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  • Famous People
    Famous People is an online biographical reference which chronicles the lives of people throughout the world. The List Ask the Oracle Gossip Links

  • 4000 Years of Women in Science
    4,000 years of women in science! Did you know that? Women are, and always have been, scientists. This site lists over 125 names from our scientific and technical past. They are all women! This site grew out of the public talks given by Dr. Sethanne Howard, currently with the National Science Foundation.

  • Abraham Lincoln Online
    This site includes an enormous amount of information about Lincoln, including listings of outstanding historic sites and a very large number of books.

  • Abraham Lincoln Research Site
    Find Everything about Abraham Lincoln Life.

  • African Americans in the Sciences
    Profiled here are African American men and women who have contributed to the advancement of science and engineering. The accomplishments of the past and present can serve as pathfinders to present and future engineers and scientists. African American chemists, biologists, inventors, engineers, and mathematicians have contributed in both large and small ways that can be overlooked when chronicling the history of science.

  • Alphabetical and chronological index to mathematicians
    Biographies of famous mathematicians.

  • Amelia Earhart
    An illustrated biographical profile of Amelia Earhart, from the early years through the years of her celebrity as America's leading aviatrix to the mystery of her last flight.

  • American Presidents
    A complete video archive of all American Presidents

  • Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
    With Benjamin Franklin as a guide, the site provides a locator service to age-appropriate online government resources for students in grades K-12, parents and teachers.

  • Biographical Dictionary
    This dictionary covers more than 28,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day.

  • Biographies A - Z
    This page provides data regarding historical persons related to American History

  • Biographies For Kids
    These stories of presidents, inventors, educators, scientists, business men and women etc. are presented to inspire the student to follow their examples of courage, determination, honesty and willingness to work.

  • BPL Kids Famous People
    Help Famous People Presidents of the United States Distinguished Women Past and Present Celebrating Women's History Eric's Treasure Trove of Scientific Biography...

  • Celebrities and other Famous People
    Check out the web sites for your favorite, or not so favorite, celebrities and other famous people.

  • Christopher Columbus
    Read about the man, his voyages, and a "Historical Perspective" on how he affected changes in the world.

  • Civil War Women
    As a result of the Duke bibliography Women and the Civil War, we consistantly receive requests from students and teachers who would like to see primary sources on this topic available to th em via the Internet. In response, we have begun to transcribe and scan some of our manuscript collections which document women's experiences in the Civil War. Given the wealth of information about the Civil War already on the Internet, there is a relatively small amount of material that reflects women's lives and experiences during this time period.

  • Columbus and the Age of Discovery
    Find a huge selecion of articles about Chris and Columbus Day.

  • Edison National Historic Site
    Edison's improvements to the telegraph and the telephone placed him on the cutting edge of communication technology at the turn of the Twentieth Century. If Edison were living today, he would be interested in both the Internet and the World Wide Web, a technology that can now make the legacy of the world's most famous inventor available to you.

  • Exploring Leonardo
    Explore this site and learn about this fascinating scientist, inventor, and artist.

  • Famous People of Georgia
    It's a collection of some well-known names of people in Georgia and even all over the world - gone and still alive.

  • Gallery of Achievers
    In the Gallery of Achievers, we focus on individuals who have shaped the twentieth century by their accomplishments. Through interviews with Academy inductees, we believe that these great achievers can motivate and educate others by serving as inspiring role models for us all.

  • Herbert Hoover
    Useful information about America's thirty-first President.

  • James A. Garfield
    Useful information about America's twentieth President.

  • James Buchanan
    Useful information about America's fifteenth President.

  • James K. Polk
    Useful information about America's eleventh President.

  • James Monroe
    Useful information about America's fifth President.

  • Jimmy Carter
    Useful information about America's thirty-ninth President.

  • John Adams
    Useful information about America's second President, John Adams.

  • John Davis Rockefeller
    D. Rockefeller was once a large part of daily life in Pocantico Hills, New York. The second graders in Mrs. Taverna's class have learned a great deal about him and we think he was an amazing man! We interviewed historians and his descendents.

  • John F. Kennedy
    Useful information about America's thirty-fifth President.

  • John Quincy Adams
    Useful information about America's sixth President.

  • John Tyler
    Useful information about America's tenth President.

  • Kulture Zone
    KultureZone a fun, unique, and resourceful Web site for parents, educators, children and internet enthusiast. We specialize in graphics that represent people of color, something that is hard to find on the internet.

  • Lives of Famous Early Americans
    The Lives of Famous Early Americans

  • Lyndon B. Johnson
    Useful information about America's thirty-sixth President.

  • Martin Van Buren
    Useful information about America's eighth President.

  • Maya Adventure
    Maya Adventure, a World-Wide Web site that highlights science activities and information related to ancient and modern Maya culture.

  • Mayan Kids
    Mayan Kids Interactive: Games, flash, trivia, people, culture, history, arts and Oddities.

  • Millard Fillmore
    Useful information about America's thirteenth President.

  • Mysteries of Egypt
    The splendours of the ancient Egyptian civilization have been a source of inspiration down through the ages. Since the Greek historian Herodotus first wrote about his travels through Egypt in the fifth century B.C., people have speculated about how the Egyptians built their massive monuments, and marvelled at the beauty of their art and architecture

  • National Inventors Hall of Fame
    The National Inventors Hall of Fame celebrates the creative and entrepreneurial spirit of great inventors. The creative genius of invention is showcased through exhibits and presentations which allow visitors to experience the excitement of discovery, creativity, and imagination. By nurturing the inventive spirit, the National Inventors Hall of Fame is addressing the specific problems of declining technological leadership and creativity in America.

  • Pocahontas
    A short biography of Pocahontas produced by IncWell.

  • Presidents of the United States
    Lots of info on presidents written in list form.

  • Richard M. Nixon
    Useful information about America's thirty-seventh President.

  • Ronald Reagan
    Useful information about America's fortieth President.

  • Rutherford B. Hayes
    Useful information about America's nineteenth President.

  • Shakespeare for Kids
    Shakespeare for Kids is an excellent introduction to the life and the works of William Shakespeare. His times and craft are brought to life for kids.

  • Telegraph
    Samuel F. B. Morse conceived of an electromagnetic telegraph in 1832 and constructed an experimental version in 1835. He did not construct a truly practical system until 1844, when he built a line from Baltimore to Washington, D.C.

  • Texas Indians
    This site is here to provide kids with a good source of information on Texas Indians.

  • The Betsy Ross Homepage
    Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag. When we view the flag, we think of liberty, freedom, pride, and Betsy Ross. The American flag flies on the moon, sits atop Mount Everest, is hurtling out in space. The flag is how America signs her name.

  • Their Stamp on History
    Their Stamp on History is an educational Web site exploring the lives of important historical people through their pictures on postage stamps.

  • The Johnny Appleseed Homepage
    For forty-nine years, John Chapman ("Johnny Appleseed") roamed the American wilderness, devotedly planting apple trees. He created apple orchards in the wildernesses of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois and Indiana, spanning an estimated area of 100,000 square miles. Some of these trees are still bearing fruit after 150 years.

  • The Mark Twain House
    Step back to the Gilded Age during guided tours of the 19-room, Tiffany-decorated mansion where Mark Twain raised his family and worked from 1874 to 1891. During this incredibly productive period, Twain created such classics as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. The Mark Twain House is located at 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06105, midway between Boston and New York City, with easy access from Interstates 84 and 91. The House is less than one hour from such other major New England attractions as Mystic Seaport, Yale University and its associated museums, Basketball Hall of Fame and Yankee Candle.

  • Theodore Roosevelt
    Useful information about America's twenty-sixth President.

  • The World of Ben Franklin
    This quick glimpse at the long life (1706 - 1790) of a complex man is meant to help you learn about Ben Franklin and also to let you see how Ben's ideas are still alive in our world today. (Historical, Famous)

  • The Wright Brothers
    Biographies of the Wright Brothers and the story of the creation of the flying machine, and more.

  • Thomas Edison At Menlo Park
    Biography, the invention of the light bulb and more.

  • Thomas Jefferson
    Useful information about America's third President, Thomas Jefferson.

  • Ulysses S. Grant
    Useful information about America's eighteenth President.

  • Warren G. Harding
    Useful information about America's twenty-ninth President.

  • Well-Known People Who Happen to Be Canadian
    An enormous collection of biographies of Canadian actors, educators, and politicians.

  • Who is That?
    Interactive history game can help you learn about famous scientists and mathematicians or U.S. presidents.

  • Who Is That?
    FUNBRAIN will show you a portrait of a famous person with a clue. For each screen, identify the famous person and click on their name.

  • William Henry Harrison
    Useful information about America's ninth President.

  • William Howard Taft
    Useful information about America's twenty-seventh President.

  • William McKinley
    Useful information about America's twenty-fifth President.

  • Women In World History
    Interactive site full of information and resources about women's experiences in world history.

  • Woodrow Wilson
    Useful information about America's twenty-eighth President.

  • Zachary Taylor
    Useful information about America's twelfth President.

  • Zoom Explorers - Enchanted Learning
    Explorers who mapped the world and went into space.

  • Zoom Inventors and Inventions - Enchanted Learning
    Important inventors and inventions of all time.


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