CT Social Studies Resource Center

WELCOME! My goal is to provide Social Studies teachers across Connecticut with links to the highest quality teaching and resource sites on the Internet. This is a “work in progress.” It is in a bit of disarray at the moment (late Spring 2019), as I’ve added a series of links but have not categorized them yet.

Professional Links

Connecticut Council for the Social Studies
National Council for the Social Studies
State Department of Education Gateway
CT School Directions

For Project Muse Subscribers (Check with your library):
Reviews in American History
Journal of American History
High School Journal
History Teacher
Social Science History
Film & History
History & Memory


eHistory at Ohio State
Social Studies Help Center
The Center for Teaching History with Techology
EDSITEment – The Best of the Humanities on the Web
AHA: Resources for Teachers
Resources for Teaching History

General Teaching Resources

The Study of History

Thesis Statements
OWL at Purdue University: Avoiding Plagiarism…
IUB Writing Tutorial Services Pamphlets
Bowdoin College Writing Guide
General Rubric Generator
The Inflation Calculator
Evaluating Web Sites

Connecticut History

The Connecticut Historical Society
Welcome to Connecticut History Online
Connecticut History on the Web: Home
Stamford Historical Society, Stamford, CT
Colonial Connecticut Records

American History

National Archives Online Exhibits
American Memory: Library of Congress

American History Matters

Digital American History

PBS American Experience
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
History Now
National Archives Digital Classroom
Slavery and the Making of America
Open Collections Program: Women Working
NYPL Digital Gallery
“Objects of History”

The Presidential Timeline of the Twentieth Century
The American Presidency Project

World War II Poster Collection
Nazi Posters: 1933-1945
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Freedom Now! An archival project of Tougaloo ..
Rediscovering George Washington
Irish Immigrant Primary Sources

Public Papers of the Presidents
Elections Past and Present
Tolerance.org: Teaching Tolerance
Historical Voices
Annenberg Media: Teacher Professional Development
National Archives on Google Video
From Revolution to Reconstruction: Documents
Columbia American History Online
Our Documents – Home
Slavery and Freedom in American History and Memory
Voices Across Time: American History through Music
History Scene Investigation (HSI)

World History MATTERS
Ancient History Sourcebook
Medieval History Sourcebook
Modern History Sourcebook
Middle East Center at Penn

French Revolution in Text and Song

The World War I Document Archive

World War II Poster Collection from Northwest…
Powers of Persuasion – WWII posters
Nazi Posters: 1933-1945
Dr. Suess – WWII Editorial Cartoons
Facing History and Ourselves – History & Mission
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

A&L Daily
American Prospect
National Review
The Weekly Standard
Media Matters
Middle East Center at Penn

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National Council on Economic Education (NCEE)


Missile Crisis

1896: Political Cartoons

Teaching History/Social Studies


American Foreign Policy: documents

American President- An Online Reference Resource

American Revolution Digital Learning Project

BBC – History – Animations

BBC – History – Cold War

BBC – History – Egyptians

BBC – History – Galleries

BBC – History – Greeks

BBC – History – Romans

BBC – History – World War One

BBC – History – World War Two

Connecticut History on the Web

Connecticut’s Heritage Gateway

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CT Women’s Hall of Fame

Cuban Missile Crisis: Online Lessons

DBQ’s for American History

Digital History Reader – Modern Europe

Digital History Reader: American History

Document Archive of Presidential Communication

Exploring Amistad

Harper’s Weekly: Primary Source Collection

Historical Currency Conversions

Internet Archive: Prelinger Archives

JAH WineburgJamestown Journey

JCBL_ExhibitionsMake History

Making the History of 1989

Misleading Analogies and Historical Thinking: The War in Iraq as a Case Study

National Constitution Center: Interactive Constitution

National History Education Clearinghouse

Home PageNorth American Slave Narratives

NYPL Digital Gallery |

NYT Learning Network

NYT Lesson Plan Archive

NYT News Summary for Students


Teaching Brown v. Board of Education

Teaching with Historic Places


The :30 Second Candidate

The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962: Audio Clips

The History of Jim Crow

The Library of Congress – Chronicling America

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow | PBS

The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War

The World On the Brink: John F. Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis: October 16, 1962

Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, 1911

Vietnam – Presidential Recordings Program

Digital Classroom Initiative

Votes for Women: Library of Congress

What Students Need To Know About America’s Wars, Part II— 1920–Present


Women Working, 1800-1930: Harvard

World History for Us All

Teaching the Vietnam War

New Deal Network

Connecticut New Deal Art

 Modern History Sourcebook: Main Page

American South

Slavery and the Making of America | PBS


Stanford Education

Let Freedom Swing – This project explores the relationships between jazz and democracy. Two iconic Americans are at the heart of Let Freedom Swing: (retired) Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and jazz composer, trumpeter, and educator Wynton Marsalis. The videos and study guide are designed for use in social studies, humanities, and music classes in grades 6-12.