This award-winning site offers a range of resources, including 1000 primary documents in text, image, and audio; an annotated guide to 850 of the best U.S. History websites; guides to using various kinds of online primary sources, such as oral history and maps; and moderated discussions about teaching. Designed for teachers of U.S. History survey courses at high schools and colleges around the world, History Matters provides an excellent starting point for investigating American history online. History Matters is a collaboration between CHNM and theAmerican Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning
at the City University of New York Graduate Center, and was funded by the Kellogg Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Focused on key topics in U.S. history, this website is designed to teach students how to read primary sources critically and how to critique and construct historical narratives.
This portal to world history on the web offers direct access to two projects—World History Sources and Women in World History—that provide resources to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from primary sources and further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially issues of cultural contact and globalization. Use the search engine from the portal to search both sites at the same time or visit and each site separately.
For more information you can visit the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (George Mason University) web site.