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Writing a Research Paper - from the on-line writing lab of Purdue University
A+ Research and Writing (for high school and university students) - from the Internet Public Library for Teens

American History

Digital History - an excellent resource from the University of Houston - includes an online textbook and many multimedia and interactive features
America's Story from America's Library - (U.S. Library of Congress) - written for a younger audience but it is a good source of general information
American Memory Timeline - This resource was developed to help teachers and students use the vast online collections of the Library of Congress. The links will lead you to sets of  selected primary sources on a variety of topics in United States History. The sets are arranged by chronological period.
National Museum of American History
Archiving Early America - (lots of advertising and pop-ups) - primary source material from 18th Century America. Scenes and portraits from original newspapers, maps and writings
Outline of U.S. History - a publication of the U.S. Department of State
American Cultural History - 19th century - from Kingwood College in Texas
American Cultural History - 20th century - from Kingwood College in Texas

World History

World History: HyperHistory Online - This "Synchronoptic" History Chart is a timeline using visual art forms (maps, graphics, colours) in combination with textual information. Its main purpose is to convey a perspective of world historical events, and to enable the reader to hold simultaneously in mind of what was happening in widely separated parts of the earth.
MacroHistory: Prehistory to the 20th Century - from an individual author, however in the description of his work he says, "In my narratives I try to describe what happened while appreciating the need of readers to make of facts what they will. I describe ideas and beliefs as well as events, in story fashion, without favor or hostility. And I try to avoid the distortion and superficiality that results from including only those facts that pleases everyone."
HistoryWorld - The core material of HistoryWorld is 400 interconnecting narratives and 6000 selected events (amounting in all to more than a million words) in a database.
World History - from Infoplease.com
World History - from the History Channel
The Encyclopedia of World History - by Bartleby.com

20th Century History

A Guide to the 20th Century - from a British television station - (lots of "roll over" advertising)
World History: HyperHistory Online - This "Synchronoptic" History Chart is a timeline using visual art forms (maps, graphics, colours) in combination with textual information. Its main purpose is to convey a perspective of world historical events, and to enable the reader to hold simultaneously in mind of what was happening in widely separated parts of the earth.
MacroHistory: Prehistory to the 20th Century - from an individual author, however in the description of his work he says, "In my narratives I try to describe what happened while appreciating the need of readers to make of facts what they will. I describe ideas and beliefs as well as events, in story fashion, without favor or hostility. And I try to avoid the distortion and superficiality that results from including only those facts that pleases everyone."
HistoryWorld - The core material of HistoryWorld is 400 interconnecting narratives and 6000 selected events (amounting in all to more than a million words) in a database.
World History - from Infoplease.com
World History - from the History Channel
The Encyclopedia of World History - by Bartleby.com
Conflict Map - from the Nobel Prize Organization. In the course of the 20th century, mankind experienced some of the most devastating wars of all times. Where did these wars take place? Have some regions experienced more wars than others? Who were the main protagonists in these conflicts? This map gives you the opportunity to answer these questions.
The Cold War - by the British National Archives
Peace and Conflict - reveals some important conflicts in Canadian history and how we attempted to resolve them - an excellent site from Histor!ca
Conflict and War - audio and video clips from the CBC Archives - an EXCELLENT resource!
World Wars - from BBC History
Internal Problems Caused by World Conflicts - Conscription Crisis of 1917, Internment of the Japanese during World War II - from Histor!ca
First World War.com - a comprehensive website covering a wide range of topics that relate to the Great War.
The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century - a co-production of PBS and the BBC in association with the Imperial War Museum of London
The Great Depression and the Development of Social Programs by the Government of Mackenzie King - an online lesson
Canada in the Post-War Era: From the Baby Boom to the Trudeau Era 1945-1970s - an Ontario History Quest
The Baby Boom Generation - from the It Seems Like Yesterday on-line magazine, based on the documentary TV series of the same name. (be sure to look at the Factoids)

Canadian History

Multiculturalism in Canada - from the Centre for Canadian Studies, Mount Allison University
Multiculturalism from Canadian Heritage
Open Hearts / Closed Doors - After WW II, a group of young Jewish orphans immigrated to Canada from the devastation of Europe as part of the War Orphans Project. Using their own words and artifacts, this virtual exhibit tells the story of the orphans' courage and resilience and of the tireless efforts of the people who helped them.
Moving Here, Staying Here - The Canadian Immigrant Experience - be sure to go to the Traces of the Past section, and the Preferred Policy and Depressing Period subsections
The Immigration Experience - activities and information from Histor!ca
Canada in the Making - Constitutional History - This site is about the history of Canada through the words of the men and women who shaped the nation. Built around the Government Documents collection of the Early Canadiana Online collection, it integrates narrative text with links to primary source texts.
Canada in the Making - Aboriginals: Treaties and Relations
Canada's Trade Negotiations and Agreements - Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
Canada in the World: International Organizations and Forums - Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
Canadian Labour History 1850 - 1999 - from the Canadian Museum of Civilization   (version franšaise)
Conflict Map - from the Nobel Prize Organization. In the course of the 20th century, mankind experienced some of the most devastating wars of all times. Where did these wars take place? Have some regions experienced more wars than others? Who were the main protagonists in these conflicts? This map gives you the opportunity to answer these questions.
The Cold War - by the British National Archives
Canada in the Post-War Era: From the Baby Boom to the Trudeau Era 1945-1970s - an Ontario History Quest
The Baby Boom Generation - from the It Seems Like Yesterday on-line magazine, based on the documentary TV series of the same name. (be sure to look at the Factoids)

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