General Resources

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Selected History Websites

The Big Three

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 130 million items on approximately 530 miles of bookshelves. The collections include more than 29 million books and other printed materials, 2.7 million recordings, 12 million photographs, 4.8 million maps, and 58 million manuscripts.

The Smithsonian Institute

The Smithsonian Institute is the world's largest museum complex and research organization. Composed of 16 museums and the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. and 2 museums in New York City, the Smithsonian's exhibitions offer visitors a glimpse into its vast collection numbering over 142 million objects.

National Archives and Records Administration

NARA, an independent Federal agency, is the United States’ national record keeper. NARA seeks to ensure ready access to the essential evidence that documents the rights of American citizens, the actions of Federal officials, and the national experience.

Additional Library of Congress Links
Additional NARA Links

General History Websites

Justice Learning

Milestone Documents

Interactive Websites Aligned with BHH units

2nd Grade
3rd Grade

We do not currently have an interactive site identified for 3rd grade.

4th Grade
5th Grade





Oral History



Political Cartoons


Television Network Companion Sites

History Lesson Plans

National History Organizations



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