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Have Fun with Living History - Free streaming history videos & activities

American history is best served hot and there are lots of ways to warm up to it. At HFwH, we bring free streaming video, interactive presentations, and links to many other resources to bring history alive. Go a step beyond the social studies or history classroom and use all your senses to connect with American History through audio, video, and living history.


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An inquiry-based activity about McCarthy, Truman, and American society

The - African American history archive

The HistoryMakers represents the single largest archival project of its kind in the world, outdistancing the existing video oral history collections of New York’s Schomburg Library and the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum. The HistoryMakers is unique among these other collections of African American heritage, because of its massive scope. Like other oral history collections, The HistoryMakers collection hearkens back to the earliest and most authentic efforts to capture the voice of a people, while introducing state-of-the-art technology and increased accessibility. The HistoryMakers wants to provide living proof that African American history did not begin or end with the civil rights movement, that the HistoryMakers number in the thousands and that their names are not just Harriet Tubman, W.E.B. DuBois, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ella Fitzgerald. The initial goal of The HistoryMakers is to complete 5,000 interviews of both well-known and unsung African American HistoryMakers within the next five years, creating an archive of unparalleled importance and exposing the archival collection to the widest audience possible. Not since the recording of former slaves during the WPA Movement of the 1930s (1936-1938), when teams of writers/researchers were sent throughout the South resulting in approximately 2,300 mostly hand-recorded interviews, has there been a methodic and wide-scale attempt to capture the testimonies of African Americans.

History of Lake Champlain

brief history of the Champlain Valley, focused on Lake Champlain and its uses. It is by no means complete, and we are constantly adding to it as we increase our knowledge of this region, through our research and archaeological projects.

Themes | Understanding Slavery

Understanding Slavery has focused specifically on the role the British played in this history and how slavery functioned in the Caribbean. A ninth theme - Diaspora will also be introduced, and will contain learning resources, which support teaching around the impact this history had on British and Caribbean society and culture in the 20th century. Diaspora will also include some material on the North and South American elements of the history of the transatlantic slave trade.


GIS for History

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This site gives history students and teachers the power of GIS to investigate critical moments in American history (for example, here's our Great Migration map). Each investigation provides an interactive GIS map for studying patterns in historical census data over a period of time, a collection of historical documents chosen to help put the data into historical context, and lesson plans created by teachers and university instructors. We hope that this site makes American history more accessible to history students of all ages. Please explore!