History & Social Studies Resources

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Explore millions of books, movies, photographs, songs, and other historical documents related to U.S. and world history. Massive digital library provides sets of primary sources on specific subjects and allows searches of multiple archives across the country at once. Lessons, interactives, and learning labs from the Smithsonian Institute allow in depth exploration of specific topics in American history.
Free lessons and teaching materials allows users to research history through the eyes of everyday people.From PBS and documentarian, Ken Burns, a treasure trove of contextualized primary resources and educational films. Stanford History Education Group offers lessons in core concepts in historical research, such as spotting misinformation and myths.
Learn about the history of the First Amendment, the press, and its relationship to major historical events. Award-winning lessons and games allow for deeper understanding of the functions of governments and citizens. From the Smithsonian Institute, explore African American and Black history through primary resources, lesson plans, and activities.

 

 

These websites are recommended by our Children’s Librarians and provide additional content information and some fun, interactive activities to share with your family. The librarians regularly review these links for quality. Web addresses often change so please notify us if any links have issues.

For questions, comments or assistance please email the Children’s Department at Mail.Child@hudson.lib.oh.us

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