History Databases Search »
Find encyclopedia articles, primary sources (with introductory essays), biographies, timelines, images and videos, and maps, charts, and tables on a variety of topics in history.
World Book for Kids »
Find short introductions to topics in history, from Mesopotamia to the September 11 terrorist attacks, in this online encyclopedia for students in grades two through five. Type in the name of what you're looking for or click on "history and government," then "history" to get lists of articles on American history, ancient history, Canadian history, European history, exploration, and more. For students in grades two through five.
World Book for Students »
This general encyclopedia is particularly good for history topics, especially those studied in elementary and high school. A great pick for students in grades three and up.
CPL Chicago History Resources
America's Story »
American’s Library, the Library of Congress, puts the “story” back in history on this fun and interactive site.
American History Timeline »
This interactive timeline, from the Smithsonian Institution, includes information about American from before the Vikings to the present.
BBC Online: History for Kids »
History made fun for all ages! This richly illustrated site covering many topics, including Ancient history, World Wars and British History.
EyeWitness to History »
A look at history, from Ancient times to the present, through the people who experienced it first-hand.
Go West with Lewis & Clark »
Go on the expedition of the century with Meriwether Lewis and William Clark into the great unknown wilderness of the west.
Kidipede - History for Kids »
Short essays will introduce kids to early civilizations around the globe; including history, religion, clothing, food, art, crafts and much more.
Liberty! The American Revolution »
Experience the excitement and uncertainty of the American Revolution in this supplement to the PBS series.
Odyssey Online »
Take a journey through the ancient civilizations in Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Near East, the Americas and Africa.
Underground Railroad »
It’s the 1850s in Maryland and you are a slave! Freedom is a dangerous adventure away, do you take a chance, or stay behind and rebel in more subtle ways?
World Wars »
The BBC presents this in-depth look at World Wars I & II, the Cold War and Genocide Under the Nazis.