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 Global Road Warrior  A comprehensive social/cultural, travel, and international business resource, covering 175 countries and territories.  Content include 11-million-plus words of editorial, over 6000 color photos, and 1575 country maps, all presented in a consistent 97-category framework for each country.  This database is proving valuable to several educational cross disciplines and promotes cross-cultural understanding through comparative studies.

African-American  & Hispanic History

African-American Experience in Ohio  This digital collection of historical documents is part of American Memory,  an online resource of the Library of Congress National Digital Library Program brought to you with the assistance of an award from the Library of Congress/Ameritech National Digital Library Competition  This site provides an overview of Ohio's African-American experiences during the time period 1850-1920 in the words of the those who lived during the era..

Black History Teaching Resources Monitored by the Smithsonian Institution, this resource guide allows visitors to explore biographies, portraits and other subjects of history on African-American history.

 Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers  The King Papers Project produces a comprehensive multi-volume collection of King's most important correspondence, sermons, publications, speeches, unpublished manuscripts, and other materials. 

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American History

100 Milestone Documents of American History   A collection of the major documents of American history from The National Archives including standard documents such as The Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and The Gettysburg Address. Also included are lesser known works such as The Pendleton Act and The Tennessee Valley Authority Act.  In addition to a scanned copy of the original document, this web site also provides information on the development of the material.

Historic Places and Preservation Historic preservation, National Register of Historic Places, The White House, historic landmarks and more. Check it out!

American Memory   Digital access to historic documents, photos,maps, audio, and video from the Library of Congress'  vast collection.

Smithonsian's History and Culture  Search the Smithsonian's vast collection of materials on U.S. History and Culture.

National Museum of American History  Research America's history here.

 Ancient History

 Internet Ancient History Sourcebook     What's  the difference between the Hellenic and Hellnistic eras? What did the Romans do for Western Civilization?  Who were the early Christian Fathers? Check out this site for more information.

Roman Emperors  This is an online encyclopedia of the rulers of the Roman Empire from Augustus (27 BC-AD 14) to Constantine XI Palaeolgus (1449-1453).  What were the contributions of Marcus Aurelius?  What happened during Nero's reign? Start here.

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World  This site connects the user to links for The Great Pyramid of Giza, The Hanging Gardens of Babylon and more.

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Biography Reference Bank

Biography and Genealogy Master Index

 Hispanic History

Hispanic Heritage Month Resource Center  This site includes over 50 biographies, a five-century-long historical timeline and an assortment of activities including a culture quiz.

Indians of North America

Native American History   Updated by the University of Washington, this site provides access to primary and secondary resources on Native Americans.

Native American Home Pages  This site has links to the many specific Indian Nations and tribes.  Updated regularly. 

NARA- Indians/Native Americans   This guide, from the National Archives, provides guides to the microfilm and paper resources at NARA as well as links to digital sources.

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 Medieval History

Internet Medieval Sourcebook  Links to the various phases of the Middle Ages.  Research the Celts, the Crusades and the Medieval Church. All things medieval.

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 Ohio History

Ohio Battle Flags  Sponsored by the Ohio Historical Society, this site explores the history of Ohio's battle flags.  Learn about the preservation campaign to save the battle flags and how you can help.

 Ohio Historical Society

Ohio History Central Encyclopedia  Sponsored by the Ohio Historical Society, this is an evolving, dynamic online encyclopedia that includes information about Ohio's natural history prehistory and 'modern' history.  Each section contains helpful information, maps, timelines and images.  Links to related resources are available, too.

Ohio Social Studies Resource Center  The Ohio Social Studies Resource Center (OSSRC)  exists to enhance teaching and learning through the identification and posting of quality web-based resources that promote best teaching practices.  This site will help home schoolers and traditional teachers alike.

Barberton Historical Society

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History of the Presidents

Presidential Libraries  Presidential libraries allow us to glimpse into the life and work of U.S.Presidents.  Learn about how the government operated and how the presidents worked with political parties, foreign dignitaries and much more.

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 Women's History  This link through the History Channel guides the visitor to such topics as People and Groups, Events and Themes more.

Women's History Month 

World History

World History

World History Info Please

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