Center for the Study of Citizenship
The Center at Wayne State University promotes research and intellectual exchange about citizenship among a global community of scholars, students, practitioners, and the general public.

Freedom: A History of Us
Teaching guides, primary sources, games, and more to help students learn about the promise and price of freedom. Complements the PBS Series Fighting for Freedom.

Bill of Rights Institute

Games and activities for students, and lesson plans for teachers. The site also features ideas for celebrating Bill of Rights Day and Constitution Day.

Edsitement! The Best of the Humanities on the Web
This educational partnership brings online humanities resources from some of the world's great museums, libraries, cultural institutions, and universities directly to your classroom. Includes resources on American independence, slavery, women’s right and civil rights.

Center for Civic Education
Teacher and curricular resources for promoting an enlightened and responsible citizenry committed to democratic principles .


American Government

Primary Documents in American History
The Library of Congress is home to many of the most important documents in American history. The initial release of this Web site contains documents from the years 1763 to 1877. Updates will be made on a regular basis.

National Archives Online Exhibits
Includes an online exhibit featuring key foundational documents.

National Constitution Center
Curriculum resources including: current event discussion starters, lesson plans, service learning projects, interactive Constitution, constitutional timeline, founding documents and Constitution Day lessons.


Ben's Guide to US Government for Kids
Ben's Guide to U. S. Government for kids is a service of the US Government Printing Office that provides electronic access to information about U. S. history and government. This site is organized by grade levels: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12. 


Civil War

Slavery in America
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center located in Cincinnati Ohio offers exhibits, interactive experiences, lessons and resources for teachers.

The African American Mosaic
A Library of Congress resource guide to the study of Black history and culture

The African America Odyssey
This online exhibition showcases the African American collections of the Library of Congress.


Women's Suffrage

The National Women's History Project
Information and educational materials about women’s history.

By Popular Demand: "Votes for Women" Suffrage Pictures
Extensive and varied resources related to women’s suffrage including documents, cartoons, portraits and photographs.

Civil Rights

Teaching Tolerance
Founded in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance provides free educational materials that promote respect for differences and appreciation of diversity in the classroom and beyond, including Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks and America’s Civil Rights Movement.

National Civil Rights Museum

The museum is committed to providing educators with resources and materials to aid them in teaching the struggle for freedom and justice to today's students. Here you will find links to e-Learning activities, the NCRM Teacher's Curriculum Guide, worksheets, primary source analysis guides, scavenger hunts and more.