Be An American History Buff

February 26th, 2004 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Recommended Website:

This one’s a goodie! At this website you will find collections of original newspapers that recount the stories that impacted American history. Read articles that were written by reporters and journalists 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.
  • Primary Source Material — Read the newspapers, transcripts, and articles that chronicle American history.
  • History Library — Look up a history topic that interests you and read the headlines from yesteryear. Subjects include 16th-17th century news, baseball, Civil War, crime, presidents and inaugural addresses, old west, women in journalism and more.
  • Interactive Quizzes — You must register a user name and password at the site and then you can take some online history quizzes. Test your knowledge of historical events, people, and places.
  • Online Exhibits — A themed, multi-media gallery that provides a sort of virtual tour of an historic era. Right now the gallery features WWII information, headlines, audio narration, photographs, illustrations and more.

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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