John Muir Elementary


Choose one of the categories below.

Civil War
Revolutionary War & US Expansion Wars

World War I & II


Civil War

American Slave Stories
Snapshots of the Civil War
Civil War Historical Resources
Civil War for Kids
A Nation Divided - An interactive site on the American Civil War with photographs timeline, links, and chronology.
Understanding Slavery
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Personal and Public Records of the Civil War
Compare a community in the north and the south during the Civil War
Read and Write about the Civil War with these lesson plans
CIVIL WAR WOMEN - Primary Sources on the Internet
Underground Railroad - Pretend you are a slave. What decisions will you make?

Revolutionary War & US Expansion Wars

Declaration of Independence
Women Soldiers in the American Revolutionary War - Several women donned the uniform of a Revolutionary soldier and fought against the British. One of these women was Deborah Samson.
Were you invited to the Boston Tea Party? Neither was anyone else. Find out what happened!


Learn about the flag folding ceremony, and details about the soldiers who served in every war up to the Gulf War at the Department of Veteran's Affairs.
Why a Poppy?

World War I & II

World War I

New Deal Network
View primary documents from World War I (1914-1918)   Did you know this war began AND ended on June 28th - just in different years?

World War II - The Holocaust
A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust - An overview of the people and events of the Holocaust through photographs, documents, art, music, and literature.
 Nuremberg Trials Collection
Awesome Slide Show of Crossing the Rhine River
History Place - Holocaust Timeline
Anne Frank House
- Bring Anne's experience to life at this site
Holocaust Links Galore!
To Save a Life - Stories of individuals who rescued Jewish people from Nazi occupied Europe
The Holocaust: A Learning Site for Students - Organized by theme, this site uses text, historical photographs, maps, images of artifacts, and audio clips to provide an overview of the Holocaust.
Women Come to the Front - stories of female journalists, photographers, and broadcasters during the war.
Remember the Holocaust at this site of primary source information, quotes, stats, theories, and Study Guides. See the Holocaust Museum
American Memories collection includes WWII propaganda posters and panoramic photographs from 1864 to present are at the National Archives.
What Did You Do in the War Grandma? - Interviews with women about WW II.


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