, 2011 and time for History at

Recommended Website:

Age Range: 10 and up (with parental guidance)

This non-profit website archives collections of original newspapers that recount the stories that created American history. Read articles that were written by reporters who lived at the time of the event. Many of these primary source documents include eye-witness accounts by every-day people, bringing history to life in a much more real and meaningful way than most textbooks do.

When you get to the site use the menu on the left of your screen to navigate topics that include:

*Newspaper Collecting – Get information on how to archive and preserve your own historical newspapers.

*Online Newspaper Archives – Explore newspapers from 1700 through 2004!

*History Buff Newsletter Archives – Read the back issues of this website’s companion newsletter with terrific historical information about people and events. Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter – it’s delivered free to your email inbox!

*Historic Panoramas – Enjoy narrated panoramic views of historical landmarks – it’s like taking a virtual field trip!


  • Colonial America
  • Daniel Boone Gravesite
  • Davy Crockett Childhood Home
  • Anna Jarvis Home
  • Abraham Lincoln Historic Sites
  • Thomas Edison Birthplace
  • ~ And more!

*Reference Libraries – Listen to audio clips of famous historic people such as P.T. Barnum, Teddy Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart, and more!  Read over 200 articles covering an array of topics such as baseball, the Civil War, Presidential Inaugurations, the Old West, and more.

*Primary Source Material – Read the newspapers, transcripts, and articles that chronicle American history.

*State Facts – Get the basics on every state in the Union. Learn about state capitals, birds, flowers, capitals, songs, governors, population, and more.

*Interactive Quizzes – Register a user name and password to take some online history quizzes. Test your knowledge of historical events, people, and places.

Bookmark this site and return whenever you want to enhance your history studies by reading the accounts of people who actually lived through it.


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