History

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library | We Choose the Moon

Category: HistoryCool Site: July  2010
An interactive recreation of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. The site is divided into 11 stages containing animation, archival photos, videos, and mission audio that bring the launch to life.

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The Package Museum

Category: HistoryCool Site: August  2008
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Take a walk down memory lane with many images of American package design from the early decades of the 20th century. Has an index by product name and 3D images of some of the products.

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Chivalry Today

Category: HistoryCool Site: February  2008
Chivalry isn?t dead. People everywhere are reevaluating the things that are important in their lives, and they're rediscovering the virtues that the code of chivalry stands for ? hope, kindness, respect, integrity and courage.

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Irish Potato Famine

Category: HistoryCool Site: April  2006
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Engaging interactive exhibit about the Irish Potato Famine. You’ll need the free Flash player.

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The Mind of Leonardo: The Universal Genius at Work

Category: HistoryCool Site: April  2006
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Web site for the new exhibition “The Mind of Leonardo” at the Institute and Museum of the History of Science in Florence, Italy. Explore Leonardo da Vinci’s mode of thinking and his unitary conception of knowledge as the effort to assimilate, through bold theoretical syntheses and inventive experiments, the laws that govern all of the wondrous operations of man and nature. You’ll need either Window’s Media Player or the QuickTime player to access the video elements.

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Kiddofspeed - GHOST TOWN - Chernobyl Pictures

Category: HistoryCool Site: April  2006
An account of one woman’s motorcycle ride through the Chernobyl “dead zone.” Elena brings the area’s history to life through photos and anecdotes collected during her thoughtful journey.

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National Women's Hall of Fame

Category: HistoryCool Site: February  2006
March is Women's History month! Learn about some remarkable American women and their contributions to society.

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The Renaissance Connection

Category: HistoryCool Site: February  2006
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Highly interactive, educational, and fun site about art of the Renaissance from the Allentown Art Museum. You'll need the free Flash player.

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In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience

Category: HistoryCool Site: February  2006
The slave trade is the most well-known African American immigration story, but there were eleven other voluntary waves of migration that shaped today's black culture. With 8,300 images, 17,000 pages of texts, and over 60 maps, In Motion (from the New York Public Library) tells the story of those "voluntary movements of resourceful and creative men and women, risk-takers in an exploitative and hostile environment" providing a "new interpretation of African American history."

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Time for Kids: Black History Month

Category: HistoryCool Site: February  2006
Start your tour with the Black History Timeline (Then to Now) to prepare for the interactive quiz game Civil Rights History Challenge. "Retrace the marchers' steps by answering our questions about the fight for equal rights." Next is a popular culture quiz. Can you recognize six famous modern-day African Americans by their baby pictures?

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Architect Studio 3D, from the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust

Category: HistoryCool Site: February  2006
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Design a house in 3D with Frank Lloyd Wright! On this Web site, you can design a house, walk through it in 3D, then share it with the world. You can also learn more about architecture, past and present, and explore Frank Lloyd Wright's life and work. You'll need the free Shockwave plug-in.

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Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary

Category: HistoryCool Site: February  2006
Join in the national celebration honoring the life and enduring legacy of one of our most remarkable founding fathers.

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Deafness in Disguise: Concealed Hearing Devices of the 19th and 20th Centuries

Category: HistoryCool Site: October  2005
Deafness in Disguise presents images, illustrations, advertising pamphlets, trade catalogs, patents, rare books and other material pertaining to mechanical and electrical hearing devices from the 19th and 20th centuries. Of particular focus in this exhibit are hearing devices that were designed for concealment or camouflage within everyday items. By the Washington School of Medicine.

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Eternity Travel.com - Book Your Afterlife Now

Category: HistoryCool Site: August  2005
Who knew that planning your burial could be so entertaining? This site is part of the Boston Museum of Science's exhibit on Egyptology. Choose your tomb type, mummification method and case, and select from a melange of "eternity extras." See if you can plan a safe trip to the afterlife on the money allotted to you by the pharoah.

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History Detectives

Category: HistoryCool Site: August  2005
This companion site to the PBS television series lets you do some of your own investigating. Along with information about the current season's shows, you'll find information on how to conduct your own investigations, take quizzes to assess your skills, and submit mysteries for consideration on the show. There's also a thorough discussion of real-life techniques used by people who research the past.

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Selections from the Katherine Dunham Collection at the Library of Congress

Category: HistoryCool Site: March  2005
The Katherine Dunham Collection at the Library of Congress consists of moving image materials that document the extraordinary journey of a woman who changed the face of American modern dance. This site includes videos of dance techniques and performances, and lots of photos.

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Citizen King

Category: HistoryCool Site: January  2005
Companion to the film by the same name, this Web site contains a wealth of information, including some rare documents. You'll find videos of King, James Baldwin, and others discussing race relations; an interactive map of Civil Rights hot spots; a timeline with links; and a teacher's guide. Brought to us by PBS.

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Moving Here: 200 Years of Migration to England

Category: HistoryCool Site: January  2005
Explore the migration experience! This huge database of photographs, personal papers, government documents, maps, art objects, sound recordings, and video clips tells the stories of people who migrated to England in the last two hundred years.

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Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement

Category: HistoryCool Site: January  2005
A great resource for teachers and students alike, on this site you'll find more than just information about Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. Explore the man and the movement through quizzes and a study guide. Learn what others have discovered and what they think through student essays and conversations between diverse grade school classes from different parts of the United States. Read others' thoughts and add your own. Site by the Seattle Times.

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Beyond the Fire: Teen Experiences of War

Category: HistoryCool Site: November  2004
Find out what is the human cost of war on teens at this engaging site. Teenage war refugees from seven war zones tell their stories and struggles. From ITVS, the Independent Television Service. Free Flash plugin required.

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www.nycsubway.org

Category: HistoryCool Site: November  2004
NOT New York City’s official rapid transit site, this site offers everything else! Here you’ll find loads of historical information about New York City’s 150-year-old rapid transit system, from historical maps and articles to a gallery of old tokens.

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Transportation Futuristics: Visionary Designs in Transportation Engineering

Category: HistoryCool Site: September  2004
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This virtual exhibit accompanies a gallery installation at UC Berkeley's Doe Library. It explores the marvelous things people have dreamt up to solve the basic problem of how to get from one place to another in the least amount of time with the least amount of trouble.

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Jewish Women's Archive: Women of Valor

Category: HistoryCool Site: September  2004
Profiles of 16 remarkable Jewish women who had "the courage and conviction to overcome social, cultural and religious barriers to achieve their goals." Each profile has a timeline, biography, photographs, and images of historical artifacts. From the Jewish Women's Archive.

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Tales of Future Past

Category: HistoryCool Site: July  2004
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A funny, and sometimes enlightening, look at what futurists from the past predicted our world would be like today.

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EyeWitness to History

Category: HistoryCool Site: July  2004
History through the eyes of those who lived it. Here you'll find first-person accounts of historical events, combined with lots of images, photos, andsome sound recordings. You'll need the free RealPlayer to hear the sounds.

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Picturing Modern America 1880-1920: Historical Thinking Exercises for Middle and High School Students

Category: HistoryCool Site: May  2004
Fun, interactive activities will help deepen critical thinking skills by encouraging students to "…actively read, question and discuss the photographs and other documents that give us fragmentary evidence of American life at the turn of the last century." A project of the Center for Children and Technology/Education Development Center.

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Lest We Forget: The Triumph Over Slavery

Category: HistoryCool Site: May  2004
documents and interprets the obstacle-ridden but life-affirming experiences of enslaved African peoples in the Americas, and examines the extraordinary capacity of human beings to confront and transcend oppression, and to triumph over state-sanctioned evil and injustice." By the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture and the UNESCO Slave Route Project. You will need the free Flash Player.

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Pop-Up and Movable Books: A Tour Through their History from the Nineteenth Century to the Present

Category: HistoryCool Site: May  2004
Did you know that the first movable books appeared in the thirteenth century and that they were made for an adult audience? Visit this site to learn more about the long history of this literary genre.

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Theban Mapping Project

Category: HistoryCool Site: March  2004
For the budding (and experienced) Egyptologist, this site provides a wealth of information from the archeological digs at Thebes. Visitors can zoom into the atlas of the Valley of the Kings and explore the hundreds of tombs by watching movies, using interactive diagrams, and viewing thumbnail shots. Interactive maps allow users to measure distances and elevation, and there are even printable PDFs of the tomb maps. (This site uses Flash.)

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Slates, Slide Rules, and Software: Teaching Math in America

Category: HistoryCool Site: January  2004
Devoted to "tools used to teach math across American history, from the 1800s to the present."

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The Port Chicago Disaster: A Resource for Students and Teachers

Category: HistoryCool Site: January  2004
A history of the events of 1944, when a major explosion rocked the naval base at Port Chicago, CA. The working conditions, explosion, mutiny, court martial, and pardon of African-American servicemen involved are reviewed. Also included are related questions for teachers and students.

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Drop Me Off in Harlem

Category: HistoryCool Site: November  2003
Discover the themes and works that emerged when creative and intellectual voices intersected during the Harlem Renaissance.

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Calendars Through the Ages

Category: HistoryCool Site: August  2003
Explore the fascinating history of the human endeavor to organize our lives in accordance with the sun and stars.

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Strange Fruit

Category: HistoryCool Site: June  2003
This overview highlights some of the American songs and songwriters whose words and music served as catalysts for thought, action and even social change." Listen to songs and read lyrics at this thought-provoking companion Web site to the film by the same name. Brought to us by Independent Lens. You will need the free Real Player.

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The Official Mahatma Gandhi eArchive

Category: HistoryCool Site: April  2003
Gandhi's non-violence message is as important today as it ever was. Here you'll fine quotes, photos, an interactive timeline and a multimedia presentation of his life. You will need the free Flash Player to view the presentation. By the Mahatma Gandhi Foundation.

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Drawing the Western Frontier

Category: HistoryCool Site: April  2003
This exhibit from the Smithsonian features the work of James E. Taylor, a 19th century illustrator who accompanied Gen. William T. Sherman as a Civil War artist. Taylor's illustrations contributed to 19th century Euro-American stereotypes of Native Americans. The exhibit also has images of Western personalities, military activities, gold mining, daily life in Native American, Chinese, Latino and Mormon communities.

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Center for History and New Media (CHNM)

Category: HistoryCool Site: April  2003
This great site combines "the most exciting and innovative digital media with the latest and best historical scholarship." From George Mason University. Various plug-ins are required.

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Women of Our Time

Category: HistoryCool Site: April  2003
Visit this beautifully designed interactive gallery from the National Portrait gallery to explore photographs of some of twentieth-century America's famous and influential women.

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African American World

Category: HistoryCool Site: February  2003
PBS brings together lots of resources in an effort to cover the African American experience from slavery to today. There are online interactive exhibits, biographical profiles, and teachers' guides. There is also a section for kids.

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Fritz Lang Motion Pictures

Category: HistoryCool Site: December  2002
Movie director Fritz Lang shot 16mm film as he toured around the American Southwest between 1938 and 1953. View digital versions of these films at this site.

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Children’s Books of the Early Soviet Era

Category: HistoryCool Site: October  2002
Beautiful children’s book covers and illustrations from the early Post-revolution era in Russia.

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A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution

Category: HistoryCool Site: April  2002
This site explores the period of U.S. history when, "racial prejudice and fear upset the delicate balance between the rights of a citizen versus the power of the state." Through music, images and first-person accounts, this site focuses on the experience of Japanese Americans who were placed in detention camps during World War II.

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Women Who Changes History

Category: HistoryCool Site: March  2002
Meet five amazing women who changed history.

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Women in World History Curriculum

Category: HistoryCool Site: March  2002
Learn about great women rulers and female heroes. Read quotes from famous women and essays about women in history. Use the classroom lessons to take an understanding of women's history further.

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The Cyber Toaster Museum

Category: HistoryCool Site: March  2002
Check out some cool old toasters! "When toasters began being manufactured they took on dozens of forms, went through many evolutions and, before 1960 at least, were sculptural showpieces that had a place of honor in the home."

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American Memory Project

Category: HistoryCool Site: January  2002
From the U.S. Library of Congress. Access to over seven million images, texts and recordings documenting American history. Collections include African-American sheet music 1850-1920, architecture and engineering 1933 to the present, early silent films of New York City, and hundreds of others.

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Linus Pauling: A Centenary Exhibit

Category: HistoryCool Site: December  2001
Explore the life and artifacts of the only person to have won two Nobel Prizes granted to a single individual.

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Cleopatra: The Field Museum

Category: HistoryCool Site: November  2001
This beautiful, interactive site from the Field Museum sheds some light on this powerful, mysterious historical figure.

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Dismuke's Virtual Talking Machine

Category: HistoryCool Site: November  2001
Transport yourself to the early decades of the twentieth century with the sweet music of the era. Lots of recordings from the author's personal collection have been converted to Real Audio format and are available for listening.

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The Sport of Life and Death: The Mesoamerican Ballgame

Category: HistoryCool Site: October  2001
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Explore the history of the ancient Mesoamerican ballgame, which had strong religious and ceremonial importance, at this beautiful, highly interactive site. There is also a set of fun classroom activities. You will need the Flash Player.

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AKA Kurdistan

Category: HistoryCool Site: September  2001
With no central library, historical archive, or place for safekeeping, thousands of images documenting the history of Kurdistan have been lost. This Web site stands in the place of such institutions and adds an interactive element. Along with the many interesting photographs and personal stories about Kurdistan, there is a place for you to add your own.

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History and Politics Out Loud

Category: HistoryCool Site: August  2001
Hear Politically and historically important speeches at this searchable audio archive.

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Looking for the Light

Category: HistoryCool Site: July  2001
This beautiful, yet sad multimedia essay recounts a photographer's experience over a fifteen-year period documenting the lives and stories of people with AIDS. Viewing is best if you have the free QuickTime Player.

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Leaves of Gold

Category: HistoryCool Site: June  2001
Did you know that all books in Europe were hand-written until 1452 when the printing press was invented? At this site you will learn about these pre-press books called illuminated manuscripts.

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Institute and Museum of the History of Science, Florence, Italy

Category: HistoryCool Site: June  2001
Check out the online exhibits! There is a 360 degree view of the room where Galileio Galilei's equipment is housed. You can click and see close-ups of each piece along with descriptive text. There are also detailed photos of Leonardo da Vinci's manuscripts as well as other artifacts from the history of science. You will need the QuickTime Player for the Galileo room.

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Explore your Family History at Ellis Island

Category: HistoryCool Site: May  2001
You can search for ancestors who came to America through Ellis Island, create your own family scrapbook, and learn about the immigrant experience at this nicely designed site.

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The History of Eating Utensils

Category: HistoryCool Site: April  2001
When and why did we humans start using utensils to aid us in eating? At this site you can find the answers to these questions and view images of ancient utensils from the Rietz Food Technology Collection.

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Epact: Scientific Instruments of Medieval and Renaissance Europ

Category: HistoryCool Site: April  2001
Want to know what astrolabes, quadrants, and compendia are? Check out this cool database of medieval and Renaissance scientific instruments made before 1600 A.D. There are over 500 entries with pictures of each instrument and descriptive text.

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Camping with the Sioux: Fieldwork Diary of Alice Cunningham Fletcher

Category: HistoryCool Site: February  2001
This is the field journal of an amazing woman who, in 1881, lived with Sioux women and recorded their way of life. She had no formal anthropological training, no funding, and no knowledge of Native American languages. Few people believed she could succeed. This Web site is a testament to her success.

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The Complete History of the Discovery of Cinematography

Category: HistoryCool Site: January  2001
This site is unusual in that it documents ancient history leading to the birth of cinematography. This historical chronicle starts with the discovery of the pinhole image around 900 B.C., and ends in the late 1800s A.D.

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Making the Macintosh

Category: HistoryCool Site: January  2001
This electronic archive covers the social history of the Macintosh computer's early development. Through historical photos, interviews, memos, and diagrams, you will learn about counterculture and computing, the early Macintosh, development of the Apple mouse, and more.

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120 Years of Electronic Music

Category: HistoryCool Site: December  2000
Learn the history of electronic music from the musical telegraph of 1876 to the Kurtzweil synthesizer of 1983.

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Powerful Days: the Civil Rights Photography of Charles Moore

Category: HistoryCool Site: December  2000
Learn about the photojournalist who captured the civil rights movement on film, and view the photographs that affected the conscience of our nation.

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A Concrete Curtain: The Life and Death of the Berlin Wall

Category: HistoryCool Site: December  2000
You can view some 100 photographs of the Berlin Wall at this online exhibition and read about its history "from its creation to its destruction."

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North By South: From Charleston to Harlem, the Great Migration

Category: HistoryCool Site: November  2000
Learn about the great American migration of African Americans from the South to the North, Charleston to Harlem. This is the first site of a series that explores "the reasoning, experiences, and contributions African Americans made to the greater community as they moved throughout the country."

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Castles of the World

Category: HistoryCool Site: August  2000
This site has a slew of information about castles. Featured are sections on castle architecture and an annotated directory of castles around the world. Younger folks should also check out the virtual castle tour for kids.

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Eugenics Archive

Category: HistoryCool Site: July  2000
The American eugenics movement was fueled more by political and social prejudices than scientific facts. The mistakes of this movement are particularly relevant to us in this age of genetics. View actual documents and photos in a series of virtual exhibits by the Eugenics Record Office at Cold Spring Harbor, the research center of the American Eugenics movement in the early 1900s. The site is best viewed using the Flash Player.

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The 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition

Category: HistoryCool Site: July  2000
San Francisco hosted the worlds fair in 1915. The Palace of Fine Arts -- home of the Exploratorium -- is the only building that wasn't torn down after the event. Through photos, maps, and stories you can explore the rich history of the fair that helped restore the economy of San Francisco after the great quake of 1906.

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The Computer Museum History Center

Category: HistoryCool Site: July  2000
Are you curious about how the Internet came to be? Maybe you would like to know what the first computer looked like? At this site you'll find online exhibits that cover Internet history and the evolution of the microprocessor. You can also search the center's archive.

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Wet with Blood: The Investigations of Mary Todd Lincoln's Coat

Category: HistoryCool Site: June  2000
by the Chicago Historical Society and Northwestern University - Join a team of historians and scientists to investigate the stains on the coat allegedly worn by President Lincoln's wife during his assassination in 1865. You can take a QuickTime Player Virtual Reality tour of the Chicago Historical Society's Textile Conservation Laboratory and learn how the team analyzed the coat. The site's epilogue examines the relic in a cultural and historical context.

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African Voices

Category: HistoryCool Site: June  2000
by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History - This site explores Africa's history and present. Learn about the slave trade, colonialism, and life in modern-day Africa. (You will need the Flash Player to view this site.)

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Journey Through Tikal

Category: HistoryCool Site: May  2000
Explore the ancient Mayan ruins of Tikal at this interactive site. Through the QuickTime Player VR panoramas you can virtually "stand" atop a temple and "see" the view 360 degrees around. There is an interactive map to the ruins that lets you "visit" all the hot spots.

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Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

Category: HistoryCool Site: April  2000
Learn about Stanton and Anthony and their roles in the Women's Movement. You'll hear the story of Stanton and Anthony narrated while you view pictures from their lives and historical documents from the Women's Movement. A visit to this site is like looking through their scrapbooks.

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Rene Descartes and the Legacy of Mind/Body Dualism

Category: HistoryCool Site: April  2000
Learn about the history of thought on mind/body dualism, from Descartes to Pierre Janet. You can also look at photos of the many featured philosophers/scientists and illustrations that accompany the text of their work.

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DoHistory

Category: HistoryCool Site: March  2000
At this site you can learn basic skills and techniques for interpreting historical documents. There is an interactive case study based on the 200-year-old diary of midwife/healer Martha Ballard. You just may become inspired to "DoHistory" on your own after visiting this cool site.

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The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Category: HistoryCool Site: February  2000
This museum brings the reality of the Holocaust of Nazi Germany to life with remembrance, perspective, and intellect. There is a photo gallery, a displaced persons section, and an exhibit on the Olympic games in Berlin in 1936. The exhibit has photos and RealAudio recordings of German Jewish athletes who were not allowed to compete as well as American Jews who protested by not competing and African American athletes who competed and won.

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The African American Mosaic Exhibition by the Library of Congress

Category: HistoryCool Site: February  2000
This site contains selections from the Library of Congress resource guide for studying African American culture and history. You can view hundreds of historical documents and read text that chronicles African American history. You can also read narratives of former slaves and look at photos.

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African American Odyssey

Category: HistoryCool Site: January  2000
An amazing collection of items that chronicles African American history from slavery to the Civil Rights Movement. This Library of Congress site presents highlights of what is on view in the library's exhibition, "The African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship," and includes a wide array of important and rare books, government documents, manuscripts, maps, musical scores, plays, films, and recordings.

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The USAF 13th Bomb Squadron

Category: HistoryCool Site: November  1999
A unique site, constructed from the pictures, oral histories, poetry, and letters of the Korean War veterans from the US Air Force's 13th Bomb Squadron. Far from glorifying war, this site reveals the heartbreaking human side of conflict: friendships made, losses endured.

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Discovering China

Category: HistoryCool Site: November  1999
This site, developed by three students from Japan, South Africa, and the USA, offers a compact history of China, with special attention to the Cultural Revolution. The ThinkQuest students come up with a beautifully designed site once again.

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Sipapu: Chetro Ketl Great Kiva

Category: HistoryCool Site: October  1999
This site presents a three-dimensional reconstruction of a Great Kiva, an architectural feature found in many prehistoric Anasazi communities in the southwestern United States.

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Citizen Kurchatov

Category: HistoryCool Site: October  1999
Find out about the physicist who helped develop the Soviet Union's atomic bomb. This is a companion site to a PBS broadcast.

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Calendars Through the Ages

Category: HistoryCool Site: October  1999
Explore calendars from different cultures and different ages. Learn about Islamic, Chinese and Mayan calendars, and more.

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Flights of Inspiration

Category: HistoryCool Site: October  1999
Learn about the first powered flight and the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. The site contains interesting historical photos.

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Olympics Through Time

Category: HistoryCool Site: May  1999
A history of early athletic competitions and the Olympic Games from prehistory through the modern era. This site has not been updated since 1996.

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The Museum of Questionable Medical Devices

Category: HistoryCool Site: March  1999
Wander through this wonderful on-line compendium of countless strange and fraudulent medical devices, including the Psychograph and the Radium-Ore Revigorator.

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African-American History Through The Arts

Category: HistoryCool Site: March  1999
This site, produced by high school students, features contributions from famous artists, articles on photograph and the cinema. In addition, there is a chronology of African and African-American art from the ancient world to the present.

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Remote Sensing in Archaeology

Category: HistoryCool Site: February  1999
Did the ancient Maya civilization die out due to deforestation? This site illustrates how remote sensing satellites have offered new tools to researchers exploring human history.

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The Atomic Archive

Category: HistoryCool Site: December  1998
This well-organized site presents the history of nuclear power and the atomic bomb, with biographies of major figures, updates on current developments in nuclear science and diplomacy, a timeline, and a teacher's guide for classroom use.

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Experience Nicaragua

Category: HistoryCool Site: October  1998
Another beautiful, rich site from the ThinkQuest students. This site explores the history and culture of Nicaragua, including a large archive of Spanish-language audio and video interviews (with English transcripts).

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Ancient Scripts of the World

Category: HistoryCool Site: September  1998
Take a look at some beautiful ancient scripts, and explore the phenomenon of human language.

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The History Place

Category: HistoryCool Site: July  1998
This well-designed site has extensive exhibits on the American Civil War, WW II, and other major periods. Each exhibit offers informative essays, timelines, and photos. The content changes frequently as new exhibits are added.

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The History of Education

Category: HistoryCool Site: May  1998
This is a well-organized index of links and information on the major ideas, movements, and individuals who have influenced education over the past 300 years. A calm and clear visual design, too.

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A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust

Category: HistoryCool Site: April  1998
A history of the Nazi atrocities during WW II, with lesson plans and links to original materials, including letters, photos, and art. Though not particularly innovative in its design, this site deals thoroughly and well with a crucial period.

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4000 Years of Women in Science

Category: HistoryCool Site: April  1998
This site offers a wide ranging look at the roles of women in science, dispelling any notion that women's involvement in science is a recent development. This site has frames and non-frames versions, though the frames version is easier to navigate.

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Antique Medical

Category: HistoryCool Site: March  1998
A fascinating photo collection of antique medical and surgical instruments from the past two centuries. This site's presentation style is basic, but the photos are fascinating.

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The Maya Astronomy Page

Category: HistoryCool Site: February  1998
Learn about these accomplished early astronomers. This site is concise, clearly written, and easy to navigate. It's a great starting point for exploration into the fascinating culture of the Maya.

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Perseus Project

Category: HistoryCool Site: January  1998
This site describes itself as a "continually growing digital library for studying the ancient world." You'll find ancient texts, maps, art catalogs, and other information. I particularly liked the encyclopedia and map-creating application (which can be found under the "atlas" section).

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Private Art

Category: HistoryCool Site: January  1998
A collection of World War II letters to and from the home front. Graphically the site is quite impressive and the letters are interesting, I just wish there were more of them.

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Ellis Island

Category: HistoryCool Site: November  1997
Discover the history of Ellis Island and learn about the immigration museum. Search the Wall of Honor and reconnect with your heritage.

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National Register of Historic Places

Category: HistoryCool Site: November  1997
Learn about the history and architecture of different cities in the U.S. The site includes resources for teachers.

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History of Money from Ancient Times to the Present Day

Category: HistoryCool Site: September  1997
Whether you're interested in denari or dollars, you can follow the history of money. Check out the comparative chronology.

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Black Baseball's Negro Baseball Leagues

Category: HistoryCool Site: August  1997
earn about the players and teams that made up the leagues. You can learn about the history or find out about new books on the subject.

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http://www.blackbaseball.com/

Category: HistoryCool Site: June  1997
A guide to some of the "treasures" in the Library of Congress. Check out Thomas Jefferson's handwritten draft of the Declaration of Independence. Also included are Maya Lin's original drawing for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the earliest known baseball cards, and tons more.

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The World of Vikings

Category: HistoryCool Site: January  1997
Learn everything there is to know about Vikings from myths to life styles.

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Abandoned Missile Base VR Tour

Category: HistoryCool Site: June  1996
A fascinating look inside an abandoned missile base. Don't try this at home!

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Guardian's Egypt

Category: HistoryCool Site: March  1996
You can now "surf" the ancient world! Here are pages which provide many links to Egyptology and Egyptian resources on the WWW.

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