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EBSCOHost

http://search.ebscohost.com/Login.aspx?lp=login.asp&ref=&authtype=uid

Facts on File (all databases)

http://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=17749&pid=WE00

 

Subway Systems of New York

State of New York – Metropolitan Transit Authority

http://www.mta.info

Museum of the City of New York

http://collections.mcny.org/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=Home

New York Underground (National Geographic)

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/97/nyunderground/

New York Subway System Opening (Library of Congress)

http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/progress/jb_progress_subway_1.html

New York Subway (PBS)

http://www.pbs.org/america-revealed/story/transportation/new-york-subway/

New York Underground (PBS)

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/technology/nyunderground/secret.html

New York City Transit Scenes (Past and Present) by The Tech @ MIT

http://the-tech.mit.edu/~Subway/

 

Drones

Military Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) (Smithsonian Air and Space)

http://airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/uav/

Drones: Flying Home on Engineer Girl (National Academy of Engineering)

http://www.engineergirl.org/what_engineers_do/WhatTheyDo/23204.aspx

“While the drone industry grows faster…” (PBS Newshour)

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/drone-industry-grows-faster-flick-joystick-regulation-lags/

“Stories about drones.”  (NPR)

http://www.npr.org/tags/128797809/drones

 

Fashion and Design

Design Museum of London

http://designmuseum.org

Smithsonian Design Museum

http://collection.cooperhewitt.org

Fashion Designers (U.S. Dept. of Labor)

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/arts-and-design/fashion-designers.htm

Major: Fashion Design (The College Board)

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/majors/arts-visual-performing-design-applied-arts-fashion-design

  

Historical Event or Figure

American Social History Project @ City University of New York

http://ashp.cuny.edu

History Matters (George Mason University)

http://historymatters.gmu.edu 

National Archives of the United States

http://www.archives.gov

National Archives of the United Kingdom

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/museum/

American Experience (PBS)

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/

Miller Center @ University of Virginia

http://millercenter.org/academic/americanpresident

Digital History @ University of Houston

http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu

National Park Service – History

http://www.nps.gov/history/

Smithsonian Education:  Students

http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/students/

America’s Story from America’s Library (Library of Congress)

http://www.americaslibrary.gov

Kids.gov (web index operated by U.S. gov.)

http://kids.usa.gov/teens/history/us-history/index.shtml

 

Scientific Invention (pros and cons) AND

Technological Invention that changed the world

Smithsonian Education:  Students

http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/students/

America’s Story from America’s Library (Library of Congress)

http://www.americaslibrary.gov

Scientists and Inventors (Kids.gov)

http://kids.usa.gov/teens/science/scientists/index.shtml

National Inventors Hall of Fame

http://invent.org

“Doodles, Drafts, and Designs.”  (Smithsonian)

http://www.sil.si.edu/exhibitions/doodles/

American Experience (PBS)

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/

Making the Modern World (Science Museum, London)

http://www.makingthemodernworld.org.uk 

Inventor Archive (MIT)

http://lemelson.mit.edu/search-inventors

“Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century.”  (National Academy of Engineering)

http://www.greatachievements.org

History of Computing (George Mason University)

http://mason.gmu.edu/~montecin/computer-hist-web.htm

 

History of Music or Musician that had an impact

American Masters (PBS)

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/database/database_music.html

Music @ Kids.gov

http://kids.usa.gov/teens/music/index.shtml

Musicians and Composers (Library of Congress)

http://www.americaslibrary.gov/aa/musicians.php

“American Popular Song:  A Brief History.”  (George Mason Universtiy)

http://historymatters.gmu.edu/mse/songs/amsong.html

“The Birth of Rap:  A Look Back.”  (NPR)

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=7550286

“The Birth of the Blues.”  (PBS)

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/stories_events_blues.html

“History of Jazz.”  (Scholastic)

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bhistory/history_of_jazz.htm

“100 Greatest Artists.”  (Rolling Stone)

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-artists-of-all-time-19691231

 

Evolution of a sport

Ancient Olympic Games (Olympic.org)

http://www.olympic.org/ancient-olympic-games

History of Football (NFL)

http://www.nfl.com/history/chronology/1869-1910

History of Football (Time For Kids)

http://www.timeforkids.com/photos-video/video/history-football-208261

History of Soccer (U.S. Soccer)

http://www.ussoccer.com/about/history

“Springfield College:  The Birthplace of Basketball.” (Springfield College)

http://www.springfieldcollege.edu/welcome/birthplace-of-basketball/index#.VRKiqCkirFI

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

http://www.hoophall.com/history/

Baseball Timeline (PBS)

http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/baseball/timeline/

“History:  USA Swimming Through the Years.”  (USA Swimming)

http://www.usaswimming.org/_Rainbow/Documents/66ace1f8-d8fb-4201-9b96-984724205ee5/History%20of%20USAS.pdf

“Origin of Men’s Lacrosse.”  (Federation of International Lacrosse)

http://filacrosse.com/origin/

 

History of an artist or artistic movement

Kids.gov – Art links

http://kids.usa.gov/art/index.shtml

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/

Artist Index - WebMuseum, Paris

http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/

 

Animal Rights

Animal Welfare Act (USDA)

http://awic.nal.usda.gov/government-and-professional-resources/federal-laws/animal-welfare-act

Animal Welfare Institute

https://awionline.org/content/legislation

International Fund for Animal Welfare

http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news

American Humane Association – Animal Welfare News

http://www.americanhumane.org/animals/animal-welfare-news/