FREE History Resources
SEVERAL free courses in history, economics, the constitution, etc. For high school
Alaska History: Alaska's History & Cultural Studies provides students, teachers and others interested in the state access to a rich source of facts and viewpoints about Alaska and its history. There are six UNITS, each encompassing an important theme or historical period. Linked to the UNITS you'll find extensive information that includes an historical account of that era, stories of the people who lived then, photographs, maps, oral history, letters and other primary resources.
The Civil War Curriculum: The Civil War Curriculum is an easy-to-use, interdisciplinary, resource-rich guide for teaching the American Civil War. Explore the lessons online, download free PDFs or purchase a printed book below. For elementary, middle, and high school aged students.
US History Lessons: This is thirteen weeks of FREE History Lessons! These lessons include: The Mayflower Compact, The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution of the United States of America, and The Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers.
Lesson Pathways History: For grades K - 5.
History for Kids
America's Heritage: An Adventure in Liberty: This is a tested lesson plan resource and supplement for Kindergarten-12th grade teachers of social studies, U. S. history, U. S. government, political science, economics, geography, speech, and/or related subjects. Written by fellow teachers, the resource consists of age-appropriate and modifiable lesson plans grouped into three separate books according to level: elementary, middle, and high school.
The Life of George Washington: Washington's life -- almost from his boyhood -- was interwoven with the early history of this country. To understand his life is to understand that history -- the important time before and during the founding of The Republic.
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
A Jefferson Primer: To students of history Thomas Jefferson's accomplishments are legendary: Author of the Declaration of Independence, Governor of Virginia, Minister to France, Secretary of State and, of course, the third President of the United States. Behind these milestone events, however, lay a multitude of diverse talents and interests. A close study of his life would reveal such remarkable accomplishments as lawyer, architect, naturalist, paleontologist, inventor, agronomist and linguist.
Milestone Historic Events in Early American History: Documents representing milestone events in 18th century America are presented here in their original formats as they actually appeared in the 1700s. This digital display of original documents allows us to examine significant historical artifacts exactly as early Americans saw them in their newspapers, magazines, books and pamphlets.
Famous Moments in Early American History Short Films of Noteworthy Events: Each film in the 'Famous Moments' series highlights a true story of historical significance, providing 'students' of early America with a better understanding of the people, places and events of this important era.
History for Kids
World History: A free online course provided by Georgia Virtual Learning. Recommended for high school.
US History: A free online course provided by Georgia Virtual Learning. Recommended for high school.
AP World History: A free online course provided by Georgia Virtual Learning. Recommended for high school.
AP European History: A free online course provided by Georgia Virtual Learning. Recommended for high school.
American Government: A free online course.
American Government: This is a 16-week course that covers the foundations, history, and current practices of the American government.
American Government: A free online course aligned for CLEP.
Democracy in America: A free online course.
U.S. History online textbook